a four-month marketing campaign, Bonhams’ bicentenary Sale
of Nelson and the Royal Navy (1750-1815), held on 5 July
2005 at 101 New Bond Street, London was a phenomenal success,
achieving nearly 2-million.
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A light will strike in the hearts of silver collectors this
summer when a large and rare collection of antique matchboxes
– some worth up to 1,200 – goes under the hammer at Bonhams
Knightsbridge on 19 July. The 300-strong collection of Vesta
cases is collectively expected to fetch around 20,000.
than 500 lots of rare golfing memorabilia will be auctioned
on 7 July at Bonhams in Chester to include presentation
putters, named clubs, wrapped golf balls and a wonderful
selection of photographs and literature.
there was extended applause in the salesroom when Sotheby’s
& SportsCards Plus auctioned the contract selling Babe
Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees, for $996,000.
A striking image of the boy who wouldnt grow up
is to go under the hammer in London today.
A RARE alabaster bust by celebrated Austrian sculptor, Franz Xaver
Messerschmidt (1736-1783) which has been unseen by the public
since the 19th century, will make its first ever appearance at
auction, when it is offered as the highlight of Sotheby’s European
Sculpture & Works of Art 900-1900 sale on Friday, July 8,
will sell the 1995 Limited Edition Aston Martin Virage that
World Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis has owned from new.
book given by the legendary magician Harry Houdini (1874-1926)
to a bookshop owner and his wife as thanks for aiding him
in his hour of need is to be sold by Bonhams Auctioneers
in Bath on Tuesday 31 May.
An important single-owner collection of rare and early Bibles
is to go under the hammer next week. Comprising some 83 lots are
Bibles in Latin, Greek, English and French, together with some
fine copies of The Book of Common Prayer and other significant
A stunning rocking horse, which is believed to have been made for one of the children of King George V (1910 –1936), is to go under the hammer.