This summer, put down your Kindle and pick up a piece of literary history!

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One for all the literary lovers! Chris Albury at Dominic Winter’s Auctioneers takes us through some of his favourite lots in their Printed Books, Maps & Prints auction on 21 July. It is devoted to children’s books, private press books, modern first editions and related artefacts including literary letters, toys, games and puzzles.   CA: … Continue reading “This summer, put down your Kindle and pick up a piece of literary history!”

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Own a piece of fashion history for less when you buy at auction

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With pre-owned luxury a much talked about topic at the moment, we asked Prudence Hopkins, Head of Fashion at Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers, about the opportunities there are to buy designer fashion at auction during their huge upcoming Object of Desire sale. Here’s what she had to say.   The fantastic thing about buying at … Continue reading “Own a piece of fashion history for less when you buy at auction”

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“There have been no better fashion sales in the history of fashion sales EVER” Kerry Taylor

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  Last week in the beautiful sunshine we headed off down to Bermondsey, a stone’s throw from thesaleroom.com office, to interview the queen of fashion, Kerry Taylor.  We found her in an Aladdin’s cave of couture, wild and wonderful creations covering every inch of her saleroom floor – Madonna’s infamous Jean-Paul Gaultier gold lame stage … Continue reading ““There have been no better fashion sales in the history of fashion sales EVER” Kerry Taylor”

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Gentle watercolours from master of horror Peter Cushing

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FOR a man linked inextricably with terror, ghosts, ghouls and vampires, the gentle pastimes of birdwatching and painting watercolours would not be your first guess when it comes to hobbies. But Peter Cushing (1913-94) had a very different side to the sinister roles he became known for in the film world, from Hammer Horror ghastliness … Continue reading “Gentle watercolours from master of horror Peter Cushing”

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Robert Redford baseball glove is among a star studded celeb sale

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FANCY owning Robert Redford’s baseball glove, Cher’s mini dress or Mike Myers’ suit? All these and many more will be up for grabs when Julien’s Auctions of Beverly Hills offers the Hollywood film and TV costumes and props from the Golden Closet Archive in Beverly Hills on November 20, writes Anne Crane of Antiques Trade Gazette. … Continue reading “Robert Redford baseball glove is among a star studded celeb sale”

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Hans Coper and Lucie Rie studio ceramics showcased in a Leeds bungalow

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“WE don’t take holidays and don’t run a car and now with a free bus pass it feels like a pay rise.” On the surface, Alan Firth (1934-2015) and his wife Pat (1934-2012) – author of these bon mots – were stereotypes of parsimonious West Yorkshire working-class folk, getting through life on Alan’s wages of … Continue reading “Hans Coper and Lucie Rie studio ceramics showcased in a Leeds bungalow”

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