What comes to mind when you hear the name Aleister Crowley?

Occultist, magician, poet, novelist, mountaineer, painter, author. The Wickedest Man in the World. Founder of a religion. A bit of a nutter. Whatever comes to mind when Aleister Crowley is mentioned, it won’t include the word ‘boring’, anyway. The notoriety of his name possibly lies behind the £11,000 bid online by a private American collector … Continue reading “What comes to mind when you hear the name Aleister Crowley?”

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Highest ever estimate ($400,000-600,000) for an Apple-1 at Christie’s

Highest ever estimate ($400,000-600,000) for an Apple-1 at Christie’s

The great American historical landmarks? Mount Rushmore, Golden Gate Bridge, Statue of Liberty, The White House, Alcatraz, Bunker Hill… and 2066 Crist Drive, Los Altos. You may not recognise the last address, but it is now designated by the City of Los Altos, California, as a Historic Resource, eligible for listing on the National Register … Continue reading “Highest ever estimate ($400,000-600,000) for an Apple-1 at Christie’s”

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Napoleon’s Hat

Napoleon’s Hat

Certain items bring certain leaders immediately to mind: Winston Churchill’s cigar, Margaret Thatcher’s handbag and David Miliband’s banana, for instance. When it comes to Napoleon, it is difficult to imagine him without one of his trademark black felt bicorn hats sitting on his not particularly elevated head. French saleroom Osenat, of Fontainebleau, have an established … Continue reading “Napoleon’s Hat”

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Sir Bobby Robson’s Foundation and children’s hospice charity auction on the-saleroom.com

The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) have joined forces to host an online auction of exclusive lots where once in a lifetime sporting experiences take centre stage. Veteran voluntary fundraiser and organiser Gina Long said: “We are indebted to the generosity of all those who have so kindly supported our special … Continue reading “Sir Bobby Robson’s Foundation and children’s hospice charity auction on the-saleroom.com”

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Lovejoy memorabilia in auction action

When most people over a certain age hear the term ‘antiques dealer’ we would like to think they associate it with such terms as ‘exciting’, ‘interesting’ and ‘quality’. But, let’s be honest, they are in fact thinking ‘Lovejoy’. The TV series ran from 1986-1994 and immortalised Ian McShane as the ‘irresistable rogue’ who would always … Continue reading “Lovejoy memorabilia in auction action”

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