Edward VIII Nazi salute photo album is perfectly timed at auction

Edward VIII Nazi salute photo album is perfectly timed at auction

TIMING can make a huge difference when it comes to auctions. As noted previously on this blog, anniversaries such as the First World War centenary entice consignments as well as tempt the bidders. Some of these timings can of course be planned, with auction houses and dealers holding back stock even for years for the … Continue reading “Edward VIII Nazi salute photo album is perfectly timed at auction”

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One of the last two flying Mk1 Spitfires on offer at Christie’s

One of the last two flying Mk1 Spitfires on offer at Christie’s

FOR such a brilliant symbol of the Royal Air Force as the Spitfire, ending up half-covered in sand after belly-landing on a beach is a sad indignity. Being pictured in such a state with German soldiers sitting on top is even worse. Thankfully for later generations, P9374/G-MK1A not only survived this sad moment in its … Continue reading “One of the last two flying Mk1 Spitfires on offer at Christie’s”

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Complete any Churchill collection with a phial of his Blood

You may have noticed our earlier blog about a Winston Churchill waxwork up for sale at Chippenham Auction Rooms beginning with his famous wartime quote: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” Thanks to yet another Churchill-related lot coming to light in this 50th anniversary year of his death, it now … Continue reading “Complete any Churchill collection with a phial of his Blood”

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Original £1 and 10 shilling notes stolen in the Great Train Robbery for Auction

Original £1 and 10 shilling notes stolen in the Great Train Robbery and later used in evidence feature in a Northamptonshire sale. J P Humbert Auctioneers in Towcester have several items from the £2.6m hold-up – about £40m in today’s money – in their February 18 sale as a taster for a 1000-lot offering of … Continue reading “Original £1 and 10 shilling notes stolen in the Great Train Robbery for Auction”

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