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October 24, 2014 - Filed under: Antiques News — Richard

The leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has donated a piece of holy headgear, which will be auctioned in December.

The skullcap will be sold by Bukowskis, a Scandinavian (more…)

October 23, 2014 - Filed under: Antiques News — Harriet

Rare surveyors’ instruments from the 19th Century are on display in Geneva, Switzerland, which may be of interest to anyone who is in the profession and wants to learn more about the history of the tools.

The 25 instruments are part of (more…)

October 22, 2014 - Filed under: Antiques on TV — David

The estimated price of a pilot helmet from a Star Wars film recently surprised the presenter of BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.

Fiona Bruce appeared shocked when she discovered (more…)

October 21, 2014 - Filed under: Auctions — Mark

The facial hair of a man who is reportedly one of the most violent prisoners in the UK has recently been auctioned off for £100.

It was part of a collection by (more…)

October 20, 2014 - Filed under: Antique Tables — Richard

A vase that had been purchased at a car boot sale for just £18 has delighted its owner by turning out to be worth far more than expected (more…)

October 18, 2014 - Filed under: Antiques on TV — Harriet

A recent episode of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow featured a piece of special interest to football fans: a silver claret jug which is believed to be the first football trophy in the world. (more…)

October 17, 2014 - Filed under: Auctions — David

A collection of almost 100 naval instruments and barometers has surprised many at a sale in Norfolk.

The antique devices, which were being auctioned at (more…)

October 16, 2014 - Filed under: Antiques News — Harriet

A painting that had been purchased for £100 last year was discovered to be a unique example of an artist’s work, which had previously been undiscovered by art historians.

The painting was bought at (more…)

October 15, 2014 - Filed under: Antiques on TV — Richard

Antiques Roadshow experts were amazed to be presented with a silver cup belonging to a charity in London that offers help to Scottish people. Expert Alastair Dickenson said that the cup was “the find of the year”.

The Loving Cup had been (more…)

October 14, 2014 - Filed under: Antiques News — Harriet

A number of outfits purchased from a clothing store launched by the Beatles have turned up at the filming of Antiques Roadshow in Chicago. The clothes will be auctioned in Manhattan in November.

The outfits were purchased in 1968 by (more…)

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