Sought-after furniture items from Bermuda are among the items included in a recent sale organised by Stock X Change in Devonshire.
Following the death of Jean Spence in 2012, aged 86, the contents of Devondale house were sold. The house itself has been bequeathed to (more…)
Experts in antiques anticipate increased interest in memorabilia originating from World War I as the centenary commemorations begin this year. It is believed that war memorabilia will feature strongly at auctions during the coming four years.
An auction due to take place in County Limerick will feature the diary of a soldier who served at Ypres in 1915. On 19th July of that year, Private William Underwood had entered in his diary:
“Bombarded German trenches, they bombarded back, very nearly done me in. Still A.1. though.”
The value for the diary has been estimated up to €350. At a recent Bonham’s auction, diaries kept by a soldier who fought in the Falklands War in 1982 were sold for more than £3,000. The diaries detailed the conflict according to the British soldiers who were fighting from the ground. Kevin McGimpsey was allocated the task of completing the commander’s diary while serving in a regiment of paratroopers.
McGimpsey left the army in 1983 and is now living in England at the age of 61. The proceeds from the sale of the diaries have been donated to various charities. McGimpsey spoke of his relief at surviving the ordeal mentally and physically intact.
The person who purchased the diaries from World War I may be considering displaying them in an antique cabinet, possibly originating from the same period. Preston has a number of reputable antiques dealers who have a selection of Edwardian and late-Victorian furniture on display.
Detroit will be the centre of attention when the PBS Antiques Roadshow airs three episodes of the programme dedicated to the city.
The episodes will be aired on 27th January, 3rd February and 10th February this year. The discoveries made by the team included (more…)
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