An antiques dealer had a pleasant surprise when he unearthed a rare platter made specially for a voyage to the North Pole in 1875.
The owner of the platter had (more…)
A collection of 3,500 Dinky toys has recently sold at auction, fetching a tidy six-figure price.
The collection had belonged to (more…)
A collection of dolls will be sold at auction in July, currently belonging to Jo Wood, the ex wife of Ronnie Wood of the (more…)
Classic novels written by Charles Dickens have been sold at auction, creating lots of interest among collectors at the Cuttlestones’ specialist sale.
The novels came from a private collection, amassed during (more…)
Auctioneers at Perth-based Lindsay Burns and Company were shocked when a rare antique dining table sold for far more than the original estimate.
The pre-sale estimate on (more…)
The owner of an antique Alfa Romeo toy car was left in shock following its sale for an eye-watering £13,640 at an auction on (more…)
A female bargain hunter has recently celebrated her good fortunes, after selling a 16th century statue of a goddess, making a huge profit in the process.
The woman, who has remained anonymous, discovered a (more…)
An antique teddy bear left at Bristol Airport in 2012, has been sold at auction after being reunited with its owner.
The bear had been found in the departure lounge of the airport, in a carrier bag together with a photograph depicting two children. The photo back held a message dated 1918, saying (more…)
An antique jade horse, which is believed to date to the Ming dynasty, was recently sold at auction thanks to a chance meeting between a collector of Chinese art and a woman who was locked out of her car.
The woman who had left her keys inside her car was helped by a (more…)
A charity received an unexpected windfall, thanks to a unanimous donor who gave an antique banjo to the organisation.
A branch of Shelter in Nantwich put the banjo up for sale at £25, not realising that it may be (more…)