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February 28, 2014 - Filed under: Antiques News — David

A recent press release from US Antique Shows announced the return of the internationally acclaimed Pier Antique Show, which will take place in New York City next (more…)

February 27, 2014 - Filed under: Auctions — Richard

Charles Hanson, a well-known antiques expert who regularly appears on Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and Antiques Road Trip, is to appear at a (more…)

February 26, 2014 - Filed under: Antique Cabinets — Harriet

A rare helmet from the Royal Dragoon Guards has recently been discovered tucked away at the back of a wardrobe during a (more…)

February 25, 2014 - Filed under: Antiques News — David

An old thermometer discovered in an antique shop was found to hold the history of the weather in Red Bluff California since (more…)

February 24, 2014 - Filed under: Antique Toys — Richard

A set of miniature antique furniture from a doll’s house is to be auctioned next month, including the contents of the house’s drawing room and the (more…)

February 22, 2014 - Filed under: Antique Chairs — Harriet

Jane Austen fans and collectors of antique furniture will be interested in an auction taking place at Moore Allen & Innocent next week. Among the lots will be a sofa which (more…)

February 21, 2014 - Filed under: Auctions — David

Giles Newby Vincent, a well-known architect who designed a house which featured in Downton Abbey, is to sell his antique furniture at auction in (more…)

February 20, 2014 - Filed under: Auctions — David

A painting produced by a Norwich artist is due to be sold at auction in the US, as part of a consignment of around 300 possessions belonging to a (more…)

February 19, 2014 - Filed under: Auctions — Richard

The gloves worn by boxing legend Muhammad Ali when he won his first heavyweight championship are to be auctioned at Heritage Auctions New York.

Known as Cassius Clay at that time, the Ali faced Sonny Liston in 1964 and won through technical knockout. The gloves he used to do this now have an estimated value of £302,000.

The fight lasted seven rounds until Liston retired and Clay was deemed to be the winner. The day after the fight, Clay declared that his name would now be Cassius X but he was nicknamed Muhammad Ali the next week as he had converted to Islam. Angelo Dundee, Ali’s trainer, removed the gloves from the superstar’s hands, and they remained in Dundee’s possession until he died in February 2012.

A collector bought the gloves at that time but, as fight’s 50th anniversary approaches, he has opted to auction them. The director of sports collectibles for Heritage Auctions, Chris Ivy, said:

“It is hard to imagine a more important or evocative piece of boxing memorabilia. Ali is a figure that transcends boxing or America, he belongs to the entire world.”

The auction will be held following the 50th anniversary of the legendary fight. Whoever is lucky enough to purchase the gloves will pay a little more at auction than the final bid, as a buyer’s premium will be added by the auction house. If the successful bidder wants to keep the gloves secure, he may want to consider an antique chest. Blackburn has various reputable dealers with a selection to view without any added charges.

February 18, 2014 - Filed under: Antiques News — Harriet

A yearly antiques show, which is held to raise funds for Houston Museum in Chattanooga, will be welcoming a special guest this year – Dean Six, an expert in glass and pottery.

The 2014 Antiques Show & Sale is to be held this (more…)

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