The Ritz Paris Hotel is selling 10,000 objects and antiques in a five day sale later this month. The hotel closed in 2012 for a full renovation and items removed from the hotel are being put up for sale.
Audrey Hepburn, Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel and Marcel Proust are amongst the famous names that have (more…)
Modern technology is rarely associated with antiques, but that is changing.
PresTop is a (more…)
If an old item has been owned by a historical figure or part of a historical event, it will likely have a high value. (more…)
The government is looking at extending the ban on the sale of ivory to include items made before 1947.
Previously only more (more…)
A diamond ring, found at a car boot sale and bought for £10, recently sold at auction for over half a million pounds. (more…)
An auction house in Wokingham was stunned at a recent sale, as a rare Chinese artefact was sold for a record price.
A jade Bi disc was presented for sale at (more…)
A valuable ring discovered by a metal detector enthusiast was almost discarded as costume jewellery when it was found in a muddy field.
Lee Rossiter, 43, became (more…)
A small handbook containing the rules of rugby has been sold at auction for a far higher price than originally anticipated.
The 19th century copy of (more…)
An antique pocket watch with Masonic links to Runcorn has been placed for sale by a private seller. Despite the watch dating back to 1922, it still keeps time to (more…)
A 19th jardinière is the latest antique to be sold from the collection of a Derby man who died in 1989.
Ronald Summerfield spent (more…)