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Interesting things can be picked up at auctions – like lost Rembrandts and biscuit tins decorated with surreptitiously rude pictures. Agent Pete has written about both of these, and much, much, more.

Selected antiques auction will be a right royal affair

An antiques auction in the Cotswolds’ famous ‘royal triangle’ will be a right royal affair, with monarchy-related antiques spanning the centuries going under the hammer.

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House makes £38,000 over estimate at Cotswold property auction

A CIRENCESTER house with a guide price of £200,000 sold for £38,000 over its estimate at a nail-biting property auction in the Cotswolds last week.

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The eyes have it – Reggie Kray’s sinister sketches go under the hammer

SINISTER drawings by the gangster Reggie Kray are among the lots going under the hammer at an antiques auction in the Cotswolds next week.

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Reggie Kray’s Rocky Marciano boxing glove punches above its weight

A boxing glove presented to gangster Reggie Kray by undefeated heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano punched well above its weight at a sale of sporting antiques in the Cotswolds last week.

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Reggie Kray’s Rocky Marciano boxing glove goes under the hammer

A boxing glove presented to gangster Reggie Kray by undefeated heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano will be sold at a sale of sporting antiques in the Cotswolds next week.

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Pebley Beach gears up for a busy weekend

Staff at Swindon motor dealer Pebley Beach are gearing up for a busy weekend (January 23 and 24) which will see the launch of not one, but two new cars. The Paddington Drive dealership is the town’s franchise dealer for … Continue reading

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River? Windmill? Maybe, until ICI got there

What do you think of when someone mentions Delftware to you? Blue and white tin-glazed pottery from the Netherlands decorated with river scenes and windmills? There may well have been a river and, indeed, a windmill at Rozenburg in Holland. … Continue reading

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Saucy sketches make £1,000 at Cotswold auction

A collection of original sketches by the ‘king of the saucy postcard’ made in excess of £1,000 at an antiques auction in Cirencester last week.

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Saucy sketches go under the hammer

A collection of original sketches by the ‘king of the saucy postcard’ will be going under the hammer at an antiques auction early in the Cotswolds in the new year.

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Four pound charity shop painting valued at £500

Perhaps it was the way the single eye followed him around the room, but when Eliot Dyer saw the cubist watercolour in a charity shop, he knew he had to own it. Four pounds later, Gefangeme Liebe – or Prisoner … Continue reading

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