Vintage

Single bottle of scotch sells for £8,500

At £340 a shot, it will be the most expensive glass raised in the Cotswolds this Christmas – a very special bottle of whisky has sold at an auction in Cirencester for £8,500. The 70cl decanter of Macallan’s Millennium was … Continue reading

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A shot of whisky? That’ll be £178, sir

At up to £178 a shot, it might be the most expensive glass raised in the Cotswolds at Christmas this year – but auctioneers at Moore Allen & Innocent in Cirencester are confident that a very special bottle of whisky … Continue reading

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Young soldier remembered as Armistice Day approaches

On August 16, 1914 – two weeks after the outbreak of the First World War – labourer Frank Thorpe signed up to join the Army. A year later – at the age of 19 – he was killed at Gallipoli; … Continue reading

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Wedding dress by Hollywood costume designer is star lot at auction

A vintage wedding dress by Oscar-winning costume designer and celebrity photographer Sir Cecil Beaton is the star lot at a Cotswolds antiques auction next month.

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Century old bottle of wine goes under hammer

  A bottle of fine wine, nearly a century old, will be going under the hammer at a Cotswold auction house next week. The single bottle of Château Mouton Rothschild 1916 – a premier grand cru from one of the … Continue reading

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Skin of man-eating tiger to go under hammer

The skin of a huge tiger that terrorised an Indian village – and may have been responsible for the death of the school teacher’s husband – is the standout lot in the taxidermy section of Moore Allen & Innocent’s sale of … Continue reading

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Rude and rare biscuit tin goes under the hammer

Auctioneers are used to printing errors turning otherwise mundane items – bank notes, stamps – into collector’s items, but a tin going under the hammer in Cirencester in the new year really takes the biscuit. At first glance all looks … Continue reading

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Broken Chinese bowl makes £22,000

A broken Chinese bowl proved it was all it was cracked up to be, and more, when it went under the hammer in Cirencester on Friday. The intricately-decorated oriental bowl, which dated from the 1800s, smashed all expectations, achieving £22,000 … Continue reading

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Booze price plan unlikely to affect vintage wine sale (where an empty bottle could fetch £1,200)

New Government proposals to place a minimum price on alcohol will mean the cheapest bottle of wine could soon cost around £4.20. But that’s unlikely to concern buyers and sellers at Moore Allen & Innocent’s annual pre-Christmas auction of vintage … Continue reading

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