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Portrait of Le Grand Dauphin sparks international interest

A collection of 39 novels and biographies by Dick Francis Click image for hi-res version A portrait of the young Louis of France – Le Grand Dauphin – is attracting significant interest in the UK and across the Channel, prior to … Continue reading

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Political memorabilia suggests not much has changed in the art of electioneering in a century

With The Budget out of the way, the countdown to a General Election in 2015 has, say commentators, begun. And a collection of political memorabilia – which will go under the hammer in the Cotswolds – suggests not much has … Continue reading

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Bidders jump at the chance of owning Mr Darcy’s sofa

A sofa believed to have belonged to the man who inspired the character of Mr Darcy in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has sold at a Cotswold auction for £2,300 – more than twice the auctioneer’s lower estimate. Delighted auctioneers … Continue reading

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Chance to own Mr Darcy’s sofa

A sofa believed to have belonged to the man who inspired the character of Mr Darcy in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is to be sold at a Cotswolds antiques auction. The George III mahogany framed sofa – which was … Continue reading

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Love is in the air at Cirencester antiques auction

Love is in the air at Moore Allen & Innocent this week, where antiques auctioneers are offering unique gift ideas at their Valentine’s Day sale.

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High stakes in card game between stuffed squirrels

It might look a little nuts, but there are high stakes in a game of poker being played between two anthropomorphic red squirrels, who will be going under the hammer at a Cotswolds antiques auction next week.

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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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Unique memento of Beatlemania to go under the hammer

Fifty years ago – at the height of Beatlemania – Swindon music lover Joan Britton made her way to Heathrow airport to watch John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr board a flight to New York at the … 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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Merry Monarch makes top price at antique paintings auction

Charles II was crowned King of the Sale at an auction of antique paintings and books in Cirencester last week. A portrait of the Merry Monarch achieved £4,000 – the top price of the day – at Moore Allen & … Continue reading

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