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An exhibition-quality skeleton clock and a RAF pilot’s Omega wristwatch are among the five lots to watch at auction this week

13 July 2020

With estimates from £700-15,000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of LS Lowry’s ‘Coming from the Match’ making an online record at Christie’s

12 July 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a painting believed to be LS Lowry’s only picture relating to a rugby match setting the highest price so far at an online-only auction at Christie's.

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Works of art with aristocratic connections feature at Christie’s new The Collector sale

11 July 2020

Christie’s has launched a new cross category auction as part of its Classic Week sales featuring many items with aristocratic connections.

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PAD and Coinex fairs are latest to call off autumn events

10 July 2020

Two more stagings of London fairs have been cancelled due to Covid-19.

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Chinese elephants with Rothschild provenance star in our pick of five auction highlights this week

10 July 2020

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare pair of 19th century lapiz lazuli models of elephants that came from the home of Lionel and Edmund de Rothschild and made over double estimate in Salisbury.

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Archaeological discoveries made by the public reach 1.5 million

09 July 2020

The number of archaeological objects unearthed by the British public since the start of The British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) has reached 1.5 million items.

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A chance to buy a piece of vaccine history – Edward Jenner’s innoculation book comes to auction

09 July 2020

Vaccinations are high on the agenda at the moment as the world searches for immunisation against the coronavirus.