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Titanic rescue medal makes £45,000 at Bourne End auction – VIDEO

01 August 2018

A prolonged bidding battle emerged today in Buckinghamshire as the gold medal awarded to the bursar on board the RMS Carpathia, the ship that famously rescued survivors from the Titanic in 1912, sold at £45,000.

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Liverpool hero’s gold medal from Titanic rescue offered at Buckinghamshire auction

18 July 2018

A gold medal awarded to the bursar on board the RMS Carpathia, the ship that famously rescued survivors from the Titanic in 1912, will be offered at Bourne End Auction Rooms this summer.


The SAS – from the man who designed the badge

16 April 2018

Even in the hugely popular world of SAS medal collecting, where extraordinary deeds and great stories are taken as read, every now and again a consignment will come along with that ‘wow’ factor.


Badges of distinction

16 April 2018

Military badges offered at Bosleys provided a good snapshot of a niche collecting area.


Dawson’s makes city move on Hampstead

29 January 2018

Dawson’s Auctioneers & Valuers is expanding into the capital with a new valuation office in north London.


Lady McAlpine calls on trade to help locate stolen Pan statue

19 December 2017

A statue of Pan was stolen from Sir William and Lady McAlpine’s Fawley Hill home in Buckinghamshire at the weekend and the couple are calling on the trade to help locate the artwork.


Rolf tinplate toy skis into Bucks auction

23 October 2017

A collection of 28 German tinplate clockwork toys all found buyers, generally above estimate, at Bourne End Auctions (15% buyer’s premium) on October 4.


There’s always time for Cartier

25 September 2017

To make any money these days, ladies’ gold pendant watches do need an extra selling point – such as the Cartier name and plenty of Art Deco style.


Raiders spark bidding battle for rare badge

10 April 2017

One of the more obscure Second World War special forces units was the little-known Raiding Support Regiment. Bosleys (23% buyer’s premium) of Marlow sold an embroidered cap badge from this regiment for £3100 (estimate £500-800) on January 25.


The other flying Richthofen revealed in photos

10 April 2017

A famous military name always in demand at auction is Richthofen. However, the two lots sold at Dickins Auctioneers (19.5% buyer’s premium plus VAT) on March 31 related not to the Red Baron of Great War fame, but to his cousin, Generalfeldmarschall Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen (1895-1945).

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£165,000 record for Great Escape Rolex

09 December 2015

A 1940s Rolex wristwatch whose RAF owner was murdered by the SS after the Great Escape has sold for £165,000 in Buckinghamshire.


Portrait of Tower of London’s lieutenant goes on the block

28 February 2013

This 14½ x 12in (37 x 30in) portrait which will be offered at Dickins Auctioneers in Middle Claydon, Buckingham, on March 1-2 has been dated to c.1513 after the auctioneers carried out an X-ray test on the oak panel.


University provides jobs for graduates to gain conservation experience

15 October 2012

Graduates of Buckingham University’s Furniture Conservation, Restoration and Decorative Arts courses can now turn to their tutors for work.


Windsors return to West Wycombe

30 April 2012

THERE can be few more instantly recognisable forms in English furniture than the Windsor chair. Since the early 1970s, Michael Harding-Hill has been well known as an authority on the subject, publishing ‘Windsor Chairs, An Illustrated Celebration’, a book which pictures many examples that passed through his hands over many decades as a dealer.

September launch for three-day conservation conference

28 June 2010

PRESERVING the Past, Protecting the Future, Collecting and Conserving Fine and Decorative Arts, is a new fine arts conference scheduled for September 14-16 at Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe.

Conference addresses the future for trade

26 April 2010

LEADING art market analyst Dr Clare McAndrew had to address delegates by loudspeaker phone at the annual LAPADA conference, held at Waddesdon Manor on April 21.


Antiques are Green Campaign is launched

08 June 2009

“Our product is sustainable, re-usable and re-saleable. We must all work to make people aware that antiques are green.” So says Beaconsfield dealer Nigel Worboys, who this week launches a campaign to change the public perception. Click Here to register your vote on the Antiques are Green logo.

Lennon for sale

27 November 2006

A set of 38 individual original metal printing plates used for the illustrations for John Lennon’s first book, are to go under the hammer on December 2 at Dickins of Middle Claydon, Bucks.


Bidders go with the flow to take Voysey clock to £141,000

22 March 2006

When Buckingham auctioneer John Dickins sold an ebony mantel clock by the pioneering British designer C.F.A. Voysey in September 2004 for £72,000 (see ATG No 1658, October 2, 2004) he was naturally delighted. These highly desirable icons of arts and crafts horology are very scarce (only half a dozen in aluminium, oak or painted oak had been recorded at that point) so a new addition to the canon was noteworthy.


Seized goods brought to the market

14 February 2005

A remarkable array of art and antiques seized by the High Court from an Austrian businessman convicted of fraud were sold by a small-scale Buckinghamshire auctioneer last week.