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Edwardian silver novelty

Silver Novelty Items

While grand and elaborate pieces of silver became an essential part of 18th and 19th century dining culture, at the same time, smaller silver novelty items began to emerge as the Victorians acquired a taste for humorous or whimsical pieces.

Chanel New Mini Classic Flap handbag

Handbags

What's more enjoyable than buying a new designer handbag? Discovering an even better one that's cheaper.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual bracelet watch

Rolex Watches

Rolex is the best known and most popular luxury watch brand in the world.

silver hallmarks

Silver Hallmarks Guide

When buying silver at auction it’s important to look for an item’s hallmarks. These silver hallmarks indicate the purity of the precious metal and often identify the date and location where the item was originally stamped or 'assayed'.

Mahogany chest of drawers

Furniture

Second-hand furniture – whether recent or antique – is a popular, stylish and affordable option to furnish your home.

wine

Wine

Fine wines are now firmly part of what is known as the ‘passion investment’ class – which means assets that could appreciate in value while providing great pleasure to their owners.

Cartier floral brooch

Cartier

Cartier is one of the world's best-known luxury jewellery brands.

Tiffany & Co silver jewellery

Tiffany

Jewellery brand Tiffany & Co was founded in 1837 in New York by 25-year-old Charles Lewis Tiffany and John Young.

Omega Seamaster watch

Watches

In an era when almost perfect time can be kept by mobile phones and iPads, many people are looking to their wristwatch to provide something different.

Engagement ring

Engagement Rings

An increasing number of couples are choosing to buy an engagement ring at auction rather than on the high street.