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Christmas crackers of the books and works and paper variety

The books and works on paper market encompasses a remarkably wide range of intriguing items you can bid for – and which make wonderful Christmas presents with a bit of thought behind them.

Collectables
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Celebrate the return of ‘The Crown’ with these upcoming lots

Season four of The Crown is out on Netflix and if you find you can’t get enough, why not indulge your inner royal at auction?

Collectables
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Whisky galore: pick up a special bottle at auction for a festive treat

'Tis the season to be jolly - and a bottle of fine quality whisky will certainly help to get into the right spirit.

Collectables
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Gift buying: at auction every day is Black Friday

One of the joys of buying at auction is that you can find good deals all year round.

Collectables
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Give Christmas that extra sparkle with a present of an unusual piece of jewellery from auction

Many upcoming auctions of jewellery are assembled with the season of gift-giving in mind. Here is a selection of wonderful pre-owned jewellery all for sale in December.

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Christmas card scenes – five winter landscapes offered at auctions ahead of the festive period

Fancy something seasonal to enjoy… How about a painting that would be fitting for the front of a Christmas card?

Fine Art
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Christmas gift guide: speciality presents and gifts from auction

Looking to find an unusual gift for loved ones this year? Look no further than auctions for that special, one-off item. From watches to wine, prints to handbags, here is a selection of ideas for what gifts to bid for and win at auction this season.

Decorative Art
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Charming family portrait found in a chest of drawers

This touching folk art depiction of William Winter and his family is coming for sale at Dreweatts on Tuesday November 24.

Fine Art
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Silver linings for Christmas 2020

Forget the high street or ‘not-on-the-high street’ – for those looking for an original gift a carefully-chosen antique will never disappoint.

Decorative Art