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Sold on thesaleroom.com: a Hokusai print, a rare Dunhill pen and a trophy from the golden age of taxidermy

From the thousands of lots that appear at auctions every week on thesaleroom.com, here we focus on three fine objects sold in January.

Collectables
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Look forward to life after lockdown with the help of these photos on offer

What was life like before lockdowns and tiers? Well, people went out and enjoyed themselves.

Fine Art
A galleon by Tony Hart

The Tony Hart collection

Copies of original 1950s designs for the Blue Peter ship emblem and earlier related works by TV presenter Tony Hart are among the items heading to auction this month.

Collectables
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Buy a piece of Country House class at an online auction this month

Occasionally the contents of a grand country house comes to auction allowing buyers to secure an item from a traditional British estate.

Furniture
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Antiques from reality TV’s first business troubleshooter Sir John Harvey-Jones on offer

An ‘eclectic mix of objects’ from the former estate of TV’s ‘Troubleshooter’ Sir John Harvey-Jones and his wife Lady Mary Evelyn Harvey-Jones is coming up for auction.

Furniture
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Key trends from 2020 and what to expect in 2021

After a year like no other, we’re looking back on the key trends and insights of 2020 to help inform the year ahead.

Announcements
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Create a sparkle with five shining pieces of jewellery coming up at auction

Looking to add a little sparkle to life during the latest lockdown? A shining piece of pre-loved jewellery could be just the thing.

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More time at home? Invest in sprucing up your kitchen with these vintage kitchenalia items at auction

With more time at home during this latest lockdown, it could be a good time to ensure your kitchen has some decorative and useful items to hand.

Collectables
Aynhoe Park

Statement pieces: Contents of Grade I country house Aynhoe Park offered at auction next week

A sale billed as ‘an amazing opportunity to own a true piece of English history’ is taking place on January 20-22.

Furniture