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Marvellous musical lots to add harmony to your home

Whether you are a professional musician, amateur enthusiast or simply a music lover, it’s easy to reflect your passion with some interior touches.

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‘The Pipe Man’ collection – put together over 50 years - comes to auction

A group of pipes and smoking accoutrements put together by collector Trevor Barton (1920-2008) are to be offered at auction this autumn.

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Affordable art: Five paintings sold or offered for under £2500 including a horse racing scene

With great pictures being bought and sold at auctions every week, here we pick out five affordable examples on offer or sold recently on this website.

Fine Art
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Sold on a Russian propaganda plate, a musical clock by John Ellicott and the face of a naval captain

From the thousands of lots that appear at auctions every week on, here we focus on three exceptional lots bought by online bidders this month.

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Weird and wonderful militaria lots from Napoleonic fort museum auction

Looking for some unusual garden ornaments? What about a heavy transport aircraft or a tank turret if space is a bit more limited?


Sensational ceramics to bid for and buy at Halls’ Autumn Auction

Antique ceramics can make wonderful decorative items, often suiting the kitchen, dining room and living room equally well.

Decorative Art
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The bear facts of ‘Black Forest’ carvings

Despite the name, the popular models of bears and other mountain fauna bought home by Victorian and Edwardian tourists, were chiefly created in Brienz, Switzerland.


Spice up your kitchen with a novelty pepper pot

Call it a pepper shaker, a pepper pot or a pepperette, this selection of novelty examples will persuade you to pick up a piece for your home.

Decorative Art
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Auction record for Guyanese artist Aubrey Williams set on

A key figure in London’s Caribbean Artists Movement in the 1960s and 70s, the modern Guyanese artist Aubrey Williams (1926-1990) has never had much of a track-record at auction. But is this changing?

Fine Art