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Archive of ‘Top of the Pops’ lost performances goes under the hammer on thesaleroom.com

One of this week’s auctions will prove especially nostalgic for fans of 1970s music.

Collectables
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Travel in style - five vintage trunks, suitcase and boxes including Louis Vuitton at Somerset auction

OK, so it may seem like taunting you at the moment considering the travel restrictions, but many vintage items from that world are proving highly collectable.

Vintage Fashion & Textiles
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One-of-a-kind sapphire jewellery to buy for September birthdays on thesaleroom.com

Suddenly it’s September, which means sapphire is the birthstone of the month.

Clocks, Watches & Jewellery
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Bring the garden indoors with five elegant plant and flower receptacles coming up at auction this month

You have dead headed the roses, harvested the last of the sweet peas and the dahlias are coming to an end. The flowers in your garden may be concluding for the season but why not stock up on vases and plant pots to bring cut flowers and plants indoors for autumn.

Decorative Art
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The Arts & Crafts pioneer who fought against 'the tyranny of the machine'

More than 30 pieces made at the Lake District workshop of Stanley Webb Davies (1894-1978) come for auction next week

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WFH world: Five antique but practical furniture options for working from home

There’s no getting away from the fact that lots of antique furniture is… well… cutesy or glitzy rather than practical. However, much of it is certainly useable and as its very existence suggests, is durable and has obviously stood the test of time.

Furniture
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Get your home autumn-ready: Spruce up your fireplace with accessories from online auctions

It is still August but autumn is around the corner. Now is the perfect time to get your home ready for a cosy changing of the season.

Furniture
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Hotlotz sell the fruits of 'a born collector'

Singapore auction house conducts two-day sale of collection of local Chinese works of art connoisseur Quek Kiok Lee (1921-2018)

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Great buys for book lovers at Toovey’s this week

This week, Toovey’s Antiquarian & Collectors’ Books auction is a chance to treat your inner bibliophile – or even pick up something special for the book-lover close to your heart.

Collectables
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Affordable art: Five paintings of scenic holiday locations for under £1500

At this time of year, many people are thinking about tranquil landscapes or sunny beaches. Here we indulge in a bit of escapism and pick out five pictures of scenic locations offered or sold recently at auctions on the saleroom for under £1500.

Fine Art