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Liberty Cymric silver vesta case by Archibald Knox

Five vesta cases on thesaleroom.com including a Liberty silver match safe designed by Archibald Knox

Vesta cases date back to the early 19th century when people started keeping matches in small portable boxes.

Decorative Art
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How to say yes to Dr No film posters at a range of price levels

If you want to say yes to buying a classic James bond Dr No poster but worry about the price then fear not – different versions in a single sale offer a range of options.

Collectables
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Whistle up an unusual football memorabilia collection with an Acme Thunderer

Programmes and medals are probably the most sought-after and familiar items for football memorabilia collectors. However, Graham Budd’s auction offers another choice.

Collectables
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Five Satsuma Japanese vases estimated under £500 at auction

Satsuma wares were among the most recognised and profitable export products of the Meiji period in Japan.

Asian Art
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Sold on thesaleroom: Queen Anne bracket clock by London maker Francis Robinson

A superb example of a late Golden Age bracket clock drew strong interest at East Bristol Auctions this week and sold to a bidder on thesaleroom.com.

‘The Pond’ by LS Lowry

Five prints offered at auctions on thesaleroom.com including LS Lowry’s ‘The Pond’

On thesaleroom.com you can find a huge range of prints available at auctions. They encompass many subjects, styles and date across a wide period of art history.

Fine Art
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Most watched lots right now – including the archive of a royal dressmaker and a full Dirty Dozen

Pictured here is our latest round-up of some of the ‘most watched’ items on thesaleroom.com.

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Four items estimated under £500 including an Art Deco coffee set and a geological sculpture

Previews of upcoming lots at auctions including an Art Deco Jazz pattern coffee set and a gogotte sculpture.

Collectables
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Five examples of the Arts and Crafts style on thesaleroom.com including bookcases and candlesticks

Furniture and silver in the Arts and Crafts style remains a popular choice for buyers at auction. Here are five upcoming pieces available at auctions on thesaleroom.com.

Furniture
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Rare lifetime portrait of philosopher Rousseau offered by Lyon & Turnbull

A portrait of the Genevan philosopher, writer and composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) is offered at Lyon & Turnbull this month.

Fine Art