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Five whisky lots to make it an even merrier Christmas

Whether you are buying to celebrate the Christmas season or purchasing a thoughtful gift for a loved-one, now is the right time to be searching out a great bottle of whisky.

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Five Scottish and Irish pictures offered at under £1000 on

Early December sees a good number of Scottish and Irish art sales hosted on While key works by the most famous artists can make substantial sums, there’s also plenty on offer further down the price scale.

Fine Art
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Eight examples of Martin Brothers pottery on showcasing the range of skills, styles and prices

'Martinware' is the name given to the array of creations designed and made by the Martin Brothers of Southall, London, during the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Five fascinating arms and armour highlights from upcoming auctions

Intriguing items for arms and armour collectors are regularly available on Here is a selection of five lots coming up at auction.


Four of the most watched brooches right now on

Find the right brooch for the jewellery lover in your life at auction.

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Five toy and model tips for unusual ornament Christmas gift ideas

Stumped for something unusual to buy for a Christmas present? What about an antique toy or model that can take pride of place as an eye-catching decoration for the home?


Sold on Sooty, Sweep and Soo change hands for £5000

A vintage set of Sooty, Sweep and Soo hand puppets, given as a gift by magician and presenter Harry Corbett to a Yorkshire family, sold on for a hammer price of £5000 yesterday.

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Brilliant British studio pottery to buy on

Learn about six leading figures in British studio pottery from examples in the collection of dealer Peter Dingley.

Decorative Art
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Five ways to brighten up your room from auctions on

If you are looking for simple ways to brighten up a room at home without planning a full redecoration, the easiest way is to pick statement objects that will make an impact when you walk into the room.

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Build a brilliant Meissen collection with this auction opportunity

If you want to start your own Meissen collection or add to an existing one, a group of lots coming up at Matthew Barton at Olympia Auctions on should be in your sights.

Decorative Art