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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.

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Most watched lots right now – including a rare Dambusters mascot

Pictured here is our latest round-up of some of the most watched items on


Cufflinks for Christmas: Six marvellous modern and vintage examples to buy on

From stocking fillers to major gifts, cufflinks can make an ideal Christmas gift. This year, go off the beaten track to find the perfect pair by buying vintage and modern examples at auction.


Five vibrant vintage posters to buy at auction and why

As bold and colourful graphic statements designed for mass consumption, original posters are a great way to fill a wall.


Soldier bears: A piece of Remembrance Day history to buy at auction

A set of ‘soldier bears’ available at auction next month comes with a story worthy of Remembrance Day.

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Election-mania – five historical election collectables at auction this month

The official start of the election period began this week when Prime Minister Boris Johnson met the queen at Buckingham Palace in the run-up to voting on December 12.

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Five watches by the world’s greatest makers on including Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Rolex

An abundance of watches by the world’s greatest makers feature regularly at auctions on the

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Six brooches at Sworders’ upcoming auction including a ‘perfect’ example of French Art Deco

A welcome trend in the jewellery market has been the resurgence of the brooch.

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Five vesta cases on 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.

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