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Football memorabilia is a highly collectable field. While many auction houses offer items in this category as part of their general sales, an upcoming specialist sale will be held at Stacey’s offering no fewer than 1130 lots.
With the odd exception, British comic collecting is a very local pastime. And for that reason, even the early issues of classic British comics from the 1930s to the 1970s occupy very different price levels to the American comics that dominate the market.
Art Deco, the movement encompassing design ranging from furniture to fine art, silver to jewellery, transport to architecture, is a popular collecting field.
Auctions are a great place to buy items for your garden from benches and planters to statues and troughs.
Victorians would plant messages in their jewellery, organising the stones in ring to spell words. For example, taking the first letter of amethyst, diamond, opal, ruby and emerald spells ‘adore’, so the precious stones would be set in that order.
Lyon & Turnbull’s Five Centuries: Furniture, Paintings & Works of Art sale later this month features nearly 700 lots of art and antiques.
A significant collection of works by George Bissill (1896-1973), the Derbyshire miner who enjoyed some fleeting success as an artist in the 1920s-30s but who later died largely forgotten, was offered in January at Mallams in Oxford.
Modern & Contemporary British & Irish Art is a popular collecting field and south London saleroom Roseberys is offering a wide range of lots over two days.
Guided at £200-400, this late Victorian oil on canvas depicting steam ships on the Thames near Wapping drew strong demand at Ramsay Cornish’s recent Homes & Interiors Auction in Edinburgh.