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Banksy extravaganza thanks to London auction house Forum

London auction house Forum has made selling Banksy works one of its specialities since it was launched five years ago.

Fine Art
mourning rings

Sold on the saleroom: Set of mourning rings takes £31,000

An extraordinary collection of 63 gold and enamel mourning rings which all relate to separate but connected individuals across the 18th and 19th centuries sold to an online bidder via thesaleroom.com.

Pearl necklace

Bring a bit of sparkle to your life with Bonhams' antique jewellery sale

Bonhams is offering 260 lots of antique jewellery from a UK private collection put together during the 20th century.

Lego Cafe Corner

Lots of Lego: Major single-owner collection comes to auction

Lego is arguably the world’s most famous toy brand and a large collectors' market exists for desirable and hard-to-find pieces.

Collectables
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Collection of Polar explorer who sailed with Scott to the Antarctic comes to auction

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood is offering a number of items from the collection of Francis Edward Charles Davies (1885-1952).

Collectables
‘Head of a Woman’ by Erica Lee

Works offered at auction to raise money for Royal Society of Sculptors

An auction at Rosebery’s includes over 120 works donated to the Royal Society of Sculptors to help raise funds to renovate its historic London home.

Fine Art
Mouseman refectory table

Top chef Marco Pierre White to auction off part of his excellent Mouseman collection

A collection of Mouseman furniture and furnishings from chef Marco Pierre White’s hotel, the Rudloe Arms in Wiltshire, is coming under the hammer at Tennants in North Yorkshire.

Collectables
Tim Gosling

My best auction buy: Tim Gosling

Tim Gosling, luxury bespoke furniture designer

Collectables
Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone first edition

Real life Harry Potter to sell his first edition copy of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone

A 33-year-old man named Harry Potter has consigned his copy of 'Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone' to auction at Hansons.

Collectables