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Short-notice sales
With Christmas almost upon us, activity in the auction sector is quietening down. However there are a handful of notable sales between now and early January. The one that particularly caught my eye was General Auctions' online sale of the contents of a wholesale warehouse comprising "an extensive range of goods typically found in department stores and garden centres etc" - definitely worth a closer look!...
 
  
JULY AUCTION HIGHLIGHT
Henry Aldridge and Son, Devizes. Saturday 28th July.
Henry Aldridge and Son, the world's leading auctioneers of Titanic memorabilia hold their second of three sales this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic....
  
 
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IT'S TRAD, DAD
A few months ago, in a trade paper, I read a letter from a high-end antiques dealer averring that people who put their faith in digital images and condition reports sent to them by auctioneers were little more than fools, charlatans and mountebanks (I may be paraphrasing a little, but that was the basic tenor of his piece)....
  
THROWN IN AT THE SHALLOW END: MY FIRST BOOT SALE
Those who linger in the great halls and palaces of plenty, the classy rooms of the righteous at the snooty end of the antiques business, can sometimes forget how the other half sells. For those used to the attention of rich punters in opulent surroundings it is an education, and quite frightening, to get down and dirty at the street-level end of the trade....
  
WHY ON EARTH DID THEY BUY THAT?
Ten Bargain Hunt items to approach with great caution
If you are a Bargain Hunt expert with only an hour to find three items and a hesitant team to shepherd or a contestant with very limited knowledge of collectibles, the antiques trade or current trends, you will naturally avoid unknown and risky items and gravitate towards the things that are familiar to you....
  
 
 
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