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Controversial Swab Withdrawn

Posted in News on 19th April 2012

Following objections from the family of historical Irish figure Michael Collins a swab used to wipe his corpse has been withdrawn from Whyte’s Historical Artifacts Auction.  Yesterday a lock...

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Contents of Mount Congreve To Be Auctioned

Posted in News on 17th April 2012

The contents of Mount Congreve, Co. Waterford to be auctioned this summer will reveal many hidden treasures, all part of the estate of the late Ambrose Congreve who died...

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“The Scream”

Posted in News on 13th April 2012

    The famous painting titled “The Scream” by Edvard Munch will go on show in London for the first time prior to its sale in New York on...

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Cézanne Painting Found

Posted in News on 13th April 2012

Police in Serbia have recovered a painting by Cézanne which was stolen four years ago.  Boy in a Red Waistcoat was thought to be worth in the region of...

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Elizabeth Taylor Diamonds

Posted in News on 13th April 2012

Having already written about the auction of Miss Taylor’s jewel collection i want to bring your attention to a program to air at 9pm next wednesday which with the...

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Tiffany Lamps

Posted in News on 2nd April 2012

Seven of the finest examples of Tiffany lamps will be auctioned by Christie’s on June 14th.  The lamps are owned by Norman Jay Hobday aka “Henry Afrika”, a collector...

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Diamonds, Diamonds Everywhere!

Posted in News on 2nd April 2012

The catchphrase of the month is “Flawless Diamond” as some exceptional pieces come to the market.  The most famous is the “Martian Pink” which is a pink flawless 12.04...

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Your Very Own Picasso!

Posted in News on 2nd April 2012

Christie’s will auction a collection of Picasso ceramics at affordable prices and it is a chance to own your own piece by the renowned artist.  550 ceramic works will...

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Carnival Glass

Posted in News on 30th March 2012

Carnival glass which has up to now rarely made elevated prices and were not so desirable among collectors have finally made their entrance onto the antique scale.  A pair...

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Beware of Titanic Memorabilia

Posted in News on 30th March 2012

With the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic much “authentic” items have been surfacing over the past weeks.  I strongly urge you to delve into the provenance of...

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