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Kyffin Williams painting leads Yorkshire sale An oil painting by celebrated late Welsh artist Sir Kyffin Williams was the top lot in a North Yorkshire sale when the work, entitled Gwastadnant, sold for a hammer of £29,000.

Movie star vintage Humber car in Irish sale An original 1927 Humber 19/20 Open Tourer vintage car, which had a starring role in the 2006 Ken Loach war drama, The Wind That Shakes the Barley is to go under the hammer at Victor Mee Auctions in County Cavan, Ireland. The film that starred Irish actor Cillian Murphy, was set during both the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War.

Newlyn School artist in Dorset sale A watercolour drawing by Walter Langley, the English painter and one of the founders of the Newlyn School of plein air artists in the southwest of Cornwall is going under the hammer in a Dorset saleroom.

Willy Wonka golden ticket could make thousands A prop golden ticket and a Wonka chocolate bar from one of the most iconic and successful films of the 1970s, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, will be sold with an estimate of £8,000 to £12,000 in a Surrey sale next month.

Metal detectorist's Roman coin makes £460K A very rare Roman gold coin discovered in a newly ploughed field in Kent has sold for a hammer of £460,000 at London auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb recently. The coin, dating from AD 293-296, was estimated to fetch £70,000-100,000.

John Constable landscape makes ten times estimate A rediscovered landscape by the greatest English landscape painter, John Constable has sold for £87,500, more than 10 times its pre-sale estimate of £6,000-£8,000 in Chiswick Auctions' recent British and European Fine Art sale.

Vintage Star Wars toys make thousands in sale A Derbyshire auction of 90 vintage Star Wars toys made £24,000 at Hansons Auctioneers recently, including two small plastic toys selling for more than £2,000 each and another lot reaching £1,000 from a low estimate of £80.

WIN: Tickets to Art and Antiques for Everyone in Birmingham Teaming up with Art and Antiques for Everyone, Express and Star Entertainment is offering readers the chance to win a family ticket to the event on a date of their choosing from Thursday, July 18, to Sunday, July 21, 2019. See below for details.

World-leading contemporary art in Surrey sale Examples of contemporary art by some of the most well-known names in the world are to sell in a Surrey saleroom next month.

Harry Styles' bear statue sees thousands flock to Dundee for Antiques Roadshow A full size model of alien E.T was also on display at the V&A museum where crowds queued for hours.

Antiques Roadshow: ‘Hold me up’ Guest stunned by staggering valuation of Orpen painting ANTIQUES ROADSHOW returned this evening for a special complication edition of the show which saw Fiona Bruce revisit past guests on the show, and one was stunned to discover the true value of their painting.

Crowds queue to see experts as Dundee hosts Antiques Roadshow Thousands of people flocked to V&A Dundee to discover if their family heirlooms were secret treasures when the Antiques Roadshow filmed outside the £80 million museum on Sunday. Queues of people from across Scotland headed to the Dundee with their belongings.

New Antique Dealer Archive Material - Stair & Andrew Thanks to the generosity of Robert Luck, a former Director of the antique dealership of Stair and Company, we have another cache of antique dealer material for the project archive.

Nearly 50K animal antiques up for grabs at Davie estate sale - Tens of thousands of unique animal figurines are up for grabs at the estate of a Davie woman who collected the antiques for years before she passed away. The woman's neighborhood is quiet, but ever since this weekend's estate sale was announced, residents have been buzzing about the vast collection.

Interview: Fiona Bruce talks about her 'dream job' as BBC Antiques Roadshow returns to film in Dundee Michael Alexander speaks to TV presenter and journalist Fiona Bruce about the return of the Antiques Roadshow to Dundee. It's 11 years since the Antiques Roadshow filmed at the Caird Hall in Dundee during Fiona Bruce's first year presenting the series.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Vintage Reno Go "all in" on updated appraisals from the 2004 ROADSHOW in Reno, including a 1951 inscribed Lone Ranger mask; a 1954 Stevan Dohanos cover illustration; and a Cartier cigarette case from around 1910. Which item has doubled in value to $80,000? Watch On Your Schedule:.

Antiques Dealer Found Murdered In Storage Locker AKRON, Ohio - Police say an Ohio man killed an antiques dealer, left her body in his family's rented storage locker, then confessed and was charged with murder. Thirty-five-year-old Michael Olson, of Coventry Township, is being held on bond of $1 million in the death of 68-year-old Mary Kay Wohlfarth, of Akron.

Solvang Antiques Features Dirk Foslien in Summer Art Series Solvang Antiques will host oil painter Dirk Foslien on July 17 as part of its Summer Art Series. Every Solvang 3rd Wednesday throughout the summer, Solvang Antiques, 1693 Copenhagen Drive, will highlight a different artist with a champagne reception, 2-6 p.m.

Dows gifted American antique furniture to Florida museum In fact it is probably the best collection of American antique furniture south of Williamsburg, Virginia. I had planned to give a complete conducted tour of this Gallery, but there are just too many delicious treasures all in one place.

Ask the Experts: Mystery 'gem' needs hands-on inspection This is a 341.98 carat emerald. There are undiscovered Precambrian critters, the Vail's are magnificent. It's not glass; with a magnifying glass you can see other micro critters… hundreds in this thing, it looks like the critters are at war. It's unexplainable!

TV antiques expert who 'died' for 10 minutes reveals how OATCAKES saved his life "I am so lucky that he was there and knew what to do and without doubt he saved my life for which I am very grateful." James spent two weeks in hospital during which he had a defibrillator device inserted into his chest, which he says will 'kick in immediately if it happens again'.

Military Jaeger-LeCoultre sells for over £6,600 at Fellows Auctioneers A Jaeger-LeCoultre military watch has sold for eight times its low estimate at Fellows Auctioneers. The watch sold for £6,635.20 against an estimate of £650 - £850. The stainless steel military issue wrist watch went under the hammer as Lot 428 in Fellows' Watch Sale on Tuesday 18th June.

Honoring the dining routines of the past: Yenke Peddler antiques I have a set of antique dishes that need evaluation. They are Johnson and Bros. Ironstone, made in England, with "The Friendly Village" series. They were a wedding present back in 1973, given by my mother-in-law. We never used them, as my late wife thought they were too fragile.

Antiques Roadshow guest stunned as £1 painting makes very unexpected profit ANTIQUES ROADSHOW saw two guests get a nice surprise when they discovered a painting they had bought for just £1 in 1968 would fetch a grand sum at auction.

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