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WWII German Enigma enciphering machine for auction at Bonhams

WWII German Enigma enciphering machine for auction at Bonhams

. November 4, 2012

This 1941 oak Enigma machine was an instrument used to pass coded German messages during the Second World War. This German enigma enciphering machine will go under the hammer for the first time on the 14th November in Knightsbridge (estimated £40,000 – 60,000). Built by Heimsoeth and Rinke in 1941, this is the 3 rotor […]

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Lord Nelson letter to his mistress for auction at Bonhams

Lord Nelson letter to his mistress for auction at Bonhams

. November 4, 2012

A letter dated c.1801 from an emotional Nelson to his mistress adds insight to the scandal of the 19th century. A lasting piece of evidence of the affair between Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton is for sale with Bonhams in Knightsbridge, on 13th November. In the letter, Nelson documents the turbulent love life between himself […]

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Baseball Rarities Lead Heritage Sports Auction

Baseball Rarities Lead Heritage Sports Auction

. November 4, 2012

Heritage Sports Collectibles’ $5.8 million Oct. 25-27 2012 Signature® Auction further established the company as the leading auctioneer in the industry, with a record 600 consignors supplying the event with nearly 3,000 lots for the largest bidding audience (2,393) yet to participate in a 2012 auction. “This event was a true testament to the breadth […]

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Archive and library of big game hunter Richard Cuninghame, auctioned at Bonhams

Archive and library of big game hunter Richard Cuninghame, auctioned at Bonhams

. October 25, 2012

The archive and library of the legendary Scottish big game hunter, Richard Cuninghame, was sold on 24th October 2012 by Bonhams in Edinburgh as part of the contents of Hensol, an historic Category A listed mansion nestling in the beautiful surroundings of Mossdale, Castle Douglas. Although largely remembered as a hunter-tracker, Cuninghame was also a […]

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$5 national banknote from 1892 highlights Bonhams Winter Coin auction

$5 national banknote from 1892 highlights Bonhams Winter Coin auction

. October 23, 2012

The Coins, Medals and Banknotes Department at Bonhams is pleased to announce the sale of a previously unreported $5 Series 1882 “Brown Back” National Banknote during its auction on December 13. The new discovery was issued on March 29, 1892 in the small city of Creede, Colorado (est. $70,000-90,000). The First National Bank of Creede, […]

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