Antiques

BATMAN TOY AUCTIONED AT RICHARD WINTERTON

BATMAN TOY AUCTIONED AT RICHARD WINTERTON

An early tinplate Batman toy has just sold for £700 at auction. The 20cm high battery operated robot-like toy dates from the 1960’s and made by the Japanese firm Nomura. The character was the brainchild of Bob Kane and Bill Finger and made his debut in ‘Detective Comics’ in 1939. Huge fame and popularity came […]

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Bonhams to auction London 1948 games poster at Olympic sale

Bonhams to auction London 1948 games poster at Olympic sale

The famous official poster for the 1948 London Olympics is the leading lot among a selection of items from the ‘Austerity Games’ to be offered at Bonhams Olympic Games sale in Knightsbridge on 25 July. Designed by Walter Herz, it shows an image of the Ancient Greek statue of a discus thrower, Discobolus, superimposed on […]

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Christies to auction Captain Scott letters on 9 October

Christies to auction Captain Scott letters on 9 October

A newly-discovered letter describing the discovery of the bodies of Captain Scott and his companions on their famous fatal polar journey 100 years ago is to be auctioned. Written by Apsley Cherry-Garrard, the youngest member of the Terra Nova expedition and one of the 12-man search party who found Scott, the letter will be offered […]

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Bonhams to auction Sister Parish designs and fine European antiques on October 29

Bonhams to auction Sister Parish designs and fine European antiques on October 29

Bonhams has quite the sale in store for furniture and decorative arts collectors and shoppers on October 29 at its San Francisco showroom, timed to coincide with the separately-occurring San Francisco Fall Antiques Show. The Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts auction will feature various-owner offerings of European antiques, including more than 70 early works of […]

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