Great British Bake-Off celebrity baker, Paul Hollywood, will be officially starting the 2014 Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run this Sunday, alongside Olympic legends Sir Ben Ainslie and Sir Steve Redgrave and multiple world-championship wining F1 team boss Ross Brawn. 208 more words
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As part of an auction of 19th Century European Paintings, Bonhams is offering a painting by Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, sometimes known as “The Last Pre-Raphaelite”. The work, entitled “Botticelli’s studio: The first visit of Simonetta presented by Giulio and Lorenzo de Medici”, is usually simply called “Botticelli’s Studio”, for obvious reasons. 139 more words
McTears Wages War on Bonhams… The Gavel is your Weapon of Choice Sir!
Not only did Bonhams and McTears hold their respective whisky auctions on the same day this month; they appear to have subsequently progressed from a bit of competition to all-out war through their respective marketing departments. 663 more words
DEARBORN (WWJ/AP) – A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs’ garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year. 183 more words
Robert (Bob) William Partridge
Born in Bengeo, 1861, Bob was the eldest son of ten children, to Robert and Eliza. Robert senior had built up a successful boot making, repair, and clothier business in Hertford, but when he passed away in 1883, it was left to Bob to step in and run his fathers business. 1,804 more words