A rare automaton of a black man smoking a cigarette will be sold at auction by Lyon & Turnbull on the 28th March 2012. Valued at around £1500, the piece is made by famous Frenchman Vichy and dates from the period 1860 to 1910, known as “The Golden Age of Automata”. 402 more words
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Breaking news today was about the sale of a letter written by Mary, Queen of Scots! It was sold at auction – at Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, among other items sold from Blair Castle, said to be the oldest continually-inhabited “mansion” in Scotland. 35 more words
Edinburgh auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull will be hosting their latest Rare book, Maps and Manuscripts sale on 11 January 2012. This is a great chance for anyone in the area interested in the special collections world to catch a glimpse at how the private market works!
An auction in Edinburgh, Scotland saw a pair of British monarch Queen Victoria’s knickers sell for $14,000.
The 35-inch sized underwear was purchased by an anonymous buyer, who shelled out £9,375 for the knee-length panties. 218 more words
By Utpal Borpujari
How much would you pay for a jacket and a pair of shoes? Does £60,000-80,000 for the former and £15,000-20,000 for the latter sound too much? 469 more words