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Rare Automaton Up For Auction

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

Jill Geoghegan

Rare Automaton sparks international interest

A rare automaton of a black man smoking a cigarette will be sold at auction by Lyon & Turnbull this week. 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”. 397 more words

Mary Queen of Scots - Purchasing History

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

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Rare book auction in Edinburgh, 11 January 2012

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!

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Victoria's Secret: Late Queen's Knickers Auction for $14,000

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

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Rare ‘J.A.’Rowling uncorrected edition sells for £1,600

By Rory Reynolds

A RARE “uncorrected proof” edition of the first Harry Potter book in which J.K.Rowling’s name is spelled wrongly has been sold for £1600 at auction. 328 more words

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Duleep Singh’s jacket, shoes goes under the hammer

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

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