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Race mementos from British cycling history to go under the hammer

Race mementos from British cycling history to go under the hammer

Thursday, 02 July, 2015

A collection of rare and unique items detailing the rich history of competitive cycling in Britain, including an illustrious ‘Yellow Jersey’ worn by the winner of the 1966 Milk Race, is set to go under the hammer later this summer. Cuttlestones auctioneers, which has salerooms in both Penkridge and Wolverhampton, will sell the items at its Specialist Collectors’ sale on Friday 14th August.

 

From cars to clocks: June Fine Art Sale proves fast and furious

From cars to clocks: June Fine Art Sale proves fast and furious

Wednesday, 01 July, 2015 - Modified on Wednesday, 01 July, 2015 at 10:14 am

The second Cuttlestones’ Fine Art sale of the 2015 calendar featured a number of unusual items alongside the more ‘traditional’ antiques which usually populate these showcase auctions - and buyers were once again out in force, leading to some standout hammer prices across the board.

 

Specialist armour and military sale a booming success with £8k cannon

Specialist armour and military sale a booming success with £8k cannon

Tuesday, 05 May, 2015 - Modified on Tuesday, 05 May, 2015 at 3:57 pm
Saturday 28th March saw the Cuttlestones team travel down to Warwickshire to stage the much anticipated Specialist Armour and Military auction of a single, private collection held at Stratford Armouries Museum. Given the wealth of rare and interesting items up for grabs as a result of the Museum’s change of direction – to re-focus its efforts on telling the stories of the English Civil War, WWI and WWII through its significant collections relating to these conflicts – the resulting sale did not disappoint. 

 

Spoils of WWI Mesopotamian campaign set to sell in museum armouries auction

Spoils of WWI Mesopotamian campaign set to sell in museum armouries auction

Wednesday, 18 March, 2015 - Modified on Wednesday, 18 March, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Taken from a Middle Eastern battlefield nearly a century ago during the British army’s struggle against Ottoman forces in WWI, a unique piece of military history is due to go under the hammer during a museum sale on Saturday 28th March. 

 

Catalogue released for auction of major arms and armoury collection on Sat 28th March

Catalogue released for auction of major arms and armoury collection on Sat 28th March

Tuesday, 10 March, 2015 - Modified on Tuesday, 10 March, 2015 at 3:45 pm
The catalogue for a major auction of arms and armour hailing from a single, private collection that has, up until now, been housed at the Stratford Armouries Museum has now been released.

 

Back from the dead? Replica ‘Dodo’ a highlight taxidermy highlight of museum auction

Back from the dead? Replica ‘Dodo’ a highlight taxidermy highlight of museum auction

Monday, 09 March, 2015 - Modified on Monday, 09 March, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Some interesting items of taxidermy look set to cause a stir amongst collectors when they go under the hammer later this month as part of an auction of former exhibits of the Stratford Armouries Museum. West Midlands’ auctioneers, Cuttlestones, has been commissioned to sell the collection based on the continued success of its quarterly Specialist Collectors’ sales, which includes extensive militaria and taxidermy sections.

 

Your knight in shining armour? Significant suits of armour to sell at March armouries sale

Your knight in shining armour? Significant suits of armour to sell at March armouries sale

Friday, 06 March, 2015 - Modified on Monday, 09 March, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Military buffs and those with an appreciation of the art of chivalric combat will be keen to hear that several suits of armour – including two fine equestrian examples – hailing from a single, private collection will be coming up for auction at a museum sale on Saturday, 28th March. 

 

Seeing double at Stafford Half Marathon? Second Ben Gamble to take on running challenge in name of charity

Seeing double at Stafford Half Marathon? Second Ben Gamble to take on running challenge in name of charity

Friday, 06 March, 2015 - Modified on Friday, 06 March, 2015 at 3:56 pm
Local auctioneer, Ben Gamble, has more to live up to then most when he takes part in his first Stafford Half Marathon (SHM) later this year in aid of Katherine House Hospice. While most entrants will be hoping to set a personal best, Ben is unlucky enough to be competing in the shadow of his illustrious namesake who just happens to be a three-time former winner of the event! 
 

 

Impressive sporting & military bronzes to come under hammer at museum sale

Impressive sporting & military bronzes to come under hammer at museum sale

Friday, 27 February, 2015 - Modified on Monday, 09 March, 2015 at 3:37 pm

An impressive group of decorative bronzes will go under the hammer at the Stratford Armouries Auction on Saturday 28th March. The works, which depict figures of historical and military significance such as Leonardo Da Vinci, a Bedouin Prince on horseback, and a huntsman with hounds amongst others, would lend an air of magnificence to any country home or club, and are sure to be of interest to potential collectors of militaria or country sports. 

 

Cuttlestones News - Edition 19, Spring 2015

Cuttlestones News - Edition 19, Spring 2015

Thursday, 26 February, 2015 - Modified on Thursday, 26 February, 2015 at 2:16 pm

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