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Antique Silver

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Despite the bear market for bullion silver, the antique market continues to thrive for competitively priced goods. Our antique silver website shows a good range of our current stock of canteens, Georgian silver and collectables, here is a quick link to copy and paste in to your address bar:
http://www.antiquesilverspoons.co.uk/?mode=grid
We look forward to hearing from you.


Les Femmes D'Alger

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The highest ever price for a piece of art at auction was paid at Christies New York on May 11th. "Les Femmes D'Alger" by Pablo Picasso was bought for £108.1m ($160m).

The same sale also produced the highest ever price for a piece of sculpture: "L'homme au Doigt" by Alberto Giacometti which sold for £85.1m ($126m).

Hoard of Anglo-Saxon Coins

Friday, January 2, 2015

Thousands of 10th and 11th Century coins dating from the reigns of Ethelred The Unready and Canute have been found by a metal detectorist. The treasure trove, worth in all about £1m, were found in a lead container within a field near Aylesbury.

Auction Record for Irish Spoons

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Cheffins of Cambridge auctioned off a rare pair of Irish Trefid spoons on June 18th. 17th century Irish flatware is very rare and will always make a strong price - but with clear hallmarks for the maker Edward Swann and made in Dublin 1676, this pair of spoons performed particularly well and produced what is probably the highest auction price for Irish flatware with a premium inclusive price of £31,000.

Over-egging Faberge Bullion

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Finding a golden egg at an antiques market in the US Mid-West, a dealer thought a profit could be made on the $14,000 price tag if sold as scrap gold. Happily, he would have made a loss and so refrained from melting it.
Happily? The disconsolate dealer googled “egg” and “Vacheron Constantin” the name engraved to the watch contained within – the result was that the object was one of the missing Faberge Eggs made for the Russian Royal family in the late 19th century. He contacted Wartski, the specialist London based Faberge dealers, and earlier this year they sold the egg to a private collection for an undisclosed, but undoubtedly lottery sized sum!

The moral of the story is to think twice before scrapping that potential life changing piece of gold….