Tea service sale brewing

A silver tea service presented by Stoke City FC to their player Stanley Matthews that marked his record 44th cap for England is being sold on the antique portal 2Covet. Nicknamed ‘the wizard of the dribble’, Matthews made his record international appearance in the 2-0 win against Belgium in January 1946. He was presented with the service shortly before he … Read More

Original Picasso emerges for sale

A doodle of Picasso’s former muse and her fiancé that the famed artist drew for them has emerged for sale on the antique selling platform 2Covet.

William Beatty’s medicine cabinet is saved for the nation

  Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Jo Laird of the Royal Navy Medical Service launched the campaign after spotting the piece of nautical history on the antique selling portal 2Covet. Along with colleagues Surg Cdr Kate King and Surg Cdr Iain Wood she began the crowdfunder, asking for £16,000 – a total that has now been reached. Antique dealer Charles Wallrock of … Read More

William Beatty’s medicine cabinet emerges

The medicine cabinet that belonged to Lord Nelson’s surgeon Sir William Beatty who attended him as he died has emerged for sale. It is dated 1803, just two years before the Battle of Trafalgar during which Nelson was fatally shot on board his flagship HMS Victory. The wooden apothecary case was bought some time ago from a private collector by … Read More

Happy Christmas from the Queen

Christmas cards sent by the Queen and Prince Charles to an employee on the Sandringham estate are to go under the hammer at auction at Rowley’s saleroom in Ely, Cambs.

A silver cistern – 300 years in the making

An antique dealer who bought 210lbs of scrap silver and commissioned a craftsman to make a massive 17th century-style wine cistern from it has put it up for sale. Simon Wingett wanted to create a copy of something that was once used to display opulence, wealth and power in only the finest residences. The cistern stands almost two feet high … Read More