Scottish Colourist S.J. Peploe painting could fetch up to £300,000

A stand-out picture by Scottish Colourist S.J. Peploe could fetch up to £300,000 when it goes under the hammer  The painting, Still Life with Fruit and Flowers, depicts a cast of still life objects set against a vivid purple backdrop. It is on such bold works that Peploe’s leading reputation within twentieth century art history…

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Arts & Antiques: Under the spotlight

Our nation is brimming with talented artists and fascinating auction houses. So, we’ve put some top auctioneers and gallery owners under the spotlight and asked them for their ‘most unusual’ and ‘most expensive’ sale items. Here are some of our favourites… David Reid Owner of Ballater Gallery The first part of David’s business life was…

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Rare photos of the Beatles in Scotland sell for nearly £10k

A collection of never-before-seen photos of the Beatles performing in Scotland sold for nearly £10,000 at auction. The 50 black and white pictures were taken during a show in Dundee on 20 October 1964. In one of the pictures drummer Ringo plays the piano with a cigarette in his mouth while Paul has a go…

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Distillers One of One auction raises £2.25 million

This year’s Distillers One of One charity whisky auction broke 19 auction records and raised a whopping £2.25 million for charity. The 39-lot sale, held at Hopetoun House, near Edinburgh, was the second edition of the auction which saw Sotheby’s partner with The Distillers’ Charity.  Some 200 guests from across the world gathered for the…

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Calling Time: clock ticks on online charity auction of one-off watches

Lyon & Turnbull is set to auction off nine watches to help support cancer charity Maggie’s. The EveryWatch sale of original timepieces will take place online from 16-23 August.  It features watches specially created for the sale, and includes; Christopher Ward, Fears, Isotope, Sartory Billard, Paulin, Studio Underd0g, Bamford, William Wood and internationally renowned Glasgow-based…

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Archive belonging to King Edward VIII bodyguard could fetch £11,000

An archive belonging to the Scottish bodyguard of King Edward VIII could fetch £11,000 when it goes under the hammer. Edward became King in January 1936 before abdicating in December. He became the Duke of Windsor after his marriage to twice divorced American socialite, Wallis Simpson, in France in June 1937. The Duke’s close police…

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