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Price soars as bidders battle it out over war scene

A painting which captured the human drama of the "Miracle of Dunkirk" astounded auction bidders in Perth when it soared way beyond initial expectations and sold for £26,000. It has a modest estimate in thelow thousands but auctioneer Nick Burns had an inkling that it could do better and he was proved spectacularly right. Painted by John Spencer Churchill, the nephew of the wartime Prime ...

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Time travel- take a trip around the world with these amazing old photos found in a Perthshire house

The idea of taking a gap year to see some of the world is nothing new, as a Perthshire discovery has revealed. An album of 114 albumen prints charts one local man's journey during 1886/87, taking in Tasmania, New Zealand, Honolulu, America and Canada. The album, which will be sold on September 5th in Perth, was spotted by auctioneer Nick Burns during a local house call. "The detail is ...

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Pictures and possessions of Perthshire artist John Murray Thomson to be auctioned

A remarkable collection which gives an insight into the working life of a highly regarded Scottish artist is to auctioned in Perth. Everything from the paint brushes John Murray Thomson worked with to dozens of finished paintings have come to light in a house in the Stathearn area. John Murray Thomson (1885-1974) was born in Crieff and educated at Morrisons Academy before attending Edinburgh ...

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Perthshire beauty sells for £12,000

A stylish Art Deco figure discovered in a Perthshire house has sold for £12,000 at auction. The 1920's figure of a girl by German sculptor Ferdinand Preiss went to a private buyer based in the UK, bidding by telephone. At one stage eight phone lines were competing with buyers online and in the room at the Perth auction on Tuesday. "It was an excellent result for a period bronze and ivory by a ...

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Brian 'Braaq' Shields painting coming up at Lindsay Burns & Company Auction

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, in which case, L.S. Lowry must be one of the most 'flattered' artists around. His instantly familiar industrial landscapes populated by matchstick men and women have always had a Marmite quality of love or hate about them. Firmly in the loving Lowry category are the many artists who have been inspired by his views and have produced their own ...

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Movie action comes under the hammer

Film fans of a certain age will be able to wallow in nostalgia when some original posters are auctioned in Perth. From Jaws to The Blues Brothers and featuring stars like Clint Eastwood, Charles Bronson, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Lee, the 80 posters would have been used at cinemas to advertise the current crop of movies at the time. "They are folded and predominately in good condition and ...

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