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Jewellery from shoebox could sell for £30,000

Items had been missing since grandmother's death 15 years ago.

Jewellery worth upto £30,000 has been discovered 15 yeras after it went missing. The collection belonged to a grandmother, but relatives could not find it after she died. More than a decade after her death the jewellery was discovered in an old shoebox. Perth based auctionner Nick Burns is selling the items on behalf of ...

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Auctioneer Nick Burns with the snuff box that comes from the days when the whaling industry was at its peak

Whaling era snuff box to go under the hammer

Rare Dundee memento from 1829 surfaces and it's not one to be sniffed at...

An unusual memento of Dundee's once thriving whaling industry will go under the hammer next month. The super rare sunff box, made for one of the city's biggest whale-catching firms, was uncovered during a local house clearance. According to the inscription, it was presented to a man, possibly a writer, called ...

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Golden eye: Auctioneer Nick Burns with one of the gold coins

Auction team strike gold in cottage search

Hoarder's home yielded gold coins worth as much as £80,000 during clearing operation.

A treasure trove of rare gold coins, worth up to £80,000 has been unearthed at a hoarder's cottage in Perthshire. Auction house valuers found the hidden pieces in among plies of debris and bric-a-brac at a rundown country house. The team from Lindsay Burns & Company in Perth were warned to ...

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Auctioneer Nick Burns with the metal box and the Jewellery which was fouind inside.

Surprise discovery in "box of tat"

Family's shock after autioneer finds jewellery worth more than £20,000 while on valuation visit to property in Perthshire.

A Perthshire family were stunned to be told that their "box of tat" contained jewellery worth more than £20,000. Auctioneer Nick Burns made the discovery on a home valuation visit. "I went in to view some bits and pieces at a property in Perthshire," siad Mr ...

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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 ...

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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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