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Book signed by Winston Churchill sells for £980

A book signed by Winston Churchill is expected to sell for hundreds of pounds when it goes under the hammer in Perth

The one-time Dundee MP sent the copy of his own work Great Contemporaries to a friend, Bailie John Smith, in Glasgow in the early 1950s.

The book is a collection of 25 short, biographical essays about famous people and was first published in 1937. It includes ...

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Lot 280A. A white metal oval shaped regimental badge

Badge is a cut above at £4,800

A white-metal regimental badge estimated at £50-100 sold for £4,800 in Perth, Scotland, on September 3. Why? It probably hailed from the time and place of the American War of Independance (1775-83). A big clue to its appeal was the mark to the reverse L Fueter- probably for the New York silversmith Lewis Fueter (1746-84). He was the son of the Swiss maker Daniel Christian Fueter (1720-85) ...

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Lot 172. An early Fry

Fry up to £5,500

Just a little less famous than Fry's Five Boys image is the illustration bt Tom Browne of a multi-class group outside a sweetshop with the line from Troilus and Cressida: One touch of Nature makes the whole World kin. Dated from c.1905, the advertising sign made a big enough hit to be produced on postcards and today is a target for collectors, many whom have keen taste for any chocolate sign. ...

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Chuffed to be there! Original 1950s railway posters celebrating Britain's golden age of seaside package holidays are found in home of late elderly couple

A collection of vintage railway posters that celebrate the golden age of the seaside package holiday have been  unearthed during a house clearance. The colourful 1950s posters were discovered under a pile of knick-knacks at the back of a cupboard in a flat of an elderly couple who had passed away in Perthshire, Scotland. They include a racy image of a lady in a bikini promoting the resort of ...

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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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