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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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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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