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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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Antique table from Perthshire Estate fetches £22,000

A rare item of furniture from a Perthshire estate exceeded all expectations when it sold for £22,000 at auction. The Scottish William IV oak and ebony inlaid table dating to around 1830 had a pre-sale estimate of £3,000-5,000 but a battle between collectors saw the bidding soar. It eventually went to a private London buyer when it came under the hammer at Auctioneers Lindsay Burns & ...

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Rare 17th century maps of the world go under the hammer

A rare book of maps which reveals the world as it was known in the 1600's has been sold at auction in Perth. While Australia is notable by its absence the "Isles of Great Brittaine"are quite recognisable to the modern eye with Perth, "Dunkell", Dundee and "Angusia" all featuring. Taken from the notes and works of the famous Monsieur Sanson, geographer to the French King, the leather bound ...

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Kinpurnie Castle contents reveal life upstairs, downstairs

A fascinating glimpse into the privileged life by a wealthy shipping family in their Angus Castle has been revealed as the end of an era draws to a close. For over 100 years Kinpurnie Castle near Newtyle was owned by the Cayzers, whose massive fortune was founded by Sir Charles William Cayzer,a Victorian schoolmaster's son who went to sea as a teenager and later founded a shipping company. ...

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£15,000 auction surprise for owner whose painting found in the attic had been dismissed as average

A painting discovered in a Perthshire attic which had been dismissed as being of little value has sold for almost £15,000. The owner had taken it to one Scottish auction house which declined to sell it as they believed it was worth less than £500, their lot threshold value, He decided to show it to auctioneer Nick Burns of Lindsay Burns & Company in Perth, who immediately recognised it ...

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