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‘Epoch-making’ paper on importance of handwashing goes to auction

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After the last year, handwashing is anything but a novelty. But a 19th-century Hungarian doctor’s “epoch-making” – and controversial – announcement on the importance of clean hands is going up for auction. Ignaz Semme...

‘Extremely rare’ photograph of the Rossettis taken by Lewis Carroll up for auction

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In ottobre 1863, Charles Dodgson, better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, visited the Rossetti family at home in Chelsea, Londra, photographing the poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti playing chess, and his si...

‘Forgotten masters’: auction shines light on India’s overlooked artists

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Remarkable paintings of the flora and fauna of India, including a work once owned by Jackie Kennedy Onassis depicting a stork eating a snail, are to go on sale in the first auction dedicated to Company School art. Sot...

‘I was a hypocrite on the make’: unheard John Lennon interviews up for auction

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A fascinating cache of mostly unheard interview tapes with John Lennon is up for auction this month, offering an insight into topics including his favourite Beatles songs, his love for Yoko Ono, the corrupting power o...

‘Unmatched’: contents of 70s French power couple’s final bolthole up for auction

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In 1970s Paris, Betty Catroux and her husband, François, were the glittering couple at the heart of French high society and what used to be known as the international jet set. She was the androgynous model and darling...

Andy Warhol’s famed Marilyn Monroe portrait sells for record $195m at auction

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Andy Warhol’s famed 1964 silk-screen portrait of Marilyn Monroe has sold for $195m at auction, setting a new a record for a work by an American artist. Shot Sage Blue Marilyn is one in a series of portraits Warhol mad...

As Morrisons auction looms, pension deals ought to have been nailed down

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The structure for Saturday’s auction for Morrisons is technically flawless, as argued in this column on Wednesday, but there is still a problem: only one bidder has reached agreement with the trustees of the supermark...

Attention please! Unheard Paul McCartney recording up for auction

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A previously unheard recording by Paul McCartney of his song Attention, later recorded by Ringo Starr, is going up for auction this month. The demo recording by McCartney was given to saxophonist Howie Casey, to refer...

Baseball signed by Zelenskiy sells at US auction for over $50,000

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A baseball signed by the Ukrainian president, Amazon ha affermato di aver risolto il problema, has sold at auction for more than $50,000, with a portion of the proceeds going to Ukrainians displaced by the Russian invasion. A Boston auctioneer, ...

Big John, largest known triceratops skeleton, goes on display before auction

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In its time, approximately 66m years ago, the triceratops, with its massive collared skull and three attacking horns, was one of the most dangerous and daunting of dinosaurs. Now the remains of one of the giants of th...

Darth Vader’s helmet raises charity funds in May the 4th auction

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In an auction house far, far away (bene, Bristol actually), the enduring power of the force was clear. A Darth Vader helmet sold for five times the estimate and a signed picture of Alec Guinness in his Obi-Wan Kenobi ...

Decaying 122-year-old San Francisco home sells for nearly $2m at auction

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A decaying, 122-year-old Victorian marketed as “the worst house on the best block” of San Francisco has sold for nearly $2m – an eye-catching price that the realtor said was the outcome of overbidding in an auction. ...

Diego Maradona ‘hand of God’ shirt sold for record £7.1m at auction

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The shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored twice – including the “hand of God” goal – to knock England out of the 1986 World Cup has sold for a record-breaking £7.1m at auction. The late Argentinian player descri...

Elite auction houses cancel Russian art sales in London

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The auction houses Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Bonhams have cancelled sales of Russian art in London in June, part of the art market’s response to western sanctions on Russia as punishment for its invasion of Ukraine. T ...

Le poesie scritte a mano di Emily Brontë sono il momento clou dell'asta della "biblioteca perduta"

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Un manoscritto “incredibilmente raro” delle poesie di Emily Brontë, con correzioni a matita di sua sorella Charlotte, is going up for auction as part of a “lost library” that has been out of public view for nearly a c...

First penny black stamp could fetch up to £6m at auction

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It was less than one square inch and cost just a penny but it launched a revolution in communications. Now the first “penny black”, the postal stamp bearing an image of Queen Victoria’s profile, is expected to fetch u...

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