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‘Allo ‘Allo’s Fallen Madonna sells for £15,000 at auction

Image copyright East Bristol Auctions Image caption The Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies was supposedly painted by fictional artist Van Clomp A portrait made famous in the BBC sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo has been sold…

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James Bond gun withdrawn from auction over ‘fake’ row

Image copyright Humber Ellis Image caption The weapon was handed to Sean Connery in the opening scenes of Dr No in 1962 A James Bond gun has been withdrawn from auction because experts “cannot agree”…


Early digital clock made in Hull shed sold at auction

Image caption Thomas Bromley’s Digitron Electric Clock was built in his shed at his Hull home in 1961 One of the world’s first digital clocks, which was made by a man in his shed, has…


Great Escape pilot’s caterpillar pin sells at auction

Image copyright Lockdales Image caption Chris Elmy of Lockdales with the Caterpillar Club lapel pin A gold pin given to a pilot who escaped a notorious prisoner of war camp has sold at auction for…


Hockney painting breaks auction record for living artist

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) broke the record held by Jeff Koons A celebrated painting by British artist David Hockney has been sold at Christie’s in…


Clacton owner to auction original Sooty TV puppets

Image copyright Hansons Auctioneers Image caption A 1960s Sooty and a 1970s puppet from the TV hit show are both up for sale Sooty fans have the chance to buy the ultimate toy memorabilia; original…


Stephen Hawking personal effects fetch £1.8m at auction

Image copyright Christie’s Image caption A copy of Prof Hawking’s best-selling book, signed with a thumbprint, was among the items up for sale Personal effects of Stephen Hawking, including a signed copy of his 1965…


Stephen Hawking wheelchair and thesis auction opens

Image copyright Christie’s Image caption A copy of Prof Hawking’s best-selling book is going under the hammer, signed with a thumbprint Personal effects of Stephen Hawking, including a signed copy of his 1963 PhD thesis,…


Stephen Hawking’s personal items to be sold at auction

Image copyright BBC/Richard Ansett Image caption Prof Stephen Hawking, the world-famous physicist, died earlier this year A signed copy of Prof Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis is expected to raise more than £100,000 at an auction…



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