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Rare Celestial And Terrestrial Pocket Globe Sells For £18,800 In Peter Wilson Auction

April 26th, 2012 · No Comments

The young auctioneer was ecstatic. He’d just sold the object illustrated here for a cool £16,000 on behalf of a client from Crewe who didn’t know he owned it. The rare and early celestial and terrestrial pocket globe – consider it a precursor (by about four centuries) of the sat-nav – was “found” by the […]

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Tags: Maritime

Royal Charter shipwreck – great art born out of a maritime tragedy

May 18th, 2006 · No Comments

by Christopher Proudlove©Inspiration for these weekly missives, as I’ve said before, comes in many mysterious ways. This week’s is as bizarre as any. Knowing that I write it, a long-standing contact in the antiques business – he frames and sells fine art prints for a living – presented me with a cassette tape he had […]

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Tags: Maritime · Royal Charter

Antique Valentine’s Day gift – hold it to your ear and hear the sea

February 10th, 2006 · No Comments

by Christopher Proudlove©Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português If it’s true that sailors have one in every port, then an awful lot of young ladies will be looking forward to next Tuesday with high expectation. If you need reminding, it’s Valentine’s Day and woe betide the lover who fails to send a […]

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Tags: Maritime · Valentine

What’s on the menu? A charming collectable, for the price of a meal!

December 14th, 2005 · 2 Comments

by Christopher Proudlove�Espa�ol | Deutsche | Fran�ais | Italiano | Portugu�s It’s 1947, you’re travelling First Class aboard the Cunard White Star flagship RMS Queen Elizabeth and dinner is served. For starters, it’s oysters on the half shell, followed by clear turtle soup, turbot for the fish course and timable of ham. The roast sirloin […]

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Tags: Collectables · Ephemera · Maritime