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Top brass in Christie’s sale of The Casimir Collection

January 16th, 2008 · 6 Comments

any of us with any spare cash after the festive excesses will be making a beeline for a sale at Christie’s South Kensington later this month.
On offer are more than 300 lots of brass, copper dating from 1500 to 1900 being marketed as The Casimir Collection.

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Tags: Metalware

Pleasure from hidden treasure

July 27th, 2007 · No Comments

In these scary days of hijackings, hostage-taking and international terrorism, the words metal detecting take on an altogether different and much more sinister meaning. What follows has nothing to do with the security measures to be found at airports and left luggage depots. No, the metal detecting that interests me is the type that keeps […]

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Tags: Coins · Metal Detecting

Collecting on the grandest of scales

March 26th, 2005 · No Comments

Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português by Christopher Proudlove© If I had a quid for every pound of currants, sultanas, sugar, butter, lard, even dog biscuits I’ve weighed out for customers in my old dad’s grocer’s shop, I’d be an extremely wealthy man. That was in the days when foodstuffs were delivered […]

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Top brass from bloody battles

February 26th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português Trench art – vases made from artillery shells By Christopher Proudlove© French prisoners of the Napoleonic Wars incarcerated in the hulks of English prison ships made pictures from the straw of their bedding. Using the mutton bones and scavenged from the kitchens, they made sets of […]

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Tags: Metalware · Militaria

The beautiful bronze age of collectables

February 5th, 2005 · No Comments

Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português by Christopher Proudlove© It all started during the Bronze Age, 1,000 years BC. Since then, among other things, we’ve been spending it, fighting with it, cooking in it and decorating our homes with it. Coins, canon and cooking pots are just three of a myriad of […]

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Tags: Metalware