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Single bottle of scotch sells for £8,500

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At £340 a shot, it will be the most expensive glass raised in the Cotswolds this Christmas – a very special bottle of whisky has sold at an auction in Cirencester for £8,500.

The 70cl decanter of Macallan’s Millennium was the jewel in the crown of this year’s pre-Christmas selected antiques and wine & spirits sale at Moore Allen & Innocent, where it exceeded its £3,000 to £5,000 estimate to make the top price of the day.

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December 11, 2013 at 1:59 pm

A shot of whisky? That’ll be £178, sir

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At up to £178 a shot, it might be the most expensive glass raised in the Cotswolds at Christmas this year – but auctioneers at Moore Allen & Innocent in Cirencester are confident that a very special bottle of whisky will sell for between £3,000 and £5,000 when it goes under the hammer next week.

The 70cl decanter of Macallan’s Millennium is the jewel in the crown of this year’s pre-Christmas wine and spirits sale. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 28, 2013 at 9:49 am

Unique memento of Beatlemania to go under the hammer

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Fifty years ago – at the height of Beatlemania – Swindon music lover Joan Britton made her way to Heathrow airport to watch John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr board a flight to New York at the start of The Beatles’ first American tour.

With three school friends the fifteen-year-old crafted a banner out of a bed sheet and shoe polish, and with a prime spot at the front of the airport’s viewing platform she’s sure the Fab Four saw her plea for the band to Come Back Soon.

News footage of screaming Beatles fans at airports on both sides of The Pond are among the most iconic images of the decade.

And now Joan’s banner, along with her precious collection of vinyl LPs and other items of memorabilia, including magazines and books, posters, autographs and albums of newspaper cuttings, is to be sold at an antiques auction in the Cotswolds. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 11, 2013 at 9:52 am

Young soldier remembered as Armistice Day approaches

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On August 16, 1914 – two weeks after the outbreak of the First World War – labourer Frank Thorpe signed up to join the Army.

A year later – at the age of 19 – he was killed at Gallipoli; one of 120,000 British soldiers to meet their deaths in an Allied campaign against the Ottoman Empire.

And as the country prepares to remember its fallen on Armistice Day, Private Thorpe’s tragic story is remembered in a collection of medals and documents, which will go under the hammer at an antiques auction in the Cotswolds on Friday, November 8.

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November 5, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Dressage rider wins three horse race for farmhouse

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Alice and Freddie Whitefield with auctioneer Mark Hill

Alice and Freddie Whitefield with auctioneer Mark Hill

A dressage rider and her husband won a three horse race to buy a secluded farmhouse in the south Cotswolds last week.

After years of losing out in sealed bid offers to rival house hunters, Freddie and Alice Whitefield, from Badminton, Gloucestershire, almost didn’t turn up to the auction at The Fox Inn at nearby Hawkesbury Upton on Wednesday, October 23. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 5, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Merry Monarch makes top price at antique paintings auction

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Charles II was crowned King of the Sale at an auction of antique paintings and books in Cirencester last week.

A portrait of the Merry Monarch achieved £4,000 – the top price of the day – at Moore Allen & Innocent’s selected picture sale on Friday, October 25.

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October 28, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Bidders flock from across UK to field where it all began

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Fifty-two years after they sold a Cotswold farm, rural land agents Moore Allen & Innocent returned to the same field to auction the farm machinery of the man who bought it.

John Peel purchased the 1,000 acre Dudgrove Farm, near Fairford, at the sale in 1961. And when he decided to contract out his land, he asked Moore Allen & Innocent to conduct the sale of 84 pieces of farm machinery – ranging from ploughs and cultivators to tractors and a combine harvester – from the very same field. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 21, 2013 at 3:43 pm

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