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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

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

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

Nine hundred historic library books to be sold at auction

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Hundreds of historic books that have been gathering dust in the basements of Gloucestershire libraries will be going under the hammer at a Cotswolds antiques auction next week.

The 900 titles – some of which are hundreds of years old – are being sold because they have not been requested for many years.

Library heads are hoping the auction could raise thousands of pounds, which will be ploughed back into the county’s library service.

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October 17, 2013 at 5:29 pm

War hero’s medals go under the hammer

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The medals of a Wiltshire pilot who fought in the Battle of Britain, airlifted evacuees from an African revolution, and died as he lived – in the cockpit of his aeroplane – will go under the hammer at an antiques auction in the Cotswold next week.

Wing commander Paul Bingham Elwell, from Highworth, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for taking on five Focke-Wulf 109 fighter planes in a dogfight near Cherbourg on June 26, 1944. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 19, 2013 at 2:10 pm

After sale-topping tiger, auctioneers pin their hopes on a Jaguar

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A tiger stole the show at Moore Allen & Innocent’s last antiques auction. And at their next sale, auctioneers are pinning their hopes on a Jaguar.

This time, though, the big cat in question is not a piece of taxidermy. It still roars, and its sleek looks have been turning heads at the Cirencester saleroom. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 4, 2013 at 8:12 pm

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