Top stories this week (April 21-27) – including news of a record set for a 1960s Beatles concert poster


1) 1966 Beatles concert poster sold at Dallas auction house hits new high


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A 1966 Beatles Shea Stadium poster – $220,000 at Heritage Auctions.

A bright yellow poster promoting the Beatles concert on August 23, 1966 at Shea Stadium in New York sold for a record $220,000 (£169,400) at the Heritage auction in Dallas.

2) Bidding with abandonment for the Ariane de Foucou


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Ariana by Jean-Joseph Foucou dated 1793, sold for £170,000 at Mellors & Kirk in a sole proprietorship sale of the contents of The Heath House, near Checkley, Staffordshire.

An 18th century marble statuette with extensive provenance emerged at a recent auction in Nottingham.

3) Indian pieces, including jewelry belonging to Maharajah Duleep Singh’s mother, attract auction at Bonhams


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Gold pendant set with diamonds and emeralds from the collection of Maharani Jindan Kaur – £110,000 at Bonhams.

Bonhams’ Islamic and Indian Art sale on March 29 was topped with a gold pendant set with diamonds and emeralds from the collection of Maharani Jindan Kaur (1817-63).

4) Mickey and Minnie take pole position


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1932 Tippco Mickey and Minnie mechanical tinplate motorcycle – $185,000 (£142,450) at Bertoia Auctions.

The Mickey and Minnie motorcycle made by Tippco, circa 1932, is the most desirable German tinplate clockwork toy of this period.

5) A gold Patek Philippe watch and a skeleton clock from Westminster Abbey are among the five lots to watch this week


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An 18k gold Patek Philippe Gondola wristwatch is expected to sell for over £5,000 at Plymouth auction houses.

Five previews of upcoming items, including an 18k gold Patek Philippe Gondola wristwatch likely won by its former owner in a card game.

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