An antique desk that graced the halls of the real-life Downton Abbey could fetch around £100,000 when it sells at auction this week.
A collection of horse-drawn hearses and other carriages will be sold by auction in Kent
Space memorabilia belonging to the widow of a Nasa technician killed while fuelling a Titan rocket failed to sell at an auction in Kent.
Distinctive road signs which have directed Londoners and tourists to world famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park are to be auctioned in Sussex.
Estimates range from £20 to more than £1,000 for each of the 362 signs.
Also being auctioned at Summers Place Auctions in Billingshurst, West Sussex, on May 21 will be a limited number of enamelled road signs, including for Abbey Road and Downing Street. Sealed bids will be considered for other lots.
The sell-off comes as Westminster City Council and Transport for London upgrade all of their signposting in the capital as part of a campaign called Legible London to make directions more user-friendly.
A 300 year old Chinese bamboo brushpot has sold at a Salisbury auction for £360,000. When workers in a charity shop accepted the pot as a donation they had no idea of the treasure they were about to uncover but as they unwrapped the items the very old carved wooden pot caught their eye.
An expert in Asian art at auctioneers Woolley and Wallis confirmed it was a rare brushpot made in China between 1662 and 1722 by one of the most famous artists of the period.
The winning collector was from Hong Kong who was among bidders from around the world.
This decrepit motor was only the eighth to be made in the UK when it rolled off the production line in 1959 and is thought to be the oldest unrestored Mini in existence. Despite its condition the Mini is being described as a 'classic'.
It has been revealed that the result of an auction to decide on the owner of the wreck of the Titanic and 5,500 items recovered from it has been delayed.A press conference to make an announcement has been postponed.
The current owner Premier Exhibitions said in a statement it was negotiating with a number of organisations and needed more time to come to a final decision.
The relatives of those who died say they are concerned the items may not be shown in the future and believe personal items like clothing should be returned to them.