Norman Parkinson photograph of Baroness Thatcher: her belongings are being sold. Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis

As briefcases go, there’s none more exclusive than the red leather prime ministerial dispatch box embossed, in gold, with the royal cypher of Queen El(...)

Page from the 1631 bible which reads: “Thou shalt commit adultery”

One of the greatest howlers in English publishing history occurred in 1631 when a version of The Holy Bible was published in London with the word “not(...)

‘Winter in Florida’ by Sir John Lavery sold for $200,000

Auction Results Tuesday (November 3rd) Sotheby’s, New York. Winter in Florida (oil on canvas) by Sir John Lavery, $200,000 ($200,000- $250,(...)

Sr Margaret Mary Alacoque and the Sacred Heart”, 8ft x 6ft on a marbleised base, is estimated at between €200-€300

In the mid-20th century there were about 8,000 nuns in Ireland and at least one convent – and associated school – in almost every town. Today, it i(...)

Sir John Lavery’s ‘Winter in Florida’ dates from around 1927

Another painting by Sir John Lavery – his Japanese Winter sold for £509,000 (€693,000) in last week’s Irish Sale in London – is going under the hammer(...)

Detail from the poster  for the Charlie Chaplin film ‘A Dog’s Life’ sold for £37,500

Rare Charlies Chaplin film posters were among the highlights in an auction at Bonhams in London last week entitled ‘Richard Attenborough: A Life Both (...)

A silver and gold medal Brunt won during a police sports tournament in 1911

Forthcoming Auctions Tuesday (November 3rd) John Weldon Auctioneers, Cows Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. Auction of jewellery, watches, silver a(...)

A Regatta on the Grand Canal, by Italian artist Vincenzo Chilone (1758-1839), was looted during the second World War but has now been returned

An unexpected Irish link has emerged in the ongoing worldwide project to identify the rightful owners of art looted by the Nazis during the second (...)

A Village Kermesse Near Antwerp by David Teniers the Younger, one of the paintings at Russborough House, is said to be worth €2 million

The planned sale of old master paintings from Russborough House at auction in London has been postponed for another six months. The board of the Alfr(...)

Hastings Railway Station by Walter Frederick Osborne: sold for £62,500 at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s much-anticipated Irish art sale in London on Wednesday afternoon didn’t quite live up to expectations, with 26 of the 71 lots remaining unso(...)