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The Brazilian National Flag Used on the Parade Lap and Podium of
        the Italian Grand Prix, Monza 1992 by Formula 1 racing driver Ayrton Senna (SC25/465)
        is just one of the many interesting items in the Autumn 2017 Sporting & Collectors

Brian Goodison-Blank previews the Autumn 2017 Sporting & Collectors Auction, which has a special treat in store for film buffs, but will nonetheless also appeal to collectors of militaria and firearms as well as those interested in Formula 1. The sale is certainly not short of those curiosities that make these sales so interesting.

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Antiques and Collectables Sale Our next Antiques And Interiors Sale will be held at our salerooms in Okehampton Street in Exeter on Tuesday, 21st November 2017. The catalogue is now available.

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Louis Wain Louis Wain was one of the most famous postcard artists of all time, famed for his anthropomorphised cats and kittens. Martin McIlroy recalls his story and its tragedies, from his boyhood truancy through his wife's death (which defined his career) to his twilight years in a mental hospital.
A rare photograph of Charles Darwin (BK18/336) fetched £5,200. Rachel Littlewood reviews a buoyant auction of books, prints, maps and photographs that saw some excellent results, including £5,200 for a rare photograph of Charles Darwin.
Betty Joel (1894-1985): a Token mahogany bedside cabinet (FS36/1048). Brian Goodison-Blanks writes about the renewed interest in Art Deco furniture as we approach the first centenary of this particular design period and explores the work of Betty Joel (1894-1985), which is being increasingly sought after.
Michael J Praed (b 1941): Sweeping Moors (FS35/557). Estimate £150-£200. Daniel Goddard, Head of the Pictures Department, considers the Cornish pictures of the contemporary artist Michael Praed, who has a distinctive personal style. The Cornish artist lives in Newlyn.
Austrian Cold Painted Bronze Cats Playing Tennis. Martin McIlroy, Head of the Works of Art Department, looks at Austrian cold painted bronzes of cats. He examines why cats became such a popular subject for artists such as Franz Bergman (1838-1894).
Front Cover of The Lot Magazine Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood publishes an occasional magazine called The Lot covering our recent news and saleroom hightlights. It also provides interesting insights into our work. The current and previous editions can be downloaded in PDF format or read online as a page-by-page electronic magazine.

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