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22 December, 2020 | Blog

Tompion Clock: £262,750 at Bonhams

With excellent provenance and by the workshop of Thomas Tompion, a rare, early eighteenth-century gilt metal-mounted, ebony-veneered, quarter-repeating, and striking table clock sold at auction for £262,750. The clock, which had been estimated at between £120,000 and £180,000 was sold by Bonhams at its Fine Clocks auction held in London... View Article

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21 December, 2020 | Blog

A Winter Warming Crowdfunder

Many of you will have read in an earlier blog post that the ageing heating system at Upton Hall has finally succumbed to old Father Time, and has broken down to a state of disrepair. Its final act was to spray hot water around the cellar before going to sleep... View Article

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16 December, 2020 | Blog

$2.2 Million Vintage Heuer Monaco

Once again, the combination of an iconic vintage steel sports 1960-70s chronograph, a legendary movie star and motorsports has proved to be a winner. On Saturday 12 December, Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo, at its New York ‘RACING PULSE’ auction, sold a Heuer Monaco, reference 1133, for a... View Article

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3 December, 2020 | Blog

In the Bleak Midwinter…We’re Still Here!

Those of you who have visited Upton Hall, especially in the winter months, will be well aware that even in a normal year, coming inside is akin to reaching the Polar Ice Cap. Temperatures are often lower than those outside. Well, this year we have a special treat in store... View Article

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19 November, 2020 | Blog

Clocks and Watches

That’s it, the last HJ of 2020 has gone to press. Meaning that….we’ve already been working on the next two issues. Production schedules are always tighter at this time of year, as the bank holidays mean we need to bring everything forward. However, we still have a December issue bursting... View Article

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