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The Most Valuable Work Of Art Ever Sold in Scotland

A spectacular week of auctions at Lyon & Turnbull culminated in the sale of the most valuable work of art ever sold in Scotland. The Five Centuries sale in Edinburgh on May 20th included a previously unrecorded 14th century French gothic casket (seen above) that came for sale from Tornaveen House in Aberdeenshire, where it had been for four centuries. In ten minutes of bidding drama across multiple phone lines, the price began at £50,000...

Scottish Whisky High Quality For McTear’s

Scottish Whisky high quality for McTear’s is still affordable and is becoming ever more collectable, and McTear’s Auctioneers will tell you, it’s a shrewd investment. The July auction at McTear’s Auctioneers in Scotland was a thriving affair, with hammer prices totalling £92,000 plus for a sale of just under 500 lots of rare and collectable whisky. The bottles mainly came from individuals—many of them passed down from elderly relatives, as was the case with the...

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