Category: collecting

August 4, 2016


Pro Auction are delighted to announce a live and webcast auction of Architectural Antiques, Salvage & Reclamation items to be held over two days on the 16th and 17th September 2016, The past two decades have brought about an incredible resurgence in salvaged, up-cycled and church reclaimed architectural items; even for those outside of design […]

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June 14, 2016


By industry definition, proof coins are made for collectors, special occasions or other numismatic purposes. They are not coins intended for general circulation. In terms of output, a proof is the absolute highest quality coin a mint can produce and its exceptional detail combined with aesthetic appeal make them extremely popular with collectors. Or are […]

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June 13, 2016


They may share borders, but it would appear that throughout history that’s about all that Spain and France have shared in a convivial manner. Fact is that they have seemingly always been at loggerheads with each other which has not only strained trade relations, but also quite interestingly the currency and more specifically types of […]

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May 10, 2016


There is no denying that throughout the centuries, women have struggled to make their mark in society and be equally recognised for their work. Emily Pankhurst led the suffragette movement to secure women the vote and now Hillary Clinton is running to become the first ever female president of the USA. So it comes as […]

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May 9, 2016


Vanity is a very interesting thing. Just look around you in the traffic these days and take note of how many people have personalised number plates. There’s also those who like to embroider there initials on their clothing. But the highest rung on the ladder when it comes to having your name and surname noticed […]

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May 9, 2016


“We shall fight them on the beaches, we shall fight them in the air, we shall never surrender.” Stirring words indeed, uttered by Sir Winston Churchill at the height of World War II. Iconic words that stirred a nation and inspired their men and women of service to dig deep and win the war for […]

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May 9, 2016


90 is a big number in anyone’s book. Even more so when it is attached to someone’s Birthday. And doubly so when that’s someone’s Birthday just happens to be Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The lands longest reigning Monarch and an inspiration to us all. So it seems only fitting that to honour this wonderful […]

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April 25, 2016


No don’t panic and rush for the underground shelters just yet. It’s not the end of humanity to which we refer here, but rather, perhaps the end of the coin corner shop. Well on second thoughts maybe it is the end of the world as we know it. Depends on what side of the fence […]

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April 25, 2016


Guess what? The numismatic art revolves around collecting rare coins. A revelation! However, what would you call the art of collecting coins that weren’t supposed to exist in the first place? I guess for a numismatist that would be like a child eventually laying eyes on the Easter bunny. A magical moment if you will. […]

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April 22, 2016


Okay well technically her majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, didn’t put her hands into her own pockets when she handed out Maundy money at Windsor Castle recently. This in an age old tradition that sees the nation’s longest serving monarch hand out cash on an annual basis to those deemed needy and worthy enough. The Maundy […]

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