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George French Angas: The First to Document South Australia

George French Angas (G.F.A.) was an English naturalist, painter, author and poet who travelled to many countries, studying its landscapes...
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Date

05 Oct 2022

Author

Jessie Showell

Art

Burke & Wills: The Famous Photographs

Robert O’Hara Burke and William John Wills are two names you’ve probably heard before. Together with John King and Charles...
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Date

27 Aug 2022

Author

Jessie Showell

Antique Furniture

Mouseman: A Mouse Shaped Mark on History

Robert Thompson was born in Kilburn, North Yorkshire in 1876 to the village carpenter and stonemason. At a young age,...
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Date

24 Jul 2022

Author

Jessie Showell

Auctions

Minerals: What makes them special?

  What makes a mineral valuable? Well, there are various factors to consider. The first question to ask is, “is...
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Date

01 Jul 2022

Author

Jessie Showell

Collectables

Steiff: The World’s First Teddy Bear

    Before Steiff, there was no such thing as a Teddy Bear. Arguably, that in itself makes Steiff one...
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Date

23 Jun 2022

Author

Jessie Showell

Auctions

Motion. Autos, Art, Architecture – Guggenheim (Bilbao)

    With our Classic Motorcycle and Vehicle auction happening this weekend (Saturday 21 May), we thought it would be...
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Date

19 May 2022

Author

Jessie Showell

Auctions

Rare Medallion: The Cessation of Transportation in 1853

  History of Transportation as Punishment   During the 18th and 19th centuries, British Society was rife with extreme poverty,...
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Date

07 Apr 2022

Author

Jessie Showell

Collectables

Panorama Photograph from WWI

  On March 11th, 1918, this panoramic photo was taken of an AFC Training Depot unit in front of a...
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Date

31 Mar 2022

Author

Jessie Showell

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