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  • Rolex awarded to Peter Croft could sell £10,000 at Fellows
    A Rolex watch awarded to former professional sports shooter Peter Croft, after he finished third at the 1983 British Olympic Trap Grand Prix, could sell for £10,000 at Fellows Auctioneers. Croft represented the country in various international competitions, including the 1984 summer Olympics, the 1982 commonwealth games and the 1990 Commonwealth Games. This Rolex model […]
    Patrick O'Donnell
  • Rough diamond demand improves despite lower production, De Beers finds
    De Beers has announced that rough diamond production fell by 4% to 7.2 million carats in its third quarter, driven by planned reductions in production to reflect the lower demand for rough diamonds amid the pandemic.  It comes as Covid-19 related measures remain in place, according to the group, in a bid to safeguard the […]
    Heather Sandlin
  • Poll launched for new Platinum Jubilee marks
    The Four UK Assay Offices have published two marks to commemorate the Queen’s platinum jubilee. The offices are now asking NAJ members and their customers their opinion on the two separate designs. The two Platinum Jubilee marks have been created by the British Hallmarking Council (BHC), made up of the four UK Assay Offices, and […]
    Heather Sandlin
  • Christie’s launches series of online auctions
    Christie’s is preparing to launch the Geneva Luxury Sales, a series of live and online auctions, which will last from 27 October to 19 November. The “season” of auctions will feature three ‘Jewels’ auctions, one ‘Watches’ sale and a ‘Rare and Fine Wines’ auction. Live auctions (9-10 November), as well as the public preview (7-8- […]
    Patrick O'Donnell
  • UK retail sales grow for fifth consecutive month
    Retail sales in the UK have risen for the fifth consecutive month, despite the introduction of the tiered lockdown system, according to the latest figures released by the ONS. Last month, overall growth in sales volume was up 5.5% compared with February’s pre-pandemic levels.  In the three months to the end of September, overall retail […]
    Patrick O'Donnell