Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

Waterloo 200th Anniversary Auction

LONDON, 399 Strand - With 2015 marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions and A.H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd present an auction centred on Napoleon and the Napoleonic Wars. Prices range from £50 - £22,000 across approximately 300 lots, featuring a Napoleon death mask and private letters from the French Emperor alongside medals, militaria and works of art.

Auction Highlights 

Napoleon’s Death Mask

Archive of Captain Carlo Montu’s Aviation Heroics at Auction

London—The bullet that shot Italian aviation pioneer, solider and sports executive, Carlo Montu will be offered alongside a fascinating archive that explores his involvement with Italian aviation throughout both world wars and the Italian-Turkish War, for which he was highly decorated for his bravery. These will be sold on Thursday 13th November as part of the Important Books and Manuscripts sale at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions.

At Auction: Books Owned & Annotated by D.H. Lawrence’s Jilted Lover

London—A collection of annotated D.H. Lawrence biographies owned by his lover and fiancé Louie Burrows reveal a fascinating insight into the impact Lawrence had on the woman in his life and how passionately they felt about him. The books will be auctioned on Thursday 23rd October during the sale of 20th Century Books and Works on Paper at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ Mayfair saleroom. 

Antarctic Sledging Note Throws Light on Historic Polar Explorations fbcadmin Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:30

London—A fascinating collection of sledging notes written by members of Captain Scott's National Antarctic Expedition on their journeys across the snows of the southern continent. The collection will go under the hammer in London during Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions sale of Printed Books and Manuscripts on Thursday 2nd October 

These eight sledging notes were written by members of the expedition during the "Heroic Age" of polar exploration and give a vivid insight into the challenges and obstacles of their work in the Antarctic.

George Bailey Appointed as Chairman of Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

The Stanley Gibbons Group plc announces the appointment of George Bailey as Chairman of Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, the art and antiques auctions subsidiary of The Stanley Gibbons Group plc with effect from 1 September 2014.

With over 35 years’ experience in the fine art and auction industry, George is best known for his career at Sotheby’s as a key member of the firm’s European management team and as an exceptional auctioneer.