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LONDON.- A ‘selfie’ of European and Japanese helmets dating from 16th – 19th centuries, from the John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection, Massachusetts, USA, to be auctioned in London on 7 May at Thomas Del Mar Ltd (in Association with Sotheby’s). www.thomasdelmar.com 

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LONDON.- Hold My Hand: the 19th century boy’s armour, pictured, belonged to the newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, inspiration to Orson Welles’s film Citizen Cane. From the John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection to be sold at Thomas Del Mar Ltd (In Association with Sotheby’s), 7th May. Estimates for these armours start at £5,000 - £20,000

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LONDON.- A steel target with embossed decoration, 19th century, after an Italian original of the mid-16th century made for the Emperor Charles V. From John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection, to be sold at Thomas Del Mar Ltd (in Association with Sotheby’s). Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000.

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LONDON.- A stained glass panel of St Adrian of Nicomedia, probably Flemish or German, early 16th century and later. 186.5 x 59 cm. See the Detroit Institute of Art, Accession No. 58.111, for what appears to be a companion window to this, depicting St. Wencelas. From John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection, to be sold at Thomas Del Mar Ltd (in Association with Sotheby’s) on 7th May. Estimate: £1000-2000.

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LONDON.- A polychrome and giltwood figure of St. Florian probably Tyrol, second half 15th century. The armoured crowned and cloaked figure pouring a bucket of water on a burning tower at his side lance missing, 72 cm; 28 ¼ in high. Estimate: £1,500-£2,500. From the John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection, to be auctioned in London on 7th May at Thomas Del Mar Ltd (in Association with Sotheby’s).

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LONDON.- A selection of armour from the 16th – 19th centuries. Estimates start at £5,000 - £30,000. From the John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection, to be auctioned in London on 7 May at Thomas Del Mar Ltd (In Association with Sotheby’s).

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LONDON.- Portrait of Antonio Treus of Udine. North Italian School, Second half of the 16th century. Inscribed in Latin. Oil on canvas in a carved and painted Sansovino frame, 143.5cm x 95.5cm; 56 1/2in x 37 1/2in. Estimate: £4,000-£6,000. From the John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection to be sold at Thomas Del Mar Ltd (In Association with Sotheby’s), 7th May.