I've learned the following from www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk
The fascinating lifetime collection of a Cheltenham-born actor and military historian will go under the hammer this month.
auctioneer Dominic Winter based in South Cerney near Cirencester is to
sell off the Robert Hardy collection at its showrooms on Saturday April
The 89-year-old actor has an extensive collection of furniture,
books, paintings and silver ware, and the catalogue for the 238 lots to
be offered in the sale runs to 58 pages.
Robert Hardy was born in
Cheltenham and studied at Oxford University where he met Richard
Burton. As a member of the Oxford University Drama Society one of his
first appearances on stage was at the Playhouse Theatre in town. He said: "Downsizing and losing a great part of a treasured library
makes for sadness. Entrusting it all to Dominic Winter and Co has taken
away much of the pain and through them I wish anyone who comes to
possess anything that was mine as much joy and pleasure as it has given
me through the years."
Robert Hardy is most famous for his TV
roles as the crusty vet Siegfried Farnon in All Creatures Great and
Small and as Winston Churchill in several TV series and movies.
For more details on the sale visit dominicwinter.co.uk