Mittwoch, 8. April 2015

Cotswolds auctioneer to sell off famous actor Robert Hardy's lifetime collection.

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The fascinating lifetime collection of a Cheltenham-born actor and military historian will go under the hammer this month.

Specialist auctioneer Dominic Winter based in South Cerney near Cirencester is to sell off the Robert Hardy collection at its showrooms on Saturday April 18

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


Here's the link to the auction:

Please check out the .pdf catalogue. It's truly amazing!

Words and pictures by Gloucestershire Echo
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