For further information contact Rebecca Ruff on +44(0) 207 468 8210 or firstname.lastname@example.org NOTES FOR EDITORS Bonhams, founded in 1793, is the world's oldest and largest auctioneer of fine art and antiques remaining with British ownership. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and PhillipsSon and Neale UK. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America and in August 2003, Goodmans, a leading Australian fine art and antiques auctioneer withsalerooms in Sydney, joined the Bonhams Group of Companies. Today, Bonhams is the fastest growing auction house in the world, offering more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street, and Knightsbridge, and a further eight throughout the UK. Sales are also held in Switzerland, Monaco, Australia (Sydney and Melbourne) and the USA (New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles). Bonhams also has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives offering sales advice and valuation services in 25 countries. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of more than 50 Bonhams specialist departments, go to www.bonhams.com.