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Oxford conference returns in September

10 March 2014

Following the success of last year’s Oxford conference for art and antiques professionals, Jeremy Lamond of Halls and Rupert Toovey of Toovey’s have announced the 2014 event will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 12-13.

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The ‘chocolate wrapper’ valued at £30,000

02 December 2013

An extremely rare 1700-year-old Roman gold coin discovered by a metal detecting enthusiast in South Wiltshire is expected to fetch up to £30,000 at an auction in London.

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‘Wild man’ spoon is Benson best-seller

10 June 2013

The Benson collection of early spoons was dispersed at Christie’s King Street last week. The highest selling lot was a Henry VI spoon with a Wodewose or wild man finial (one of only four known) which was secured by a UK private buyer on the phone for £70,000.

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Free valuation templates online ahead of second Oxford Conference

10 June 2013

The Oxford Conference for auctioneers and valuers launched last autumn by Rupert Toovey and Jeremy Lamond will be repeated this year on Friday and Saturday, September 13-14, based at the Ashmolean Museum with lectures in the Taylor Institute adjacent to the museum campus.

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Wellby bequest is ‘best for a century’

04 February 2013

The collection of close to 500 silver and gold objects donated to the Ashmolean museum in Oxford by the late dealer-collector Michael Wellby has been described as the most important bequest of its type for over a century.

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