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A slave to the clock

15 November 2013

Gents of Leicester, the first company to market electric bells in the UK, began to produce the electric clock system, known eventually as the Pulsynetic in the first decade of the 20th century.

Auction Reports

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A £35,000 Aboriginal parrying shield is the pick of two tribal gatherings

19 July 2013

To great publicity last November Martel Maides of Guernsey sold a collection of Fijian cannibal forks for close to £30,000. They were the property of a local collector, who had bought them privately in the North Midlands three or four decades ago – the same vendor who entered an Aboriginal parrying shield to the auctioneer’s sale last month with hopes of £3000-4000.

Auction Reports

Lincolnshire salerooms complete merger

11 April 2013

Long-standing auctioneers Richardsons of Bourne Auction Rooms have joined forces with fellow Lincolnshire saleroom Golding Young & Mawer, thanks to a merger effective from earlier this month.

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Duck jug is a Victorian silver novelty

21 December 2012

Modelled as a rearing duck, this late Victorian silver and clear-glass novelty claret jug will be included in Golding Young & Mawer’s sale in Grantham, Lincolnshire on January 9.

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An Aboriginal star of sale and screen

24 August 2012

The multitude of television shows devoted to antiques are rarely popular with the antiques trade as a whole – in a well-worn argument some credit them with the disintegration of the dealing community itself – but auctioneers are ready participants both for the publicity and the prospect of a decent consignment.

Auction Reports

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Hats off to Drake

07 July 2012

Flick through the pages of an issue of ATG in the 1980s and there are many references to the rising market for Royal Doulton character jugs.

Auction Reports

Snow latest – updates on affected events

01 December 2010

WITH the severe weather that has hit the UK set to continue, there have been a number of changes to the fairs and auctions calendars. Here is a list of cancelled or rescheduled events, which will be regularly updated, but ATG advises anyone thinking of travelling to an event to check in advance with the relevant organisers before travelling.

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Hampshire wins at the Belfry

11 October 2010

CHARLES Hampshire of Peter Francis auctioneers in Carmarthen has won the NAVA National Auctioneer of the Year Award.

 

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