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The shortlist is as follows:

General Antiques Dealer

UK: North of M62: Georgian Antiques, Edinburgh; Graham Smith Antiques, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne; Heathcote Antiques, Cross Hills, Nr Keighley, West Yorkshire; Charles Lumb & Sons, Harrogate; Tomlinson Antiques, Tockwith, York.

M62 south to M4/M25: Christopher Clarke Antiques, Stow-on-the-Wold; Gateway Antiques, Burford, Oxon; David J Hansord & Son, Lincoln; Christopher Sykes, Woburn, Beds.

Inside M25 Sponsored by Christie’s: David Brower, London W8; Andrew Nebbet Antiques, London NW8; Anthony Outred Antiques Ltd, London SW6; June & Tony Stone, London W1; OF Wilson Ltd, London SW3.

South and South West England: Antiquities, Arundel, West Sussex; Richard Gardner Antiques, Petworth, West Sussex; Moxhams Antiques, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire; Spencer Swaffer, Arundel, West Sussex.

Specialist Antiques Dealer

Furniture: Apter-Fredericks Ltd, London SW3; Nicholas Arkell Antiques Ltd, Dorking, Surrey; Avon Antiques, Bradford on Avon; I&JL Brown Ltd, Whitestone, Hereford; Butchoff Antiques, London W8.

Collectables: R Arantes, Camden Passage, London N1; H Blairman & Sons Ltd, London W1; Cloud Cuckoo Land, Megavissey, Cornwall; French House Antiques, York, North Yorkshire; The Linen Press, Dunster, Somerset; June & Tony Stone Fine Antique Boxes, London W1.

Silver & Plate: N&I Franklin, London SW1; Koopman Rare Art Ltd, London Silver Vaults, London WC2; B Silverman, London W8; The Silver Fund Ltd, London SW1.

Art Nouveau & Art Deco: Art Deco Originals/Muir Hewitt, Halifax, West Yorkshire; AS Antique Galleries, Pendleton Salford, Greater Manchester; Editions Graphiques, London W1; Paul Reeves, London W8; Mike Weedon, Camden Passage, London N1.

Oil Paintings: Fine Art Society, London W1; Messum’s Fine Art, London W1; Ewan Mundy, Glasgow; Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff; Waterhouse & Dodd, London W1.

Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments: Gutlin Clocks & Antiques, London SW6; Arthur Middleton Ltd, London WC2; P.A. Oxley, Antique Clocks & Barometers, Calne, Wiltshire; Trevor Philip & Sons Ltd, London SW1; Somlo Antiques Ltd, London SW1.

Jewellery: Peter Edwards, London W1; Hancocks and Co, London W1; Licht and Morrison, Grays Antiques Market, London W1; Tadema Gallery, Camden Passage, London N1; Van den Bosch, Camden Passage London N1.

Ceramics: Gabor Cossa Antiques, Cambridge; Brian Haughton Antiques, London W1; John Howard, Woodstock, Oxfordshire; R&G McPherson, London W8; Rumours Decorative Arts, Camden Passage, London N1.

Auction Houses

UK: North of M62: Lyon & Turnbull Auctioneers, Edinburgh; John Ross & Co, Belfast; Tennants Auctioneers, Harrogate.

M62 south to M4/M25: Bosley’s Military Auctioneers, Marlow, Bucks; Cheffin’s, Cambridge; Fellows & Sons, Birmingham; Neales Auctioneers, Nottingham.

Inside M25: Bonhams, London W1; Christie’s South Kensington, London SW7; Sotheby’s Olympia, London W14.

South and South West England: Dreweatt Neate, Newbury, Berkshire; Hy Duke & Son, Dorchester; Edgar Horn’s Fine Art Auctioneers, Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Associated Awards

Auctioneer of the Year: Richard Allen, Halls Fine Art Auctions, Shrewsbury; Kevin Baker, Jacobs and Hunt, Petersfield, Hants; Richard Bromell, Charterhouse, Sherborne, Dorset; Charles Ross, Woburn; Guy Schooling, G.E. Sworder & Sons, Stansted Mountfitchet.

Miller’s Club Best Town/Village: Monmouth, Monmouthshire; Petworth, West Sussex, Dorking, Surrey.

BBC Homes & Antiques Best Antiques Centre, voted for by readers of BBC Homes & Antiques: Winner to be announced.

In-house exhibition: Andrew Lineham Fine Glass, www.antiquecolouredglass.info; Art Deco Postmodernism, A Legacy of British Art Deco Glass, September 10-20, 2003, Richard Dennis Gallery, London W8; Jeanette Hayhurst & Nigel Benson.

Miller’s Life-time Achievement: Winner to be announced.