Channel Islands

Situated in the English Channel, the Channel Islands comprise two separate self-governing Crown dependencies: the Bailiwick of Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Neither is part of the United Kingdom.


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Trade demand is encouraging at auction

10 December 2018

The Dutch animal painter Paulus Potter (1625-54) succeeded in producing about 100 paintings before he died at the tender age of 28 from tuberculosis.

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Treasure islands – Channel Islands silver on home turf

27 November 2017

The sale of a comprehensive collection of Channel Islands silver in Guernsey provides a perfect opportunity to test the market temperature...

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Michael Paint – 50 years of collecting Channel Islands silver

27 November 2017

It is possible to have too much of a good thing in a narrow collecting market – a feature amplified when the leading player has left the field.

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Sale of ‘lifetime’s passion’ as huge collection of Channel Islands silver heads to auction

02 October 2017

Martel Maides in St Peter Port, Guernsey will sell a massive collection of Channel Islands silver on October 18, writes Roland Arkell.

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Another Channel for Old Masters

25 September 2017

Forget London. Decent Old Masters can be auctioned anywhere – so long as there is an internet connection.

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Channel Islands painted bridal chest heads to auction at Bonhams

16 August 2017

A George II polychrome-painted bridal chest leads Bonhams Oak Interior sale on September 20 with an estimate of £30,000-40,000.

Bookends

Memories of the only British Nazi occupation go to auction in Guernsey

10 April 2017

Tangible mementos of the dark years of 1940-45 were offered at a St Peter Port sale held by Martel Maides (17.5% buyer’s premium) on March 15-16.

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Commodes channel auction interest in Guernsey

10 April 2017

Decorative furniture from the 19th century was in keen demand at Guernsey auctioneers Martel Maides (17.5% buyer’s premium) on March 15-16 including a pair of satinwood demi lune commodes.

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Jersey boy: a curious collection of 20th century treasures comes to auction

22 July 2016

The collection of Jersey-based David Gainsborough Roberts leads Christie’s 250th anniversary Out of the Ordinary sale in September.

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What price does success at school merit in Guernsey?

11 September 2013

As so often happens, a spectacular price for a very rare object will bring another out of the woodwork.

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Evensong appears at Jersey house sale

11 May 2012

On May 19, Channel Island auctioneers Martel Maides are set to offer the first single-owner house sale on Jersey for almost a decade with an on-site 500-lot sale of The Priors in St Saviours.

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Guernsey bell rings at £7200

27 September 2011

AUCTIONEERS Martel Maides of St Peter Port in Guernsey were amazed to encounter this Channel Islands silver table bell in a recent over-the-counter valuation.

New auction house for Guernsey

14 March 2011

AFTER 26 years working with Martel Maides, Norman Wilkinson has established his own firm of Channel Islands Auctions Ltd.

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House records fall to the Chinese across country

30 November 2009

GUERNSEY’S Martel Maides and Byrne’s of Saltney, Chester have become the latest UK regional auctioneers to benefit from the insatiable demand for Chinese mark and period works of art. Both achieved house records last week.

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Yongzheng mark and period in Guernsey

02 November 2009

GUERNSEY auctioneers Martel Maides look set to become the latest UK regional firm to benefit from the rise and rise of Chinese mark and period porcelain after three Yongzheng period (1723-1735) famille rose bowls were consigned by a Channel Islands family who have owned them for at least 80 years.

Sir John Soane’s view of Bucks… all the way from Guernsey

23 October 2006

“A MOMENT of European importance” is how architects acknowledge Tyringham Hall in Buckinghamshire. It is one of the greatest country houses designed by Sir John Soane (1753-1837), the leading architect of his generation.

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Channel Islands marks pack a £45,000 punch

12 October 2006

This early 18th century Channel Islands silver punch bowl, measuring 11in (28cm) in diameter and weighing 52oz, was among the highlights of a 100-lot single owner collection of silver, stored in a Channel Islands bank for over 30 years, offered by Martel Maides of Guernsey on September 28.

Islands’ silver still shines on Guernsey

08 September 2004

INTEREST from UK furniture dealers in these Channel Islands sales may have waned of late, but Martel Maides (15% buyer's premium) reckon they are benefiting from Jersey’s lack of a permanent fine art saleroom (although the annual Bonhams sale at St Helier comes round this month).

Channel Islands silver sells out on Guernsey

11 May 2004

SMALL items in the form of a 100-lot silver and jewellery section were the backbone to the April 1 outing at Martel Maides Auctions (15% buyer's premium), in particular nine pieces of scarce Channel Island silver from a Jersey collection, all of which sold and most well above estimate.

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