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A market on the move

04 October 2021

Post-war and Contemporary art is increasingly boosting revenue at regional salerooms

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Thai deer points to a high value

19 April 2021

Estimated at £60-80 but sold at £11,500, this set of 14-point deer antlers provided Martel Maides (17.5% buyer’s premium) with a sensational result.

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Rowland Ward went Down Under

21 December 2020

Australian species pack into a Rowland Ward taxidermy tableau sold for £4000 in Guernsey auction.

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Pick of the week: De Morgan’s Frightened Bird flaps to £27,000

07 December 2020

This 14in (36cm) diameter ‘double lustre’ shallow dish or charger by William De Morgan (1839-1917) is decorated in the so-called ‘Frightened Bird’ pattern.

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1920: a great year for Alderney

10 August 2020

Talk about 30 years of hurt. What about 100 years?

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The best of trench art emerges at Guernsey auction

20 July 2020

First World War ‘trench art’ – objects made by soldiers, prisoners of war and interned civilians from munitions casings – does not get much better than this brass model of a Vickers machine gun.

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Pre-Raphaelite followers take the limelight

10 February 2020

Drawings by two later followers of the Pre-Raphaelites drew competition at separate regional salerooms.

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Fans coveted in Yorkshire and Guernsey

11 November 2019

The impact of institutions on the collector-dominated market in fans was witnessed when the best-seller at a dedicated Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) auction went to a museum.

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Post rarity delivers a £24,000 result

28 October 2019

Having stood at Guernsey airport from 1946-81, the island post box shown below came out of storage in 1988 for presentation to the late politician and lawyer Roger Perrot who died earlier this year.

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Aboriginal weapons saved from a skip now sell at auction

15 July 2019

Saved at the last minute from a skip, a collection of Aboriginal weapons drew worldwide interest at Martel Maides’ sale in St Peter Port, Guernsey.

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Regency furniture sets Guernsey saleroom record

15 April 2019

A fine pair of Regency dwarf bookcases in the manner of George Oakley sold for £58,000 at the Martel Maides saleroom in St Peter Port, Guernsey.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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