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Arms and armour: Personal touch gives 'warts and all' weapons the auction edge

23 January 2023

Specialist buyers turn out in force to bid for rusty ‘warts and all’ weapons amassed by dealer-collector

ATG letter: Fond memory of Lincoln jewellery dealer Eric A Bird

09 January 2023

I would like to express my sadness on the closing of Eric A Bird Jewellers of Lincoln (Fairs, Markets, Shops & Centres, ATG No 2574).

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Pick of the week: Take tea early with an Elers English caddy

02 January 2023

Although Dutchmen John and David Elers came to London sometime in the 1680s as silversmiths, the brothers are remembered today as the potters who brought fine unglazed stonewares to Staffordshire.

Lincoln jeweller retires after 63 years

02 January 2023

A jeweller’s shop in Lincoln which first opened in 1959 has closed its doors after 63 years in business.

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Going, going… definitely gone in the saleroom

12 December 2022

Death at the auction is not normally seen as good news for obvious reasons.

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“I always do well here": Derby event answers dealer’s prayers

05 December 2022

Silver specialist delighted to count a Welsh Bible box among his sales at the Jaguar Fairs event

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Case for the defence

28 November 2022

Estimated at just £60-90, this English Civil War-era mortuary sword sold for £2300 at Unique Auctions (22.5% buyer’s premium) in Lincoln on October 22.

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Compton climbs well above guide

28 November 2022

Mountainous scenes by Edward Theodore Compton (1849-1921) make regular appearances at auctions in Germany and Austria, where he tended to paint and retains a strong collecting base, as well as in the UK.

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Goblet with the Nelson touch

14 November 2022

This 11oz George III silver goblet by Solomon Hougham, London 1802, is engraved with an inscription that is key to its appeal.

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Tangible rewards in tough times

14 November 2022

UK auctioneer hails successful sale offering attractive investments to buyers worldwide

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Medals and militaria: The Grimsby exiles

31 October 2022

Despite their sterling service with the Allies, a large number of Polish soldiers could not return home when the fighting ended, as a fascinating archive reveals.

Lowry

Three LS Lowry artworks stored in a cupboard for 20 years come to auction in Lincoln

08 October 2022

A group of three artworks – containing four drawings by Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887-1976) – had been stored in a cupboard by their owner.

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Master of tempera Southall tempts with watercolours too

03 October 2022

A leading member of the Birmingham Group and closely associated with the Arts & Crafts movement, Joseph Southall (1861-1944) is probably best known for tempera painting – the painstaking medieval technique he helped revive.

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Bidders track railway model maker Beeson

26 September 2022

Revered in the world of railway modelling, the name James Stanley Beeson (1906-90), better known as Stan Beeson, attracted well-heeled collectors and specialist dealers to Tennants’ (22% buyer’s premium) sale on July 27.

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Lincolnshire collection

19 September 2022

Proving that not all clocks need to sell for thousands to attract interest, this 19th century circular mantel clock sold at Stamford Auction Rooms (20% buyer’s premium) in Lincolnshire for £500 with an estimate of £50-£80.

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All set for a sunny future

19 September 2022

Hemswell Antique Centres is now completely full with 400 dealers trading out of the four centres on the Hemswell Cliff site in Lincolnshire.

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Enjoy a day on the tiles

19 September 2022

The annual Nottingham Tile Fair is a small specialist event with 10 dealers at the upcoming fair in St Jude’s Hall, Mapperley, Nottingham.

Plaster panel

Pick of the week: Collector bids for Saint George and George Forsyth

12 September 2022

This ‘St George and the Dragon’ Pilkington’s Royal Lancastrian plaster panel came for sale at Gildings in Market Harborough by descent from Abraham Lomax.

Ian and Sharon Aitken

‘The last ever Richardson & Linnell auction’

12 September 2022

The collection of former Richardson & Linnell auctioneer Ian Aitken will be offered at Bamfords on September 26-27.

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Langley ladies ponder a quiet life in Newlyn

05 September 2022

Pictures of old women from the fishing community of Newlyn are among the most prevalent works by Walter Langley (1852-1922).

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