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Hemswell heads back to 1940s

13 August 2018

The idea to stage a 1940s weekend of events at Hemswell Antique Centres near Gainsborough in Lincolnshire in late July to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the RAF came from some of the dealers based there.

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Art Deco hits the big screen

13 August 2018

Sold at £620 in a July 2 sale held by Hansons (20% buyer’s premium) was a leather-bound promotional catalogue issued by the Walturdaw Cinema Supply Co of Birmingham.

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Memorabilia from the year the Football League was first formed lines up at auction

31 July 2018

As the 2018-19 English football season prepares to kick off, an auction lot on offer in Derbyshire harks back to the very earliest days of the game in its organised form.

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Scottish Colourist shows market appeal at auction

16 July 2018

A still-life by Scottish Colourist George Leslie Hunter (1877-1931) not seen on the market for nearly half a century took £72,000 at Hansons (20% buyer’s premium).

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh teaspoon from Glasgow commission sells in Derbyshire

16 July 2018

Four days after fire gutted the Glasgow School of Art designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, this silver-plated teaspoon, below, designed by the great man was offered by Derbyshire auction house Hansons (20% buyer’s premium).

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Archive of three Suffragette sisters sells at auction

09 July 2018

An archive relating to three Suffragette sisters has been bought at a Hansons auction by a well-known dealer in memorabilia.

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Fascinating Suffragette archives sold in Derbyshire and coming up for sale in Surrey

03 July 2018

An archive relating to three Suffragette sisters has been bought at Hansons’ July 2 auction by a world-renowned expert in the subject and dealer in memorabilia.

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Chiparus Art Deco dancer steps up at £15,000

02 July 2018

Art Deco bronze and ivory figures continue to do well – despite the imminent legislation that could render some of them illegal to sell.

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Suffragette archive at auction reveals role of three sisters in the fight for women's right to vote

25 June 2018

The 100th anniversary year of women winning the right to vote in Britain (for those over 30, owning property, or university educated, anyway) has encouraged a bumper crop of related items at auction.

Buxton Halcyon fair postponed again

25 June 2018

The long-awaited return in Derbyshire by Halcyon Fairs to the newly restored Octagon ballroom in Buxton’s magnificent Victorian pavilion has been delayed again due to ongoing works.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

18 June 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Jaguar back at Kedleston

18 June 2018

The seat of the Curzon family, the present Kedleston Hall, near Derby was designed in 1759 for Sir Nathaniel Curzon by the Palladian architects James Paine and Matthew Brettingham.

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Annual Buxton Fair Postponed until May 2019

15 June 2018

Cooper Events’ annual Buxton Antiques Fair has been postponed until May 2019 due to late-running refurbishment at its venue.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

11 June 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Coper studio pottery impresses and rainbow designs shine

04 June 2018

It was only a matter of time before a treasure from the hot new British ceramics market emerged out of nowhere and onto the rostrum in the long tradition of boom areas.

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Wool trade relic weighed up at £5100

04 June 2018

Echoes of Lincolnshire’s history in the hugely lucrative late medieval wool trade, this wool weight, below, probably from the 16th century, was the star item at John Taylors’ (18% buyer’s premium) appropriately named Wool Mart auction rooms in Louth.

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Masses of Marvel at Golding Young & Mawer

28 May 2018

Marvel comics in considerable numbers were a feature of a May 10 sale held by Golding Young & Mawer (20% buyer’s premium).

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Rare Wycliffe takes £10,000 at Mellors & Kirk

21 May 2018

A 1731, first printed edition of Wycliffe’s 14th century English version of the New Testament was bid to a record £10,000 against an estimate of £200-300 in a recent Nottingham auction.

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It’s the time again for clocks and watches

21 May 2018

The second annual clock and watch fair to be held at Upton Hall, HQ of the British Horological Institute, will run on Sunday, June 3.

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Derbyshire family and police call on antiques trade to help locate stolen artefacts from private chapel

10 May 2018

A family are calling on the antiques trade to help them locate brass artefacts stolen from a private chapel in Walton upon Trent in Derbyshire.

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