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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).

John Ditchfield glass

Police appeal after van and dealers' stock stolen in Lincolnshire

02 September 2022

Lincolnshire police and an antiques dealer are appealing for any information to help track down a stolen van filled with stock.

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Dreweatts to hold sale of items from Windsor House Antiques

29 August 2022

Auction house Dreweatts will conduct a sale at Barnwell Manor, Northamptonshire – home to dealership Windsor House Antiques – on September 7.

Pilkington’s panel

Pilkington’s St George so good it was worth a repeat

15 August 2022

A large plaster relief panel executed by Pilkington’s, designed by Gordon Forsyth and modelled by Richard Joyce, will be offered at Gildings next month.

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‘Of a superior character to Tunbridge ware’, maker claimed

25 July 2022

“Analogous to the Tunbridge ware but of a superior character” was Robert Russell’s description of his work at the 1851 Great Exhibition.

Needlework book

Guide gets to the point: needlework sample album highlight of Nottinghamshire sale

18 July 2022

Just as the title reads, this album offered by Mellors & Kirk in Nottingham contains Specimens of Needle-Work Executed in the Female Model School, Kildare-Place, Dublin.

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Pair of ‘Bakewell decorated’ Wedgwood plates bid to over 30 times estimate

18 July 2022

Estimated at £40-60, a pair of puce decorated creamware plates sold for a surprise £2000 at Bamfords (21% buyer’s premium) in Derbyshire.

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5 Questions: David Hall of Hall Fine Art

04 July 2022

David Hall opened Hall Fine Art in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, with his father last year.

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Pick of the week: Bidders take rare chance to dine with Pugin and Minton

27 June 2022

Two plates from a Minton dinner service designed by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52) for his personal use appeared for sale in Derbyshire last week.

Three Graces

Three Graces among highlights of Buxton Antiques Fair

13 June 2022

This near-life size 19th century cold painted bronze of the Three Graces sold at the Buxton Antiques Fair last month.

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First Freda then Thelma and Wallis for Edward VIII

30 May 2022

“It is quite pathetic to see the Prince and Freda. His love is so obvious and undisguisable.”

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Smaller Boehm statue of Queen Victoria finds admiration at auction

30 May 2022

Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834-9) was commissioned to make a statue to mark the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887.

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Tantalising prospect of owning a clock and a Zoffany

30 May 2022

The recent auction at Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium) included the firm’s biannual horological offering.

Joseph Wright of Derby

Derby museum brings Wright of Derby painting ‘home’

16 May 2022

A Wright of Derby (1734-97) self-portrait, in private hands for 250 years, has been bought by Derby Museum and Art Gallery with the help of donations and a government tax scheme.

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