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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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Going for a Song at £56,000

16 May 2022

It was during the Song dynasty that tea parties became the vogue and tea houses flourished.

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Star Wars figures: The force remains strong

09 May 2022

Power of the Force line was launched as the original Star Wars began to lose its shine but rarest figures still bring demand

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Hanson admits ‘I made mistake’

09 May 2022

The top-selling lots at Hansons’ April 1 Fine Art Sale were two pieces of Chinese blue and white porcelain.

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Potter: battered and pristine

04 April 2022

Harry Potter just keeps on doing well at auction, and Hansons (25% buyer’s premium), which has enjoyed a particularly close and profitable relationship with JK Rowling’s creation over the years, had more to offer in a March 9 sale.

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Toys & collectables: Mini drivers power into saleroom

31 January 2022

Pedal cars are regular visitors to salerooms but rarer powered versions were also produced for children to use, partly for road safety training

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Silver tankard from Canadian admirers of British pluck

31 January 2022

Marked for Savage & Lyman, Montreal, c.1855-60, this silver tankard was awarded to British bare-knuckle boxer Tom Sayers.

Lion statue

Arundel Lion ready to roar again in a new home

24 January 2022

The so-called Arundel Lions were once a well-known landmark in Sheffield.

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Mary Queen of Scots link to bed curtain fragment

17 January 2022

Still a figure of glamour 450 years after her execution, Mary Queen of Scots was reputed to have embroidered the c.16th century fragment of bed curtain sold at Hansons (25% buyer’s premium) at Etwall on December 7.

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Duo find antiques to be a very noble calling

20 December 2021

New shop was inspired by lessons passed on from grandparents

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French style in the Midlands

20 December 2021

Frenchman Thibaut Bizeul, who sells online as Kingsbridge Antiques and Interiors near Matlock and with a predominantly trade warehouse in nearby Haddon Hall at Rowsley, is now back travelling to Europe for stock, despite the added paperwork and associated customs costs.

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Derbyshire: antiques centres in mills and so much more

20 December 2021

Antiques lovers are spoilt for choice in Derbyshire.

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Facts and figures: a collection formed with the "eye of a man who loved and knew his subject"

29 November 2021

Amassed by the headmaster of one of Britain’s finest public schools, the Silk collection of Staffordshire portrait figures provides a fillip to an overlooked market

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Never on a pitch, but Best and Beckham meet in the saleroom

08 November 2021

Derbyshire auction house Hansons (25% buyer’s premium) sold memorabilia this summer worn by two Manchester United favourites of different eras: George Best and David Beckham.

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From £3.50 to £1000 – car boot Edwardian table tennis bat pings its way to auction success

08 November 2021

A humble table tennis bat bought at a car boot sale in Surrey for £3.50 served up a surprise at Hansons’ (25% buyer’s premium) London monthly auction on September 25.

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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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The Chesterfield magpie takes flight with new premises

20 September 2021

After dealing ‘under the radar’, showground fair regular opens shop

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Football memorabilia highlights: Beckham, Best, Ramsey, Matthews and ‘the greatest fight in English football’

07 September 2021

A selection of football memorabilia coming up at auction or sold recently – plus a Sir Stanley Matthews tea set from a dealer.

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Pick of the week: The face of a king about to be executed

30 August 2021

It was second time lucky for a 17th century ring made to commemorate the death of King Charles I.