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With huge antiques centres already nearby, Gainsborough gains a dedicated fair

26 February 2024

The small town of Gainsborough in Lincolnshire is the perfect pitstop for antiques and vintage buyers, particularly the trade.

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Bible bidders spot a King James sleeper

12 February 2024

An ‘18th century’ bible turned out to be far more valuable as a first issue King James “He” version

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Charity gifts that keep on giving when sold at auction

22 January 2024

Spotlight on a couple of shop donations that both ended up making £20,000 hammer prices

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Photo collection offers huge mix of eclectic subjects

22 January 2024

A huge collection of black and white, celluloid negatives was described by the Lincoln auction house that offered them as a ‘magnificent, massive, eclectic mix of subjects’.

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Faces of crime: mugshots reveal minor offenders

08 January 2024

These days you have to pay for the privilege of spending the night at the former House of Correction in Folkingham, Lincolnshire.

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Hemswell centres set to expand

11 December 2023

Huge Lincolnshire business is among the firms that are confident for the future after a buzzing year

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Shop early for a Cadbury’s enamel sign

23 October 2023

Cecil Aldin (1870-1935) was best known for his portraits of dogs and other animals, but romanticised village and hunting scenes were also very popular.

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It really was women and children first when HMS Birkenhead sank

11 September 2023

This 19th century watercolour on ivory portrait miniature depicts Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Seton (1814-52) of the 21st Fusiliers.

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Pals prepare for a new brocante in Lincolnshire

21 August 2023

Two dealer friends from Rutland who met at a vintage fair where they were both exhibiting are now launching their first event in Lincolnshire.

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It must be one of the Ladds

10 July 2023

This lacquered brass and mahogany Hawksbee-type double valve vacuum pump is signed to the recessed silvered plate Ladd, Penton Place, Walworth.

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Pick of the week: Persian mirror emerges at Lincolnshire auction

26 June 2023

A 14th or 15th century Persian mirror that emerged at auction in Lincolnshire took a five-figure sum.

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Rain doesn't stop trade at latest Lincoln Showground antiques fair

10 April 2023

Barry Fletcher of the Carpet Merchant is an Arthur Swallow regular, making the journey over from Belgium.

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Apology from Beatle Harrison to disappointed schoolgirl fan

27 March 2023

A letter of apology written by George Harrison after two autograph-hunting schoolgirls got a distinctly unfriendly reception when they turned up on the doorstep of his home took £6100 at auction.

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Top stories this week including news of Johnny Depp’s surprise visit to a Lincolnshire antiques centre

12 March 2023

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of Hemswell Antique Centres welcoming a special visitor who arrived by helicopter.

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European works on paper fly high over guides at regional sales

20 February 2023

A couple of late 19th or early 20th century works on paper by northern European artists caught the eyes of bidders recently, flying over lowly estimates

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).

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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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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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.

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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.