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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.

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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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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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‘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.

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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.

Six Sèvres plates

Sèvres ‘Etruscan’ plates receive just desserts in Lincolnshire

11 April 2022

Plates from a documented mid-19th century Sèvres dessert set sold for £36,000 at Golding Young & Mawer in Grantham on April 6.

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5 Questions: Callum Jackson

11 April 2022

Callum Jackson founded Jacksons Antique in 2019. He is based in Lincolnshire and recently stood at the Chelsea Antiques Fair.

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Pick of the week: Heraldic plaques found in a wardrobe take £10,000 bid

07 March 2022

Found in a wardrobe during the clearance of a deceased estate in Spalding, ‘a group of four early 19th century French heraldic plaques’ sold way over hopes at Stamford Auction Rooms in Lincolnshire on February 26.

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Touch of luxury from Palais Royale

14 February 2022

The Palais Royale built for Cardinal Richelieu in 1629 had a variety of uses over the years but in the 18th and early 19th century was rebuilt as a place for public recreation and social gathering.

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Royal Crown Derby teapot serves up Surrealism thanks to Dalí

31 January 2022

A rare Royal Crown Derby teapot made to a design created by Salvador Dalí surfaced recently at Batemans (20% buyer’s premium) in Stamford.

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Tantalising sketch gives glimpse ‘of a young Francis Bacon’

20 December 2021

Shepeard collection includes a drawing thought to be an unrecorded portrait of the artist

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Make it a weekend visit to Lincoln

13 December 2021

Dealer John Pullen organises antiques and collectors’ fairs in and around Lincolnshire.

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Astra mural ready for take-off

06 December 2021

Antiques centre tribute to its RAF base heritage is now ready after pandemic forced a delay

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Squirrels surprise in Stamford

15 November 2021

At a recent sale at Stamford Auction Rooms (20% buyer’s premium) in Lincolnshire this pair of mid-19th century Staffordshire red squirrels sold for a surprise £2000.

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Collection of actress and artist Jean Shepeard offered at Batemans

02 November 2021

Stamford saleroom Batemans is to offer items from the collection of British artist and actress Jean Shepeard (1904-1989) on November 6.