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Shop talk – St Martin’s Antiques Centre

18 April 2017

In the continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Lucinda Silcock who runs St Martin’s Antiques Centre in Stamford.

Stamford antiques dealer handed five-year prison sentence

28 October 2016

Stamford dealer Stuart Porter has been sentenced to five years and four months behind bars after pleading guilty to fraud charges.

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Vaulting ambition: bomb shelter provides Lincoln antiques centre with new possibilities

29 September 2016

A Lincoln antiques centre plans to boost its high-end sales with the opening of a new section of the shop – in a bomb shelter.

Stamford antiques dealer admits to fraud

06 September 2016

Stamford dealer Stuart Porter has admitted to fraud charges in court following a long-running probe into his Lincolnshire antiques business.

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Field Dog duo’s latest business venture – new antiques centre in former Grantham malthouse

15 August 2016

Charlotte and Frankie Milford, organisers of Field Dog Fairs, have opened an antiques centre in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

Swallow launch new company to escape VAT

18 February 2016

Arthur Swallow Fairs, organisers of the Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show, have chosen to ‘phoenix’ their company to avoid a tax liability dating back three years.

Four charged over Stamford ‘fraud’

25 January 2016

Four people have been charged following an investigation into fraud at Stuart Porter Antiques in Stamford, which began in late 2013.

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Swinderby organisers test a longer format

27 June 2014

Popular demand has prompted IACF to trial a two-day part-weekend antiques and collectors’ fair next month at the RAF Swinderby site.

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RAF base is now a thriving antiques centre

16 May 2014

At the opening ceremony earlier this month of the Guardroom at Hemswell Antiques Centres, the former home of RAF Hemswell, the ribbon was cut by 83-year-old Bill Collard.

Appeal to trade over Stuart Porter fraud probe

14 October 2013

Officers carrying out a fraud investigation at Stuart Porter Antiques in Stamford are asking any small dealers who rented space at the premises to contact them.

Police launch fraud probe into Stamford dealer and appeal for further evidence

25 September 2013

Police have launched an investigation into a suspected fraud centred on a Lincolnshire antiques business.

Lincolnshire salerooms complete merger

11 April 2013

Long-standing auctioneers Richardsons of Bourne Auction Rooms have joined forces with fellow Lincolnshire saleroom Golding Young & Mawer, thanks to a merger effective from earlier this month.

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Lincolnshire fair cancelled due to heavy snow

24 January 2013

Heavy snow and ice at the Lincolnshire showground have led to the cancellation of the Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, January 28-29.

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Duck jug is a Victorian silver novelty

21 December 2012

Modelled as a rearing duck, this late Victorian silver and clear-glass novelty claret jug will be included in Golding Young & Mawer’s sale in Grantham, Lincolnshire on January 9.

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Chinaman money bank at Lincoln sale

21 December 2012

One of only around 100 made, this reclining Chinaman cast-iron money bank will go under the hammer at Unique Auctions of Lincoln on January 1.

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Masked robbery foiled by Hemswell centre staff

26 November 2012

A gang of robbers wearing ‘Halloween’ type masks and dressed all in black got more than they bargained for when staff at the well-known Hemswell Antiques Centre fought back to foil their raid.

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Lincoln fair to become a two-day event

08 October 2012

The popular ‘Antiques & Home Show’, held six times a year at the Lincolnshire Showground, is to change from a three- to a two-day event.

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An Aboriginal star of sale and screen

24 August 2012

The multitude of television shows devoted to antiques are rarely popular with the antiques trade as a whole – in a well-worn argument some credit them with the disintegration of the dealing community itself – but auctioneers are ready participants both for the publicity and the prospect of a decent consignment.

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Hats off to Drake

07 July 2012

Flick through the pages of an issue of ATG in the 1980s and there are many references to the rising market for Royal Doulton character jugs.

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Ratcliffe’s interiors in Lincoln

21 May 2012

On May 26 Golding Young & Thomas Mawer will offer for sale the contents of a Lincolnshire antique dealer’s home.