Club that keeps the flame alive

16 October 2023

Lighter Club of Great Britain holds fair open to both members and non-members


First glimpse of what became the cult classic film Withnail and I

09 October 2023

When 'Withnail and I' was released in 1987 it was a British film that seemed destined to disappear into obscurity.

Marble sculpture by Joseph Towne

Pick of the week: Renowned wax modeller tests his marble skills

21 August 2023

Joseph Towne (1806-79) is best known for pioneering the creation of anatomical wax models, many of which are now displayed at a medical museum at Guy’s Hospital in London.


Cheap cape but £21,000 for in demand Star Wars Jawa figure

14 August 2023

The Vinyl Cape Jawa was the first Star Wars action figure to assume mythic status among collectors.


Market also offers an indoor event

24 July 2023

Last year Adam Game launched his monthly antiques and vintage street market in the Hertfordshire town of Berkhamsted.


Hansons in Herts: its sixth saleroom opens

03 July 2023

Auction house Hansons has opened its sixth saleroom, this time in Hertfordshire.


Royal Worcester artist Baldwyn goes green

03 July 2023

Painted by one of Royal Worcester’s finest artists and one of only three green examples known to the knowledgeable buyer, this vase and cover was the focus and prize of Cromwells’ (20% buyer’s premium) sale.


Pelham Puppet bid to a devilish sum

26 June 2023

Being a devil is profitable for a Pelham Puppet.


Early example of Donald Duck merchandise flies high

27 March 2023

On June 9, 1934, Donald Duck made his debut in a supporting role in a Silly Symphony cartoon titled The Wise Little Hen.


The web shop window: Victorian reclining armchair

30 January 2023

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.


St Albans event still going strong after five years

02 January 2023

Antiques street markets have a vibe all their own. Jennifer Titmuss of Corky Events runs her monthly antiques and vintage markets in St Albans and Chiswick and both are doing well, with the St Albans event now in its fifth year and going strong.

IACF Alexandra Palace

It’s farewell Ally Pally, but a heartfelt welcome to Redbourn

05 December 2022

IACF calls time at north London venue and launches an event just to the north


Berkhamsted boost: Herts in the right place

18 July 2022

Another day, another antiques street market. What could be better on a sunny day than browsing stalls and buying something you didn’t know you wanted but are so pleased you did?


From an antiques centre: The centre of attention

11 April 2022

Antiques centres provide a treasure trove of objects from a wide array of dealers all under one roof and make a good destination for a trip that any antiques or vintage lover will enjoy.


Brotherly collaborations in Hertford

07 March 2022

Described by one visitor as “a cocktail of the senses when you step inside,” the Brothership Studio in Hertford offers the work of seven artists plus guests across two studios and galleries in the town.


The web shop window: Maison Jansen floor lamp

15 November 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.


Thompson’s opens third gallery

11 October 2021

Thompson’s Galleries, specialist in Modern and Contemporary British art, is opening a third exhibition space this October.


Dealer John Bly starts a new chapter

27 September 2021

To mark its 130th year in business, long-running antiques and decorative arts specialist John Bly has launched a new venture.


Clocks keep good time... and value

06 September 2021

Stations, signal boxes and offices all depended on accurate timekeepers and just about every Victorian railway company commissioned clocks.

Victorian finials as rampant lions

Family’s lions roar once more

24 May 2021

A pair of 3ft 7in high (1.12m) Victorian iron pier finials cast as rampant lions have returned home after two decades missing from a family home.