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Cure for a ‘Hectick ffeavour’

29 November 2021

Two very different lots shared the highest bid honours in a September 30 sale held in Norfolk. A manuscript recipe book dating from the late 17th/early 18th century onwards was, as such, accomplished in several different hands.

Dealer Nelson-Griffiths sets auction dates

22 November 2021

In ATG No 2502 we mentioned silver dealer Mark Nelson-Griffiths, who stands at a number of fairs countrywide including the Peterborough Festival of Antiques, Lomax Fairs in Southwold, IACF Alexandra Palace and Aztec Events at the Norfolk Showground.

Anglo Saxon coin hoard

‘Largest ever’ Anglo-Saxon coin hoard discovered in UK

08 November 2021

The largest ever Anglo-Saxon gold coin hoard discovered in the UK has been declared treasure after a complex inquest into the case.

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Rare third edition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol emerges

11 October 2021

The third edition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was the last of those published in 1843, coming out (appropriately) on Christmas Eve.

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Trigger pulled for first sale at new auction house

20 September 2021

A painted wooden shop sign that hung for many years from a store in Norwich sold at Norfolk’s newest auction house.

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Hingham grows to Easton venue

13 September 2021

The success of the 18-year old monthly Hingham Antiques Fair in Norfolk has meant a move for the fair to a larger venue.

Bottger Meissen tea set

Pick of the week: Meissen made with a homely touch

06 September 2021

This near-complete Böttger Meissen tea set, c.1725, came for sale at Keys of Aylsham on September 1.

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Savoy cocktail book from 1930 makes rare appearance at auction

16 August 2021

Bid to £1500 in a Norfolk sale was a 1930 first of The Savoy Cocktail Book.

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Pick of the week: Sleeper in Norfolk as Worcester 'Union Jack House’ cup is flagged up

09 August 2021

A solitary English blue and white porcelain coffee cup emerged from the relative anonymity of a one-line catalogue description and a £120-180 estimate to sell for £4100 at Keys in Aylsham on July 24.

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A long wait, but Hingham is back

19 July 2021

Norfolk event is eagerly awaited by enthusiastic customers starved of fairs open to public

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Tula pistols take £27,000

19 July 2021

A premium-inclusive total of £1.5m was achieved at Holts’ (25/20% buyer’s premium) summer auction in Norfolk, the third consecutive sale held with no one bidding in the room because of Covid restrictions.

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Inscribed Lowestoft jug can be linked to factory owner

31 May 2021

Lowestoft porcelain is particularly admired for its sense of place: the close ties the factory on Crown Street (then Bell Lane) enjoyed with its local community in Norfolk and Suffolk between 1757-1802.

Lowestoft porcelain jug

Unique Lowestoft porcelain jug stars in our pick of five auction highlights

14 May 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes the only known inscribed piece of Lowestoft porcelain with a direct link to one of the owners of the factory.

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Now you can enjoy the not-so-far east

03 May 2021

Spotlight on businesses in the bustling antiques havens of Suffolk and Norfolk

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Hangman’s calling card is one of the highlights of a varied sale

29 March 2021

Sold online for a far higher than predicted £600 in Norfolk on February 11 was a calling card of William Marwood (1820-83), who for many years was an official hangman.

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Iraqi artist's work emerges in Norfolk

22 February 2021

Keys’ forthcoming Modern Art and 20th Century Design Sale on February 24 includes a painting by Iraqi artist Faraj Abou (1921-84).

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Cottam on to a super collection

08 February 2021

Books from the collection of the late Derek Cottam made a significant contribution to a Norfolk sale.

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Peg selector fits into place

01 February 2021

The random selection of a place in the line is one of the long-established rituals of English driven game shooting and novel methods continue to emerge.

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Firearms collectors take aim at name recognition

01 February 2021

Provenance can count for a lot when it comes to gun collecting and two names with quite different connotations came up at Holts (25/20% buyer’s premium).

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Relocation, relocation, relocation: movers boost Norfolk trade

25 January 2021

A summer boom sent property prices soaring by up to 20% in some rural areas of Norfolk as buyers moved out of commuter-land to what is described in estate agent-speak as ‘lifestyle-sustainable’. We talk to four antiques business in the county.