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Clutterbuck’s temple benefits from Indian summer

19 September 2022

Most watercolours by Violet Esther Drury Clutterbuck (1869-1960) tend to fetch a few hundred pounds or less at auction.

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‘Old Master’ sleeper takes 2000-times top estimate

29 August 2022

An unframed painting offered at a Norfolk auction was bid to 2000 times its high estimate when bidders detected in it the hand of an Italian Old Master.

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Ceramics: 18th century Lowestoft rarities sell well among local collectors

29 August 2022

Collecting 18th century English porcelain is still a popular pursuit – but there’s no doubt that the core collecting audience is smaller than it once was.

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Chinese Daoguang era ‘hundred boys’ vase takes £38,000 despite obvious condition issues and repairs

22 August 2022

Famille rose vases decorated with ‘Hundred Boys’ scenes are among the most commercial of all Qing ceramics.

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New chapter in 007 posters story

25 July 2022

What would appear to be a rare James Bond promotional poster proved the major attraction of a June 14 sale held by TW Gaze (18% buyer’s premium).

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Bishop & Miller expands to Norfolk

11 July 2022

Bishop & Miller is expanding into Norfolk this autumn with a new saleroom and team.

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George Formby grateful for his big brake

20 June 2022

Lancashire singer, comedian and actor George Formby (1904-61) performed to audiences around in the world in the 1930s-40s. Famous for his comical and occasionally double entendre-laden songs, he became Britain’s highest-paid entertainer at the time.

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Trade boosted with pub grub and strawberries

20 June 2022

Innovative marketing ideas are part of the package for a Norfolk event

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Antiques centre owners open second shop in Beccles

20 June 2022

A new antiques shop opens in listed 18th century building following refurbishment

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Kensington mapped out and Le Carré in a designer jacket

11 April 2022

Bid to £2800 in a recent Norfolk sale was a detailed and now rare Map of the Parish of St Mary Abbotts, Kensington… dating from 1879.

Allen holds third event in Norfolk

21 February 2022

Mandy Allen, owner of the Shirehall Plain Antiques Centre in the Norfolk town of Holt, is launching a third antiques and collectors’ fair in the county.

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No mistaking BB’s talents

07 February 2022

A great many works written and/or illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford, or ‘BB’ as he was more briefly known, were offered in a December 8 sale.

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Very special Fleming 007 at Keys

31 January 2022

One of 250 copies of a ‘Special’ and signed first edition of Ian Fleming’s 'On Her Majesty’s Secret Service' is shown here.

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Post box alert as thieves strike in Suffolk and Norfolk

26 January 2022

Royal Mail is on alert after a number of post boxes were stolen in Suffolk and Norfolk in recent weeks with a fear they are being sold online.

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The quality Aynsley appeal

03 January 2022

The Aynsley factory’s reputation for good quality, unadventurous bone china tea and coffee wares made it the safe choice for many British households.

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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.

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‘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.