Frankenstein meets the sleepwalker

13 May 2019

An 1831, third (first illustrated) edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a version that not only contained a new introduction but added a new chapter to that famous work, sold for £2800 in a Norfolk sale.


More Lowestoft at Keys includes rare inkwell

06 May 2019

Keys’ fine sale on July 24-26 will include more examples of porcelain from the local Lowestoft factory.


Victorian Noah’s Ark toy that comes in two by two

08 April 2019

At the second outing of the Norfolk and Suffolk Antique Dealers Association (NASADA) antiques fair, local dealer Philip Crosthwaite, who launched the group last year, will be bringing this Victorian Noah’s Ark toy, below. With 90 original carved wooden animals, it is priced at £895.


Lowestoft rarities emerge at Keys in Aylsham

18 March 2019

The March Fine Sale at Keys in Aylsham, the first since a management buyout, includes both a group of Lowestoft rarities and pieces by other factories.


Norfolk auction house relaunch, Henry Aldridge & Son changes, Fellows fine jewellery and Artcurial's online-only sales - the latest business news from across the auction houses

08 March 2019

Norfolk sisters Catherine and Shelley-Anne Wilford have launched Beeston Auction House after the retirement of the owners of Townsend Auction Galleries.


Pub pair now serving up antiques at Diss centre

04 February 2019

Husband-and-wife team Henrietta Lewis and Alan Knight, both keen antique and vintage collectors, opened the Diss Emporium in the pretty Norfolk town nine months ago.


Auction house Keys plans for future after split from parent company

14 January 2019

Norfolk auction house Keys has marked the end of its 65th year in business by gaining independence from its estate agency parent company.


‘A quite extraordinary day’ as sleeping Asian bronzes bring multi-estimate sums in regions

10 December 2018

Two under-catalogued Sino-Tibetan bronzes illuminated the regional saleroom scene with multi-estimate sums in the final days of November.


Dangerous and hard to find: Rigby Graham’s 'The Casquets'

24 September 2018

This linocut comes from one of just 30 copies of Rigby Graham’s 'The Casquets… the most dangerous Channel Islands' issued by the Brewhouse Press in 1972.

Robert Barley collection, TW Gaze

“Never Boring” antiques dealer Robert Barley’s collection comes to auction in Norfolk

12 September 2018

The collection of the “Never Boring” antiques dealer, the late Robert Barley, will come to auction at TW Gaze later this month.


Orkney story emerges in Norfolk auction

10 September 2018

One of the harder titles in the New Naturalist series to find today is RJ Berry’s Natural History of Orkney.

Beano Book

Rare Beano annual – without Dennis the Menace – offered at auction in Norfolk

24 August 2018

A Beano annual, made before the famous character Dennis the Menace was introduced, is to be auctioned in Norfolk next week.

Oak settle

Appeal after theft from Norfolk antiques dealer

21 August 2018

A Norfolk dealer is appealing for help from the antiques trade after his van was stolen with stock inside.


Diss is not the end: shop shuts but showroom opens

02 July 2018

The owner of an antiques shop in the Norfolk town of Diss which has been in his family for nearly 50 years is closing the business and relocating a few miles away.


Clock dealer prefers leisurely open weekends over fairs and the internet

02 July 2018

For Paul Nunn, founder of antique clocks and barometers dealership Olde Time, the virtues of fairs and the internet have always been secondary to that of the physical shop.


Wyndham wakes in Norfolk

02 July 2018

Some 240 lots in a recent two-day book sale in Norfolk came from the library of local authors and collectors David and Patricia Cory, with science fiction, fantasy, ghost stories and crime fiction very much in evidence.


Harleston is streets ahead

04 June 2018

The pretty market town of Harleston in Norfolk’s Waveney Valley is getting ready for its busy annual community-led antiques and vintage street market, now in its fifth year.


Fair is back at Bayfield Hall

21 May 2018

The second annual antiques fair at Bayfield Hall in north Norfolk takes place on Sunday, June 10.


Carrington shows her touch of tinsel

23 April 2018

In the early 1920s, the artist Dora Carrington (1893-1932) began creating a series of foil glass paintings.


Postcards revealing all aspects of Jewish life

23 April 2018

A remarkable collection of around 4500 postcards relating to a wide range of aspects of Jewish life in the 19th and 20th centuries was the fascinating, and often sobering, centre of interest when offered by Norfolk auction house Horners (17% buyer’s premium).