Hingham Antiques Collectors Fair

Norfolk dealers take over longstanding local antiques and vintage fair

05 September 2016

Dealer Philip Crosthwaite and his wife Claire have taken over the 18-year-old antiques and vintage fair in Hingham.

William Seward’s Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons

Keys to auction vast library from Morningthorpe Manor

26 August 2016

A four-day sale of the contents of a Norfolk country house being conducted by Keys at their Aylsham rooms will include on September 8-9 the vast library formed by Ron Fiske at Morningthorpe Manor.

Don Quixote first english edition at Keys auction

The Man of La Mancha in Norfolk – first English edition of Don Quixote makes £25,000

09 August 2016

One of a great many books removed from a couple of terraced houses in Norwich for sale by Keys of Aylsham was an 1612 first English edition of the first part only of Don Quixote.

Voewood House Norfolk

20th century decorative arts fair heads to Norfolk's Voewood House

01 June 2016

Bill Jones is a seasoned dealer in Art Deco and Arts & Crafts but a newcomer to the world of organising fairs, an arena into which he has thrown himself recently with gusto.

New fair at Holkham Hall for October

29 February 2016

Lomax Fairs have announced a new event at Holkham Hall taking place from October 21-23 this year.

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Appeal over stolen coins

10 September 2014

This sixth issue Elizabeth I sovereign (1584-1586) was among seven English 16th and 17th century gold coins stolen from a dealer’s home in Norfolk in August.

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The dealer who took the plunge by calling a Holt to finance

28 February 2014

People who change their lives by entering the trade often share something in common – they show what can be done with a passion for antiques plus drive, determination and chutzpah.

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Lowestoft birth tablet takes £7400

15 January 2014

English porcelain birth tablets are unique to Lowestoft – and one of many pieces that give the factory’s wares such a profound sense of time and place.


You wait ages for a Prince, then two come along at once

13 July 2012

Just three copies of the 1640, first English edition of Nicholas Machiavelli’s short treatise on political leadership have come to auction in this century, the last of them in 2005.

Holt’s strike Land Rover brand deal

08 June 2009

THE Norfolk-based auctioneers of fine modern and antique guns, Holt’s, have signed a promotional deal with Land Rover that sees them become ambassadors for the all-terrain vehicles.


Georgian bracket clock stolen in Norfolk

27 October 2008

This japanned lacquer case to this Georgian bracket clock was stolen from a restorer in Norfolk on October 15. The case, which had been restored, is slightly larger than is normal, accommodating a musical movement.


The infant Hercules takes £29,000 at Norfolk salvage sale

01 September 2008

Whilst perhaps better known for selling reclaimed building materials, T.W. Gaze of Diss in Norfolk consistently attract lots of a more decorative nature in their five architectural sales each year. Their August 16 sale included this very fine quality early 18th century marble study of a boy holding aloft a bearded mask.


Stirring memories of the Norwich widow at £4600

01 December 2007

ONCE the largest city outside London, Norwich had its own silver assay office during three periods between 1565 and 1702.


Pots of money in East Anglia

09 April 2005

For obvious reasons the Royal Doulton 'Norfolk' pattern is avidly collected in East Anglia.


Rare Norwich cup is stolen

25 January 2005

The Elizabethan communion cup of St Peter-with-Bastwick, Repps, pictured right, was stolen from a safe on the weekend of January 1-2.


Norfolk’s stylish landscape

23 December 2004

Thos. Wm. Gaze & Son (10% buyer’s premium)At 13in (33cm) high this really is a very good-sized example of William Moorcroft’s celebrated Hazeldene design.


Revised Tyndale lacks pages but not admirers

14 October 2004

ESTIMATED at £500-600 in a Keys of Aylsham sale of September 24 but very much the lot that attracted most interest – and a final bid of £10,200 – was the New Testament seen right.


£13,250 bid answers speculation about cow creamer

13 October 2004

SOME provincial auctioneers batten down the hatches during August, but for Keys (10% buyer's premium) in Norfolk it was a particularly busy month with two antique sales, a collectors’ auction and a picture outing.

Sylvie & Bruno meet Famous Five, Chalet Girls and the Fat Owl

22 September 2004

INSCRIBED in both volumes “with the author’s love” to an Edith Barnes, presentation firsts of Lewis Carroll’s over-long children’s story Sylvie and Bruno of 1889 and its continuation or conclusion of 1893, the original red cloth bindings now uniformly faded to the spines, dampstained to the front of Vol. II and showing repairs to the spine ends of the first volume, was sold for £1400 in a Bloomsbury Auctions sale of July 15.

Bookcase at £5500 sees Victorian values restored

16 September 2004

BULKY Victorian brown furniture may be the least attractive subject at many sales, but the most expensive entry at Keys (10% buyer's premium) 1386-lot Norfolk outing on August 3-4 was a 9ft square (2.74m) mahogany library breakfront bookcase.