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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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Bidders sense the Links effect

03 January 2022

Perhaps established as early as 1735, the Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh holds claim to be the oldest golfing society in the world.

Laura Knight drawing

Plea to help track down missing Laura Knight drawings

02 December 2021

Five drawings by artist Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) were stolen from outside a home near Woodbridge in Suffolk.

Cheffins items in a Suffolk cottage

Interior design duo team up with Cheffins for December sale

30 November 2021

Cambridge auction firm Cheffins is working with interior design “power couple” Benedict Foley and Daniel Slowik to promote its next auction.

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Why this Italian majolica charger may represent a recurring dream

29 November 2021

In Fairs, Markets & Centres in ATG No 2516 we featured a story about 'The Venus of Meudon', a 1.9m tall sculpture by the Dadaist sculptor Jean Arp. Owned by dealers Karin and John Haines, it stands in a commanding spot at the Melford Antiques, Interiors and Lifestyle Centre in Suffolk.

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For he’s a holly good festive show fellow

22 November 2021

A dab hand at Christmas shows, Andrew Singleton of Suffolk House Antiques in Yoxford has held one annually for over 25 years.

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Handy if you have pressing concerns

08 November 2021

If you wanted to keep the strings of a tennis racket taut, you could do with a tennis racket press – a device consisting of a frame closed by a spring mechanism.

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England cap won by later World Cup-winning boss

08 November 2021

An England blue velvet and silver braid cap awarded to Sir Alfred Ramsey sold for a mid-estimate £3400 at Lacy Scott & Knight (22.5% buyer’s premium) in Bury St Edmunds.

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James I shoehorn makes fitting appearance in first oak and country sale held at Stowmarket saleroom

08 November 2021

Other than the growing body of his surviving work, little is known about Robert (or Robart) Mindum.

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Fifties 'Venus' by Dadaist designer among delights at thriving Suffolk centre

01 November 2021

After three lockdowns but also a successful start in 2020, in April this year Graham Hessell finally threw open the doors to his Melford Antiques, Interiors & Lifestyle Centre.

Blackdog heads for Glemham Hall

01 November 2021

Blackdog Events is holding a two-day winter decorative antiques and vintage fair in one of the organiser’s regular and popular country house fair locations, the Grade I-Listed Glemham Hall, near Woodbridge in Suffolk.

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Still-life sets a record for Aldridge

04 October 2021

An auction record for John Aldridge (1905-83) was set at Lacy Scott & Knight (22.5% buyer’s premium) when a crisply painted still-life drew the attention of six phone bidders.

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5 Questions: Ian Grutchfield

27 September 2021

Ian Grutchfield is venue director of Hadleigh Old School, a new art space in Suffolk.

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Football memorabilia highlights: Beckham, Best, Ramsey, Matthews and ‘the greatest fight in English football’

07 September 2021

A selection of football memorabilia coming up at auction or sold recently – plus a Sir Stanley Matthews tea set from a dealer.

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Suffolk saleroom Bishop & Miller targets the oak market

30 August 2021

Suffolk auction house Bishop & Miller is launching a series of designated oak furniture and works of art sales with the input of former Bonhams specialist David Houlston.

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Beccles Antiques Market full to the brim

09 August 2021

The Beccles Antiques Market held at its new riverside quay location by the River Waveney in the Suffolk town is now fully booked, with 100-plus stallholders for its second market here on Sunday, August 22.

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Relics reveal a distinguished military family

09 August 2021

The Galloways were a distinguished Victorian military family, as a number of items sold at Bishop & Miller (22% buyer’s premium) revealed.

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Boultbee’s not so common canine

12 July 2021

Sporting artist John Boultbee (1753-1812) is best known for portraits of horses and cattle.

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The Ford Escort – a fairytale gift

05 July 2021

This Ford Escort once owned by Diana, Princess of Wales, has been bought by a museum in Chile.

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Desk set to really take note of

05 July 2021

While prices and interest have been declining in desk sets since computer laptops rendered them largely redundant, there are exceptions.