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Holy automatons, Batman – it’s a Japanese robot!

05 December 2022

Nomura was one of the biggest Japanese toy makers post-war and is now particularly renowned among collectors for mechanical toys such as robots.

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Going shopping in Suffolk

21 November 2022

A dealer who launched an antiques centre in 2007 in a Suffolk town has made some alterations including changing it to a shop.

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East Anglian works feature at Suffolk dealer's winter exhibition

14 November 2022

This snowy scene by Suffolk artist Thomas Smythe (1825-1907) features in English and Continental Antiques’ winter exhibition in Eye.

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5 Questions: silver and jewellery specialist Natalie Smith

07 November 2022

Natalie Smith owns Woodbridge Antiques in Suffolk and specialises in silver and jewellery.

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Modern versions show classic qualities

07 November 2022

Modern, limited edition issues of well known books figured prominently among the best-selling lots in an October 4 sale held by Lacy Scott & Knight (22.5% buyer’s premium) of Bury St Edmunds.

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The Swede sell of success at fishing tackle fair

07 November 2022

A dealer who acquired a long-closed angling shop is bringing a Swedish touch via Suffolk to the annual National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair.

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Mortars sell in the grind manner

17 October 2022

Bronze examples from the estate of renowned late metalware dealer catch the attention

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Antiques in the Park: a venue with great potential

03 October 2022

“The feedback from dealers and visitors was very good and as a venue the showground has great potential for growth with excellent road links,” said Kate Button of Black Dog Events as she talked about her new event, Antiques in the Park.

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An auction result to make a Cockney Rebel smile

26 September 2022

The Lacy Scott & Knight Music, Film & Sport Memorabilia auction on September 16 included over 40 lots consigned by singer and 1970s rock band Cockney Rebel frontman Steve Harley.

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‘The King of Desks’ comes to the UK

12 September 2022

A recent sale at Mander Auctions (20% buyer’s premium) in Sudbury was topped by this textbook example of late 19th century American furniture: the Wooton secretaire desk.

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The perilious life of Thomas Dangerfield

12 September 2022

Thomas Dangerfield (c.1650-85) was a notorious thief, counterfeiter, highwayman and conspirator who is chiefly remembered for his role in falsely accusing British Roman Catholics as part of the ‘Popish Plot’ of 1678.

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Beccles antique centre scores well so far

22 August 2022

Three months ago Kate and Steven Lee opened Antiques at Four, a small 13-dealer antiques centre in the Suffolk town of Beccles, just up the road from their shop, Blyburgate Antiques.

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Three antiques fairs in Suffolk over the August bank holiday weekend

15 August 2022

Holiday weekend events previewed – including news of an organiser handing over the reins

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Art Deco suite ‘went to sea’

08 August 2022

According to family history, an Art Deco four-piece suite offered by Mander (20% buyer’s premium) in Sudbury on July 9 has an ocean-going history.

Busy summer of fairs in Suffolk

25 July 2022

Plenty of antiques and vintage fairs take place in Suffolk this month and early in August.

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Tuning up: musical lots make impressive saleroom results

18 July 2022

This early 17th century harpsichord is inscribed to the name baton for Andreas Ruckers, Antwerp, 1614.

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James I oak chest with big plus of lining paper

18 July 2022

A small James I oak chest lined with original block-printed lining paper incorporating the Royal Arms within the Garter is on offer at the Suffolk House Antiques summer exhibition.

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Auction house calls for funding help for art centre’s archive

05 July 2022

Auction house Sworders is supporting and promoting a fundraising effort for a local arts centre.

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Chests from four centuries apart

20 June 2022

These two oak boarded chests, made to similar techniques four centuries apart, were offered for sale recently.

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Britains coronation coach proves popular

30 May 2022

Throughout the 20th century toy manufacturers produced commemorative models, with the coronation coach a particularly popular subject.