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Guinness family collection to be auctioned in rare on-the-premises sale at Elveden Hall

15 August 2023

A single owner collection from Lord Iveagh will be offered by Sworders at the Guinness family’s stately home Elveden Hall in Suffolk.

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First Suffolk, now on to Norfolk

14 August 2023

Inaugural Lomax-organised Southwold event could be joined by another high-end fair also in East Anglia

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Clarice Cliff keeps a strong collector following

17 July 2023

It is 20 years ago that the auction record for Clarice Cliff was sent tumbling when an 18in (46cm) May Avenue charger sold for £34,000 at Christie’s South Kensington on May 14, 2003. Those were heady days indeed.

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You shouldn’t lose your marbles – they could be worth thousands

03 July 2023

Vendor finds glass marbles are worth more than expected as they make surprise four-figure sums in Bury St Edmunds

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Emporium joins the line-up

26 June 2023

The owners of an antiques centre in a large leisure and shopping village near Stowmarket in Suffolk are opening a second branch nearby just two years after the first one welcomed its first buyers.

Edward IV bronze measure

‘Earliest standard measure’ is the weigh to go

22 May 2023

The Oak Interior sale at Bishop & Miller in Stowmarket on June 1-2 includes this ‘important and exceptional’ Edward IV bronze measure.

Suffolk event offers the pick of Provence

15 May 2023

Lovers of the le style français can look forward to the week-long annual French summer market to be held at the home of dealers Cathy and Peter Bullen next month.

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Renowned candlestick back in the limelight at Stowmarket sale

08 May 2023

Estimated at £15,000-20,000, this 8½in (22cm) Elizabeth I or James I pewter bell-based candlestick sold to a private UK collector bidding online for £25,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) as part of the Chapman collection at Bishop & Miller in Stowmarket on April 27.

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Female quartet launches collective art fair

24 April 2023

A small Modern British art fair is launching in Aldeburgh this summer to coincide with the town’s historic music festival.

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Two fairs to tempt you to Long Melford

24 April 2023

A monthly fair billed as the longest-running and only midweek datelined pre-1930s antiques fair in the world has just celebrated its 32nd anniversary

Visitors to Beccles Antiques Market

Beccles Antiques Market is back

17 April 2023

It’s coming up to open season for open-air markets and the popular Beccles Antiques Market is back this month on Sunday, April 30.

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Southwold show is just the start for new organiser of Lomax Fairs

03 April 2023

New organiser of Lomax Fairs says he wants to expand them through new social media, dealers and venues.

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Settle could be early as 16th century

13 March 2023

Most joined oak settles that appear on the market date from the 17th and the 18th centuries.

Elizabeth I bronze pint exchequer measure

Pick of the week: Pint standard measure makes stand-out price

06 March 2023

Since the days of Magna Carta, it was thought the best way to avoid a fraudulent measure was to have a verified ‘standard’ against which all others could be judged.

Lovejoy sign

Sign of lovable rogue Lovejoy’s popularity

20 February 2023

A group of Lovejoy-related items came for sale at Suffolk saleroom Mander Auctioneers.

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Stiff competition at Suffolk sales indicates strength of Staffordshire pottery market

09 January 2023

Collectors of Staffordshire have noted a number of higher prices of late and further evidence of a more active market came when a pair of Victorian Staffordshire flatback figures was offered by Lacy, Scott & Knight (22.5% buyer’s premium).

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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.