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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.

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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.

Cockney Rebel tour costume

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.