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Shop talk: Martlesham Antiques

22 May 2017

In the continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Robert Frost, who runs Martlesham Antiques from a thatched cottage in Suffolk. It specialises in 18th and 19th century furniture.

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Suffolk dealer hopes for growing interest with antiques for the garden

08 May 2017

English and Continental Antiques, the Suffolk dealership, has its second selling exhibition of 2017 on May 27.

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Car’s the star in extension tale at Suffolk auction

02 May 2017

It wasn’t so much a Road to Damascus moment for Edward Crichton but more the road back to Bury St Edmunds, a car journey that provided the Lacy Scott & Knight auctioneer with much-needed think time.

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Two Suffolk events to savour

21 April 2017

Launched last year by Kate and Mike Button of Blackdog Antiques in the pretty north Suffolk town of Halesworth, the monthly Halesworth Brocante, held in the Old Print Works, has become become a regular and popular fixture.

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Dillon’s majestic Madeira

01 April 2017

A trio of watercolours painted by British topographical artist Frank Dillon (1823-1909) were among the highlights of Diamond Mills’ (15% buyer’s premium) March 8 sale in Felixstowe, Suffolk.

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Piper plays an East Anglian tune

25 March 2017

Mod Brit artist who produced many local scenes is subject of Suffolk gallery show

Clare antiques centre has respite from renovation plans

05 September 2016

An antiques centre in Suffolk will remain open for up to two more years despite the owner of the building obtaining permission to convert the building into flats.

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Lusitania centenary brings Captain’s medals to auction

28 August 2015

The medal group awarded to the captain of the Lusitania on its final voyage, William Turner, is on offer at Lockdales of Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Bidding comes to rest at £23,000

16 July 2015

This superbly patinated Shona hardwood headrest sold for £23,000 at only the second auction at new Stowmarket saleroom Bishop & Miller.

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“I fell in love with antiques all over again”

14 March 2014

DEALER PROFILE – Carolyn Mackender started her professional life at Bonhams, changed direction to become a teacher and has now come full circle, working as a dealer in decorative, vintage and retro pieces.

Auction house ties vendor fees to the reserve, not the hammer price

03 March 2014

A Suffolk saleroom set to hold their first auction in May are going for a new business model of flat vendors’ fees based on reserves rather than the hammer price.

Dealers’ Diary: Ten Questions with Natalie Smith

23 January 2014

This week’s 10 Questions is with Natalie Smith, owner of Woodbridge Antiques Centre, Suffolk

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Rare slavery relic among the highlights at Lockdales

18 July 2013

An extraordinary relic of the African slave trade was among the headline lots from a three-day sale held by Lockdales in Martlesham Heath near Ipswich last month.

Jewellery dealer ‘pinpointed’ in sophisticated robbery

28 June 2013

A Suffolk-based jewellery dealer with over 30 years experience in the trade faces ruin after falling victim to a sophisticated robbery last month.

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Angus McBean’s archive for sale

12 March 2013

Hundreds of gelatin silver studio prints by the society and theatre photographer Angus McBean (1904-90) will be sold by Lacy Scott & Knight of Bury St Edmunds in a stand-alone sale on April 12.

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Märklin’s Holborn station takes £41,000

03 December 2012

Back in 1998 Lacy Scott & Knight of Bury St Edmunds were instructed by local art teacher and model enthusiast John Clibbon to sell the majority of a large collection of tinplate toys.

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A wicked time in 17th century Jamaica

15 October 2012

By the late 17th century, Port Royal, located at the end of the Palisadoes at the mouth of Kingston Harbour in south-eastern Jamaica, had earned the reputation of being both the richest and the wickedest city in the world.

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Chiparus bronze in Suffolk sale

10 October 2012

This 17in (43cm) high bronze by Demetre Chiparus has been consigned by an elderly lady who had owned it from new to Durrants’ sale on October 12 in Beccles, Suffolk.

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The Mayor of Bristol’s writing desk

01 August 2012

This 19th century metamorphic mahogany estates writing desk will appear at Diamond Mills & Co’s sale in Felixstowe on August 8.

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Child of its time takes £26,700

10 April 2012

THIS large, 18in (45cm) high, London-made brass lantern clock, c.1660, proved the highlight of the recent single-owner estate sale conducted by Durrants of Beccles.