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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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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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.

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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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Collector's guests at Georgian-themed dinners turn out for dispersal at Suffolk auction

28 June 2021

Richard Miller (1947-2018) was a man with many interests and a good eye.

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Wonderful ways to wine and dine at Suffolk sale

28 June 2021

While wine served by Richard and Sheila Miller was generally drunk from Georgian glasses, it could come to the table via these later talking points.

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Mod Brits head to Suffolk coast

24 May 2021

This typical Monet-inspired, sun-drenched beach scene by Dorothea Sharp (1874-1955) is priced at £18,500 as part of a Modern British exhibition at Thompson’s Aldeburgh.

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‘Pent up demand’ sells out Rowley Mile

24 May 2021

Capacity has been reached for the upcoming Newmarket Antiques & Collectors’ Fair at Rowley Mile Racecourse on Sunday June 6, says organiser Paul Kelly.

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Now you can enjoy the not-so-far east

03 May 2021

Spotlight on businesses in the bustling antiques havens of Suffolk and Norfolk

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Events held outside are relaunching after the latest easing of lockdown restrictions

19 April 2021

The start of May is likely to be a busy period with outside fairs and markets opening up around England and Wales after a protracted lockdown hibernation. Here is a snapshot of a few of them.