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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.

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A high tide for Lowestoft with new record for local favourite

26 November 2011

Lowestoft porcelain specialist and Suffolk auctioneer Russell Sprake marked 50 years in the auction business last month with perhaps his finest ever sale – and a record price for the factory at auction.

Suffolk auctioneers move to larger premises

25 July 2011

MANDER Auctioneers of Clare in Suffolk have moved to new larger premises three miles down the road at Lower Road, Glemsford, CO10 7QU.

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Air Force medal group for peace-time bravery

04 April 2011

ONE of the rarer acts of peace-time bravery saw the crew of the airship R33 awarded the Air Force Medal.They included George Ernest Long, whose medals and associated ephemera came up for auction at Lockdales of Ipswich on March 27.

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Pulling out all stoppers at £17,500

06 December 2010

ESTIMATED at £3000-4000, this 18th century mahogany decanter box retaining a pair of profusely cut double-magnum sized decanters c.1780, attracted multiple bidders at Suffolk saleroom Neal Sons & Fletcher of Woodbridge.