North-east England


Ethiopian shield

Ethiopian shield taken from battle of Maqdala withdrawn from auction

01 March 2024

The owner of an 19th century Ethiopian shield has decided to withdraw it from auction at Anderson & Garland.

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Titanic memorabilia fascination surfaces once more at auction

22 January 2024

A tartan deck blanket, a pocket watch and a first-class dinner menu were all top-sellers in the latest auction of Titanic, White Star and Transport Memorabilia at Henry Aldridge & Son (plus 26.4% buyer’s premium).

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Donald Duck butts in thanks to ‘Walt Disney’ greeting

22 January 2024

The Doll & Bears Sale at Vectis (20.83% buyer’s premium) in Stockton-on-Tees included this rare Disney Donald Duck from the 1930s.

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Condiments of the season: mustard pots bonanza in the saleroom

02 January 2024

Single-owner collection forms biggest dispersal of mustard pots at auction for many years

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Strike a little light on Tyneside

11 December 2023

While mustard pots and caddy spoons made up much of the silver smallwork in Anderson & Garland’s (25% buyer’s premium) silver sale on November 28 (see ATG No 2619), it did also contain one notable example of a Dutch miniature.

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Silver: Cutting the mustard

20 November 2023

The forthcoming sale of a collection of around 100 silver mustard pots in Newcastle highlights the connection between the northeast and the rise of the commercial trade in English mustard

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‘Three months’ became 32 years for Hexham antiques market

13 November 2023

When he launched his midweek antiques fair in the Northumberland market town of Hexham in 1991, Colin Caygill told the manager of the Wentworth Leisure Centre where it was held that “he would give it a go for three or four months”.

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Aussie uniform heads back Down Under

30 October 2023

Although Gallipoli in the Great War became a defining moment in Australian nationhood and identity, the second Boer War from 1899-1902 featured the first-large scale involvement of troops from Down Under.

Tapestry

Fundraising boost to save Henry VIII’s lost tapestry

28 October 2023

A previously lost tapestry, commissioned by Henry VIII during the turmoil of the English Reformation, is a step closer to returning to the UK.

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Baxter’s tangerine dream became reality in Whitefriars form

02 October 2023

Geoffrey Baxter’s Banjo vase, part of the Whitefriars’ Textured range, was released in a range of three colours in 1967.

Tapestry

Funds needed to buy Henry VIII tapestry to return it to UK

24 July 2023

A previously lost tapestry, commissioned by Henry VIII for Hampton Court during the turmoil of the English Reformation, is a step closer to returning to the UK for public display.

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Why details matter in Star Wars market

26 June 2023

Showing little sign of their huge popularity slowing down, Star War figures made a significant contribution to a two-day TV and film-related auction.

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Pick of the week: German antique doll doubles estimate at auction

12 June 2023

A buyer got their teeth into an antique doll at auction despite the foot being chewed off by the family' pet dog.

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Fruitwood box finds its sense of plaice but spoon bids stay selective

05 June 2023

Treen boxes and silver caddy spoons were sold as part of the Fine Silver sale at Anderson & Garland

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Hulk heads price list in Newcastle comics sale

05 June 2023

Around 750 lots of comics featured in a May 10-11 auction held by Anderson & Garland (25% Buyer’s Premium) of Newcastle.

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Pioneering Arrowsmith atlas admired for elegance

15 May 2023

The County Durham-born cartographer John Arrowsmith (1790-1873) was responsible for one of the first ‘modern’ atlases of the 19th century.

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Stitch in time: embroidered sampler makes 35 times estimate in Newcastle

15 May 2023

The best needlework samplers continue to bring prices far above more routine examples.

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Dictionaries at the double at Newcastle auction

03 April 2023

First published in 1755, Samuel Johnson’s 'A Dictionary of the English Language' had taken eight years to compile with six helpers.

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Best of West and East covered by one carpet

13 March 2023

When Ziegler and Company of Manchester established a carpet factory in Sultanabad in 1883, it did so with a clear idea of its customer base.

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Pick of the week: Dinky labels drive demand to high level

16 January 2023

Models produced for promotional purposes usually benefit from considerable rarity value and so it proved when a Dinky toy came up for auction at Stockton-on-Tees saleroom Vectis.

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