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Lost a sheep? I can help ewe

09 May 2022

First published 1817, Joseph Walker’s 'The Shepherd’s Guide' has been updated many times and is still in use today, noted Bill Nelson of 1818 Auctions.

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By Riccardi for Medici

09 May 2022

A small group of Riccardi Press limited editions, each title produced in runs of 500 copies for the Medici Society, were offered in an April 7 sale held by Thomson Roddick (18% buyer’s premium) of Carlisle.

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Tank Museum buys blueprint for the monstrous Mark 1

14 March 2022

The only known blueprint of a Great War British Mark I tank has been sold by Carlisle auction house Laidlaw (18.5% buyer’s premium) to The Tank Museum in Bovington.

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Golden oldies at Cumbria auction

14 March 2022

Formed by a local man, the late Brian Ferguson, a collection of over 40 books issued by the Golden Cockerel Press featured in an auction held by Thomson Roddick (18% buyer’s premium) of Carlisle.

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Porcelain beaker from the Baltic Service attracts bidding in Cumbria

28 February 2022

This porcelain beaker from the Baltic Service was the highlight of a timed online sale held by 1818 Auctioneers (22.5% buyer’s premium inc VAT) in Cumbria.

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Antiques on High influence set to grow as firm expands

07 February 2022

Vincent Page, the owner of three antiques centres under the brand name of Antiques on High, is considering looking for a social media influencer to grow the business.

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Castle keeps auctions interest going

10 January 2022

Further lots from ancient country seat star alongside a stellar specialist collection.

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Seven CS Lewis copies to treasure

22 November 2021

Now handsomely bound in full red morocco and contained in slipcases, a set of first-edition copies of what are collectively known as ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ of CS Lewis led a Thomson Roddick (18% buyer’s premium) sale of October 7 with a bid of £3400 from a buyer on thesaleroom.com.

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Moose not on the loose

22 November 2021

Leering 4ft 7in (1.4m) out from the saleroom wall and with a 4ft 2in (50cm) antlers spread, a massive taxidermy moose head and shoulders was the major trophy at the best-yet biannual Country and Sporting sale at Mitchells (22% buyer’s premium).

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Greystoke Castle contents to be sold at auction in Cumbria

13 November 2021

The contents of Grade II* listed Greystoke Castle near Penrith is coming to auction at Mitchells in Cockermouth with a selection of fine paintings, furniture and Chinese porcelain.

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Group lot with a temperance licence to thrill

18 October 2021

Bid to a much higher than expected £4000 on August 19 at Thomson Roddick (18% buyer’s premium) was a lot offering 10 volumes of pamphlets, offprints, reports, legal evidence, etc, relating to licensing laws and the campaign to regulate consumption in the UK.

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Snake that speaks the language of jewellery

20 September 2021

This Victorian snake necklace is one of the best of its kind to appear on the regional market in recent memory.

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Pinxton pieces at their finest

26 July 2021

William Billingsley (1758-1828), a key figure in the history of both English and Welsh porcelain, left the Derby factory in 1795 yearning to create the finest, whitest and most translucent porcelain.

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Thorburn’s birds of prey swoop down to Carlisle

26 July 2021

A group of bird books were a feature of a sale held by Thomson Roddick (18% buyer’s premium) in Carlisle.

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Zinkeisen sisters show their family value at two auctions

05 July 2021

Works by the Zinkeisen sisters continue to bring demand at auctions around the country.

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Postcards of Cumbrian life (and loss of life)

07 June 2021

Trying to set a water-speed record is one of sport’s most hazardous competitions – with a high fatality rate as a result.

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Meat feast out, kimonos in

10 May 2021

Antiques on High Cumbrian branch now open

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Bible cover boasts Mary Queen of Scots connection

03 May 2021

A Mitchells (22% buyer’s premium) sale included selected contents from Greystoke Castle near Penrith – home to the Howard family for over 500 years.

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Alfred Wainwright strides ever onward

15 March 2021

Drawings by the great fell-walking guidebook author catch the mood of escapism

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Antiques centres look ahead to reopening

08 March 2021

Adrian Gilmour, co-owner of the Hungerford Arcade, is thrilled at news that non-essential retail can reopen in April.