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Steiff teddy bear all dressed up for a wedding

10 December 2018

This very rare bear shown below made a very high price for such a small fellow – just 14cm (5½in) high.

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Child’s play also for grown-ups: a look at the toys and games market

10 December 2018

Originally given as presents to infants, early dolls, rocking horses and even board games can now inspire passions among collectors far surpassing the delight of children on Christmas morning and far exceeding most doting parents’ budgets.

Muys Snijders

Movers and shakers: the latest trade appointments including new faces at Bonhams and Sotheby’s

04 December 2018

Our latest look at moves across auction houses, dealerships and art and antique organisations.

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Rockefeller pattern Chinese export porcelain ware brings demand at Dreweatts

03 December 2018

Among the most coveted of all the standard Chinese export porcelain designs is the so-called ‘Rockefeller’ pattern or Palace ware.

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Arundel shop seeks to bring back ‘brown’

03 December 2018

A new destination for antiques shopping in Arundel has opened at Merchants Hall.

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Preview: from Old Master to modern, marine pictures from £70 to £40,000 for sale in Sussex this week

27 November 2018

For their depiction of military dramas, trade wars and man’s battle with the lethal power of the sea, marine paintings are a highly distinctive genre, as a selection from John Nicholson's monthly picture sale tomorrow (Wednesday, November 28) shows.

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Norwich bidders eager for beaker

26 November 2018

An English provincial rarity, the 3½in (9cm) tall, c.1688 Norwich beaker below was a target for collectors at Henry Adams (20% buyer’s premium) of Chichester.

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Lucio Fontana bronze is a force of nature

26 November 2018

This limited-edition bronze, below, by Italian artist Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) made £24,000 at West Sussex saleroom Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium).

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C&T bucks trend by launching antiques and collectors sales

26 November 2018

C&T Auctioneers of Kent is launching antiques and collectors sales, with its first taking place on April 3 next year.

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Fairy tales float into Oxford gallery

26 November 2018

A deluxe issue of 'Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens' signed by celebrated illustrator Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) is one of the attractions at The North Wall Arts Centre’s exhibition 'Once Upon a Time'.

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Commonwealth crackers pair up

26 November 2018

This pair of Commonwealth silver plates, London 1645, bear the contemporaneous arms of the Puritan Bulstrode Whitelocke (1605-75).

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Bullish result in Surrey

26 November 2018

This fine pair of Victorian silver six-branch candelabra sold to a United Arab Emirates bidder on thesaleroom.com for £13,000 at John Nicholson’s (24% buyer’s premium) in Haslemere, Surrey, on October 15.

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Preview: Dreweatts has high hopes for a pair of George III marquetry card tables and a Rodin cast this week

19 November 2018

Revitalised by the arrival in late summer of former Bellmans chief Jonathan Pratt as managing director, Dreweatts is preparing for two key auctions at its Donnington Priory saleroom this week on November 21 and 22.

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Timely online search enables son to buy back his father's First World War pocket watch

19 November 2018

When Alan Wardle’s niece searched online for family history she uncovered his father’s long-lost First World War presentation pocket watch coming up at auction.

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Payne chimes in taste

19 November 2018

By contrast to electrical rarities offered in Wiltshire also covered in this week's hammer highlights, the type of mid-19th century library clock shown below is probably the most popular item in the current horology market.

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Sale forms tribute to a true militaria expert

19 November 2018

C&T Auctioneers’ (20% buyer’s premium) November 6 sale titled After the Great War Centenary also marked the final slice of a three-part offering of what specialist Matthew Tredwen called “one of the finest collections of First World War German militaria to have been sold at auction in the UK”.

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Cash in the Alnwick Castle attic

19 November 2018

Including, as it did, pieces from Alnwick Castle, an ‘attic sale’ based on the Duke of Northumberland’s home was guaranteed to generate more interest than many similarly titled auctions.

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Measuring up for Great War action

19 November 2018

Such was the scale of the Great War that the Cameronians regiment alone raised 27 battalions from 1914-18.

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A world of difference in East Sussex saleroom

19 November 2018

A classic souvenir for Grand Tourists across the years, this pair of 19th century models of the temples of Vespasian and Castor and Pollux below was one of the stand-out lots at the Wallis & Wallis (20% buyer’s premium) four-day sale at Lewes.

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Online sale discovers fascinating Burton collection

12 November 2018

A recent online sale that ran to just 35 lots and closed on October 25 offered a single-owner collection of works by the Victorian explorer and writer, Sir Richard Burton.

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