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Slideshow: 14 shots from IACF's opening day at Ardingly

18 January 2017

The first of the 2017 Ardingly fairs run by the International Antiques and Collectors Fair (IACF) opened yesterday on a chilly morning at the South of England Showground. The fair, which can host up to 1700 dealers, brings in stallholders and buyers from around the world. Yesterday was acknowledged to be a quieter fair but a number of stallholders saw a brisk trade. Below is a selection of snaps from ATG’s visit to day one.

Gold ring

Surrey Police call on antiques trade to help track down stolen Victorian ring

10 January 2017

Police are appealing to the antiques trade to look out for a rose gold Victorian ring that was among a collection of jewellery stolen from a home in Godalming, Surrey.

Antiques on High in Oxford

Hunt on to save Oxford’s antiques centre

06 January 2017

Oxford’s sole antiques centre is hoping for a buyer to save it from closure in March.

Chinese cloisonne tripod censer

Surrey vendor sells £2 charity shop Chinese censer for £21,000 at auction

02 January 2017

A woman from the village of Hindhead in Surrey made a spectacular return on a £2 charity shop purchase when her small Chinese censer was knocked down at auction for £21,000.

Richard Grant

Celebrity shopper boosts Sunbury Antiques Market at Kempton Park

22 December 2016

A celebrity endorsement by actor Richard E Grant gave Sunbury Antiques Market at Kempton Park a boost in the run up to Christmas.

Julian Dawson

Gorringe’s long-serving partner to retire after 57 years as an auctioneer

20 December 2016

Julian Dawson is retiring from Gorringe's and held his last auction yesterday at the Lewes auction firm.

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One of the earliest model railway locomotives up at auction in Winchester

19 December 2016

Pete Waterman, Neil Young, Roger Daltrey and Peter Snow all do it. Frank Sinatra and Peter Sellers did it. Rod Stewart apparently hires extra hotel rooms on tour to indulge in it. ‘It’ being the innocent and highly popular pastime of model railways.

RAF Irvin flying jacket

RAF Battle of Britain Irvin flying jacket sells for £4600 at C&T auction

09 December 2016

Uniforms can be a hard sell at militaria auctions. Medals for example are nice and easy to display, while guns can sit high on the wall or in a cabinet, but what do you do with a full set of battledress unless you happen to be a re-enactor or happen to live in a mansion with lots of room for mannequins?

Henry Van De Velde vase

Form, glaze and rarity lift Van De Velde vase at Oxford auction

08 December 2016

This stoneware vase designed by Henry Van De Velde for Reinhold Hanke was sold at Mallams in Oxford earlier today for £17,000.

Robin Mercer

Sixth arrest made in hunt for murderer of Surrey antiques dealer

06 December 2016

A sixth arrest has been made by police investigating the murder of antiques dealer Robyn Mercer.

William Rothenstein portrait

On offer in Oxford – William Rothenstein’s portraits of the Arts & Crafts home

02 December 2016

An archive of family drawings by Sir William Rothenstein (1872-1945) forms part of Mallams’ December 8 sale in Oxford.

Wallis Simpson wedding

Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson wedding photos double estimate at auction at Bellmans

02 December 2016

Rarely seen photographs of the wedding that caused a constitutional crisis and rocked the British monarchy have been sold at £9200.

Polesden Lacey House

Appeal for information after items stolen from National Trust property in Surrey

24 November 2016

Police are appealing for information following a theft at Polesden Lacey House, a National Trust property in Surrey.

A rare dodo skeleton

Rare dodo skeleton sold at auction in West Sussex for £280,000

22 November 2016

A rare dodo skeleton – the first almost complete specimen in nearly a century – has sold for £280,000 at auction.

Gorringe’s now under one roof

22 November 2016

Lewes saleroom Gorringe’s will hold all its auctions under one roof from January.

Anne Estelle Rice  still life

Anne Estelle Rice painting emerges at Folkestone auction

22 November 2016

A still life by American painter Anne Estelle Rice (1877-1959) and a piece of early English furniture are among the top items on offer at Grand Auctions’ upcoming sale on December 12.

Bullingdon Club painting

Bullingdon Club painting of Cameron and Johnson goes to auction

17 November 2016

An oil painting of the infamous Bullingdon Club ‘class of ’87’ photo will go to auction next month.

Vic & Bob

Comedian Vic Reeves' artworks to be auctioned in Kent

11 November 2016

TV star Vic Reeves may be best known for his zany comedy double act with Bob Mortimer, but he is also said to be an accomplished artist, counting Damien Hirst as a fan.

Sir Nicholas Winton

Kindertransport hero Sir Nicholas Winton's treasures sold at auction

07 November 2016

The inscribed personal bible of Sir Nicholas Winton drew fervent bidding at auction last week in Oxfordshire.

Rudd Desk

WR Harvey’s book and autumn exhibition celebrate 65 years in the business – and one notorious woman

04 November 2016

This mahogany and inlaid dressing table, which is on offer at WR Harvey Antiques 65th anniversary exhibition opening tomorrow, is remarkable in part because of its infamous original owner, an 18th century society woman whose crimes eventually sent two men to the gallows.

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