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Fresh events for ACVR

02 January 2023

Jackie Edwards of ACVR Events has added yet more brocantes and vintage street markets to the nine she already runs across southern England which start up again in March.

Jacobean double portrait

Brotherly love: Jacobean double portrait attracts interest in Newbury auction

19 December 2022

An unusual subject and composition helped propel interest in a Jacobean double portrait of two young brothers at Dreweatts’ latest Old Master, British and European Art sale.

Steve Bloomer card

Super-rare cigarette card of legendary football star Steve Bloomer fuels five-figure bid

05 December 2022

A rare cigarette card featuring one of England’s top goal-scorers sold for a spectacular £25,900.

The Emporium Hungerford

Hungerford's Emporium traders eager for an enthusiastic buyer

05 December 2022

The search is on for a new owner of The Emporium in Hungerford.

Obituary: Hungerford antiques dealer Hazel Browne (1931-2022)

17 October 2022

Well-known Hungerford antiques dealer and co-owner of Hungerford Arcade, Hazel Browne, has died at the age of 91.

Louise Powell charger

Bidders embrace best of Lalla’s Wedgwood Arts and Crafts revival

12 September 2022

This large 21in (54cm) early 20th century Arts and Crafts charger was painted by Louise Powell (1865-1956) for Wedgwood.

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Style of Silver gets new Hungerford shopfront

12 September 2022

Styles Silver of Hungerford has moved a few doors down the road. The LAPADA member started trading at 12 Bridge Street in Hungerford in 1979 and has now moved down the street to number 3.

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Three-day fair launch in Ascot

25 July 2022

Famous Berkshire racecourse hosts new event featuring 60 high-end dealers

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Dealers hoping for a jubilee bounce in Windsor and Berkshire

30 May 2022

American customers are reappearing and dealers are hoping for a jubilee trade bounce

Dolls made by Bergen-Belsen victims after liberation

‘Liberation dolls’ come to auction in Newbury

09 May 2022

When the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was liberated on April 15, 1945, a party of British Red Cross nurses and doctors stayed and tended those they could help back to health.

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Sitwell portrait returns to Scarborough

21 April 2022

A Sitwell portrait is returning home after Scarborough Museums Trust bought it at a Newbury auction.

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Two versions of the Compass

18 April 2022

It was supposedly as a result of a bet whether it was possible to make a camera that could fit into a cigarette packet that Noel Pemberton Billing (1881-1948) began work on a miniature, collapsible camera that would accept 35mm film.

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Vanity for spies

18 April 2022

The Fine Photographica sale at Flints in Thatcham, Berkshire, on April 23 includes this Ansco Photo Vanity 'spy' camera, estimated at £800-1200.

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Porringer counts as Commonwealth survivor

28 March 2022

An example of 17th century hollowware appeared for sale at Dawsons (23% buyer’s premium) in Maidenhead earlier this year.

Henry Moore Mother and Child

Moore’s Mother and Child in lead takes £320,000 at Dreweatts auction

21 March 2022

Dreweatts offered this market-fresh Henry Moore (1898-1986) figure group, 'Mother and Child', on March 16.

St Simon terminal spoon

Pick of the week: Henry VIII spoons emerge from storage

14 March 2022

The collecting history of English silver spoons spans well over a century.

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Egyptian revival continues in Maidenhead

07 March 2022

With the discovery of the intact tomb of Tutankhamun in 1923, an Egyptian revival swept through the decorative arts. Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels were among the first to design jewels that mixed Egyptian motifs with the geometry and bold colours of the Art Deco era. But other French, British and US ateliers soon followed.

Steel and Jones take the reins with new fair at Ascot Racecourse

31 January 2022

Optimism among fair organisers remains high. David Steel who, as Tree of Ages Antiques runs an antiques fair in Charlwood, Surrey, is launching a new event.

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Victorian game formed by single sheet of paper

31 January 2022

Described as being a little fragile but otherwise good, this Victorian transformation game was drawn on both sides of a single sheet of cut and folded paper.

Dawsons

Dawsons invests in larger premises

20 December 2021

Dawsons Auctioneers is relocating to a larger new premises and plans to hold all its sales as live online-only without room bidding.