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George IV piano

George IV grand piano goes home to Brighton Pavilion

13 April 2017

A grand piano commissioned by George IV for the Brighton Pavilion in 1821 is to make its way home after a local museum won the bidding at auction.

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.

Gorringe’s now under one roof

22 November 2016

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

Johnson and Fontaine interior

Dealers enjoy early success at new joint warehouse in East Sussex

21 July 2016

Martin D Johnson and dealers from Fontaine Decorative are enjoying a successful start in their new joint warehouse in East Sussex.

Tough sentences issued after south of England thefts

31 December 2015

Three men have been sentenced to jail for their parts in a spree of antiques thefts perpetrated in January 2014 across the south of England.

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Portrait of Paula Yates stolen in Hastings

06 November 2015

Police are investigating the theft of a distinctive painting from a house in the Old Town, Hastings.

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Panels push Lewes casket to £27,000

17 September 2015

Estimated at £2000-3000 in the printed catalogue, this Italian casket drew such pre-sale interest that it was quickly upgraded in the online catalogue to £5000-7000.

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Auctioneer aids recovery of stolen Dutch museum art

07 July 2015

Six paintings consigned to Gorringes of Lewes, East Sussex, have been returned to the Amsterdam Museum after being identified as those stolen from the Dutch institution over 40 years ago.

Rye rooms close

06 January 2014

Rye Auction Galleries, the East Sussex saleroom based in Rock Channel, Rye, have closed down.

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Collector bids Byron memorial ring to £6200

26 March 2013

One hestitates to contradict the great metaphysical poetic and theologian John Donne who believed that ‘death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes’.

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Coins turn out to be pure auction gold as record falls

02 January 2013

Gorringes have set what is thought to be a record price for a coin in the UK provinces, taking £240,000 for a gold Queen Anne Vigo Five Guineas of 1703 at their sale in Lewes last month.

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Russian collection in Rye

21 December 2012

A large 200-lot Russian consignment of items from the InterContinental Hotel in Prague is estimated to fetch around £350,000 at Rye Auction Galleries in East Sussex on January 4.

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Tipp & Co – the real toy story

07 November 2012

The long history of Tipp & Co. of Nuremberg (1912-1971) ranks among the most illuminating of all 20th century toy stories.

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Hero’s medals still missing after theft

28 August 2012

Medals awarded to one of Britain’s greatest military heroes are still missing after being stolen from the Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum in Eastbourne.

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Big game rifles – a short history

18 August 2012

An interesting sporting gun found its way into Wallis & Wallis’s (17.5% buyer's premium) predominantly militaria sale in Lewes on June 12.

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Cadell emerges in East Sussex

16 August 2012

Burstow and Hewett of Battle in East Sussex will offer this landscape painting by Scottish artist Francis Cadell (1883-1937) on September 26.

East Sussex thefts could be linked

23 July 2012

Home owners who have valuable antiques are being warned by police to be vigilant after three burglaries in the space of three days in the Brighton and Hove area.

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The robber, the rhino horn and the pottery Great Dane

26 March 2012

A RUGBY-tackling mystery hero and a life-size pottery Great Dane helped scupper a daylight smash-and-grab raid targeting a rhino horn libation cup.

Bonhams open in Tunbridge Wells

04 July 2011

BONHAMS have taken part of the ground floor of Royal Victoria House in the Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, as their new operational base in Kent and Sussex.

Police praise jeweller’s staff after robbery convictions

28 February 2011

POLICE have thanked two female members of staff who tackled jewellery robbers in a raid on an East Sussex antiques shop.