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Shop talk – Phoenix Antiques

07 August 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops, ATG talks to Sara Hughes, who opened Phoenix Antiques in Petworth in December 2008.

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Organisers B2B and Bentleys at the double for joint south coast fair

24 July 2017

Bookings are going well for the collaborative venture between B2B Events and Bentleys Fairs at the beginning of August.

Newton was master of the universe but not money

17 July 2017

Sold by RR Auction (25/22.5% buyer’s premium) on June 14 was a financial document of November 1721 bearing the signature of Isaac Newton – an order to pay to a Dr Francis Fauquier the dividend due on his substantial investment in the South Sea Company.

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Business ticking right Berkshire boxes – and striking it Rich in Lewes

17 July 2017

What is selling well in the clocks and watches world? Dealer Warren Wilkinson, who has been collecting and repairing clocks and watches for 40 years and who is a regular standholder at Love Fairs events, is a good man to answer that very question.

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Nevinson aerial print impresses in East Sussex sale

10 July 2017

Another work by CRW Nevinson (1889-1946) in the form of an aerial wartime print was offered in Gorringe’s (23% buyer’s premium) June 27 sale.

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Collection of Greenwich's The Spread Eagle pub consigned to Gorringes

26 June 2017

Until its conversion into a pizzeria and cocktail bar three years ago, The Spread Eagle pub in Greenwich had hardly changed since its origins as a 17th century coaching inn.

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Asian art Japanese: Tomatada shines in Katchen collection

05 June 2017

The centrepiece of Bonhams’ Japanese offering on May 11 was the second part of the extraordinary collection of netsuke formed by US concert pianist Julius Katchen (1926-69) and his wife Arlette.

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Shop talk: Bow Windows Bookshop

05 June 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Jonathan Menezes, who has owned Bow Windows Bookshop in partnership with Ric Latham since 2010.

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Penman full of confidence in its Firle Place base

30 May 2017

Like Petworth, Lewes is a place known for its antiques shops. A nearby fair running from June 2-4 provides a chance for visitors to get an extra dose of shopping.

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On the hunt at Bexhill fair

30 May 2017

A stand-out 1930s Art Deco onyx table lamp from Belgium is one of the highlights of Style 1900’s 20th Century Decorative Arts Fair. It will be held at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on- Sea in East Sussex on Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18.

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Brighton news in brief

02 May 2017

News about fairs and markets in the Brighton area...

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Weak pound is good flea news

02 May 2017

Alan Wilkinson is in a good position to assess the current state of the Brighton and Lewes flea markets, having owned them for 25 years. Both markets are fully let with a total of 80 stallholders and 40 cabinets overall.

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Furniture rarities raise market morale

18 April 2017

Three high-quality sales from the north to the south gave a cheerful air to spring. The catalogue at Tennants in North Yorkshire pretty much covered the range but in Sussex and Buckinghamshire the emphasis was on furniture.

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Going Gothic, super Staffs and terrific tankard

18 April 2017

Dominated as they were by furniture, the March sales at Lewes and Donnington Priory included other highlights.

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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.

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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.

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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.