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Plea to trade for help to find stolen colourist painting

29 October 2019

A painting by British colourist Jeffrey Pratt (b.1940) was stolen from a private home in Surrey while the owners were away.

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James Bond Moonraker laser rifle stuns at auction taking £22,000

22 January 2019

A ‘Moonraker’ laser rifle and letter from Roger Moore are among sales highlights at a James Bond auction in the Midlands as Surrey auction house Ewbank’s prepares for its Bond and Beyond memorabilia sale.

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Franklin Arctic Medal discovery emerges at Young’s Auctions

29 January 2018

An Arctic Medal with a provenance indicating it was awarded to a member of the doomed Franklin Expedition which vanished searching for the elusive Northwest Passage has surfaced at a Surrey auction house.

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Dealer John Read Smith happy to be on the road

26 June 2017

Travel broadens the mind, they say. Busy dealer John Read Smith believes it.

Wellers Fine Art continue trading despite liquidation of commercial operation

30 June 2016

Wellers Fine Art Ltd will continue to hold monthly sales of jewellery and watches in Guildford, despite the liquidation of a separate commercial operation.

Wellers give up fine art sales

26 September 2014

THE Wellers Group is reorganising its auction business at both its Guildford and Chertsey salerooms, moving away from fine art in favour of architectural elements and interiors.

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Heal’s exhibition suite for sale

26 November 2012

In December, Wellers’ Guildford saleroom will offer a seminal suite of furniture by Ambrose Heal (1872-1959) consigned by a member of the family who purchased it at the turn of the 20th century.

Queen Elizabeth paid more, but narwhal tusks are still prized

02 September 2006

THE spectacular and enigmatic spiralling tooth that grows from the upper jaw of the male monodon monoceros, long gave credence to the existence of the unicorn.

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Henry’s cottages end notion that Ireland is losing its attractions

29 September 2004

SUSPICION that the market for Irish pictures, at least on this side of the Irish Sea, might be in a softer state than it was three or four years ago, were dramatically dispelled at the Guildford rooms of Clarke Gammon Weller (15% buyer’s premium) on September 7 when a rather late, but completely fresh-to-market, canvas by Paul Henry (1876-1958) was offered.

The Mouseman roars again

24 August 2004

JUNE was a busy month for Wellers (15% buyer's premium) who hosted an 819-lot antique sale on June 12 in addition to a 4000-lot two-day architectural auction held off the premises at Enfield’s Reclaim Centre on June 11-12.

The long and short of flat’s fine timepieces

09 June 2004

MANY of the top lots among the 725 offered at Clarke Gammon Wellers' (15% buyer's premium) April 20 sale came from the owner of an elegant local flat – including a William IV mahogany longcase.

More than academic, a scholar’s jewellery

30 May 2003

THE provincial scene is nothing if not surprising. The Guildford Auction Rooms received a call from a firm of London solicitors earlier this year to sell a large cardboard box of jewellery from the estate of Marian Wenzel an academic who taught the history of jewellery design.

End of an era for Guildford

03 February 2003

UK: Hamptons’ sale of Antiquarian & Modern Books and Maps at 11am on Thursday, February 13 will be a sad occasion both for the auctioneers and local book buyers. For years Thorpe’s of Guildford, under the late Charles Traylen, have been a familiar face at Hamptons auctions, and for much longer local bibliophiles have spent many a happy hour in the first floor barn of a room at the shop.