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Fabergé fans clock on in Lymington

13 August 2013

Estimated at £10,000-15,000, this silver-gilt and ivory guilloché enamel desk clock by Carl Fabergé sold for £65,000 at George Kidner in Lymington, Hampshire.

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Winchester’s winning retro fair looks to expand

30 July 2013

An antiques and collectors’ street market in one of the UK’s wealthiest cities has expanded from just 15 stalls to 80 in three years and is still growing.

Failed auction house – new plans dropped

07 May 2013

The manager of a Hampshire auction house which collapsed owing money and goods to hundreds of consignors has failed to secure new saleroom premises less than ten miles away.


Smart medals of a distinguished Victorian surgeon

01 March 2013

This group of orders and medals were awarded to Sir William Smart KCB, a Naval Surgeon and latterly Honorary Physician to Queen Victoria.


Dutch pictures lead Winchester sale

25 January 2013

Andrew Smith & Son’s January 29 sale in Winchester includes this winter landscape by Frederick Marinus Kruseman (1816-82).


Swiss musical bird box in Hampshire

21 December 2012

Included in George Kidner’s sale in Lymington, Hampshire on January 10, is this 19th century Swiss enamelled musical bird box decorated with landscape scenes.

Consignors concerned about Prospect firm

03 December 2012

Mystery surrounds the future of Prospect Auction Rooms in Hampshire, which seems to have shut.


Chris Evans teams up with Jonathan Humbert for charity sale

03 September 2012

Jonathan Humbert teamed up with Chris Evans for a sale of 90 classic cars in aid of Children in Need.


Win-win situation for Sunday trade

17 August 2012

“We had the idea of bringing speciality markets into the city before Mary Portas,” says Jackie Edwards, who runs two booming Sunday monthly markets in Winchester.


Big beasts of the saleroom

12 July 2012

Taxidermy is notoriously difficult and expensive to repair so condition is key.


Tribal treasures from Southsea

02 April 2012

AUCTIONEER Martin Lawrence of Petersfield firm Jacobs & Hunt was not expecting much when asked to conduct a probate valuation in a top-floor council flat in a rundown part of Southsea.


Over-the-counter gem in Petersfield

14 March 2011

HAMPSHIRE auctioneers Jacobs & Hunt of Petersfield achieved a new house record when they sold this 17th century Italian specimen marble plaque for £37,000 last month.


Open Weekend planned at Edward Barnsley Workshop

16 June 2008

APPRENTICE Andy Cunningham will be among those displaying their skills at the Open Weekend being held at the Edward Barnsley Workshop near Petersfield from June 21-22.


Off the rails and into history at £1800

09 January 2008

In 1963, the daring actions of a 15-strong band of small-time London criminals captivated the world’s media. In 2007, it seems the Great Train Robbery still has the capacity to seize headlines.


Burke in the chamber with the dagger

04 December 2006

ON December 28, 1792 Anglo-Irish statesman, orator and philosopher Edmund Burke (1729-97) enacted the melodrama in Parliament that became known as the Dagger Scene.

Help sought in Hants thefts

02 November 2005

Police in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, are investigating a series of thefts from antiques shops and galleries in the area over the last month, which officers believe are linked.

Churchill’s thanks mean a great lot

27 July 2005

TWO lots stood out among the 600 lots offered at Hampshire. One was an 18th century matched pair of brass barrelled flintlock pistols signed Burnford, London, which, because of a missing ramrod and broken trigger mechanism were catalogued a/f but sold to a collector at a quadruple estimate £1600.


£6200 Euro-UK battle for snuffbox

11 January 2005

The main head-turner at the Hove sale held by Scarborough Perry Fine Arts (15% buyer’s premium) on December 2-3 was this striking 19th century Italian, gold-mounted tortoiseshell snuffbox with a finely executed micromosaic lid, right.

Days of highs and lows

22 September 2004

NOW well established, the twice-yearly Petersfield Antiques Fair, organised by Caroline Penman at the Hampshire town’s Festival Hall, is a traditional fair which usually ticks over to the general satisfaction of its 43 or so exhibitors.


New sales and other changes

22 September 2004

NOW under new ownership, Petersfield auctioneers Jacobs & Hunt have announced a new monthly general sale.