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Tunbridge Ware specialist calls it a day after 39 years

26 February 2024

Amherst Antiques, the Kent-based specialist in Tunbridge Ware, is offering reductions on some of its stock as the owners prepare to retire.

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Ten years of Faversham street bonanza

19 February 2024

Charles Dickens spent a great many chapters of his life in Kent, and had much to say about the Medway towns including Faversham, where he described “the queer little market square... the lop-sided little town hall with its big-faced clock and supporting pillars forming a little arcade, in which probably the merchants of Faversham do congregate”.

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The homing instinct – Vivien Greene dolls' houses

22 January 2024

Dolls’ houses from the collection of a renowned expert and author came to auction in Kent.

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Toy soldier guru James Opie holds last auction

22 January 2024

The Late John Ruddle Collection of toy soldiers sale held at C&T (22% buyer’s premium) on December 6 was a very special occasion.

Stolen mantel clock

Plea to trace stolen art and antiques from two separate burglaries in Sevenoaks

19 January 2024

Investigators from Kent Police are appealing for information on two separate crimes in Sevenoaks when artworks and an antique clock were stolen.

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Love Fairs delighted with ‘excellent’ Detling growth

02 January 2024

Words like ‘excellent growth, full house and waiting lists’ are music to any fair organiser’s ears.

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Fascinating Fleetwood Mac material reveals the road to stardom

02 January 2024

Fleetwood Mac are famous for the huge-selling Rumours album that propelled the band to superstardom but the original line-up and sound were very different.

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Spa town’s book fairs boom again

02 January 2024

Revived event in Tunbridge Wells is full with a waiting list, reflecting the strong national trend

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Hever Castle reissues plea for return of miniatures stolen 20 years ago

23 August 2023

Twenty years ago a man walked into Anne Boleyn’s bedroom at Hever Castle and stole five miniature portraits from a glass vitrine cabinet.

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Love Fairs takes over Kent event

03 July 2023

B2B gives up the Detling Showground organisation after more than a decade but still runs Malvern

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Fireball blasts off to four figures

26 June 2023

Merchandise relating to an early show from the Thunderbirds creator makes a surprise sum at Kent auction

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Well done, driver Doug - here's a 1970 Heuer Autavia Chronograph

05 June 2023

This 1970 Heuer Autavia Chronograph was awarded to rally driver Doug Harris for finishing the 16,000-mile London to Mexico World Cup Rally in 1970.

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Love Fairs on track with two extra events

08 May 2023

So popular are Love Fairs’ events at both Brighton and Lingfield racecourses that organiser Donny Mann has added an extra annual fair to each event.

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Taking the hassle out of buying from abroad

24 April 2023

Annual Kent fair supplies local and European stock

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Comic where Roy of the Rovers makes his debut comes to auction

27 February 2023

For many British schoolchildren Roy of the Rovers was just as famous as any of the real-life footballers of the day.

Regimental officers’ dirk

‘We want to put militaria first’ in the US say UK auction house

30 January 2023

Kent auction house C&T has set up a US operation for militaria consignments.

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Medal collectors increasingly keen on extras

30 January 2023

In its earliest days flying was frequently lethal, in and out of combat.

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High society portraits generate enduring appeal

30 January 2023

Society portraits from the early part of the 20th century retain a good following at auction

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Young Victoria, the doll version

05 December 2022

Lucy Peck ran The Dolls’ Home, a successful business that opened in Regent Street in London in 1893.

Major John Wiseman’s SAS cap

Pick of the week: Cap owned by an SAS ‘rogue hero’ takes five figure sum at auction

07 November 2022

Militaria related to the SAS has never been short of eager collectors wanting to splash out for items connected with the British special forces unit.