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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.

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Kent bookings bring festive cheer

07 November 2022

Venue clash means Malvern Flea is off but Detling is a definite B2B destination

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Cap owned by a real SAS 'rogue hero' takes £16,000 at Kent auction

03 November 2022

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

Ozengell Hoard

Anglo-Saxon hoard bought by Kent Archaeological Society ahead of London auction

27 October 2022

A large group of c.6-7th century Anglo-Saxon artefacts, known as the Ozengell Hoard, have been bought by Kent Archaeological Society.

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Corn Exchange grows into antiques arcade

26 September 2022

A former theatre, corn market, auction rooms, exhibition space and council office has been “reanimated” as an “emporium” by a group of art and antiques dealers.

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Brocante’s growing success

19 September 2022

There are few antiques centres and even fewer fairs held in garden centres and nurseries but along has come news of The Potting Shed Brocante which ran at the King John’s Nursery in the Kent village of Etchingham earlier this month.

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Peruse antiques again along the Pantiles

05 September 2022

The first Pantiles Antiques Festival in the Kent town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in July was such a success for Love Fairs that the organiser is straight back with another.

Costs bite but B2B is robust

29 August 2022

B2B Events has a run of upcoming events this month including its two-day Detling antiques, vintage and collectors’ fair at the Kent County Showground on Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11.

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Tunic displays all the signs of a brave soldier in battle

15 August 2022

Although the wearer of a First World War tunic sold by Kent auction house C&T (22% buyer’s premium) on July 26-28 was not listed, it gave plenty of clues to his service.

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Art market: Nicholson - look on the bright side

25 July 2022

Colourful work with provenance back to artist’s sister catches the attention in Kent saleroom

The Dandelion Field by William Nicholson

Three William Nicholson paintings emerge at Kent auction

23 June 2022

This small and early painting by Sir William Nicholson (1872-1949) titled ‘The Dandelion Field’ is one of three works by the artist being offered at Grand Auctions in Folkestone, Kent.

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Festival fun will include the arcade in Tunbridge Wells

20 June 2022

Among the places to see in and around Tunbridge Wells is the The Pantiles Arcade.

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The depleted Britains set still full of appeal

20 June 2022

The Britains Boer War Army Service Corps Supply Column set is described by toy soldier expert James Opie as “one of the must-have sets for keen collectors”.

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Street art: The inter-war version in ceramics

23 May 2022

Popular figures were created in Chelsea by husband and wife duo Charles and Nell Vyse

Fijian whale ivory hook carving

Pick of the week: Buyer hooked by Fijian whale ivory rarity

16 May 2022

Sperm whale teeth, acquired from mammals that had beached on local reefs, had a deep significance to Fijian society.

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Well-presented stands essential at the park

02 May 2022

“The sun will shine, the cow parsley will be out and we can’t wait to see you all again”, said Caroline Zoob, co-organiser with Hetty Purbrick of the annual Decorative Living Fair.

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Photo record of a First World War nurse’s work

14 March 2022

The Voluntary Aid Detachments (VAD) comprised volunteer civilians providing care to British, Empire and allied troops during the First World War, both in field hospitals near to the battlefield and in more established places of recuperation back home.

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Qing period cushion cover brings a comfortable bid from online Chinese bidder

28 February 2022

Qing period embroidered satin throne-back cushion covers can be seen still in situ in a number of the buildings in the Forbidden City including the Hall of Supreme Principle and the Palace of Eternal Spring. Others are held by institutions and collectors throughout the world.

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Thrilled by the chase: hairline crack fails to deter interest as Chinese export bowl is bid ten times over estimate

28 February 2022

Chinese export bowls such as this one, decorated in the mandarin palette with famille rose foxhunting scenes, were popular both with the British and American markets in the last quarter of the 18th century.

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Variations that are key to Star Wars figure value

31 January 2022

As in so many collecting fields, slight variations can be key when it comes to pricing of TV generation toys.