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Pick of the Week: Warehouse reveals a treasure trove as Indian miniature takes £80,000 at Dreweatts' auction

29 January 2018

“Every auctioneer dreams of being instructed to handle a wide-ranging collection lovingly put together over decades and then packed away out of sight.“

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Sizeable bids for steam loco toys in Trains Galore sale

15 January 2018

Whatever chaos faces hundreds of thousands of commuters on the railways as we enter the New Year, the better-ordered world of model trains steams on to continued success.

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IACF: future is bright in Newbury

20 November 2017

Berkshire venue has more growth potential than Sandown Park, says the fair organiser

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Dreweatts set third Mallett stock sale date

16 October 2017

Newly-independent Dreweatts will hold a third – and probably final – Mallett stock sale from Donnington Priory next month.

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George Bailey back at Dreweatts as end beckons for Bloomsbury Auctions

09 October 2017

Update (July 2019): auctions resumed at Bloomsbury in 2018 following Gurr Johns' purchase of Dreweatts and Bloomsbury in 2017. In February 2019 it expanded the number of sales at its London office at 16-17 Pall Mall. The original story is below.

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Gurr Johns buys auction houses Dreweatts and Bloomsbury

02 October 2017

Art consultancy and valuation firm Gurr Johns has bought auction firms Dreweatts and Bloomsbury from Stanley Gibbons for £1.25m.

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Mark Law Dreweatts deal ‘delayed over funding’

17 July 2017

The completion of Mark Law’s deal to buy auction house Dreweatts from stamp dealer group Stanley Gibbons has been delayed due to a change in financial backing for the £2.4m purchase.

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Mr Copper and Wibbly-Wobbly

03 July 2017

Like many who deal in antiques, the late dealer Andrew Cottrell zeroed in on his chosen niche with an all-consuming passion, accumulating vast knowledge (and stock) in the process.

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Mark Law to revive general sales at Dreweatts

26 June 2017

The new owner of Dreweatts in Newbury is to bring back a monthly general sale.

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Preview: £30,000 plus

19 June 2017

ATG's weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.

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A Swell sale under Dreweatts' new ownership

19 June 2017

“I’m enjoying quite a honeymoon period,” said Mark Law, new joint owner of Dreweatts (24% buyer’s premium). He took on the day-to-day running of the Newbury auction house on May 9 ahead of taking over formally with investor partner Gavin Alexander later this summer.

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Pick of the Week: Skeaping leaping to a new height in Mod Brit market

30 May 2017

Dreweatts has set a new auction record for the 20th century British sculptor John Skeaping (1901-80). At Donnington Priory on May 24, this 2ft (60cm) pink marble carving, Female nude, right, signed and dated 1928, sold to Cork Street dealership Browse & Darby for £90,000 (£111,600 including premium).

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New owner of Dreweatts plans to run auction business day-to-day

15 May 2017

The new boss of Dreweatts says he sees “huge potential” for the saleroom as it reverts to owner-management focused on its headquarters in Newbury.

No regrets as Stanley Gibbons breaks up Interiors unit

15 May 2017

Back in 2013 and with great fanfare, stamp dealership Stanley Gibbons revealed to the stock market that it had bought a group of art, antiques and collectables specialists.

Moai kavakava figure at auction

Tourist souvenir or tribal art rarity? Swiss art dealer’s Easter Island figure sells for £95,000 at Berkshire auction

09 March 2017

There was some good old fashioned saleroom drama at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions in Newbury yesterday when a moai kavakava style figure, estimated to bring just £400-600, sold at £95,000. The buyer in Berkshire was from Australia.

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Giants among dinkys as rare Type 1 vans sell to UK collector

10 December 2014

Pre-war delivery vans advertising commercial brand names have long acquired trophy status in the Dinky toy market.

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Far Eastern market grows for Chinese Export silver

08 August 2014

It’s only recently in the decade-long boom in Chinese works of art that Far Eastern buyers have come to appreciate once again the merits of Export silver. Once a neglected area, academic interest has been piqued in the subject as the marketplace moves in leaps and bounds.

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Steiff ‘Titanic’ teddy tops latest sales in a bear market

04 July 2014

The story goes that Steiff black mohair bears were produced as mourning bears after the Titanic disaster in April 1912.

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Is this Knibb’s earliest surviving clock?

20 March 2014

This Charles II eight-day longcase clock by Joseph Knibb – a ‘snapshot’ of early longcase clock development – doubled its estimate to sell for £240,000 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions sale in Donnington Priory.

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King of the castle sets record at £8500

04 March 2014

The commercial fortunes of Victorian silver ‘castle top’ card cases, engraved or embossed with views of British landmarks, depend primarily on the scarcity of the scene depicted.