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Ten Questions with Jason Clarke

25 February 2014

ATG’s 10 Questions with Jason Clarke, Period furniture and antiques dealer, Newbury, Berkshire.

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Leica camera at Special Auction Services

30 January 2014

The descendants of the original owner, who purchased it new from the maker, Ernst Leitz, are offering this Leica I Anastigmat Camera for sale at Special Auction Services of Newbury.

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Lights, camera, action – photographica merits special sale

09 January 2014

Cameras and photographic equipment are among the fastest growing categories for Newbury saleroom Special Auction Services.

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Early photographic self-portrait unveiled after 170 years

28 May 2013

The latest cameras and photographic equipment auction at Special Auction Services of Greenham, near Newbury included two daguerreotypes by direct descent through the family of Antoine François Jean Claudet (1798-1867), the property of his great-great-great-granddaughter.

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Märklin battleship resurfaces in Newbury

18 January 2013

Consigned to Special Auction Services on the back of the £76,000 Märklin ‘first series’ tinplate toy HMS Terrible they sold from the Ron McCrindell collection in April 2012, this Märklin tinplate battleship Sachsen will be offered in Greenham, near Newbury, on January 31.

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Märklin takes pride of place in Trains Galore sale

23 November 2012

This Märklin 0 gauge 20 volt electric train is a model of the ‘Earl Marischal’ (no 2002), a LNER P2 Mikado 2-8-2 locomotive built in 1935 to pull passenger trains on the Edinburgh/Aberdeen line.

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The elephants in the Newbury room

29 October 2012

This pair of Chinese export enamelled incense holders in the form of elephants are on offer at Dreweatts’ November 21 sale in Donnington Priory, Newbury.

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Burgeoning Burges – another work emerges at £34,000

11 October 2012

Works of art by architect-designer William Burges (1827-1881) are extremely rare – but serendipity has seen half a dozen pieces emerge recently in the regions.

SAS join SOFAA

01 October 2012

Special Auction Services of Newbury have been elected to the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers (SOFAA).

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‘Elizabeth I’ saddlecloth in Newbury sale

17 September 2012

A saddlecloth reputedly used by Queen Elizabeth I during her state visit to Bristol in 1574 is to be offered at auction.

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Indian inlays at £16,000

12 September 2012

The latest Interiors sale at Dreweatts of Donnington Priory included this 2ft 6in (77cm) wide coromandel and ivory marquetry centre or Communion table.

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Jade bowl decorated by Burges

05 September 2012

Decorated by William Burges (1827-1881), this silver mounted Chinese carved celadon jade bowl it to be offered at Dreweatts in Donnington Priory, Newbury on September 12.

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Table leads furniture at Newbury sale

29 August 2012

Leading Dreweatts’ interiors sale in Donnington Priory, Newbury, on September 5 is this Indian or possibly Indo-Portuguese ebony, coromandel and ivory inset centre table.

British auction houses announce ambitious expansion plans

14 August 2012

Regional auctioneers are showing their confidence in the future as they embark upon new building projects.

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Heyde toy figures spark bidding battles

27 July 2012

Dealer, collector, author, military historian – Shamus Wade amassed the remarkable collection of toy soldiers and figures which was recently sold at Special Auction Services of Greenham, near Newbury.

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Film pioneer’s vintage photographs

12 July 2012

This original vintage photograph of Anita Ekberg, best known for her role as Sylvia in the 1960s film ‘La Dolce Vita’, is one of a number taken by celebrated cinematographer and director Jack Cardiff that will go on sale in Newbury at Special Auction Services on July 19.

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Rare silver chocolate cup takes £20,000

06 July 2012

ROUND UP: The highlight of the latest silver sale held by Dreweatts of Donnington Priory was this George I Britannia standard chocolate cup.

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Chinese crane set to take flight

20 June 2012

This Chinese cloisonné enamel crane from the Qing Dynasty (18th-19th century) will be offered in Dreweatts’ Donnington Priory sale on June 27.

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The Duchess steams to £140,000 world record

16 May 2012

It was full steam ahead at Dreweatts’ auction of model locomotives from the Salem Collection as a world record price was run up.

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Märklin boat sails to a ‘Terrible’ £76,000

30 April 2012

A rare Märklin ‘first series’ tinplate toy ’HMS Terrible’ was the jewel in the Ron McCrindell collection sold by Special Auction Services of Greenham, near Newbury, on April 20.