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Latest annual Salvo fair in Oxfordshire exhibits a homing instinct

05 June 2017

It’s a full-on ‘green’ home theme for this year’s annual architectural salvage fest at the Fawley Hill Estate near Henley-on-Thames.

Stonor House boosts the car booters

22 May 2017

Built from the 13th century onwards and the ancestral home and seat of the Stonor family for more than eight centuries, Stonor House near Henley-on-Thames is the backdrop for the biannual country house boot held in the parklands of the estate.

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5 Questions: Gary Wallis

24 April 2017

Gary Wallis is based in Henley-on-Thames, trades in anything from childhood collectables to potential heirlooms and is a regular at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea.

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Record crowds attend CADA Fair at Blenheim Palace

12 April 2017

The sixth annual CADA Fair, organised by the Cotswold Antique Dealers Association (CADA), concluded its four-day run on April 2 after an edition marked by an increase in sales and visitor numbers.

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Bullingdon Club painting of Cameron and Johnson goes to auction

17 November 2016

An oil painting of the infamous Bullingdon Club ‘class of ’87’ photo will go to auction next month.

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Kindertransport hero Sir Nicholas Winton's treasures sold at auction

07 November 2016

The inscribed personal bible of Sir Nicholas Winton drew fervent bidding at auction last week in Oxfordshire.

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WR Harvey’s book and autumn exhibition celebrate 65 years in the business – and one notorious woman

04 November 2016

This mahogany and inlaid dressing table, which is on offer at WR Harvey Antiques 65th anniversary exhibition opening tomorrow, is remarkable in part because of its infamous original owner, an 18th century society woman whose crimes eventually sent two men to the gallows.

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Kindertransport hero Sir Nicholas Winton’s estate goes to auction

01 November 2016

A 105th birthday message from the Queen to Kindertransport hero Sir Nicholas Winton is among the latter’s possessions that will be auctioned this week.

Man jailed for fatal stabbing of dealer

07 June 2016

A man has been jailed for life over of the fatal stabbing of print dealer Justin Skrebowski.

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Police appeal to antiques trade as second man is arrested in Adrian Greenwood murder case

11 April 2016

Police have asked for information from any members of the art and antiques trade who may have had recent dealings with the late Adrian Greenwood who was found dead at his home in Oxford last week.

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Petition against knife crime grows after print dealer’s death

25 March 2016

Following the death of print dealer Justin Skrebowski, 52,000 people have now signed a petition launched by his widow, Gulsen Alkan, to make knife sales safer.

Cotswolds centre burglary appeal

25 January 2016

Thames Valley Police are appealing for information following a burglary at the Quiet Woman Antique Centre near Chipping Norton.

Dealer dies in Abingdon stabbing

14 December 2015

The art and antiques trade is mourning the loss of prints dealer Justin Skrebowski, who was murdered in what appears to have been a random knife attack in Abingdon.

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Burges chalice surfaces in Oxfordshire

06 November 2015

Many who viewed a Barkentin and Krall chalice at JS Auctions in Bodicote, Oxfordshire will have hoped to win it close to its £300-500 estimate.

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Raid on The Swan at Tetsworth: damage to stock worth thousands of pounds

27 October 2015

Staff at The Swan at Tetsworth say it is ‘business as usual’ despite the dramatic ram-raid at the Oxfordshire antiques centre last weekend.

Oxford Conference for art and antiques returns in September

11 August 2015

Following the success of last year’s Oxford conference for art and antiques professionals, Jeremy Lamond of Halls and Rupert Toovey of Toovey’s have announced the 2015 event will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 11-12.

NAVA weekend of auction expertise

03 August 2015

The 2015 NAVA Auctioneer of the Year competition takes place on September 23 at the Oxford Belfry.

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Constable family portrait rediscovered

24 June 2015

In the 1984 book ‘The Late Paintings and Drawings of John Constable’ by Graham Reynolds, a pencil drawing of the back and shoulders of the artist’s wife Mrs Maria Constable (nee Bicknell) is described as ‘whereabouts unknown’.

Bonhams to close Oxford salerooms

10 June 2015

Bonhams are to close their Oxfordshire salerooms and move more merchandise to London as part of a further review of their regional operations.

Holloway’s of Banbury to join Charles Ross Auctioneers

04 March 2015

Holloway’s of Banbury, founded in the early 1970s by the late Tim Holloway and owned since 2001 by Nick Williams, is to join Charles Ross Auctioneers, owned by Russell Beard.