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.


Rediscovered Ravilious sets new record at £265,000

03 October 2014

When Ann Ullmann, the daughter of Eric Ravilious (1903-42), visited J.S. Auctions’ newly refurbished salerooms in Banbury in August, she declared herself delighted to see this previously unknown 16 x 20in (41 x 52cm) watercolour, above, by her father for the first time.

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Ravilious discovery among highlights in the regions

29 August 2014

With the new auction season kicking off in September, plenty of pictures will be going under the hammer over the next few weeks and, naturally, there are a few stars that have come to light across the regions.

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Chapman Brothers sketch in charity auction

30 June 2014

This postcard sketch by the Chapman Brothers is one of a large number created by well-known figures in art, sport, music TV and film to raise money for Action Against Cancer and the Brain Tumor Charity Silas Pullen Fund.

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Second Oxford forum focuses on practical solutions

23 September 2013

The second Oxford Conference for auctioneers on September 13-14 saw the launch of a new template for valuations devised by Rupert Toovey and Paul Britton.

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Louis Vuitton trunks sell at £24,000

25 June 2013

The two-day House & Garden Sale at Mallams in Abingdon, Oxfordshire saw this near pair of early 20th century Louis Vuitton ‘malle armoire secretaires’ sell for £24,000.

New Henley antiques centre in high demand

28 March 2013

All spaces taken at antiques centre in Oxfordshire town within two weeks of opening


Lichtenstein print offered as part of film producer’s collection

28 February 2013

Jim Dine, Roy Lichtenstein and Erró are just some of the artists whose works are included in the collection of the late film producer Hercules Bellville to be offered on March 5 at Holloway’s of Banbury.

Antiques centre theft at Burford

21 January 2013

Antiques traders in the Oxfordshire area are being urged to be on their guard after a theft at Burford Antiques Centre.