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Mail robber’s candid story of seduction and smuggling will go on museum display

01 March 2021

A rare, candid autobiographical account by a soon-to-be-executed 18th century brickmaker has been bought by Horsham Museum.

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Commode inspired by Anglo-French influence heads impressive Chichester sale

01 March 2021

In a sale that yielded quality and surprises in most sections, the major talking points at Stride & Son (18% buyer’s premium) were provided by two pieces of furniture. Emerging from the same house and given here-to-sell estimates, both achieved five-figure results.

Evening slippers and a brandy balloon

Winston Churchill’s evening slippers and brandy glass come to auction in Sussex

17 February 2021

Velvet evening slippers and a brandy glass once belonging to Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) are coming to auction at Bellmans in Sussex.

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Dates set for Petworth fair this year

05 February 2021

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair is scheduled to take place in May this year, restrictions allowing.

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Golden age Boss gun at Gavin Gardiner

01 February 2021

Boss over-and-under guns from the golden age of London gunmaking have long ranked among the most sought by game shots.

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Heinemann first edition of 'Present Laughter' by Noel Coward sold at Toovey's auction

01 February 2021

Signed by the author and all members of the cast, the stage manager and the props manager, a 1943, Heinemann first of 'Present Laughter' was one of two Noel Coward plays that made up a lot sold for £1600 via thesaleroom.com in a Toovey’s (24.5% buyer’s premium) auction.

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Souvenir suitable for a Jacobite

18 January 2021

These Jacobite roundels carry the portraits of Charles Edward Stuart (1720-88) and his brother Henry Benedict Stuart (1725-1807).

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West Sussex museum buys Edwardian designs for local church windows from London dealer

30 December 2020

Horsham Museum and Art Gallery has bought a presentation watercolour for three stained glass windows in local church St Peter’s in Cowfold from London dealers Abbott and Holder.

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It’s open season in the square

07 December 2020

Lucy Haywood runs her Country Brocantes in West Sussex, including the grounds of Parham House and at the Daylesford Organic Farm in Gloucestershire.

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Ardingly: last before lockdown

16 November 2020

IACF’s Ardingly market was the final major fair held before the new lockdown began in England

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Champagne stars at Bellmans as magnums draw demand

09 November 2020

Strong pre-sale interest emerged for two magnums of champagne offered separately at the Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium) Sussex Interiors including Asian Works of Art, Wines & Spirits auction in Wisborough Green on October 20.

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Rioja ready to take away

09 November 2020

Henry Adams in West Sussex will hold The December Auctions Fine Wines & Spirits sale on December 17.

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Extraordinary hidden statuary brings demand out in the open at Summers Place

02 November 2020

An extraordinary group of garden statuary, unseen for decades, was offered for sale recently at Summers Place Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) in Billingshurst, West Sussex.

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Portuguese works pop into Chichester saleroom

19 October 2020

A pair of late oil landscapes by Silva Porto (1850-93), a pioneer of naturalism in Portugal whose works appear rarely outside his home country, drew multiple bids at Chichester saleroom Henry Adams (20% buyer’s premium).

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Ewe beauty: Rice collection in demand

05 October 2020

Further pieces from English porcelain specialist’s collection are among highlights in Lewes.

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Dalmations spotted as Dodie Smith books bring demand

21 September 2020

Inscribed copies of the works of Dodie Smith were among the attractions of a summer sale held by Stride & Son (18% buyer’s premium) of Chichester.

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Bidders give their royal approval at Bellmans' sale

14 September 2020

Provenance of the Duke of Gloucester adds extra appeal to single-owner collection

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Hooray for the hussars: Duke of Gloucester's regimental collection brings demand

14 September 2020

The collection of pictures formerly owned by Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, offered at Bellmans included 42 lots relating to the 10th Royal Hussars.

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A West Sussex invasion: the Brits came and spent

14 September 2020

The buying crowd at IACF Ardingly was more local than usual but no less enthusiastic

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Things we learned at IACF Ardingly

14 September 2020

Top tips from IACF’s Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair.