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Ballet-style slippers

Queen Victoria's ballet-style slippers to be auctioned

08 May 2021

Slippers once owned by Queen Victoria will be offered at an auction in West Sussex later this month.

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The 'barn find' coming in at 26ft long and made of timber - and now up at auction

01 May 2021

Classic car enthusiasts talk reverentially about ‘barn finds’ laying undiscovered for many years and ready for restoration.

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Renaissance herbal without equal

12 April 2021

The binding is an early 20th century one, and the very last leaf has been supplied as an autograph facsimile, but on March 17 the 1578 first English edition of Rembert Dodoens’ A Nievve Herball, or Historie of Plants shown here was bid to £3000.

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IACF ready to meet the high demand

29 March 2021

Will Thomas, managing director of IACF, surely speaks for the trade with his fervent hope that successive pandemic lockdowns have now come to an end.

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Birds by ‘the cabbage lady’

29 March 2021

This pair of 1970s-80s stoneware models of hoopoes carry the monogram 'AG' for Lady Anne Gordon (Dowager Marchioness of Aberdeen (1924-2007).

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Churchill puts his feet up, has a smoke and a drink

22 March 2021

British wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill memorabilia in the form of slippers, brandy balloon and cigar box.

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Remedy to make a high medal price

22 March 2021

Major Henry Milligan of the Royal Army Medical Corps not only won a Military Cross for bravery in the First World War in 1917, but gained another one.

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Great novelty value at Bellmans

15 March 2021

The sale at Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium) in Wisborough Green, West Sussex, on March 8-11 included an example of Alexander Crichton’s famous walrus silver and glass claret jug.

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From my good friend Baden-Powell

08 March 2021

Contained in an old buckram folder, a collection of scouting ephemera proved a highlight of a sale of books and ephemera held in Chichester.

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Birley moves past the formalities

08 March 2021

Traditional high-society portrait by Sir Oswald Birley finds modern-day auction fans including an overseas buyer

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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