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Adam and Ridley Partridge

Adam Partridge spreads his wings to the south

09 January 2023

Macclesfield and Liverpool auction house Adam Partridge has expanded its operation into the south-east and south-west of England with the purchase of two existing salerooms.

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How to figure out the two-tier market for Doulton HN series

31 October 2022

A selection of Doulton HN series rarities sold at three regional salerooms this month.

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Shipwreck furniture and lock of hair with Horatio Nelson links attract collectors at auction

04 October 2022

A bookcase made from the wreck of Nelson’s former flagship HMS Foudroyant and brooch containing a lock Nelson's hair sold at auction last month.

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Pick of the week: Cabinet made of wood from Nelson’s flagship makes 13-times estimate

03 October 2022

HMS Foudroyant, which served as Nelson’s flagship in the Mediterranean Squadron, had been touring English seaside resorts as an attraction when it was wrecked off Blackpool Sands on June 16, 1897.

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Pick of the week: Belting result for Action Man

05 September 2022

A lot offering Action Man outfits and accessories from the flock hair period c.1970 sold for 100 times the low estimate at a Devon saleroom thanks to a considerable rarity it contained.

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Young sitters stand out despite lack of identification

29 August 2022

Among the lots catching bidders’ eyes in the last few months were a number of intriguing portraits that came up at sales in south-west England.

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Panels impress in sideboard sale

08 August 2022

As Sand, an Elizabethan house in east Devon which has been in the Huyshe family since 1560, is being sold for the first time in over 460 years, Chilcotts (21% buyer’s premium) dispersed much of the contents on July 16.

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Only here for the Beer – and antiques

27 June 2022

A jewellery dealer with years of experience honed at Portobello, Greenwich and Covent Garden markets now owns a busy antiques shop in east Devon.

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Chests from four centuries apart

20 June 2022

These two oak boarded chests, made to similar techniques four centuries apart, were offered for sale recently.

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Royal visitor takes the rostrum

20 June 2022

A regular two-day auction of silver, art and antiques? Not at Whittons in Honiton, Devon, where the firm called its sale on June 8-9 a ‘Jubilee auction’ and auctioneer Ed Whitton donned a suitably patriotic jacket and tie to sell a good range of lots such as Georgian silver and Victorian jewellery.

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Polish para auction pick

13 June 2022

A selection of Second World War ephemera with a distinctly Polish flavour estimated at £60-100 sold instead for £7600 at a Devon auction.

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Heal’s oak furniture purchased new in the 1930s

25 April 2022

On April 9, Chilcotts (21% buyer’s premium) in Honiton, Devon, offered 25 lots of Heal’s limed oak furniture from a single property.

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Solicitor’s sale reflects lifetime interest in West Country silver

07 February 2022

A Plymouth solicitor’s lifetime appreciation of West Country silver was shared by enthusiastic bidders at Chilcotts’ (21% buyer’s premium) Honiton rooms.

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Sindy sought by nostalgia-minded collectors

31 January 2022

These days, marketing a doll as Sindy’s saucy sister would be problematic. And the less said about outfits titled Hockey Honey or School Days, the better.

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Handy if you have time to spare

24 January 2022

Horology dealer who will stand at Lingfield says buyers are keen to do repairs themselves

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Jersey silver comes at a premium

13 December 2021

This late 18th century Channel Islands silver coffee pot has marks for the Jersey silversmith Jacques Quesnel I.

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Big fish in a large pond: Angling antique to star at Shepton Mallet flea

04 December 2021

A prize-winning fish is among the treasures to be found at next week’s Shepton Flea Market.

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Spoons serve up taste of the 17th century

22 November 2021

As very personal items, typically weighing little more than an ounce of bullion, the most numerous silver survivors from the 17th century are spoons.

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Cows come home at last thanks to an auction alert

27 September 2021

It was a case of the cows coming home after 30 years for one buyer at a recent auction.

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Book fan leaves his antiquarian collection to local Oxfam shop

10 July 2021

A book collector who travelled to an Oxfam shop in Tavistock, Devon every Tuesday by bus for the past decade has left his entire book collection to the charity.