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Cheltenham Racecourse was natural choice say fair organisers

08 April 2024

The antiques and collectors’ fair being launched at the famed Cheltenham Racecourse on Sunday, May 19, features indoor room for 100-plus exhibitors.

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Range of highlights spotted in the Cotswolds

01 April 2024

A pair of Second World War Japanese binoculars are among the highlights at the Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair where the dealer offering them, Jeroen Markies Art Deco, is part of a group of newcomers.

Novelty silhouette hand screens

Pick of the week: Buyer is a big fan of Giroux’s work

25 March 2024

A pair of 19th century Parisian novelty silhouette hand screens, made by François Simon Alphonse Giroux, doubled their estimate at auction.

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Get the Friday feeling in Cirencester

18 March 2024

Every Friday since the early 1970s, the Corn Hall in Cirencester, a building at the heart of the town’s life since the 19th century, hosts an antiques and collectables market.

Julia Annabelle, Lady Shuckburgh

‘Quintessential English’ collection of family portraits comes to auction in Gloucestershire

13 March 2024

A group of portraits from the collection of the 3rd Earl of Liverpool, Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson (1784-1851), will be offered at Gloucestershire saleroom Chorley’s auctioneers in April.

Livery buttons

Huge button collection heads to Gloucestershire auction

27 February 2024

Sufferers of koumpounophobia, look away now. Thousands of buttons will be offered at Dominic Winter Auctioneers next month.

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False teeth that allowed Churchill to make his famous speeches sell for £18,000 at auction

08 February 2024

Sir Winston’s Churchill’s false teeth have been snapped up for a hammer price of £18,000 (plus 24% buyer’s premium) after a nail-biting bidding battle attracted would-be buyers from the UK and US.

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Fair winds and god speed for Captain Vancouver

05 February 2024

Explorer and naval captain George Vancouver set sail from King’s Lynn in April 1791 aboard HMS Discovery to survey the Pacific Northwest coastline of North America.

Beeleigh Abbey

William Shakespeare, Samuel Pepys and Charles Dickens feature in part two of the famed Foyle family library sale

30 January 2024

The second part of the auction of The Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey is returning to Dominic Winter Auctioneers.

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Silver plane travels well at small scale

22 January 2024

A sterling silver scale model of the Lockheed TriStar aircraft was the top lot at Kinghams’ (25% buyer’s premium) Silver and Objects of Vertu sale in the Cotswolds.

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Fedden in the pink and over the moon

22 January 2024

Works by Mary Fedden (1915-2012) are a fairly common sight at regional auctions.

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Lost poignant wartime painting by Matania lives on in the form of a copy

15 January 2024

A copy of a lost painting that has been described as one of the most haunting and poignant depictions of Irish involvement in the First World War attracted a flurry of bids at Clevedon Salerooms (22% buyer’s premium) in Bristol.

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Intriguing picture of Second World War female ambulance volunteers emerges

15 January 2024

The helmets and uniforms depicted in this oil study are clues to its strong performance at Cirencester saleroom Moore Allen & Innocent (21% buyer’s premium) on December 6.

A 1931 FA Cup winner's medal

FA Cup medal takes £5000 at Harper Field

11 January 2024

An FA Cup winner's medal awarded to a club's assistant secretary may not sound that much of a big deal.

Channel Islands silver mug

Pick of the week: Raise two pints to Guernsey mug at auction

08 January 2024

The vast majority of Georgian-era Channel Islands silver baluster mugs are of a pint or half-pint capacity.

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Meet the Barringtons in a comprehensive archive

08 January 2024

‘Substantial’ was certainly the description to use when it came to an archive related to the Barrington family of Beckett Hall, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire.

Apple Boutique mural

Pioneering journalist with a ticket to ride

18 December 2023

She was the first female broadcaster to be heard on Radio 1 and the only journalist to accompany the Beatles during a four-day coach trip when they filmed their Magical Mystery Tour TV special.

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Pick of the week: Album connects ceramics collectors

04 December 2023

An album of watercolour studies of Ottoman ceramics that connects two of the British collectors of the early 20th century raced away from its estimate at Dominic Winter in Gloucestershire.

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Presentation copies with a special touch

04 December 2023

Pictured here are two fine 19th century presentation copies that, unexpectedly, topped sales in South Cerney and Cambridge in October.

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Bidders make beeline for Beeleigh

20 November 2023

Wide-ranging items from Christopher Foyle of bookshop fame generate a white-glove sale in Gloucestershire