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Gloucestershire auction offers far from your normal antiques and collectables line-up

05 April 2021

With hindsight, the boast made by the Flying Steam Company – 'To China in Twenty-Four Hours Certain' – was a tad ambitious.

George Stubbs’ ‘Turf Gallery’

Racing away: Stubbs’ Turf Gallery prints sold for six times estimate in Gloucestershire

02 April 2021

A complete copy of the famous ‘Turf Gallery’ prints of champion racehorses of the Georgian era has sold at auction for £30,000.

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Pick of the week: A rare white bird worth waiting for

29 March 2021

Having postponed the sale in November and again in January, Chorley’s finally got to sell an exceptional private collection of early English porcelain in Prinknash Abbey, Gloucestershire, on March 24.

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Royal Red Cross for Mesopotamian service offered at Chorley's

22 March 2021

The postponed January auction at Gloucestershire saleroom Chorley’s will take place on March 23-24.

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Navy commander Peter Scott became renowned birdwatcher

22 March 2021

If you are a birdwatcher, you need a good pair of binoculars.

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Mezzotint version of portrait takes 10 times the top estimate at auction

22 March 2021

John Faber’s mezzotint version of a portrait by John Vanderbank of Nicholas Saunderson (1682-1739), a celebrated blind scientist and mathematician, was bid to 10 times the high estimate in a Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) general clear-out sale.

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Kent connection counts at auction

22 March 2021

The medal group of a colonel believed to be the most heavily decorated Military Police officer in the history of the corps sold for a mid-estimate £2400.

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Table linked to ‘Diamond King and the King of Siam’

08 March 2021

This eye-catching 19th century Ceylonese ebony and inlaid breakfast table came with intriguing stories about its provenance in an auction catalogue.

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Works that fit the double bill

01 March 2021

Bumper selection of lots offered in Gloucestershire auction house Dominic Winter provides wide-ranging array

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Antiquities from Cotswolds local history hero turn heads at auction

22 February 2021

A recent sale at Cotswold Auction Company (22% buyer’s premium) included a single-owner collection of antiquities from Lionel Walrond (1927-2020).

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Malthouse Collective in Stroud brewing up ideas to keep busy

08 February 2021

Lindsey Butcher is the owner of the 80-strong Malthouse Collective in Stroud and during lockdown is throwing a lot into the pot for her dealers.

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'I know customers will be back' says antiques centre owner

08 February 2021

A jewellery dealer for 28 years, Jane Finnegan owns Durham House Antiques in Stow-on-the Wold, an antiques centre which she bought two years ago.

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Five stand-out lots from 600 in South Cerney

01 February 2021

Running to 600 lots, a sale held by Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) included a great many maps and prints alongside books.

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Rare view reveals Dum Dum, 1847

25 January 2021

The final part of dealer Jack Webb's collection displayed his passion for military photographs, especially daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and cartes de visite.

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Militaria: Blades of glory at Dominic Winter

14 December 2020

A propellor hauled up by a fisherman proved to have an important link to Dambusters leader Guy Gibson and is now coming up at auction, as ATG reports in a wider look at the militaria market

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Wallis cracks it in the saleroom

30 November 2020

Unpublished work by mathematician John Wallis who was also a major influence in code breaking sells at Dominic Winter

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Banana website proves fruitful

30 November 2020

Julian Tatham-Losh, who owns Top Banana Antiques in Tetbury, reports that business is booming.

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Papers reveal doomed anti-slavery colony

09 November 2020

In 1793, well in advance of the Slave Trade Act (1807) and the Slavery Abolition Act (1833), 275 British men, women and children attempted to settle an uninhabited island off the coast of Sierra Leone.

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CADA takes to Instagram for Christmas

09 November 2020

The Cotswolds Art and Antiques Dealers Association (CADA) is taking to Instagram to give its members a boost before the festive season.

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Award for ‘oldest rowing race’ brings strong bidding at Gloucestershire sale

02 November 2020

This large silver arm badge was awarded to a late 19th century winner of Doggett’s Coat and Badge Race – the oldest rowing race in the world, held from London Bridge to Cadogan Pier since 1715.