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Lego HO scale plastic cars roar into Astons West Midlands auction

06 December 2016

Star Wars, Action Man and plastic soldiers are just three of the toy collectable fields growing in demand as buyers get all nostalgic about their childhoods. Another biggie in this market is Lego.

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War of the Worlds film poster from 1953 on offer at Dudley auction

25 November 2016

The War of the Worlds 1953 British quad film poster is regarded as a scarce must-have in that collecting market.

Chinese brush pot

Chinese brush pot takes £155,000 at Shrewsbury auction

09 November 2016

A Chinese cinnabar lacquer brush pot sold for £155,000 at Shrewsbury auctioneers Halls earlier today.

Hermès bag

Hermès Birkin: still the handbag of choice at auction

12 October 2016

The original ‘It’ bag, a Hermès Birkin, has proved yet again that it remains the world’s most desirable bag after setting an auction record for Fellows Auctioneers this week.

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New Antiques for Everyone Fair launches in London

22 September 2016

A new Antiques for Everyone Fair is to launch in London in January 2017.

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Memorabilia from rock band The Who to be auctioned

11 September 2016

A gold watch given by The Who drummer Keith Moon and John Entwistle’s Anello & Davide tan suede heeled boots are among the lots up for sale in the Film & Music Memorabilia Auction at Aston’s Auctioneers on September 15.

Amber bead necklace at Fellows auction

Amber necklaces take top spot at Birmingham auction

08 September 2016

Buyers at a recent Fellows auction in Birmingham showed the strength in the market for amber.

Tunbridge ware spice box

Rich rewards for Kent’s cottage industry as Tunbridge ware draws the bidders

11 August 2016

Estimated at £1200-1800, a rare Tunbridge ware spice box sold for £10,600 at Bleasdales in Warwick.

Lawrence Gowing view of Hackney

Hackney brings in the money – early Lawrence Gowing view of London takes record £40,000

10 August 2016

A record price for a work by Sir Lawrence Gowing (1918-1991) came at the latest fine art sale held by Brightwells of Leominster.

Hereford Antiques Centre

Hereford Antiques Centre closes after 25 years due to rising costs

01 August 2016

The rising cost of building maintenance contributed to the final closure of Hereford Antique Centre which houses nearly 25 dealers.

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Visitors cool off at this summer's Antiques for Everyone fair

22 July 2016

The summer instalment of Antiques for Everyone opened yesterday at Birmingham’s NEC.

Warwick Antique Centre Move

Warwick Antique Centre to move as former premises sold to coffee shop chain

19 July 2016

Warwick Antique Centre has been forced to move out of its home of more than 40 years following the expiration of its lease.

1656 Gold Broad of Twenty Shillings

Two rare coins resurrect rivalry between 17th century rulers

08 June 2016

Oliver Cromwell and Charles II coins together fetched £33,000 at Cuttlestones' latest sale.

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Dickens' Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol lead the specialist sale at Cuttlestones

20 May 2016

A private collection of Charles Dickens’ novels put together by a collector in the early 20th century went under the hammer in Cuttlestones' latest sale.

Chinese mark and period vases

Double joy at Halls as Chinese vases bring £85,000

19 May 2016

A pair of Daoguang (1821-50) mark and period vases sold for £85,000 at a recent sale held at Halls of Shrewsbury.

Edward vom Hofe salmon fly reel

The reel deal: items wanted to value at this year's vintage fishing tackle fair

05 May 2016

Now in its 12th year, the annual 40-dealer National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair is increasingly attracting visitors, some from Germany, Italy and Denmark, to have their vintage tackle valued by dealers, particularly by Neil Freeman of event sponsors Angling Auctions.

1938 Brough Superior 750cc BS4 sold at Bonhams

Record price for British motorcycle as Brough Superior makes £331,900

04 May 2016

Bonhams set a record auction price for any British motorcycle with the sale of a 1938 Brough Superior 750cc BS4 for £331,900.

Oliver Twist at Cuttlestones

Books with a twist – Charles Dickens first editions emerge in Wolverhampton

29 April 2016

Interesting oddities that were ironed out in subsequent editions bump up demand when it comes to book collecting. A good example of this is coming up at Wolverhampton auction house Cuttlestones on May 6.

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Four objects to find: 10 shots at Antiques for Everyone's opening

07 April 2016

With Birmingham’s Antiques for Everyone Spring fair underway, the ATG trawls the floor to give you an early view of this thrice-yearly fair.

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Four objects to find: 10 shots at Antiques for Everyone's opening

07 April 2016

With Birmingham’s Antiques for Everyone Spring fair underway, the ATG trawls the floor to give you an early view of this thrice-yearly fair.

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