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Fellows teams up with historian to offer Elizabethan manor house tour

07 May 2022

Auction house Fellows is working with historian Dr Nicola Tallis to host a tour, talks and a musical performance at Harvington Hall.

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Kendall carved out a reputation for quality

02 May 2022

This large oak Orientalist carving, 'Eastern Slave Girl', is by the Victorian woodcarver Thomas Henry Kendall.

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How Londoners got stuffed

02 May 2022

Book on offer at fishing tackle fair tells story of East End taxidermists who preserved catches

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Works by Bratby and Lowndes emerge at Halls

25 April 2022

One of the highlights at the timed online of Modern and Contemporary Art Auction at Halls of Shrewsbury, which closes on May 2, is a large painting of sunflowers by John Bratby (1928-92).

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Retro fair makes call on name change

25 April 2022

The National Vintage Communications Fair has rebranded itself and is now called RetroTechUK.

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Bronze stars in Birmingham’s NEC fair

25 April 2022

A 19th century French bronze of a woman in a hat was among the highlight sales at the recent Art & Antiques for Everyone fair at Birmingham’s NEC.

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A break from frozen sheep

18 April 2022

Scottish artist Joseph Farquharson (1846-1935) is best known for his snowy landscapes with sheep that earned him the nickname ‘Frozen Mutton Farquharson’.

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Kendall’s skill was a revelation

18 April 2022

The master wood carver and furniture maker copied out missing Bible pages when aged just 13.

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Victorian lamps get clean away

04 April 2022

A large collection of Victorian oil lamps was sold by Fellows (23% buyer’s premium) as part of a timed online auction ending on March 15.

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Cotswolds Curated makes debut

28 March 2022

Exhibitions event features nine dealers from Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire

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International buyers ready for Birmingham

28 March 2022

Now UK restrictions on international travellers have eased, the organisers of The Art & Antiques for Everyone (AAfE) fair at the NEC Birmingham are hoping for a return of buyers from further afield.

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Going retro in Wolverhampton

21 March 2022

Trade at an antiques and retro shop which opened bang in the middle of the pandemic last year in the village of Wombourne, near Wolverhampton has started to blossom in the last few weeks say the owners of Raven’s Nest Antiques, Mel Jones and Marcus Wortans.

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Rare Doulton Spooks figure brings £5300 on home soil

21 March 2022

Not to be confused with the modern limited edition Toby jugs of the same name, the early Royal Doulton figure Spooks is among the most desirable models in all the HN series.

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Constance Spry vase blossoms at £8500

07 March 2022

Floral decorator tasked her assistant to develop a range which was fired by Fulham Pottery.

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Playful Tinworth packs a Punch and Judy

07 March 2022

As a Doulton ‘lifer’ George Tinworth’s (1843-1913) output was immense.

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Super Seamaster 300 at Birmingham auction

07 March 2022

The Omega Seamaster 300, launched in 1957 simultaneously with the Railmaster and the Speedmaster, appears in numerous variations.

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Letters saved by mum march on in manuscript

21 February 2022

The distinguished military career of Major General Sir George Ridout Bingham (1777-1833) included service in the Peninsular War during the years 1809-14.

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Pick of the week: Franklin connection boosts medal group

14 February 2022

The search for doomed explorer John Franklin grips collectors almost as much as expeditions of discovery themselves.

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Woodcarver Kendall chipper once again

14 February 2022

A collection of works by the Victorian woodcarver Thomas Henry Kendall has been consigned for sale next month.

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Golf medal converted to a brooch more than triples estimate at Mullock’s

14 February 2022

This 18ct gold and enamel medal was awarded to Reginald Arthur Whitcombe (1898-1957) for winning the 1936 Open Golf Championship of Ireland.

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