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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.

Captain Robert Jenkins portrait

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.

Wooden figure

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.

Pay on the day chance at Malvern Flea

07 February 2022

Helen Yourston of B2B Events said it has sold out of pre-booked outside pitches at their Malvern Flea & Collectors Fair on Sunday, February 13, but plenty of cash pay-on-the-day slots are available.

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Tiny teawares for a ‘little miss’

31 January 2022

Halls (23% buyer’s premium) offered the Enid and Bruce Moulder collection of toy teawares via a timed online auction that closed on November 23.

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Dealer labels mark a sign of approval

24 January 2022

Francis Towne watercolour was one of his many works to have gone through Agnews

Portrait of John James Hardy

Will buyers look to reel in Hardy of Alnwick memento?

24 January 2022

Angling and fishing fans will be familiar with the firm Hardy of Alnwick. In 1872 William Hardy set up shop as a gunsmith.

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Tokens provide a rich seam of lots

24 January 2022

Handed in by miners at the start of a shift in exchange for a Davy lamp, colliery tokens, tallies or checks provided vital information in the event of fire or explosion.

The National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.

Plea to help track down stolen coins after machete-wielding thieves strike at Solihull fair

18 January 2022

A group of coins were stolen from the London & Midland Coin Fairs taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum earlier this month.

Roman marble bust

My goodness: the £27,000 Roman marble bust

17 January 2022

The eclectic collection of Alison Barker (1951-2021) of London and Chichester was sold by Trevanion in Whitchurch, Shropshire on January 12.

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Medal reflects unofficial Olympics that followed the 1904 St Louis flop

03 January 2022

This silver medal sold for £3250 at Fellows (23% buyer’s premium) is one of a relatively small number awarded at the Intercalated Games in Athens in 1906.

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