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Tunnicliffe taken out of a wardrobe

27 October 2021

Excellent selection of the artist’s wildlife works had been wrapped up and kept pristine.

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Vendor who bought pictures direct from Tunnicliffe family

27 October 2021

Among the Charles Tunnicliffe works drawing the most attention at Halls’ sale on September 15 (see main story) were pictures bought by the vendor directly from the artist’s family, with whom they were acquainted.

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Dapper dummy made in Austria, brought to UK, now heads to US

18 October 2021

This ventriloquist’s dapper dummy was one of the surprise star turns at Halls’ (23% buyer’s premium) Shrewsbury auction.

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Tolkien signature discovery boosts Hobbit value

18 October 2021

It was when the book was in the process of being catalogued by Bretells (19% buyer’s premium) of Newport, Shropshire, that a second impression copy of Tolkien’s The Hobbit was seen to bear the author’s signature.

Mourning rings

Mourning glory: set of rings takes £31,000

11 October 2021

Gold and enamel mourning rings remembered at Birmingham auction.

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Cotswold fair makes its debut appearance at Compton Verney after enforced move

04 October 2021

Grand venues can work wonders for fair organisers helping to get punters through the door while providing an ideal backdrop for dealers to showcase their stock.

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5 Questions: Steven Beale of Trinity House Paintings

04 October 2021

Involved in the art industry since he was 16, Steven Beale opened Trinity House Paintings in the Cotswolds village of Broadway in 2006.

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Art & Antiques for Everyone fair back in Birmingham in November

04 October 2021

Organisers of the Art & Antiques for Everyone (AAfE) fair have announced it will return this winter to its venue at the NEC in Birmingham from November 25-28.

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Medal group and archive breaks through walls at auction

27 September 2021

One of the most daring air operations of the Second World War included New Zealand pilot Flight Lieutenant Maxwell Nicholas Sparks as a participant.

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Explorer Rolex finds eager buyer

27 September 2021

A Richard Winterton (20% buyer’s premium) sale in Lichfield included this 1973 Rolex Explorer II which sparked international interest.

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Dates to remember for mourning jewellery

20 September 2021

Fellows’ Fine Jewellery sale in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter on September 30 includes an extraordinary collection of 63 mourning rings.

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Belleek porcelain beckons bidders from all over the world

20 September 2021

A collection of Belleek porcelain totalled £7600 at Cuttlestones (20% buyer’s premium) on July 21.

Gaganendranath Tagore picture

Tagore ink painting brings Indian summer

13 September 2021

A mount to an ‘Indian school’ ink wash offered by Cuttlestones in Penkridge on September 2 read simply 'G Tagore'.

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Malvern Flea & Collectors’ Market to go ahead in September

06 September 2021

One of the UK’s best-loved and supported flea markets – billed as the biggest in the country – is B2B Events’ Malvern Flea & Collectors’ Market.

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Omega Seamaster made exclusively for the SAS sold at Fellows

06 September 2021

Watches with military associations carry a certain cachet with collectors.

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The web shop window: Robert Gemmell Hutchison beach scene

30 August 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

Richard Winterton

Richard Winterton Auctioneers expands with Tamworth site

23 August 2021

Richard Winterton Auctioneers is expanding in Staffordshire with the opening of a new saleroom in Tamworth this autumn.

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5 Questions: Warwickshire dealer Oli Barling

23 August 2021

Oli Barling began as a collector and is now a dealer from his base in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, and trades as Boula. He focuses on 18th to 20th century decorative antiques, rustic furnishings, curios and folk art from the UK and across Europe.

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Gold medal for an England football debut doubles estimate at Fieldings' auction

23 August 2021

In the mid 1930s players making an England debut could receive a gold commemorative medal instead of their normal match fee.

Omega Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean chronograph

Omega watch made for the SAS stars in our pick of five auction highlights

20 August 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare Omega Seamaster made exclusively for members of the SAS that commanded attention at Fellows in Birmingham.

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