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Midlands art fair set for an April debut is delayed again

26 February 2024

The inaugural Midlands Art Design Antiques Fair (MADA) at Birmingham’s NEC has been postponed again.

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Classic fairs expands after a debut success

12 February 2024

A successful run at NEC Birmingham last year for Classic Antique Fairs has encouraged it to expand this year.

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New Midlands fair MADA postponed

12 January 2024

Stable Events' and LAPADA's new venture at Birmingham's NEC may run in the autumn.

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Promising start as fairs return to Birmingham after event’s demise

08 January 2024

Dealer Mark Goodger’s first sale at the inaugural Classic Antique Fairs staged at Birmingham’s NEC was a satinwood painted tea caddy.

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The draw of a great sapphire and a great atelier

20 November 2023

Kashmir sapphires have acquired a near-legendary status, due to their lustrous cornflower colour, soft velvety texture and extreme rarity.

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Back in Birmingham for a new NEC fair

20 November 2023

Dealers hail return to Midlands venue a year after closure of popular Antiques for Everyone events

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Fair switches to Birmingham’s NEC to avoid IACF confusion

18 September 2023

An art and antiques fair proposed to launch at NEAC Stoneleigh this December has changed its dates and venue and will now take place at Birmingham’s NEC.

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Ring of ‘Mr Show Business’ shines at Birmingham auction

04 September 2023

A favourite ring of Sammy Davis Jr sold at Fellows (25% buyer’s premium) in Birmingham on August 24.

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New specialists at auction houses in Birmingham, France and New York

31 August 2023

A round up of appointments across the world of art and antiques.

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'Beautiful example' of Horace Minns work

05 June 2023

The Fine Jewellery auction at Fellows in Birmingham on June 15 includes this Arts & Crafts silver blue gem and bluster pearl foliate pendant.

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Intaglio has a golden moment in Birmingham

15 May 2023

Led by the multi-estimate £90,000 bid for an intaglio carved with the portrait of a Roman Caesar (see ATG No 2590), the strong market in the glyphic arts was evident among other lots offered at Fellows 25% buyer’s premium) in Birmingham on April 13

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Pick of the week: Ring that took £90,000 could be one of lost Marlborough gems

24 April 2023

A garnet intaglio ring was bid to 450-times estimate at an auction in Birmingham after speculation that it could be one of the ‘lost’ Marlborough gems.

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New fair launched at NEC to fill the Birmingham void

20 March 2023

A new fair will launch at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in April next year.

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A chip off the old block of the Needle

13 March 2023

This relatively modest pair of gold and of granite dress studs tell a good story.

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The might of the round table at Fellows

13 March 2023

Topping Fellows’ sale of Antiques, Fine Art & Collectables, a timed online event closing on March 3, was this impressive 19th century Italian giltwood and micromosaic centre table.

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Huge ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Cantonese Chinese vases sell at auction in Birmingham

04 March 2023

A pair of mid-19th century Cantonese porcelain vases that featured on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, not once but twice, were auctioned at Fellows.

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Jaeger LeCoultre: ‘The best watchmaker in the world’ says specialist

27 February 2023

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again,” comments Fellows’ watch specialist Kes Crockett. “Jaeger LeCoultre is the best watchmaker in the world. Rolex is without question the most well-known manufacturer and Patek Philippe has produced some of the most collectable watches on the market. However, JLC arguably has a richer and more important horological history than both.”

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Art & Antiques for Everyone: no fairs to be held in 2023

19 December 2022

Art & Antiques for Everyone, the fair held three times a year at Birmingham’s NEC, has been scrapped for 2023, raising concerns that it will never return.

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Art & Antiques for Everyone fair cancelled for 2023

14 December 2022

The much-loved event at the NEC Birmingham, that had run three times a year pre-Covid, has cancelled plans for next year.

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Clock fairs at the double

31 October 2022

If horology is your passion then two events coming up will prove timely.