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Art Deco and Art Nouveau hold steady at Antiques for Everyone despite ivory trade ban

23 April 2018

Art Deco and Art Nouveau sculptures may be one of the categories most at risk under the impending ivory sales ban, but at the recent Antiques for Everyone Fair (April 5-8) a dealer in that field reported no change as a result.

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Dealer shows special First World War commemorative pottery display at Antiques for Everyone fair

26 March 2018

Bac To Basic Antiques brings a special display of First World War commemorative pottery to this edition of the Antiques for Everyone fair.

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Long-standing fair opens special section to offer a lower-cost chance to make sales

26 March 2018

The venerable Antiques for Everyone (AfE) fair is still open to change in its 33rd year. The next edition runs from April 5-8 at Birmingham’s NEC, hosting around 200 dealers who offer items to fit a variety of tastes, functions and wallets.

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Van delivers on sale day

12 February 2018

More down to earth than the Bentley Speed Sixes and MG TDs of the classic car world, this 1961 GPO van nevertheless was a major draw at Biddle & Webb (20% buyer’s premium) in Birmingham.

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War booty is one to watch in sale

05 February 2018

Among the most desirable of all Second World War wristwatches – a strong suit in this currently hot collecting arena – is the Panerai 3646. This distinctive model was initially intended for the Royal Italian Navy but was also used by German submariners or Kampfschwimmer.

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Second World War Panerai military diver's wrist watch sells at Fellows for £41,000

30 January 2018

A very rare Second World War Panerai military diver's wrist watch with an intriguing ownership history has sold for £41,000 at Fellows’ The Watch Sale today.

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Italian Navy diver watch captured from German frogman in Second World War on offer at Fellows auction

10 January 2018

The saying ‘to the victor go the spoils’ sums up the many items appearing at auction which were ‘liberated’ by Allied troops in the Second World War, with a watch on offer at Fellows a perfect example.

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Fellows’ seven-figure yellow sparkler

11 December 2017

The £1.1m paid for this Graff yellow diamond ring at Fellows on December 7 makes it the top price achieved in the UK regions this year.

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Birmingham auction house sells bell from Falklands War Royal Navy ship

11 December 2017

Amid current stories in the media of drastic Royal Navy cutbacks, it is difficult to imagine a sizeable task force of British ships sailing thousands of miles to fight a war. But in 1982 HMS Brilliant (F90) was part of that fleet heading to the South Atlantic to take on, and beat, the Argentinians who had invaded the Falkland Islands.

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Regency candelabra take £11,500 at Birmingham auction

27 November 2017

Estimated at £12,000-18,000, this impressive pair of Regency four-light candelabra dipped just under hopes to sell for £11,500 at Fellows in Birmingham.

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Mourning jewellery makes sales to remember

20 November 2017

Anita (1930-2015) and Irvin Garfield Schorsch (1927-2014) were not typical Americana collectors.

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Derby porcelain under starter's orders at upcoming Antiques for Everyone fair

13 November 2017

Porcelain society event spearheads ceramics spotlight at winter 'Antiques for Everyone'.

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Rare and unseen works of Derby Porcelain go on show in Birmingham

04 October 2017

An exhibition showcasing more than 250 years’ worth of Derby porcelain takes place at the 'Antiques for Everyone' fair in Birmingham next month.

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Butterflies on a high in Birmingham auction

11 September 2017

The sale at Fellows (23/15% buyer’s premium) in Birmingham on July 31 included this Arts & Crafts pendant designed by Charles Robert Ashbee (1862-1942).

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First views of latest Antiques for Everyone fair in Birmingham

21 July 2017

The crowds descended on the latest Antiques for Everyone fair at the NEC in Birmingham for its opening day yesterday.

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Antiques for Everyone tests market atmosphere to see what’s hot and what’s not

10 July 2017

The Antiques for Everyone fair is dubbed by the organiser as “a barometer for what’s in vogue with collectors, interior decorators and furnishers”. So what are dealers to do when pressure for their offerings slackens?

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The gadget man lends rarities for Birmingham display

10 July 2017

From the moustache spoon and the nose-shaping device to the washing machine, the period following The Great Exhibition of 1851 was a time of prolific invention in the UK.

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Agate’s growing appeal

03 July 2017

Dendritic agate – a pale chalcedony with treelike inclusions caused by traces of iron or manganese – is a relatively lowly stone but was a favourite of Russian jewellers in particular. Carl Fabergé used it in many pieces in a country where it is considered a stone of longevity, good health and prosperity.

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Bakelite watch survives ravages of time

12 June 2017

In 1953 Pan Am Airlines approached Rolex with a request for a watch that could show the time simultaneously in two different time zones.

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JK Rowling joins police appeal to find stolen Harry Potter prequel

12 May 2017

JK Rowling and the West Midlands Police have issued an appeal to find a stolen handwritten Harry Potter prequel.