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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.

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WATCH: Birmingham antique jewellery gallery hit by theft

11 May 2017

Thieves made away with £600,000 of antiques during a raid on a gallery in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

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Antiques for Everyone – and that includes the interior decorators

01 April 2017

First Birmingham NEC fair of 2017 courts the interior design trade with welcome BIID tie-up

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The quiet Royal Copenhagen market shows signs of stirring

25 March 2017

The £810,000 wucai fish at Fellows’ (20% buyer’s premium) sale at Birmingham on February 27 (ATG No 2282) overshadowed everything else on offer but there were a number of other areas of interest among the 1250 lots.

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Chinese sleeper at auction sets £810,000 house record for Fellows of Birmingham

28 February 2017

A Chinese porcelain wucai fish vase sold for £810,000 at Fellows on Monday – 450 times its estimate. Such large wucai or 'five colours' fish jars tend to date from the reign of Jiajing (1522-1566) but Fellows believed it to be 20th century.

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Hermès Birkin: still the handbag of choice at auction

12 October 2016

The original ‘It’ bag, a Hermès Birkin, has proved yet again that it remains the world’s most desirable bag after setting an auction record for Fellows Auctioneers this week.

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New Antiques for Everyone Fair launches in London

22 September 2016

A new Antiques for Everyone Fair is to launch in London in January 2017.

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Amber necklaces take top spot at Birmingham auction

08 September 2016

Buyers at a recent Fellows auction in Birmingham showed the strength in the market for amber.

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Visitors cool off at this summer's Antiques for Everyone fair

22 July 2016

The summer instalment of Antiques for Everyone opened yesterday at Birmingham’s NEC.

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Four objects to find: 10 shots at Antiques for Everyone's opening

07 April 2016

With Birmingham’s Antiques for Everyone Spring fair underway, the ATG trawls the floor to give you an early view of this thrice-yearly fair.

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Blue John shines in the Midlands

14 October 2015

After viewing events in London, Derbyshire and at the Antiques for Everyone fair in Birmingham, Fellows held their much-anticipated Blue John Sale in the Jewellery Quarter last week.

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Blue john bonanza at Fellows in Birmingham

19 August 2015

Quite possibly the largest sale of Derbyshire blue john ever held is going under the hammer at Fellows of Birmingham.

VAT on showground fair pitches

12 August 2015

COMMENT: So we finally have a ruling from the VAT tribunal but it is not good news.

Men deny saleroom and museum thefts

30 March 2015

Eleven men charged with conspiracy to steal as part of a national investigation into high-value thefts at an auction house and museums have pleaded not guilty at Birmingham Crown Court.

Clarion bring winter NEC fair forward a month

11 March 2015

Clarion Events have announced a change of date for the Antiques for Everyone winter fair. It will now run from November 19-22 in Hall 3 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.