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Rolex watch stirs wartime memories and sells at £24,000

07 May 2013

Fellows’ latest quarterly Vintage & Modern Wristwatch auction included a rare 1940s Rolex Oyster, the so-called ‘monobloc’ chronograph.

Clarion close office in Birmingham

21 January 2013

Clarion Events, owners of the ‘Antiques For Everyone Fairs’ in Birmingham, have announced that as of February 1 they will close their Birmingham office, thereby moving the management of the triannual fairs to the head office in London.

Struggling National fair is cancelled

03 December 2012

Clarion Events have decided to cancel ‘The National Fine Arts and Antiques Fair’, scheduled for January 16-20 at Birmingham’s NEC because of a lack of exhibitors.

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Portraits from an artist’s studio

30 November 2012

Fellows of Birmingham will include paintings from the studio of portraitist Howard James Morgan (b.1949) in their next sale on December 11.

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Antiques for Everyone: the largest fair of its kind

31 October 2012

Birmingham’s NEC is once again about to host the egalitarian jamboree of the antiques world.

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Celebrating Horner of Halifax

28 September 2012

Among the submissions considered for the Radio 4’s popular series ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects’ were two modest pieces of silver and enamel Art Nouveau-style jewellery by Charles Horner (1837-96) of Halifax – the local jeweller turned international manufacturer who through mass-production methods, innovative designs and marketing genius took high fashion to the masses.

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Swiss clock makes first appearance at UK auction

29 August 2012

Suspended in a bubble of Baccarat crystal and powered only by temperature change, this Atmos 561 mechanical clock will become the first of its model to be offered at auction in the UK when it goes on sale at Fellows of Birmingham on September 3.

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Bolt boost in Birmingham

13 August 2012

A pair of running spikes that belonged to double Olympic 100m and 200m gold medallist Usain Bolt sped to a £25,000 price at a Birmingham charity auction.

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Stock from London’s oldest pawnbrokers

12 July 2012

A large sale of jewellery and watches from Suttons & Robertsons, London’s oldest pawnbrokers, is to be offered at Fellows of Birmingham on July 16.

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Porcelain museum unveils new image at NEC fair

19 June 2012

Worcester Porcelain Museum will be launching a new look by unveiling items never seen before at the 'Antiques for Everyone' fair in July.

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Provinces pack a punch with new raft of coin sales

11 April 2012

WHILE London auctions saw a 25% rise in value for 2011, sales outside the capital have also been growing.

Assay Office to run course on buying scrap gold and silver

29 November 2011

THE Birmingham Assay Office is launching a new one-day course, Buying Scrap Gold and Silver, on January.

London or Birmingham – where is the export licensing unit now?

24 January 2011

CONFUSION reigns over the Export Licensing Unit, whose proposed move to Birmingham from London in a bid to save money was delayed after protests from the London art market.

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Hampshire wins at the Belfry

11 October 2010

CHARLES Hampshire of Peter Francis auctioneers in Carmarthen has won the NAVA National Auctioneer of the Year Award.

BAMF fights bid to move export licensing unit to Birmingham

08 June 2009

BRITISH Art Market Federation chairman Anthony Browne is fighting a rearguard action against the unexpected news that the Export Licensing Unit is to move to Birmingham.

Biddle & Webb to open office in Wolverhampton

16 February 2009

BIRMINGHAM auction house Biddle & Webb are to open a Wolverhampton office later this month.

Auctioneers’ conference set for April

26 January 2009

A major new conference for antiques and fine art auctioneers will take place at the Hilton Hotel, Birmingham, NEC on Friday, April 24.

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Fellows set their sights on London

29 October 2007

Fellows & Sons, the Birmingham-based auctioneers and valuers, are to expand their operation to London and have appointed Richard Slater to spearhead the initiative.

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Silver design winners are happy Fellows

16 July 2007

In celebration of Fellows & Sons’ 130th anniversary, students and practising goldsmiths were invited by the Birmingham-based auctioneers to submit a design for a piece of utilitarian silver.

NEC to change winter slot

16 April 2007

THE winter Antiques For Everyone fair at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre has been brought forward a month to November 1 to 4 from November 29 to December 2.