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Anyone for sphairistike?

10 June 2011

The OED lists ‘sphairistike’ as the name under which a certain Englishman, Major Walter Wingfield patented the equipment and rules for a new outdoor racquet and ball game in 1874.

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Lacquer cabinet at £120,000 in Shrewsbury

16 May 2011

"The best piece of furniture sold in Shropshire in a decade," enthused Shrewsbury auctioneer Jeremy Lamond of Halls.

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German war artist emerges 65 years on

28 March 2011

ONE of Germany’s official war artists, Roman Zenzinger, who has long remained in the shadows because of his apparent hatred of the Nazis, is now having his works bought to light.

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Earl’s Arabian races to £326,000 house record in Shrewsbury

25 October 2010

GENERATING a 25-minute bidding battle at Halls' sale in Shrewsbury on October 20, The Earl of Oxford's Roan or Bloody shouldered Arabian by John Wootton (c.1682-1764) set a new house record when it was finally knocked down to an anonymous UK buyer for £326,000.

Tadema stock book nets £25,000

01 June 2010

THE original autograph stock book of Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema, found in a box of girlie magazines, sold for £25,000 (plus 17% buyer's premium) at the Shropshire auctioneers Mullock's in Ludlow.

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Alma-Tadema treasure found with girlie mags

18 May 2010

• Stock book should help rewrite story of leading artistAN overlooked item in a box of magazines sold at auction for a few pounds could help rewrite the story of one of the most sought after of England’s Victorian painters.

A good result says vendor – I’ll see you in court

10 May 2010

WHEN Shropshire auctioneers Mullock’s sold a dealer’s stock for nearly 50 per cent above estimate, they thought that the vendor’s sole reaction would be one of satisfaction. Instead, they found themselves in court and having to pay out hundreds of pounds in compensation and costs.

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Caughley collection makes £56,000 in Shrewsbury

10 May 2010

MORE than 130 pieces of Caughley blue and white porcelain from a Worcestershire collection sold for £56,000 when it returned to Shropshire for sale at Halls in Shrewsbury.

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Thieves hit Shropshire centre

01 September 2009

POLICE are on the look out for two people following the theft of a pair of 19th century Coalport vases from an antiques centre in Shropshire.

Stolen chequebook used to by antiques in Shropshire

24 August 2009

A STOLEN chequebook has been used to purchase items from at least two antiques shops in Ludlow, Shropshire.

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Waterway records take £6600 in Shrewsbury

23 February 2009

JAMES BRINDLEY lies amongst these Rocks,He made Canals, Bridges, and Locks...

Halls to launch new sales format

15 December 2008

Shrewsbury auctioneers Halls will have a new format for their weekly sales in the new year.

Halls answer buyers’ call for cheaper lots

29 September 2008

Quarterly sales of modestly-priced art and antiques, which were introduced for the first time this year by leading Shropshire auction house Halls, are to become a regular fixture in the company’s sales calendar.

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Godwin table thrown in a skip makes £40,000 in Shrewsbury

27 May 2008

This walnut table by the English architect-designer Edward William Godwin (1833-86), was spotted by Jeremy Lamond from Shrewsbury-based Halls during a routine valuation visit to a house in the Welshpool area.

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Police re-open ‘knocker’ murder case 13 years on

15 October 2007

£10,000 reward put up as police reveal that painting could hold the key to unsolved mystery

How to hold an auction in the US… from Shropshire

01 October 2007

Provincial auctioneer’s novel twist for breaking into the American market

Halls staff prove mettle tackling a deadly consignment

26 March 2007

Halls auctioneer Jeremy Lamond expected the relaunch of his Shrewsbury saleroom to be the biggest challenge of the month. But a small box of antiques consigned for sale soon changed that.

Richard Allen Award auction

30 October 2006

An auction of promises will be held at Moreton Hall School on November 10, with the proceeds helping to fund a scholarship in the name of the late Shropshire auctioneer Richard Allen.

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Auctioneers work hard to generate demand in golf market

05 August 2006

More than two decades since the first sale of golfing memorabilia, this once-booming niche market stands at an important crossroads.

Tragedy as Richard Allen dies in road accident

25 July 2006

FRIENDS, relatives and colleagues have been shocked by the death of Richard Allen, former Director of Halls fine art auctioneers of Shropshire, in a road accident last Thursday. The tragedy occurred as Mr Allen was returning from a viewing.