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David Roberts lithograph

Glimpse of a vanished painting

25 March 2017

A lithograph of David Roberts’ (1796-1864) lost painting The siege and destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans under the command of Titus took top honours at Staffordshire auction house Cuttlestones (17.5% buyer’s premium) on March 2-3.

Gold torcs found by metal detectorists

Striking gold – metal detectorists to share proceeds of Iron Age discovery with landowner

02 March 2017

What is thought to be the earliest example of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain was unveiled to the public this week at The Potteries Museum in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire.

1656 Gold Broad of Twenty Shillings

Two rare coins resurrect rivalry between 17th century rulers

08 June 2016

Oliver Cromwell and Charles II coins together fetched £33,000 at Cuttlestones' latest sale.

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New sales complex for Staffordshire auction house

27 August 2015

Staffordshire auctioneers Richard Winterton have embarked on an expansion which will create six salerooms in total across two sites.

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£1.56m purchase saves the Minton archive for Stoke

15 April 2015

After lengthy and complex negotiations, the paper archive of the Staffordshire pottery firm of Minton’s has been saved for the nation.

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Rare Moorcroft vase adds lustre to new saleroom

05 March 2015

Potteries Auctions in Staffordshire are offering this large William Moorcroft exhibition vase at their second auction in their new premises in Silverdale on April 25.

Robert Stones takes over at Louis Taylor while still running Peter Wilson

31 October 2014

Robert Stones, owner of Peter Wilson auctioneers, will also trade under the name Louis Taylor following the retirement of Clive Hillier, principal of the latter rooms in Hanley.

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Art Deco classics ring a bell

09 May 2014

Designed and manufactured by the Siemens factory in Woolwich from 1929, the 200 Series dial telephone (aka the Neophone) is today considered an Art Deco design classic and the first truly modern telephone.

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Lanterns light the way in Stoke at £18,000

17 September 2013

A house clearance in Staffordshire yielded this highly decorative pair of late 18th or early 19th century narwhal tusk and gilt-metal lanterns for Louis Taylor’s latest sale in Stoke-on-Trent.

Wartski secure ‘Staffordshire Tutankhamun’

28 May 2013

London jewellers Wartski have donated the £57,395 necessary to purchase the 81 additional pieces of Anglo-Saxon treasure found last November in the same field as the 3,500-piece Staffordshire Hoard.

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Staffordshire Hoard – original finder and landowner to share second windfall

14 January 2013

A fresh discovery of artefacts in a Staffordshire field where the famous 2009 hoard was found has been declared treasure and part of the hoard.

Richard Winterton heads back to Lichfield city centre

19 November 2012

Richard Winterton is moving his family-owned auction business back into Lichfield city centre after a gap of nearly 30 years.

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A case used for keeping pet crickets

29 October 2012

This small 6in (15cm) object made of gourd, ivory and pierced tortoiseshell would have originally housed crickets in 18th century China.

Bounced cheques – man arrested

17 September 2012

A 51-year-old man has been arrested in connection with ‘bounced cheques’ at an antiques fair.

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Corporate art collection comes to market

27 June 2012

Richard Winterton Auctioneers of Lichfield, Staffordshire will be offering for sale on July 5 a corporate collection of original artwork to include works by Vida Gabor, Jean Chaleye, Sue Ryder and Byron Howard among others.

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From South Seas to Staffordshire

21 May 2012

Around ten pieces of tribal art consigned from a private collection are to be auctioned in Cuttlestones’ mixed-discipline sale in Penkridge, Staffordshire, on May 25.

Shelley show to mark anniversary

14 March 2011

STOKE on Trent will shortly host the largest exhibition of Shelley and Wileman ceramics since the factory’s closure in 1966.

Talk at auction rooms brings more help for the hoard

06 April 2010

CUTTLESTONES auctioneers are to host a talk on the Staffordshire Hoard to help raise funds to conserve the treasure.

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Arctic conditions help to push the bidding

23 January 2010

This graduated pair of Staffordshire shaped oval meat platters are printed in green with scenes from the rare and desirable ‘Arctic Scenery’ series.

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Mother Superior Mouseman

11 January 2010

AS part of a decision to downsize, St Joseph's Convent at Haunton in Staffordshire sold the remainder of their collection of oak furniture and accessories by Robert Thompson (1876-1955) at Richard Winterton of Lichfield.