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Two specialist vintage fair events in the Midlands on the same day in May

06 May 2019

Two upcoming annual specialist fairs both running on Sunday, May 12.

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John Piper’s castle in triplicate at Great Malvern exhibition

29 April 2019

In 'The Countryside Through Art', mid-century specialist Fifties Art & Design offers three views of a nearby landmark by John Piper (1903-92).

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A superb selection of sentimental samplers

25 March 2019

Among the most desirable of all needlework samplers are those associated with pupils at the Ackworth School, founded as a co-educational boarding school in 1779 by the Quaker physician John Fothergill and still thriving today.

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Glass and ceramics greats star in saleroom

25 March 2019

Iconic names in the worlds of glass and ceramics starred in Kingham & Orme’s (20% buyer’s premium) wide-ranging March 1 sale at Evesham.

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Worcestershire Antiques Fair includes array of ceramics dealers and porcelain society seminar

11 February 2019

Coming to the Two Cs two-day Worcestershire Antiques Fair at the Chateau Impney Hotel are ceramics dealers offering porcelain pieces, including Derby, from the 17th to 20th centuries.

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Barlow sisters on the ball for rare Doulton Lambeth vasel

14 January 2019

Among the first women potters recognised by the public as individual designers worthy of collecting were Hannah Barlow (1851-1916) and her sister Florence. The first women artists at Doulton’s Lambeth factory, they joined in 1871 and 1873 respectively.

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B2B hopes for fine conditions in 2019

14 January 2019

Speaking before Parliament’s vote on Brexit scheduled for the week beginning January 14, Helen Yourston, director of B2B Events, said: “Obviously that is a real concern for dealers at our fairs, but so far bookings for 2019 are looking buoyant.”

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Swallow dips in to open another salvage event

07 January 2019

Organiser launches Malvern fair to run alongside existing venues.

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‘A quite extraordinary day’ as sleeping Asian bronzes bring multi-estimate sums in regions

10 December 2018

Two under-catalogued Sino-Tibetan bronzes illuminated the regional saleroom scene with multi-estimate sums in the final days of November.

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Flying Scotsman original locomotive nameplate soars to a record high of £64,500 at auction

21 November 2018

For what is probably the world’s most famous and popular steam engine, the Flying Scotsman has experienced a remarkably troubled history at times.

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A £7500 toast to the Dutch East India Company

20 August 2018

A valuation day find for Kingham & Orme (20% buyer’s premium), this Dutch-engraved East India Company baluster goblet c.1760, took a multi-estimate £7500 in Evesham.

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Pick of the Week: Crane leaves them wanting Maw

13 August 2018

The Shropshire pottery, Maw & Co of Jackfield, is best known for the mass production of earthenware tiles and architectural ceramics.

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Malvern flea looks for bumper summer

16 July 2018

After a slow start to the year, the Malvern Flea and Collectors’ Fair is looking forward to a bumper summer.

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Top Doulton demand evident in Evesham

02 July 2018

In what can be a doleful time for Doulton, encouraging words about the factory’s output from auctioneer Geoff Shepherd at ceramics specialist Kingham & Orme (22% buyer’s premium).

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Choice Royal Doulton comes back to market

14 May 2018

Australian enthusiasts did much to buoy up the Royal Doulton market in its 1990s pomp. And one such fan certainly did his bit to bring some life to what can now be a weak market by consigning a choice collection of Lambeth, flambé, Burslem and prototype wares to Kingham & Orme (20% buyer’s premium).

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Fishing at a perilous angle

07 May 2018

Taken in June 1905 on the River Helmsdale in Sutherland, the very northern and wildest tip of Scotland, is this image, below, of two men fishing.

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Broken pram works very well for ‘Braaq’

23 April 2018

LS Lowry’s industrial northern English city scenes, populated with his trademark ‘matchstick’ figures, have inspired many artists. Chief among them was Brian ‘Braaq’ Shields (1951-97), dubbed ‘Liverpool’s Lowry’.

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New premises for auctioneer Kingham & Orme in Worcestershire

09 March 2018

Worcestershire auction house Kingham & Orme Auctioneers has relocated to a new premises a year after its debut auction.

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Marvellous Malvern is B2B flagship event

02 January 2018

Mulling over her 2017 experience, B2B Events’ director Helen Yourston said Malvern is proving to be a marvel.

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B2B itching to open the doors to a festive flea

04 December 2017

“This year the Malvern Flea has been the prize in our portfolio,” says Helen Yourston, director of B2B Events.