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.”


Swallow dips in to open another salvage event

07 January 2019

Organiser launches Malvern fair to run alongside existing venues.


‘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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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).


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.


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’.

Goldscheider glazed figures

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.


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.


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.


National Vintage Tackle Fair back at Abbey Sports Stadium

06 November 2017

Details of the annual National Vintage Tackle Fair have been announced by vintage tackle dealer John Andrews, who is also the organiser.

Two Cs Antiques Fairs' Chateau showcase sets the scene

30 October 2017

Two Cs' fair at Chateau Impney Hotel is an impressive setting but popular venue means securing dates is difficult...


Dealer delights in mid-century design at Two Cs' fair

30 October 2017

Furniture and decoratives dealer Paul Burnett from the Forest of Dean, gives an expansive welcome to buyers at his stand at a recent Two Cs antiques fair at the Chateau Impney Hotel, near Droitwich. He will be exhibiting at the organisers’ two-day fair on November 11-12.


Pick of the Week: Marble sculpture of cupid sets house record at Fieldings

11 September 2017

Fieldings of Stourbridge set a new house record earlier this month when Emanuele Caroni’s (1826-76) marble sculpture of cupid taming the lion sold at £91,000 (plus 24% premium).


Pick of the Week: Bidders go ape for rare Sèvres teapot

26 June 2017

A Sèvres teapot from the Louis-Philippe era sold for an unexpected £13,000 (plus 20% buyer’s premium) at Kingham & Orme in Broadway, Worcestershire, on June 17.

Ploughing the Downs by James Bateman

Telephone bidding battle lifts James Bateman’s view of the South Downs to £30,000

21 June 2017

A dramatic bidding competition for a wartime farming scene by James Bateman (1893-1959) came at the latest sale held at Littleton Auctions in Worcestershire. Estimated at £3000-4000, ‘Ploughing the Downs’ was eventually knocked down at £30,000, a house record for the saleroom.