Yorkshire and the Humber


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Collector interview: Lecturer's lessons in Islamic and Persian art

06 February 2023

Dr Richard Piran McClary is a senior lecturer in Islamic art and architecture in the history of art department at The University of York.

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Scandinavian calendar stick provides seasons to be cheerful

06 February 2023

Among the best performing lots at the Country House sale at Tennants (22% buyer’s premium) in Leyburn was a fruitwood calendar stick or primstav.

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Stan Green launches fair at York Racecourse

06 February 2023

Racecourse event launched by a veteran fair organiser after demise of one of the fairs at the same venue

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Dodecahedron remains a mystery

23 January 2023

Roman dodecahedra continue to baffle after more than two-and-a-half centuries of study.

Sheffield Assay Office

Plea to help find stolen silver from Sheffield Assay Office

19 January 2023

More than £100,000 worth of silverware has been stolen from the Sheffield Assay Office after a group of burglars broke in using an angle grinder.

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Dam Busters poster is stirring stuff

16 January 2023

Considered one of the best British movies about the Second World War, the British quad-sized poster for 'The Dam Busters' (1955) was not too bad either.

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Harrogate Pavilions forms a Yorkshire triangle of events

16 January 2023

At this month’s 'Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair', Elaine Phillips Antiques, a returning exhibitor, offers a pair of 17th century high-back oak chairs featuring finely carved details.

York vintage fair future uncertain

09 January 2023

The triannual Antique Home & Vintage Fair organised by Richard Cawood of Antique Fair York was cancelled on January 1 due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

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The web shop window: 1920s micro mosaic panel

09 January 2023

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Bizet and Caxton in the mix

02 January 2023

Highlights including signed opera score from a varied auction held in North Yorkshire

Derby winning miniatures

Four Derby winners reunited after museum’s auction success

19 December 2022

A set of four miniature oil paintings depicting Derby-winning racehorses belonging to John Bowes (1811-85), co-founder of The Bowes Museum, has been reunited after being bought at auction.

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1966 and all that: when England made history

19 December 2022

A hat-trick of six-figure prices was achieved for England 1966 World Cup hero Alan Ball’s (1945-2007) winner’s medal, cup final shirt and World Cup cap.

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Smart’s famous Frant folk art found twice

19 December 2022

At Frant there dwells a Man of fame. By trade a Tailor, Smart by name.

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Pick of the week: Gem supplied to Catherine II was found in a biscuit tin

12 December 2022

When Hartleys’ valuer Daisy Hodgson was rummaging through an old biscuit tin in a family home in north London she spotted something that she thought might have great potential.

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Moonlight spotlight: classic Atkinson Grimshaw

12 December 2022

The last few months have been an interesting time for followers of John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-93).

Cadbury's sign

Pick of the week: Cadbury’s advertising signs takes a tasty five figures

05 December 2022

It was, said the catalogue, “a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a top end sign in such remarkable condition”.

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York bookshop starts new chapter

05 December 2022

News of historic premises being revived, a closure – plus a new outlet starting in Skipton

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Fall on a high after jewellery accolades

28 November 2022

Tennants’ jewellery specialist, Jessica Fall, has not only passed her Gemmological Association professional qualifications with flying colours but has also won the Bruton Medal for best candidate of the year, and the Deeks Diamond Prize for the best results in the theory examination.

Madonna and Child drawing

Bidders battle to take tondo to 208-times top estimate

21 November 2022

A small round drawing of the Madonna and Child created a stir at Ryedale Auctioneers in North Yorkshire.

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Agricultural library top of the crops in North Yorkshire

21 November 2022

The Glaisdale Library was the collection of Martin Henry Burtt, a well-known figure in the Yorkshire and indeed national agricultural worlds.

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