Yorkshire and the Humber


Local artist view of town of Beverley thrills

08 May 2017

A view by Yorkshire artist Fred Elwell (1870-1958) of his beloved local town, Beverley, took £13,000 at local saleroom Hawleys (15% buyer’s premium) on April 9.


Single owner collections boost North Yorkshire sale

02 May 2017

Several single-owner collections boosted the total of Tennants’ (20% buyer’s premium) Spring Fine Art Sale in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, on March 25.


Harewood wows in West Yorkshire

02 May 2017

Next up from the Antiques Dealers Fair Limited (ADFL) is The Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Harewood, which runs from May 12-14. The event returns for its sixth year in a purpose-built marquee on the grounds of Harewood House in West Yorkshire.

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Original artworks from Ladybird books come to auction in Yorkshire

21 April 2017

Ladybird books, or rather some of the artworks produced for the much-loved, original pocket-size books, are to be offered by Tennants of Leyburn in two auctions this year – the first on April 28 as part of a sale of books, maps, manuscripts and prints.


Vintage event at coalmining museum aims to “to provide value for money for stallholders"

18 April 2017

As Fox & Moon Fairs, Tony Crellin has been running regular vintage events at the National Coalmining Museum in Yorkshire, near Wakefield, for the past four years.


Going Gothic, super Staffs and terrific tankard

18 April 2017

Dominated as they were by furniture, the March sales at Lewes and Donnington Priory included other highlights.


Spring opener creates an upbeat auction mood

18 April 2017

Generally regarded as a guide of things to come, the Spring Fine Sale at Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) at Leyburn on March 24-25 left auctioneer Jeremy Pattison in an upbeat mood.


Swallow director Richard Burgoin loves the buzz of salvage

18 April 2017

“Seeing the vans arrive and all the wonderful things being unloaded and then built into something beautiful on their stands is a real buzz: we can’t wait.” These are the words of Richard Burgoin, director of Arthur Swallow Fairs, when talking about his ‘summer of salvage’.


Muck and brass: Yorkshire delight at Bowman Fairs' first Skipton fleamarket

18 April 2017

Helen Bowman and Ben Wray of Bowman Fairs launched their first fleamarket earlier this month in the unusual setting of the Skipton Auction Mart in North Yorkshire. In its daily life, the venue is a cattle market.

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Early Dinky vans in demand and delivering high prices

17 April 2017

Dinky is one of the most popular names in the toys collecting field, but with a vast array of types made in the firm’s 45-year history, where do you decide to start?

Court house antiques ruling in Yorkshire

10 April 2017

Plans have been approved by Wakefield Council to create an antiques centre and café at the Grade II-listed court house in Pontefract.

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Cult classic VW campervan defies heavy rust to sell for £23,000 at auction

05 April 2017

At first glance, a hammer price of £23,000 is a heck of a lot to pay for a vehicle distinguished only by a heavily rusted shell with headlights, bumper and assorted bits and pieces lying around forlornly.


Diecast delights at North Yorkshire sale

01 April 2017

The Dinky Toys journey began hot on the heels of the success of Meccano’s ‘Modelled Miniatures’ series of railway accessories, launched to accompany its Hornby train sets.

A carved sculpture of Christ by Giovanni Antonio Gualterio

Spice of sales life

25 March 2017

Dealers and fairs are embracing the ‘mix it up’ approach to offering a wide range of styles and eras, as noted in our BADA fair preview (ATG No 2282).


Generating younger buyers

18 March 2017

Attracting new and younger buyers is the thinking behind Tennants’ (18.5% buyer’s premium) modern and contemporary art sales. Held three times a year, the auctions offer art by a range of painters and sculptors at affordable levels to encourage new buyers into the market, while also appealing to established collectors.


Harrogate museum acquires Fabergé cutlery set for £20,000 at auction

03 March 2017

Dealer Wartski has bought a boxed set of Fabergé cutlery at auction for the Royal Pump Room Museum in Harrogate.

Antique George II table

Chelsea dealer sells George II table to Leeds’ Temple Newsam House

16 February 2017

The London dealer Godson and Coles of Fulham Road has concluded the sale of this George II period brass-inlaid mahogany metamorphic table to Temple Newsam House.

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Rolls-Royces from different eras gear up for auctions

07 February 2017

Sheffield Auction Gallery uses the rather euphemistic term ‘weathered patina’ when describing the condition of a Rolls-Royce it has estimated at £1000-1200 in its February 24 sale.

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New director announced in relaunch of historic Harrogate antiques fair

19 January 2017

Ingrid Nilson of Antiques Dealer Fairs Limited (ADFL) has been appointed director of the long-standing Harrogate Antique and Fine Art Fair.

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Summer print fair debuts at Barnsley arts hub this summer

12 January 2017

An independent print fair is being launched in South Yorkshire this summer offering a selection of affordable prints and textiles by contemporary British artists.