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Thundercats Tongue-A-Saurus grabbed by eager bidder

04 March 2024

As with many 1980s toys, the Thundercats range was produced to accompany a TV or film series.

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Well heeled in the 18th century – ladies’ shoes sell for four figures in North Yorkshire auction

04 March 2024

When it comes to period costume antique footwear can often command some of the strongest prices.

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Beaker was made by the only female silversmith in Norwich

26 February 2024

Another auction where silver and objects of vertu were prominent was the fine art and antiques sale staged by Elstob (25% buyer’s premium).

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Butterflies signal a long life and a good price

05 February 2024

Modestly guided at just £200-300, this tiny Qianlong period ruby-glazed teabowl and 4in (10.5cm) diameter saucer generated plenty of interest when it came up for sale at Elstob (25% buyer’s premium).

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Auction house hails ‘incredibly busy and buoyant’ start to the new year

05 February 2024

North Yorkshire saleroom starts 2024 with 2600 lots offered over two weeks in four auctions

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Piper pops up at auction and Lowry lines up for sale

05 February 2024

A couple of works by leading names in the sector gave a boost to Chiswick Auctions’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest Modern British and Irish Art sale.

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Thumbs up to Newton view of Kent Downs

18 December 2023

Up in North Yorkshire, it was a view of a landscape down south that led Tennants’ (24% buyer’s premium) British, European & Sporting Art sale.

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Sculpture dealer goes back to Victorian values

27 November 2023

Sculpture dealer Willoughby Gerrish is using London Art Week (LAW) as a chance to launch another branch of his business.

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Chess collecting: now it’s your move

27 November 2023

How much would you spend on an antique or vintage chess set? Here are three examples from different periods that sold across a wide range of prices.

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Happy to have got your goat? Yes, three in fact

27 November 2023

In Chinese symbolism, three goats shown together are representative of the New Year, bringing a change of fortune (sanyang kaitai).

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Pilkington’s ceramics provide good starter for North Yorkshire auction

27 November 2023

A 43-lot private collection of Pilkington’s ceramics from Manchester opened Tennants’ (24/22% buyer’s premium) sale of 20th century design held in Leyburn on October 7.

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Pownall enjoys atmosphere of nights out in London

20 November 2023

Atmospheric views of London were the stock-in-trade of George Hyde Pownall (1866-1932).

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Modern and Contemporary art: middle market for 20th century makes a greater impact

06 November 2023

Many 20th century works are selling very healthily at mid-range price points

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‘Shell head’ helped to keep the Free French fighting

30 October 2023

One of the best performers against estimate at Tennants’ (24% buyer’s premium) Militaria & Ethnographica sale on September 20 was a fascinating collection of photographs and ephemera relating to a French Second World War hero.

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Summer shines in Northern Antiques Fair's autumn run

30 October 2023

Among the sales at the recent Northern Antiques Fair was a painting by Lucy Harwood (1873-1972) offered on the stand of first time exhibitor Bink Fine Art. The decorative oil, Summer, sold for a price in the region of £4000-5000.

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John Gould second edition served as fresh helping

30 October 2023

Follow-up edition of a classic avian work was more or less a new publication thanks to extra research

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Take a peek at Pepys

09 October 2023

This small-scale 12½in (32cm) high William and Mary period ebony veneered striking bracket clock will be one of the horological entries in the three-day clocks and fine interiors sale at Hutchinson Scott in Skipton, North Yorkshire, from October 17-19.

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Weapon belonged to Light Brigade prisoner

25 September 2023

A sword that saw action in the famed Charge of the Light Brigade sold for £1900 at Elstob Auctioneers’ (25% buyer’s premium) Antiques & Fine Art Sale.

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Making hay while the sun shines: work from a Staithes Group collection

25 September 2023

A dedicated sale of 117 lots from the collection of the late Teesside art dealers and Staithes Group specialists Tom and Rosamund Jordan was held this summer at Tennants (24% buyer’s premium) in North Yorkshire.

New Zealand huia birds in a case

New Zealand birds soar to a new taxidermy high

18 September 2023

A Victorian cased pair of the extinct New Zealand huia sold for £220,000 (plus 24% buyer’s premium) in Tennants’ Natural History and Taxidermy sale.