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The buy of the needle

04 September 2017

Shown here is the central medallion of a patchwork and appliqué quilt believed to have been produced by some patriotic sewer to mark the 1815 marriage of Princess Charlotte, the Prince Regent’s daughter, to Prince Leopold of Saxe- Coburg-Gotha.

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Rare Beatles concert poster from 1963 sells at Tennants for nearly three times estimate

21 August 2017

Back in December 1962, a Yorkshire show promoter booked a new Liverpool band to play at Harrogate’s Royal Hall on the strength of their first record which had charted at No 17 a couple of months earlier.

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Two becomes one and life goes on in Leyburn

14 August 2017

Condensed into one day instead of the usual two, the Summer Sale at Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) nevertheless provided a bird’s eye view of the middle market which these triannual ‘fine’ auctions at Leyburn traditionally offer.

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Flat cap or bathing suit: take your pick at Tennants

14 August 2017

Southern softness and northern grit were both on display at Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) of Leyburn on July 15.

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Newark 1646 and the story of English Civil War siege coins at auction

28 July 2017

Poor old Newark. A bit like Belgium and Poland over the centuries, in the English Civil War the English Midlands town ended up in the wrong place in wartime – stuck in the middle - as armies trampled back and forth across it or lay siege. The town’s misfortune is a coin collector’s gain, however, as the lozenge-shaped coins minted in Newark during the conflict have become familiar and fairly common visitors to the salerooms.

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Beatles 1963 concert poster result shows demand for early memorabilia at auction

26 July 2017

Demand for Beatles memorabilia is always high, so for rarities in this collecting field the prices will naturally be hefty.

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Early poetry from JRR Tolkien comes to auction in Yorkshire

26 July 2017

A collection of poetry to be sold at Tennants Auctioneers in Yorkshire includes some of the early works of Hobbit author JRR Tolkien.

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Busy bar scene by Norman Cornish takes £16,000 in Yorkshire auction

18 July 2017

The second highest ever price at auction for ‘pitman painter’ Norman Cornish (1919-2014) was set at the latest sale held at Tennants in Leyburn, Yorkshire.

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Wimbledon memorabilia served up in North Yorkshire auction

11 July 2017

It’s that time of year again, although Murray and Konta (at the time of writing) are spoiling the now traditional game of ‘how early are the Brits going to crash out of Wimbledon’ and a double win is actually a possibility.

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Get your teeth into seaside treats

10 July 2017

The Dublin-born journalist Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker’s first book, The Duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in Ireland, a handbook of legal administration in Ireland, hit the streets in 1879.

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Oh, what a lovely war weekend

10 July 2017

Looking at the images from Leyburn’s 1940s Weekend held at Thornborough Hall and in the main town square, you might think you were on a Second World War film or TV set.

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Change in date announced for Northern Antiques Fair

30 May 2017

The newly rebranded Northern Antiques Fair (previously the Harrogate Antique and Fine Art Fair) has issued a notification that its autumn dates have changed.

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Amber light means go for it at North Yorkshire sale

30 May 2017

‘Group lots should be viewed’ was the wise recommendation in the catalogue description of this mixed bag offered at Tennants’ (18.5% buyer’s premium) sale of vintage costume, textiles and dolls at Leyburn on May 13.

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Ooh er as whopper collection of saucy seaside postcards comes up at auction

26 May 2017

British summer and bank holiday trips to the coast used to be synonymous with bucket and spade, ice cream stolen by seagulls, greasy fish and chips and… rain. But don’t forget another popular aspect of the golden age of seaside breaks: the saucy postcard.

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Ladybirds at sea and in the air

22 May 2017

Artwork produced for the much-loved ‘Ladybird’ books by the late John Berry (1920-2009) were offered by Tennants (18.5% buyer’s premium) on April 28.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.