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The former mills now grinding out antiques sales

11 July 2022

Ex-industrial premises have been brought back by firms relying on heritage interest

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Mill venue weaves atmosphere in West Yorkshire

18 April 2022

Sunny Bank Mills at Farsley near Leeds has been in the Gaunt family for six generations.

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A trio of Arts & Crafts designers in focus

11 April 2022

While the market for post-war wares by Thompson’s of Kilburn – particularly the animal and figure carvings – has grown substantially in recent years, the ‘prime period’ for Mouseman collecting remains the 1920s-30s.

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Playtime in the saleroom at Hartleys

22 November 2021

Top names in their different fields, ages and markets, Wurlitzer and Armand Marseilles were the star makers at Hartleys (17.5% buyer’s premium).

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Desirable davenport discovered in Ilkley auction

20 September 2021

Few furniture forms suffered a bigger crash in prices than the davenport.

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Dunhill lighter makes bright price but Mouseman leads Ilkley sale

01 March 2021

Dunhill Aquarium table lighters painted by Margaret Bennett and husband Alan in the 1950s-60s remain popular among collectors in these non-smoking days.

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Comics: Spider-Man and Fantastic Four thrill bidders

02 November 2020

Spider-Man has made a couple of successful appearances in recent UK sales.

Rose & Brown back in town

27 January 2020

In West Yorkshire this weekend, Rose & Brown Vintage will occupy the atmospheric setting of Sunny Bank Mills, near Leeds, built in 1829 and disused as a textile mill since the mid-20th century.

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Mod Brit artworks gifted to nation will go on display at Hepworth Wakefield gallery

03 January 2020

Three works by Modern British artists will go on display at The Hepworth Wakefield gallery following a donation via the government’s Cultural Gifts Scheme.

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Affordable art: Three works sold for under £900 including a Herbert Thomas Dicksee polar bear print

16 December 2019

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a Herbert Thomas Dicksee polar bear print.

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Eleven early Christmas Carols stored in a garage

02 December 2019

Although Charles Dickens is often credited with creating the ‘modern’ Christmas, some of the recognition should go to John Leech.

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Actress Judi Dench and the Brontë Museum call on public to help fund bid for miniature manuscript by a 14-year-old Charlotte Brontë

24 October 2019

The Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth in West Yorkshire has begun a public campaign to raise the final funds needed to bid for a rare manuscript from the Brontës' childhood.

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Egyptian head brings smiles at Hartleys

30 September 2019

After the Hartleys (17.5% buyer’s premium) September 4 sale, auctioneer Andrew Hartley admitted: “Furniture did not perform as it was hoped from tiny chinks of daylight discernible in the last few months.”

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Court is now in session as Magistrates Market Antiques Centre opens for business

19 August 2019

In January this year we ran a Fairs & Markets story (ATG No 2374) about the Georgian former courthouse in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, which had reopened its doors as an antiques and cultural centre using the first floor only.

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Discover Vintage: Spotlight on dealers at Keeley Harris’ eight annual events held in three different cities

11 March 2019

“Our visitor profile is generally interior style enthusiasts with an age range of 30-60 and it tends to be couples, families with small children and also ‘empty nesters’ who want to revamp their houses now they have it back to themselves.”

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Ex-courthouse venue in Pontefract judged to be just right

21 January 2019

Former courthouse in West Yorkshire opens as antiques centre and community hub.

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Early photos of Penang are pick of the auction in Yorkshire

17 September 2018

An album of 40 albumen images by pioneering photographer John Thomson with direct appeal to the market for early depictions of the Orient was the outstanding star at Hartleys (17.5% buyer’s premium).

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West Yorkshire racecourse event ready for the off in August

13 August 2018

Alan Cartwright’s two-day antiques and vintage fair at Wetherby Racecourse in West Yorkshire has been a strong runner in his Jaguar Fairs’ portfolio since he took it over in 2001. It now attracts up to 300 exhibitors at each of the three annual events.

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Desk style back in favour

02 July 2018

An Edwardian Carlton House satinwood desk of the type which was once a best-seller at auction, but an early casualty of the furniture slump, was back in favour at the Hartleys (17.5% buyer’s premium) summer sale in Ilkley.

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Make a beeline for West Yorkshire show

02 July 2018

Designer Vicki Ambery-Smith is regularly selected to show at the prestigious annual Goldsmiths Fair at Goldsmiths Hall in London.