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1) Masterpiece London cancelled due to rising costs and Brexit

The parent company of Masterpiece London has decided to cancel the 2023 edition of the fair which had been due to take place this summer.

Masterpiece London

The 2022 edition of Masterpiece London.

2) Hoard of original Star Wars action figures discovered

The Star Wars collecting world has been rocked by the discovery of a cache of original action figures still packed in original Kenner factory shipping boxes.

Star Wars Luke Skywalker

Star Wars 12-card figure of Luke Skywalker with double-telescoping lightsaber, mint on card – estimate $10,000-20,000 at Morphy Auctions.

3) Flea market find depicting Charles II takes five-figure sum at auction

Found at a flea market, this tin-glazed earthenware mug sold for £12,000 at Claydon Auctioneers.

Charles II mug

The tin-glazed earthenware mug which sold for £12,000 at Claydon Auctioneers.

4) Adam Partridge spreads his wings to the south

Macclesfield and Liverpool auction house Adam Partridge has expanded its operation into the south-east and south-west of England with the purchase of two existing salerooms.

Adam and Ridley Partridge

Adam Partridge and his son Ridley.

5) Protest planned at Hampstead Antique Emporium ahead of closure

A group of traders at Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium organised a protest on the last day before it was due to close.

Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium

Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium.

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