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Romeyn was more than a chip off the old block

30 March 1999

UK: A contemporary reviewer described a multi-volume study of The American Woods by Romeyn Beck Hough as “one of the most marvellous and instructive books ever made”, but this accolade seems something of an understatement when one considers that this work and a spin-off (or should that be sawn-off) companion work on ...Commercial Woods were illustrated with actual specimens of over 300 species!

Phillips unveil their backers and new plans

15 June 1998

THE FUTURE shape of Phillips following the sudden retirement of former owner Christopher Weston became clearer last week.

Merger explains Gavelnet silence says US boss

05 December 1997

GAVELNET.COM, the San Francisco-based Internet auction specialists have denied claims that they are winding up their UK operation.

Silver reaches 10-year high

24 May 1997

Silver prices reached their highest level for a decade last week when dealers learned that the American billionaire investor Warren Buffet had bought 20 per cent of the world's total supply.

Sotheby's value their reputation above all

24 May 1997

SOTHEBY'S is to create a committee of non-executive directors, supported by independent lawyers, to hold a full internal review of the firm's code of conduct.

Literary moments...

01 January 1996