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Country house raider ‘cased joint’ on National Trust pass

04 April 2011

A MAN who stole antiques worth more than £1.2m from country houses across the country has been jailed for nine years.

Beijing auction house opens office in US

04 April 2011

CHINA’s fourth largest auction house, the Beijing Council International Auction Company, have opened an office in the US with the aim of sourcing material to sell in mainland China.

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Air Force medal group for peace-time bravery

04 April 2011

ONE of the rarer acts of peace-time bravery saw the crew of the airship R33 awarded the Air Force Medal.They included George Ernest Long, whose medals and associated ephemera came up for auction at Lockdales of Ipswich on March 27.

‘Bomb’ left on counter clears Rosebery’s

04 April 2011

SOUTH London saleroom Rosebery’s of West Norwood had to be evacuated on Wednesday, March 23 after a client left a Second World War bomb brought in for valuation at the front desk.

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Fishing for the ‘right’ Martinware

02 April 2011

THE 16-lot section devoted to Martin Brothers art pottery at Bonhams' latest Ceramic Design sale provided a number of the notable results.

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Don’t forget to look in the garage

02 April 2011

ON visiting a bungalow just south of Knutsford for a probate valuation, Patrick Cheyne had been dismayed to find nothing of any value in the home itself – but rather better things emerged when he was shown the garage.

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Doulton fashions put to the test

02 April 2011

Doulton wares have been produced for getting on for 150 years and cover a huge range of different products, not all of them fashionable.