Lacy Scott & Knight

Lacy Scott & Knight is an auction house, valuer and estate agent in East Anglia with offices in Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket. The company has been staging sales of fine art and antiques since 1869.

They hold a variety of general and specialist auctions throughout the year including two or three auctions a month on a Saturday morning.


Signed Oscar Wilde first edition of 'The Importance of Being Earnest' makes £19,700... but inscribed copies can make more

19 April 2019

Bid to £19,700 in a recent sale was one of 100 signed, large paper firsts of Oscar Wilde’s 'The Importance of Being Earnest' published by Leonard Smithers in 1899.

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Size matters for Albert Goodwin group

15 April 2019

A significant collection of pictures by the Victorian watercolourist Albert Goodwin (1845-1932) was a near sell-out at auction in Suffolk and generated just under £120,000.

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Fine Finnish furniture brings East Anglian contest

15 April 2019

Some time in the early 1930s, the burghers of Norwich City Council appear to have been sufficiently cutting-edge as to purchase furniture by the designer destined to become one of the major names of 20th century design, Alvar Aalto (1898-1976).

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Grave concerns over Eric Gill

08 April 2019

This headstone design of a female nude by the controversial sculptor Eric Gill (1882-1940) was deemed too risky to be realised when he designed it in 1933.

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Affordable art: Three works priced under £1300 in regional auctions including one of over 50 Goodwin works at auction

01 April 2019

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales under £1300, including an Albert Goodwin view of Whitby.

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Captain Scarlet doll, Napoleon’s signature, and other art and antiques to buy in the East of England next week

18 February 2019

A 1967 doll from the classic show 'Captain Scarlet and the Mysterions' is among the art and antiques going under the hammer in the East of England next week.

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Car badges and mascots: the world of automobilia at auction

13 February 2019

Every collecting field starts out with a broad umbrella title: classic cars, for instance. Easy. However, as you descend through the levels it not only drops into sub-sections, but veers off to the side, so you also get automobilia, the ephemera surrounding those cars.

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Greeting card see-saw puppies on a high

14 January 2019

Produced by Raphael Tuck & Sons c.1900, ‘Puppies Playtime’ is one of a pair of greeting card see-saws that sold for £140 in the book and ephemera section of a December 15 sale held by Lacy Scott & Knight (20% buyer’s premium).

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What lots caught bidders’ eyes this week? Five auction highlights including a dated slipware jug from the time of Charles I and a Beswick huntsman figure

21 December 2018

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week include a portrait of a red bonnet-wearing lady, a Beswick huntsman figure and slipware jug from the time of Charles I.

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Get in touch with nature at your local saleroom: Six lots inspired by plants and animals

10 December 2018

From a Victorian Seaweed album to a pair of pottery bird panels, we have a look at art and antiques coming up at auction next week, all of which are inspired by the natural world.

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What to buy: Five auctions to watch this week (October 1-7 2018)

01 October 2018

Among the plethora of auctions across the UK this week, here are five highlights from upcoming sales, including a Stuart Devlin candelabra at Catherine Southon.

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Saleroom selection: three works under £1000 including a watercolour by Hercules Brabazon Brabazon

24 September 2018

Three modestly valued works in regional sales, all sold below £1000 including a watercolour of a North African market scene by Hercules Brabazon Brabazon.

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Collection from the ‘father of forensic medicine’ and photography pioneer comes to auction in Suffolk

04 September 2018

The collection of photography pioneer and medical writer Alfred Swaine Taylor (1806-80) is to be offered at auction house Lacy Scott & Knight in Bury St Edmunds in October following the success of a first sale last year.

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Full steam ahead: 5 pieces of railwayana available at auction this week

15 August 2018

Railway-related items remain one of the staples of the collectables market, with rarity and links to locomotive history among the key factors determining demand. Here ATG selects a small group of items from the healthy supply of lots on offer at two auctions taking place this week.

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Playing cards from 1830s appear at Suffolk sale

16 July 2018

Issued by ‘Hunt & Sons, Card Makers to His Majesty’, a ‘Great Mogul’ deck of playing cards of c.1830, the labels that seal the packaging still unbroken after all those years, featured in a recent Suffolk sale.

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Movers and shakers: latest arts and antiques appointments

17 April 2018

A look at the latest moves across the trade.

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The timeless appeal of London’s Golden Age

08 January 2018

Clocks from England’s ‘Golden Age’ provided highlights at two early December sales.

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How to cash in on top attic discoveries

02 January 2018

Beloved of TV antiques programmes and of bidders knowing the lots are absolutely fresh to market, there are few phrases to stir the blood at an auction as much as ‘from the attic’.

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Stand corrected as ‘Louis XVI table’ brings £21,000

25 September 2017

A heavily carved and silvered wood ‘console table’, offered with an estimate of £1500-2500 at Lacy Scott & Knight’s (20% buyer’s premium) September 9 sale came with a somewhat exotic story.

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Designs on wider market reach as auctioneers realise potential of 'branded' sales

18 September 2017

The field encompassed by ‘Design’ sales is being diligently tilled by many UK auctioneers aware of the potential of a market appealing to younger buyers wary of traditional antiques.

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