A feline vesta case and a Stuart embroidered panel are among six lots to watch at auction this week

18 May 2020

With estimates from £60-6000 here are six previews of upcoming items.


Affordable art: Three works sold for under £1500 including a Frank O Salisbury portrait

04 May 2020

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a Frank O Salisbury portrait.


Edwardian footballer's career and tragic ending remembered in memorabilia sale

06 April 2020

The first 20 lots of the recent football memorabilia sale at Stacey’s in Rayleigh, Essex came from the family of the Edwardian player Benjamin Warren (1879-1917).


Subbuteo space oddity soars in Essex saleroom

16 March 2020

Among the rarest of all Subbuteo games invented and manufactured by Peter Adolph in Tunbridge Wells are those without a sporting theme.


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.


A log from the ship that sailed with Admiral Nelson and more to find around the home counties next week

07 December 2018

A rare 18th century log for a ship that once sailed alongside Admiral Nelson’s HMS Victory is among the wealth of art and antiques to find around home county auctions next week.


Home turf before theatre of dreams

03 December 2018

A rare photographic postcard sold via at a surprise £850 (estimate £30-50) at Toovey’s (24.5% buyer’s premium) in Washington, West Sussex on October 30.


Guild edged Arts & Crafts at Stacey’s auction

26 November 2018

This classical Guild of Handicrafts bowl, below, underlined the popularity of Arts & Crafts silver when offered by Essex auction house Stacey’s (20% buyer’s premium).

First edition of a worldly work on offer in Essex

29 October 2018

A handful of copies of Robert Morden’s 'Geography Rectified, or a Description of the World' have made a little more at auction than a 1680 copy offered in a Stacey’s (24% buyer’s premium) sale of September 10 – but all bar one of them were second or third editions of 1688 and 1693.


Cabinet price beaten only by record Rolex

14 May 2018

Briefly catalogued as a 19th century French cabinet embellished with gilt metal mounts and a jasperware plaque, this highly decorative piece shown below was a stand-out offering at Rayleigh auction house Stacey’s (20% buyer’s premium).


James Dickson Innes – an artist searching for freedom

12 March 2018

A painting by the obscure Welsh artist James Dickson Innes (1887-1914) generated keen bidding at Essex saleroom Stacey’s (24% buyer’s premium) on February 26.

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Five goal England football hero Supermac sells his memorabilia collection

26 October 2017

Football trivia time: who was the last player to score five goals for England in a game – but never played for the national team at Wembley ever again?


Nelson sinks to shop sign level

23 October 2017

When the vendor consigned a 3ft 2in (97cm) tall carved figure of Nelson into the Rayleigh rooms of Stacey’s (20% buyer’s premium), he believed it to be a ship’s figurehead.


Dated armorial Bow mug proves £18,000 treasure

02 October 2017

Documentary pieces of early English porcelain always command a premium.

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Aston Martin DB6 barn find emerges from the Essex grime

22 April 2017

Aston Martins are associated with glamour and glitz. The car of James Bond. But the example coming up in a classic car auction in Essex on May 7 is more muck than mystique.


Jewellery shines in Oxford and Essex auctions

18 April 2017

An Edwardian emerald, pearl and diamond pendant by Carrington & Co, London sold for £24,500 (estimate £6000-10,000) to an online bidder at Stacey’s (20% buyer’s premium) in Rayleigh on March 20. The central heart-shaped old-cut stone weighs 3.5cts and was given a colour grade of K/L and a VS clarity.


Essex glass garniture off to France

16 August 2010

THIS 20in (50cm) high gilt and clear glass vase of Islamic inspiration is the central element of the three-piece garniture discovered by Rayleigh, Essex auctioneers Staceys in a home near Southend-on-Sea.

DDM revival among changes for UK provincial auction scene

13 March 2006

TWO provincial salerooms have been revived and another is under new ownership as the UK auction scene enters the traditionally busy spring season.