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Pick of the week: Lessons pointed the poor towards job skills

28 August 2023

Well known for pottery, Sally Tuffin (b.1938) is also renowned for pioneering 1960s fashion as part of the Foale and Tuffin firm.

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Wine bottle pays tribute to a Wedgwood

28 August 2023

An 18th century wine bottle honouring Thomas Wedgwood, a key figure in the history of the Wedgwood factory, comes for sale in Derbyshire this autumn.

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Classic goblet takes £4000

28 August 2023

Included in Mellors & Kirk’s (24% buyer’s premium) July 18-20 sale in Nottingham was this classic baluster goblet dated to the 18th century.

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Pals prepare for a new brocante in Lincolnshire

21 August 2023

Two dealer friends from Rutland who met at a vintage fair where they were both exhibiting are now launching their first event in Lincolnshire.

Car park becomes temporary fair venue in Northampton

07 August 2023

Northampton’s Monday to Saturday market has had to resort to a temporary location in the Commercial Street car park during the £8.5m renovation of the town’s historic market square.

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Stags Head takes over Northamptonshire fair

24 July 2023

Stags Head Events is taking over the biannual antiques and vintage fair at Lamport Hall near Northampton organised for about 15 years by Antiques2Go.

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It must be one of the Ladds

10 July 2023

This lacquered brass and mahogany Hawksbee-type double valve vacuum pump is signed to the recessed silvered plate Ladd, Penton Place, Walworth.

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Pick of the week: Persian mirror emerges at Lincolnshire auction

26 June 2023

A 14th or 15th century Persian mirror that emerged at auction in Lincolnshire took a five-figure sum.

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Biscuit tins provide far more than crumbs of comfort

26 June 2023

Novelty biscuit tin toys delivered a number of tasty sale successes for South Yorkshire auction house BBR (15% buyer’s premium).

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Can you use PrayPal?

26 June 2023

A new antiques centre has opened in a former Baptist chapel in Newark.

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New auction premises in Derbyshire and Gloucestershire and new hires - a round-up of the latest art and antiques moves

20 June 2023

Harper Field and Bamfords’ new salerooms are among the recent updates.

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Bigger and better at Bamfords' new Derby saleroom

19 June 2023

Bamfords celebrated its move into its new premises in Spondon, Derbyshire, earlier this month with a party ahead of a busy week of auctions.

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Nottingham's Lady Bay Vintage fair to open with 40 dealers

19 June 2023

Forty dealers spread across four venues in Nottingham a few minutes walk from each other is the enticing prospect for Mid-century buyers.

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Take a peak at Buxton

08 May 2023

The picturesque spa town of Buxton in the Peak District will once again host its long-running annual fair.

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Live it up in mock Tudor

01 May 2023

A doublet and hose worn by the Earl of Abergavenny at the coronation of George IV in 1821 came to auction in Nottinghamshire.

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Rain doesn't stop trade at latest Lincoln Showground antiques fair

10 April 2023

Barry Fletcher of the Carpet Merchant is an Arthur Swallow regular, making the journey over from Belgium.

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Lots of love from the future king

10 April 2023

Letter sent from a very young Charles to his grandma with doodles and kisses emerges at auction

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Apology from Beatle Harrison to disappointed schoolgirl fan

27 March 2023

A letter of apology written by George Harrison after two autograph-hunting schoolgirls got a distinctly unfriendly reception when they turned up on the doorstep of his home took £6100 at auction.

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Poster from era with Sex Pistols on the cusp of success

27 March 2023

On November 26, 1976, the Sex Pistols released their first single, Anarchy in the UK.

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Top stories this week including news of Johnny Depp’s surprise visit to a Lincolnshire antiques centre

12 March 2023

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of Hemswell Antique Centres welcoming a special visitor who arrived by helicopter.

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