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Tantalising sketch gives glimpse ‘of a young Francis Bacon’

20 December 2021

Shepeard collection includes a drawing thought to be an unrecorded portrait of the artist

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Make it a weekend visit to Lincoln

13 December 2021

Dealer John Pullen organises antiques and collectors’ fairs in and around Lincolnshire.

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Astra mural ready for take-off

06 December 2021

Antiques centre tribute to its RAF base heritage is now ready after pandemic forced a delay

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Squirrels surprise in Stamford

15 November 2021

At a recent sale at Stamford Auction Rooms (20% buyer’s premium) in Lincolnshire this pair of mid-19th century Staffordshire red squirrels sold for a surprise £2000.

Jean Shepeard portrait

Collection of actress and artist Jean Shepeard offered at Batemans

02 November 2021

Stamford saleroom Batemans is to offer items from the collection of British artist and actress Jean Shepeard (1904-1989) on November 6.

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Steel string guitar strikes a cord in Lincolnshire auction

01 November 2021

Bought in 1952 by a semi-pro Skegness musician who played with East Coast seaside entertainers, this steel string guitar got a big show of hands at Louth auction house John Taylors (18% buyer’s premium).

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Hungarian reality and fantasy

11 October 2021

Striking composition of artist who fused themes and styles is sold to Budapest gallery.

New fair for Lincoln

04 October 2021

John Pullen is launching a new 50-stand antiques and collectables event right in the heart of Lincoln in the Assembly Rooms.

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Two ‘biggies’ coming up

27 September 2021

Dealers will be heading to Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire this month with three days of buying beckoning from the two ‘biggies’.

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Swig from this if gripped by gout

13 September 2021

This 16in (39cm) mid-18th century saltglazed stoneware bottle has two relief moulded medallions to the shoulder.

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Going for a Song – ‘Ru’ censer brings £320,000

06 September 2021

Stamford Auction Rooms set a house record when a Chinese pottery tripod censer shot over its £500-800 estimate to bring £320,000.

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Peach of a lot consigned in a plastic bag attracts 100 bids

26 July 2021

Very much to current collecting taste is the 6½in (16.5cm) ‘peach bloom’ saucer dish shown here, offered by Batemans (20% buyer’s premium) on July 3.

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Republican pieces spotted within lots of plates

26 July 2021

Aficionados of later Chinese porcelain who happened to stumble on a lot of ‘collector’s plates’ at Unique Auctions (17.5% buyer’s premium) in Lincoln would have been excited to spot two fine artist-signed Republic period pieces.

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Lincolnshire showcase to replace London visit this year

21 June 2021

Over the weekend of June 25-27, Lincolnshire dealer Hansord had planned to be in west London exhibiting at 'The Art and Antiques Fair Olympia'.

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Rolex Daytona is £30 bargain in lockdown

14 June 2021

In these days of the internet search engine and the live bidding platform, it is reassuring to know that bargains are still out there.

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Porter’s oak chair for guarding in comfort brings strong bidding at Batemans

17 May 2021

Intended to keep servants warm in the draughty watches of day and night at the entrances to grand houses, this porter’s chair was bought at Christie’s in 1989 and used in the vendor’s living room ever since.

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Taking off again at Hemswell

17 May 2021

Michael Mills and his family, the new owners of the now renamed Antiques & Retro Antiques Centre at Hemswell Cliff, launched their business on May 1.

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Lincolnshire’s Hemswell gets a newly refurbished and renamed antiques centre

29 April 2021

A newly refurbished antiques centre will open this weekend under new management at Hemswell in Lincolnshire.

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Hemswell Antique Centres boss shares “crazy" experience of lockdown

22 March 2021

“Due to our digital presence with our website, social media and the live virtual shopping tours I have been conducting all over the world my skeleton team of 10 staff have been kept extremely busy.”

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Cracking result, second time

15 March 2021

This 22-carat gold and enamel egg was the largest of a baker’s dozen made by Garrard in 1983 for a treasure hunt organised by Cadbury’s.