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Fast tracking at IACF’s one-day Newark fair

09 December 2019

Sellers and buyers hit the ground running to make the most of the early-morning bargains

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Parliament proves it can complete a deal

07 October 2019

A missing Pugin parliamentary letter box has been returned to the Palace of Westminster more than 100 years after it disappeared.

Former Field Dog duo back with revived fair

05 August 2019

Well-known dealers Ruth and Paul Thurman were the long-term organisers of Field Dog Fairs, running antiques and collectors’ events across the East Midlands, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Northants.

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A Ming dynasty fan, a rare Beswick horse and a stamp archive – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

17 May 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a gold paper fan signed for a Ming dynasty calligrapher that took a multi-estimate €28,000.

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Pick of the week: Suffragette bravery medal heading to Australian museum is latest in a string of impressive auction results

01 April 2019

A hunger strike ‘Fed By Force’ medal awarded to Suffragette Selina Martin (1882-1972) has been snapped up at auction by an Australian museum.

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Southport furniture dealer whose business is lifted by Runway Monday fair

18 February 2019

A former cake factory site near Southport is the base for dealer Brett Griffiths, who is also one of the big fans of IACF’s fairs.

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The new wave of dealers attending Newark to buy

17 December 2018

“What’s the death on this snuff mull?” asks Tom Hurst, a dealer in African and Oceanic art attending Newark to buy for his online shop and in preparation for his first stand at Tribal Art London in 2019.

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Overseas visitors look for Victorian value at Newark

17 December 2018

Though IACF Newark markets itself firmly as a trade fair, it ensures the public has access too, in particular die-hard collectors who similar to trade buyers, know the dealers they want to visit.

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‘Most of our clients want English antiques’

17 December 2018

Though the organisation IACF is best known by its acronym, it’s hard to forget what the initials stand for. AA road signs guiding drivers into the Newark showground emphasise the word ‘international’ and the fair is known for its ability to attract overseas trade buyers.

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Police appeal for help to track down magnificent Portland tiara after robbery

28 November 2018

The police and the owners of a Cartier jewel-encrusted tiara are appealing for help to track it down after it was stolen from The Welbeck Estate in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

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Gas explosion causes blaze at Nottingham Cattle Market but auction house Arthur Johnson unaffected

05 November 2018

A blaze broke out in four buildings at Nottingham Cattle Market after gas cylinders exploded yesterday evening.

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Signature of John Sell Cotman is key note to £20,000 result

15 October 2018

This watercolour bearing the signature of Norwich School artist John Sell Cotman (1782-1842) attracted a flurry of bids when it went under the hammer in Nottingham.

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Setting the clock for IACF Newark

01 October 2018

British Horological Institute among exhibitors for ‘biggest of the year’ October showground fair.

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It’s the time again for clocks and watches

21 May 2018

The second annual clock and watch fair to be held at Upton Hall, HQ of the British Horological Institute, will run on Sunday, June 3.

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Fairs & Markets 2017 review: Tokyo duo in Notts tie-up

18 December 2017

IACF came up with some interesting leads this year and featured stories included Joe Mitchell, an event administrator for IACF who is an embroiderer, working for international costume designers.

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Vintage luggage exerts strong pull on overseas buyers

06 November 2017

An extraordinary piece of Edwardian shopping history, a window on a vanished world, is the 1400-page, 1907 catalogue for the Army and Navy stores in London.

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Collectors take note as Nottingham Tile Fair approaches

25 September 2017

It is modest both in size and venue but the annual Nottingham Tile Fair organised by the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society has an important place in the diary for collectors in this specialised field.

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British Horological Institute launches a clocks and watches fair at its Nottinghamshire headquarters

28 August 2017

A horological story rarely makes the national news, but the announcement that Big Ben is falling silent until 2021 as major conservation work begins rang loud and clear in headlines.

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Newark Antiques and Interiors relaunches under new ownership

14 July 2017

Dealer Paul Pedley has bought the antiques warehouse where he was a tenant for many years and will rename it Newark Antiques and Interiors.

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A Newark detour for US buyers

19 June 2017

Stock-buying trips prove successful for one American as she heads back to Blighty once more...