Norfolk young dealers in Clover

17 July 2017

Along with its sister group in the US, members of Antiques Young Guns – “brilliant old things from bright young things” – now span at least three continents. AYG’s core message of support for up-and-coming professionals in the trade has never been stronger.


Rare Lowestoft emerges at auction

10 July 2017

Following a near sell-out auction of Lowestoft in March at Keys of Aylsham, another tranche is poised to go under the saleroom’s hammer.


First mention of Poirot detected

03 July 2017

Agatha Christie’s books were much in evidence at a Keys (17.5% buyer’s premium) sale of June 7-8, among them a 1921 first of The Mysterious Affair at Styles.


Royal family left red-faced as ivory gong sounds wrong note

02 May 2017

An ‘unworked’ ivory gong has been removed from exhibition at Sandringham House on the grounds that it was being used for commercial purposes.


Fleecy does it for Lowestoft joys sold in Norfolk

02 May 2017

What Aylsham auction house Keys (20% buyer’s premium) considered one of the largest private collections of Lowestoft ever to come to market was a near sell-out on March 21.

Sir Malcom Arnold collection auction out of tune

24 April 2017

Offered by Keys (20% buyer’s premium) on April 6, the Sir Malcolm Arnold Collection proved to be a problematic one.

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TW Gaze plots expansion in Diss

23 November 2016

Norfolk’s TW Gaze is expanding its saleroom after buying the freehold of the land.

Hingham Antiques Collectors Fair

Norfolk dealers take over longstanding local antiques and vintage fair

05 September 2016

Dealer Philip Crosthwaite and his wife Claire have taken over the 18-year-old antiques and vintage fair in Hingham.

William Seward’s Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons

Keys to auction vast library from Morningthorpe Manor

26 August 2016

A four-day sale of the contents of a Norfolk country house being conducted by Keys at their Aylsham rooms will include on September 8-9 the vast library formed by Ron Fiske at Morningthorpe Manor.

Don Quixote first english edition at Keys auction

The Man of La Mancha in Norfolk – first English edition of Don Quixote makes £25,000

09 August 2016

One of a great many books removed from a couple of terraced houses in Norwich for sale by Keys of Aylsham was an 1612 first English edition of the first part only of Don Quixote.

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20th century decorative arts fair heads to Norfolk's Voewood House

01 June 2016

Bill Jones is a seasoned dealer in Art Deco and Arts & Crafts but a newcomer to the world of organising fairs, an arena into which he has thrown himself recently with gusto.

New fair at Holkham Hall for October

29 February 2016

Lomax Fairs have announced a new event at Holkham Hall taking place from October 21-23 this year.

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Appeal over stolen coins

10 September 2014

This sixth issue Elizabeth I sovereign (1584-1586) was among seven English 16th and 17th century gold coins stolen from a dealer’s home in Norfolk in August.

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The dealer who took the plunge by calling a Holt to finance

28 February 2014

People who change their lives by entering the trade often share something in common – they show what can be done with a passion for antiques plus drive, determination and chutzpah.

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Lowestoft birth tablet takes £7400

15 January 2014

English porcelain birth tablets are unique to Lowestoft – and one of many pieces that give the factory’s wares such a profound sense of time and place.


You wait ages for a Prince, then two come along at once

13 July 2012

Just three copies of the 1640, first English edition of Nicholas Machiavelli’s short treatise on political leadership have come to auction in this century, the last of them in 2005.

Holt’s strike Land Rover brand deal

08 June 2009

THE Norfolk-based auctioneers of fine modern and antique guns, Holt’s, have signed a promotional deal with Land Rover that sees them become ambassadors for the all-terrain vehicles.


Georgian bracket clock stolen in Norfolk

27 October 2008

This japanned lacquer case to this Georgian bracket clock was stolen from a restorer in Norfolk on October 15. The case, which had been restored, is slightly larger than is normal, accommodating a musical movement.


The infant Hercules takes £29,000 at Norfolk salvage sale

01 September 2008

Whilst perhaps better known for selling reclaimed building materials, T.W. Gaze of Diss in Norfolk consistently attract lots of a more decorative nature in their five architectural sales each year. Their August 16 sale included this very fine quality early 18th century marble study of a boy holding aloft a bearded mask.


Stirring memories of the Norwich widow at £4600

01 December 2007

ONCE the largest city outside London, Norwich had its own silver assay office during three periods between 1565 and 1702.