Collection of dealer Robert Barley up at auction

17 September 2018

More than 500 lots of pictures, sculpture, furniture, textiles, architectural features and artefacts spanning 2000 years from the collection of the late Robert Barley, will come to auction at TW Gaze later this month.


New fair organiser with family values

28 May 2018

It’s all in the family for new fair organiser Emma Sheridan. Her father Gary Sheridan is GNB Fairs, with antiques and collectors’ fairs running at eight venues in the UK, including three in Suffolk and one at the Dover Cruise Terminal.


Antiques fair and fleamarket are part of a 500-year-old tradition at Norwich's St Andrews Hall

02 April 2018

The first civic event in the St Andrews Hall in Norwich took place in 1544. Five centuries later, the City Antiques Fair and Fleamarket runs monthly in the medieval surroundings of the Grade I-listed hall.


Churches host antiques in Norwich

12 February 2018

According to Wikipedia, the medieval city of Norwich had at one time 36 parish churches, the largest collection of urban medieval buildings north of the Alps.


Sailroom art – important collection of British marine art goes under the hammer

29 January 2018

More than 100 paintings owned by the Royal Society of Marine Artists are to be sold at auction in Norfolk.


Artist’s sister act in Norwich

27 November 2017

Russia-born Tanya Goddard is one of the 35 exhibitors at the upcoming two-year-old Art Fair East in Norwich, which runs until December 3 at St Andrews Hall.


Shop talk – Harp and Rose Antiques, 55 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4AP

13 November 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Glenn Lawrence of Harp and Rose Antiques, which opened in May 2013 and specialises in early English porcelain and ceramics. It also stocks period furniture, clocks, glass, jewellery and more.

Lowestoft figures

Rare Lowestoft porcelain objects highlight of Norfolk auction

22 July 2017

A pair of white glazed figures of musicians made by the Lowestoft factory c.1770, sold for £4000 (plus 20% buyer’s premium) at the July 18 sale at Keys of Aylsham. The pair – perhaps the first to come onto the market for at least 30 years – provided the highlight of more than 100 lots of Lowestoft porcelain.


Q&A with Olympia returner James Brett

12 June 2017

Norwich dealer James Brett vowed to continue dealing when he sold 300 pieces of stock at a Sworders sale in 2010. He has been good to his word and this year returns to Olympia for the first time in seven years. ATG spoke to Brett about his business and the wider market.

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Pioneering Aborigine sportsmen who toured with cricket bats as well as boomerangs

01 October 2015

An embossed brass belt buckle discovered in the back garden of an old English cottage is a reminder that the very first Australian side to tour England was one made up entirely of Aborigines.

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Victorian brass rubbings emerge at Norwich fleamarket

11 April 2014

An item with an interesting local connection which is for sale at this Saturday’s Norwich Fleamarket is a rare Victorian large folio of European brass rubbings collected by a Norwich cleric.

Charges made over cheque fraud at fairs

05 November 2012

Two men have been charged with fraud connected to incidents at antiques fairs.

Gang steals half the lots on night before sale

29 June 2005

Horners Auctioneers in Acle, near Norwich lost half the lots for their auction when thieves broke in the night before the sale.


FA Cups won and lost forever

24 August 2004

THE most expensive single football programme in a June 20-21 sale held by Knights was a 1921 FA Cup Final programme, right, for the game at Stamford Bridge in which Spurs beat Wolves 1-0. It sold for £2400.

A familiar face in unfamiliar garb

19 March 2001

UK: A 1632 MANUSCRIPT plan by Johan Williams of the Maniera de Monk Lytons, alias Kentwell... in the Suffolk parish of Melford, executed in ink and watercolours and including details of Kentwell Hall and Melford church, sold for £2000, in this East Anglian sale, and other local lots included a three-year run of the Norwich Mercury (1801-04) at £500 and A.H. Patterson’s Broadland Scribblings of 1892, at £480.