North-east England


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Britains toy soldiers gallop into Teesside auction as Bombay Lancers set from 1896 makes £11,000

05 September 2018

In the race to offer increasingly collectable more modern toys such as Lego and Star Wars, a lot dating from 1896 sold at a Teesside auction shows older items are still in the running when rarity and condition are just right.

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Taking a £3400 bite out of Victorian sentimentalism

03 September 2018

Victoria, Princess Royal (1840-1901), shed her first baby tooth at the age of seven while the royal family was a guest of the Duke of Abercorn at Ardverikie, by Loch Laggan. Her father Prince Albert tugged the tooth free himself and had it set in gold and enamel as a brooch. The milk tooth formed the blossom of thistle.

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Crude and rude proves a winning formula as Viz makes auction record

23 July 2018

A new auction record for a copy of a Viz comic was set during The Comic Book Sale at Anderson & Garland of Newcastle.

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Seago in kitchen cupboard gets clean away

04 June 2018

Of all the things you might expect to find in a kitchen cupboard, an original oil by Edward Seago (1910-74) is probably not one of them.

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Pick of the Week: Rare birds sighted in County Durham

21 May 2018

Catalogued simply as ‘a pair of English soft-paste porcelain models of parrots’, these rare 18th century figures by Bow sold at Thomas Watson in Darlington, County Durham, for £16,000 (plus 24% buyer’s premium) on May 15.

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Grinning bid brings in Buddha

12 March 2018

A small soapstone figure of a grinning, reclining Buddha stole the show at Thomas Watson (24% buyer’s premium) of Darlington when it smashed its estimate of £80-120 to sell for £16,500.

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Another Snark is hunted down at Newcastle sale

19 February 2018

In 1876 Lewis Carroll had 140 copies of 'The Hunting of the Snark. An Agony in 8 Fits' specially bound in gilt decorated cloth for presentation and just a few weeks ago ATG noted the sale at £3600 by Dominic Winter of one of the 20 blue and gold versions.

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Charlie Chaplin letter to young fan who dressed up as the great star comes to auction

14 February 2018

Hero worship is not just a modern-day phenomenon. Back in 1915, Charlie Chapman was so impressed by a fan letter he received that he sent a personal reply.

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Devastating fire at Jarrow Auction Rooms forces owner to look for new location

04 December 2017

The owner of Jarrow Auction Rooms in Tyne and Wear is hoping to raise money to rebuild his business after it was destroyed by a fire last month.

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Outsider art starts to find acceptance

06 November 2017

The value of ‘Outsider’ art continues to grow following the dispersal of one of the UK’s largest collections at Anderson & Garland (25% buyer’s premium).

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The UK’s largest collection of Outsider art sets records at Newcastle auction

24 October 2017

Newcastle auction house Anderson & Garland has set a number of new artist records following the sale of the UK’s largest collections of Outsider art.

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Norman Cornish and mining artists get new museum in County Durham

04 October 2017

A former bank building in Bishop Auckland in County Durham will reopen as a museum this month housing a collection of art made by former miners in the area.

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Outsiders come for sale in Newcastle

02 October 2017

One of the UK’s largest collections of Outsider art will to be offered for sale at Newcastle auctioneers, Anderson & Garland on October 18.

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Huge Outsider art collection comes to auction in Newcastle

26 September 2017

One of the UK’s largest collections of Outsider art will to be offered for sale at Newcastle auctioneers, Anderson & Garland next month.

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Julian Thomson takes the helm at Anderson & Garland

25 September 2017

Newcastle auction house Anderson & Garland is under new ownership after Julian Thomson and Fred Wyrley-Birch bought out the previous owner Andrew McCoull.

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Pop art exhibition ushers in new era for refurbished Newcastle art gallery

23 September 2017

The Hatton Gallery at Newcastle University will re-open next month following a 20-month redevelopment.

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Omega Auctions re-catalogues Eleanor Rigby score lot after protest from Beatles producer’s family

03 September 2017

Omega Auctions has revised its catalogue description of a score for the 1966 Beatles classic Eleanor Rigby, for sale on September 11, after a protest from the family of the group’s legendary producer, the late Sir George Martin, that they possessed the original score.

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Darlington brush with sale success

28 August 2017

Made in various materials across the centuries, brush pots used by Chinese scholars are steady favourites at UK auctions and the blue and white porcelain example shown here was no exception when offered at Thomas Watson’s (17.5% buyer’s premium) sale at Darlington on June 20.

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Pitman painter faker who made £30,000 forging Norman Cornish ordered to pay back just £1

23 August 2017

A man from Sunderland who forged the work of local artist Norman Cornish (1919-2014) has been ordered to repay £1.

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Story of a pug called Duke and catching the collecting bug

24 July 2017

As with many collectors and dealers, the antiques passion started in an auction room. As a child, some of Amanda Allinson’s earliest memories are of sitting with her grandma in the County Durham rooms of Addisons Auctioneers in Barnard Castle, the town where she grew up.

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