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Silver Tompion pocket watch discovered buried in Hexham ground

15 July 2019

A silver pocket watch by ‘father of British clockmaking’ Thomas Tompion has been literally unearthed in Northumberland.

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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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Northumberland is a fair favourite venue

21 February 2014

Six years ago, Ingrid Nilson of The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited held her first ‘Luxury Antiques Weekend’ in Northumberland, at Linden Hall Hotel Golf & Country Club near Morpeth.

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Auctioneer Railton fined £1000 over birds’ eggs

06 April 2010

NORTH East auctioneer Jim Railton has been fined £1000 after being charged over the sale of an Edwardian collection of birds’ eggs.

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Auctioneer Railton fined £1000 over birds' eggs

31 March 2010

THE Northumberland auctioneer Jim Railton who was charged with offering and advertising 54 wild birds’ eggs for sale, has now been fined £1000 plus costs at Alnwick Magistrates Court.

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Auctioneer faces jail and huge fine over birds’ eggs

15 March 2010

ONE of the North East’s best-known auctioneers faces a substantial fine and a possible prison sentence after being charged over the sale of an Edwardian collection of birds’ eggs.

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Railton takes lease on Alnwick site

30 March 2009

NORTHUMBERLAND auctioneer Jim Railton has taken over the Old Narrowgate Salerooms in Alnwick on a lease from the Duke of Northumberland.

North East to host first quality fair

21 May 2007

The increasingly prosperous North East of England will receive its first high-end antiques fair next February when 27 LAPADA or BADA dealers descend upon Linden Hall, near Morpeth in Northumberland.

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Chance to break the mould

25 October 2005

When the Troika pottery in Newlyn closed its doors in 1983 its moulds were secured for posterity, not in a local museum or the collection of a Troika devotee but in a garden shed in Northumberland.

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RMS Olympic fixtures come to auction

01 September 2004

SPECIALIST auctioneers, Ocean Liner Auctions have been instructed to sell what they consider to be the largest and finest collection of fixtures and fittings from RMS Olympic since the vessel was broken up almost 69 years ago.

The castle re-occupied

29 June 2004

AFTER four years, from July 9 to 11, Harrogate-based Galloway Antiques Fairs return to Alnwick Castle, Northumberland to revive their Alnwick Castle Antiques Fair.

Binnacle bidders solve Enigma

19 May 2004

MOVING just South of the Border to Jack Dudgeon (10% buyer's premium) in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, and echoes of one of the key incidents of the Second World War provided keen specialist interest at their April 19 sale.

PREVIEW

15 April 2004

THIS weekend (April 17-18) Northumberland auctioneer Jim Railton will sell the residual contents of the late Dowager Countess of Tankerville’s estate house in Chillingham, pictured right.

For when he clocks off...

23 September 2002

LATE, but interesting news arrives from Northumberland in the form of this 18th century bracket clock, right, by Horseman and Quare, which emerged from a Northumbrian farmhouse to be the star of the sale held by Jim Railton (15% buyer’s premium) at Newcastle Racecourse on July 13.

Jewellery in demand in move to the city

21 May 2001

UK: Chillingham Castle, Northumberland, is the usual venue for Jim Railton's, Gosforth, spring sale, but the predations of Foot and Mouth meant that it had to be relocated to one of the smarter districts of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Phone bidders beat blizzards

12 March 2001

UK: HEAVY snow on the morning of this 360-lot dispersal in Northumberland resulted in an influx of phone bids and a distinct lack of private buyers. However, bidding was competitive enough to bring a total of around £50,000 exceeding Mr Dudgeon’s expectations.