South-east England


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Jackson’s northern exposure

31 October 2022

Highest price in five years is achieved for Manchester School and Staithes Group artist

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Thatcher depictions tick the box for bidders

31 October 2022

Judging by recent events, members of the Conservative Party might well look back longingly to the days of Margaret Thatcher when Britain’s first female prime minister brought a comparative measure of stability to government.

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RAF: elite Path Finders lead a look at the market

31 October 2022

Air Commander J Searby had a key role to play in the Peenemunde Raid targeting the V weapons factory during the night of the August 17-18, 1943, as part of the RAF’s elite Path Finder Force.

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Britannia rules in Surrey saleroom

31 October 2022

The big attraction in a job lot estimated at £60-100 that went on to sell for £14,000 in a September 23 sale held by Ewbank’s (25% buyer’s premium) was a copy of Britannia: or, a Chorographical Description…, Dr Edmund Gibson’s 1695, updated and English language version of a well-known earlier work.

Ozengell Hoard

Anglo-Saxon hoard bought by Kent Archaeological Society ahead of London auction

27 October 2022

A large group of c.6-7th century Anglo-Saxon artefacts, known as the Ozengell Hoard, have been bought by Kent Archaeological Society.

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When charm is simplicity itself

24 October 2022

Naive artworks that can also suit modern decorating taste are rising in popularity and price.

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Virgil, the Scottish version

24 October 2022

Translation was first time a major poem of antiquity appeared in an English language form.

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Victoria’s journal of Highlands life affordable for the little people

24 October 2022

An edition of Queen Victoria’s Leaves from the Journal of our Life on the Highlands… took £550 at a Mallams (25% buyer’s premium) sale of September 23.

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The way to locate buffaloes and locals with second sight

24 October 2022

Bid to £3400, a 1703 first edition of Martin Martin’s Description of the Western Islands of Scotland in a later full calf binding proved the most expensive item in the 250-lot book and ephemera section that opened an October 5-7 auction at Stride & Son (18% buyer’s premium).

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Portaels part of the Barnwell Manor procession

24 October 2022

A number of pictures from another single-owner collection caught the eye at Dreweatts a month earlier than the Flaxley Abbey auction.

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Pick of the week: American who fought against independence

17 October 2022

While many US museums display portraits of famous Patriots from the War of Independence, especially the likes of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Nathanael Greene, pictures of Loyalists are less common in their collections.

Obituary: Hungerford antiques dealer Hazel Browne (1931-2022)

17 October 2022

Well-known Hungerford antiques dealer and co-owner of Hungerford Arcade, Hazel Browne, has died at the age of 91.

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Torn jacket but a tidy sum

17 October 2022

Though the dust jacket featuring one of Pauline Baynes’ illustrations for the book is torn with loss and exhibits a number of patched repairs, a 1950 first edition of 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' did sell for £1100 against a guide of £500-700 on October 6 at Buckinghamshire saleroom Bourne End Auctions (17.5% buyer’s premium).

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Old bottles contain plenty of appeal for collectors at Canterbury auction house

17 October 2022

Forty years after he began identifying Victorian rubbish heaps then digging in them, a Kent collector’s faith in the saying ‘where there’s muck there’s glass’ was vindicated when fellow enthusiasts demolished estimates on scores of his old bottles.

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Benois steps up in the saleroom

10 October 2022

A couple of ballet-related lots danced away for high prices over the summer.

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Brighton racecourse venue offers separate events over a single weekend

10 October 2022

One especially good reason to head for Brighton over the weekend of October 22-23 is the presence of two fairs running at the south coast city’s racecourse.

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Focus on Chinese five-figure buys from the regions

10 October 2022

Although catalogued as Kangxi period, an ovoid blue and white vase offered by Stacey’s (20% buyer’s premium) on September 20 is a Transitional piece.

Teucer

Classic New Sculpture archer hits £20,000 spot

03 October 2022

A cast of Hamo Thornycroft’s Teucer, classic of the New Sculpture movement, sold for £20,000 (plus 21% buyer’s premium) at JS Auctions in Banbury on September 23.

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Calcutta seen in colonial days

03 October 2022

Early views of the city now known as Kolkata reveal 19th development under empire

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Bomberg on his travels

03 October 2022

Over a dozen paintings by David Bomberg (1890-1957) are being offered on the market for the first time at Dreweatts.

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