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Famous owners Tuke and Klimt enhance early 20th century items

05 September 2022

This textbook Edwardian Arts & Crafts planished silver chalice by Omar Ramsden and fellow Sheffield-born designer Alwyn Carr, pictured below, is of extra interest for its inscription.

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Boomerang chairs show modern furniture market remains strong

05 September 2022

Mid-20th century designer material such as teak Boomerang chairs was in demand at a Ewbank’s (25% buyer’s premium) sale in Woking this summer.

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Peruse antiques again along the Pantiles

05 September 2022

The first Pantiles Antiques Festival in the Kent town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in July was such a success for Love Fairs that the organiser is straight back with another.

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Irish ‘freedom’ boxes bring fierce bidding battles in Oxfordshire auction

05 September 2022

The sale at Swan Fine Art (21% buyer’s premium) in Tetsworth, Oxfordshire, on August 11-12 included two Irish ‘freedom’ boxes, c.1775.

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Dealer establishes a new Bourne identity in Surrey

05 September 2022

Steampunk, 1990s rave culture and a Grade II-listed 17th century former mill may at first seem odd bedfellows, but catering to both new and old collectors’ tastes is what the new manager of Bourne Mill Antiques in Farnham is aiming for.

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Four Quartets and a signature add up to £1750

05 September 2022

A small collection of the works of TS Eliot offered in a Canterbury Auction Galleries (22.5% buyer’s premium) sale of August 6-7 included what appears to have been a 1943, first US printing of his 'Four Quartets'.

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Diplomat’s historic photos of Thailand bring demand at Winchester sale

31 August 2022

A group of photographs, letters, documents and objects relating to early 20th century Thailand appeared in a recent online sale at Winchester saleroom Rushbrooks Auctioneers (22.5% buyer’s premium including VAT).

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Burlingham in tune with the house mix

29 August 2022

Nestled in 400 acres of land in Hampshire is Heckfield Place, a Georgian manor house masterfully restored and renovated into a luxury hotel.

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Evelyn Waugh’s first book inscribed by man who wooed author’s first wife

29 August 2022

Copy of his first book was a later gift from Sir John Heygate to Tarka the Otter author

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Fossilised remains unearthed once more in Sussex

29 August 2022

A volume containing first editions of two important geological works by Dr Gideon Mantell sold for £2000 in West Sussex.

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Arthur Rackham rarity bound to please

29 August 2022

A 1914 edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland proved one of the principal attractions in a July 26 sale held by Gorringe’s (23% buyer’s premium).

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Victory parade in figure form

29 August 2022

The Crimean War inspired many Staffordshire flatback figures - including this rare model made to mark the end of the conflict in 1856.

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Coleridge collection up for sale at Bellmans

29 August 2022

Bellmans is selling the collection of Anthony and Marietta Coleridge on September 7-8.

Costs bite but B2B is robust

29 August 2022

B2B Events has a run of upcoming events this month including its two-day Detling antiques, vintage and collectors’ fair at the Kent County Showground on Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11.

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The small world of Gamda toys

22 August 2022

Special Auctions Services (25% buyer’s premium) in Newbury sold the collection of John Garside last month.

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Sapphire-set owl makes five times estimate at Oxford sale

22 August 2022

The owl had been a symbol of wealth and wisdom since the days of ancient Greece and inspired designers such as Lalique.

Strong bookings for Grandma’s Attic fair in Winchester

22 August 2022

Grandma’s Attic Fairs has a high number of bookings at the next event in Winchester on Bank Holiday Monday, August 29.

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I’ll definitely swap for a Billy Meredith…

22 August 2022

The appetite for early Manchester United memorabilia is strong – even for a player who started out at their arch-rivals

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Calm head in face of mutiny

15 August 2022

Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Kelly (1871-1936) had a decent wartime career in the Royal Navy but it was a peacetime crisis that also showed his skills: the Invergordon Mutiny.

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Auction lot reveals the remarkable Rake’s progress

15 August 2022

The autobiography title Rake’s Progress: The Gay and Dramatic – Adventures of Major Denis Rake MC, the Reluctant British War-Time Agent perfectly sums up the story behind a group of medals on offer in East Sussex.

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