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Arty car boot pitches up again in Margate

16 September 2019

Since opening its doors almost a decade ago, the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate has attracted 400,000 visitors a year.

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Social media storm stops Maori cloak auction

09 September 2019

Sussex auction house Burstow & Hewett has withdrawn a rare Maori cloak after its imminent sale was met by online threats and abuse.

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Contrasting images come together for pleasing sale results

09 September 2019

These two portraits – one painted in colourful hues by a known hand, the other unattributed and executed in monochrome – were the star picture lots at a lively auction in East Sussex.

Braderie big in Deal

09 September 2019

Every year the town council in the Kent coastal town of Deal, a place described last year as “racy, posh and cultured”, hosts a lively braderie along the High Street and adjoining streets selling antiques and vintage pieces.

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Bonhams returns to Oxford with furniture sale

02 September 2019

Bonhams’ Oxford office is to reopen as a saleroom for two auctions in the autumn season.

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Martinware on offer from family patron of the potters

02 September 2019

Maidenhead auction house Dawson’s is to sell a collection of Martinware on behalf of descendants of an important patron of the Southall pottery.

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Filipino Abstract art emerges in Sussex saleroom

02 September 2019

An Abstract work by the 20th century Filipino artist Oscar Zalameda (1930-2010) emerged as the star lot in an interiors auction in West Sussex.

Andrew Burt

Emmerdale actor’s Modern art collection comes to auction

27 August 2019

West Yorkshire-born actor Andrew Burt (b.1945-2018) became a household name back in the early 1970s playing the role of Jack Sugden in ‘Emmerdale Farm’.

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How monthly format can be marvellous

26 August 2019

Surrey saleroom bucks the trend to hold dedicated picture auctions on regular basis

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Two Chinese results underpinned by cautious cataloguing

26 August 2019

Bowl and chicken cup impress in Suffolk and Berkshire salerooms.

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Harvey has a game plan for Petersfield

26 August 2019

Dealer David Harvey of WR Harvey brings a remarkably versatile Regency games table, c.1815, to the upcoming Petersfield Antiques Fair.

A woodcut of Jane Austen

Letter by Jane Austen goes on view at museum after being acquired from Maggs

20 August 2019

Jane Austen's House Museum in Hampshire successfully raised the £35,000 required to buy a fragment of a letter written by the great novelist in 1814. The rare manuscript was being sold on behalf of its private owner by London dealer Maggs.

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Bussy bird flies to five figures

19 August 2019

Mid-20th century animal study contrasts with traditional ornithological work in same auction.

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Big money for Russian bronze

19 August 2019

Not always predicted but overwhelming when it comes, big-money Russian interest sent a bronze equine group soaring at Dawson’s (23% buyer’s premium) in Maidenhead.

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Pick of the week: Sale supplies simple bear accessory of life as Doulton Lambeth discovery found among the weeds

12 August 2019

When auctioneer Tony Pratt spotted a mysterious shape in the undergrowth of a back garden in Hythe he wasn’t expecting to uncover a very large pottery bear.

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Fresh ‘Constable sketch’ emerges from Holland Park home

12 August 2019

A sketch attributed to John Constable (1776-1837) uncovered in a Holland Park home is to be offered at auction in Maidenhead – the latest in a string of Constable sketch discoveries.

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Tanto tantalises bidders at Special Auction Services

12 August 2019

Special Auction Services’ (17.5% buyer’s premium) sale in Newbury on July 9 included a wide selection of edged weapons which was topped by a mid-19th century Japanese short sword or tanto estimated at £200-300.

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Scottish swords in battle and play

12 August 2019

A Battle of Culloden period Clan MacTavish silver inlaid basket-hilted back sword sold for £4800, just below top estimate, at the Antony Cribb (22% buyer’s premium) auction on July 30.

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‘Thank heavens for the internet’

12 August 2019

Catalogued together with an incomplete silver propelling pencil with a bloodstone terminal, a silver Art Deco pocket lighter with a timepiece sold at £5200 (estimate £100-200) at Amersham Auction Rooms (17.5% buyer’s premium) on July 11.

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Exhibitors prepare for Vintage on the Green event taking place in West Sussex

12 August 2019

The words ‘country’ and ‘brocante’ have an allure of their own as Lucy Haywood discovered when she founded the Country Brocante store in the village of Midhurst, West Sussex.

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