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Pepperbox revolvers add zest at Antony Cribb auction

19 July 2021

Two lots from the March 30 live online auction held by Antony Cribb (22% buyer’s premium) of Newbury are shown here.

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Airguns shoot up the rankings

19 July 2021

Once the humble playthings of boys the world over, airguns now attract a keen collector following.

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From Highlands to east London

12 July 2021

A large 18th century watercolour of a Scottish loch by William Turner of Oxford (1789-1862) emerged as a star lot at Parker Fine Art (25% buyer’s premium).

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Harry Potter and the name error

12 July 2021

Valued at £2000-4000 in an Entertainment, Memorabilia & Movie Props sale held by Ewbank’s (25% buyer’s premium) of Send on May 27 was an uncorrected 1997 proof copy of a book that was soon to make publishing, cinematic and marketing history: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

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Antiques Roadshow specialist Eric Knowles turns dealer at new Kent emporium

05 July 2021

Decorative arts specialist Eric Knowles has become a dealer and teamed up with others in the trade to launch a new emporium in Kent.

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Polish artists lead the price list in Buckinghamshire

05 July 2021

Among works by eastern European artists in demand recently, two pictures by modern Polish artists led the sale at a Buckinghamshire auction.

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Sold! Highlights from Petworth Fair 2021

05 July 2021

Nine works sold by dealers at The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair

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Flying in for the Henley Decor after last-minute site change

05 July 2021

Despite a last minute move to a new site, the Henley Décor Fair at the end of May was a big success, said organiser Gary Wallis.

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Textile trading continues despite fair postponement

05 July 2021

The planned 30-stand Designer and Makers’ Fair on July 17-18 at Charleston Manor, near Lewes in East Sussex was cancelled at the beginning of July.

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Rare Commonwealth goblet makes 19-times estimate at Mallams

05 July 2021

Mallams’ (25% buyer’s premium) Jewellery, Watches and Silver sale included this Commonwealth silver wine goblet.

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Selling with intent at Petworth fair

05 July 2021

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair returned last month with 60 exhibitors and plenty of sales.

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Romanian artist in rare UK visit

05 July 2021

Works by Grigorescu are seldom seen in British auctions but one emerged in West Sussex

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Make a date for Lewes

05 July 2021

Lewes is well known to antiques and vintage-hunters.

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The life of Prof Riley – British tattoo pioneer

05 July 2021

Thomas Riley was one of the few professional tattooists of the Victorian and Edwardian era and – with patrons among international royalty and the aristocracy – a key figure in the changing perception of tattoos from ‘sailors’ marks’ to ‘body art’.

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Petworth delivers on high hopes

05 July 2021

There was strong footfall – despite the football – as dealers relished the return of Petworth fair

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Eric Knowles and Charles Hanson team up for Kent valuation day

03 July 2021

Specialist Eric Knowles and auctioneer Charles Hanson will be taking part in a valuation day in Tunbridge Wells to raise money for charity.

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Rare Steiff ‘hot-water’ bottle bear makes special appearance

28 June 2021

Some of the zest has gone out of the teddy bear market since the crazy days of two decades ago.

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Wardle waxes lyrical with classical theme

28 June 2021

Works by the prolific Arthur Wardle (1864- 1949) appear regularly on the market, most often his paintings of dogs and other hunting animals.

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Talking about Dorking brocante

28 June 2021

After much trepidation around the launch of her monthly outdoor brocante in Dorking, Jane Alexander of Dovehouse Fine Antiques Fairs finally saw it happen on Sunday, June 20.

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Art Market: John William Godward oil is latest in a run of strong prices

28 June 2021

An unusual number of high prices for pictures has been recorded outside London this season.

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