Aubrey Dawson

New auction firm sets up in Maidenhead

04 November 2016

A new auction business is to open in the Berkshire town of Maidenhead with a debut sale planned for January 21.

Newbury moves from course to showground

08 December 2015

International Antiques and Collectors Fairs (IACF) have announced a change of venue and format for their Newbury event.

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Spencer’s Great War masterpiece reopens after restoration campaign

18 August 2014

Earlier this month, 100 years to the day since the outbreak of the First World War, Sandham Memorial Chapel near Newbury reopened to the public after restoration.

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Police appeal after thieves take church’s early Bible

09 July 2014

Book dealers have been urged to be on the lookout after a second edition of the King James Bible from 1614 was stolen from a Berkshire church.

Cameo pair in court charged with fraud

20 January 2014

Two men will appear for trial at Reading Crown Court on February 3 following the investigation into former Midgham-based Cameo Fine Art Auctioneers.

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An Officer and Gentleman: George comes back to Berkshire

30 August 2013

After 17 years of selling tweed suits, smoking jackets and hunting kits at Bertie Wooster, George Cazenove closed his eccentric vintage shop in Chelsea.

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Salvo Fair booms into Berkshire

14 June 2012

The annual Salvo Fair at Knebworth has been bounced off its long-established spot at the Hertfordshire estate this year by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers in concert. So organisers Thornton Kay and his daughter Ruby Hazael have moved their three-day show to the Stubbings Estate, just off the M4 at Maidenhead in the neighbouring county of Berkshire.


Cameo suspend trading over publicity and police investigation

08 May 2012

Beset by allegations of non-payment and credit card irregularities, Berkshire saleroom Cameo Fine Art Auctioneers have suspended trading.

Cameo update

23 April 2012

FOLLOWING last week’s front page story regarding allegations of non-payment and irregularities over credit card payments at Cameo Auctions of Midgham, Berkshire, many readers with similar complaints contacted ATG looking for advice.

Concerns mount over Cameo

16 April 2012

The subject of a recent BBC documentary regarding county court judgments, the Midgham firm of fine art auctioneers and valuers are also the subject of non-payment claims and other complaints.

Ramraiders foiled at Great Grooms

06 January 2012

SECURITY measures taken at Great Grooms antiques centre of Hungerford have foiled ramraiders.


Porcelain precursor to Peterloo at £2200

06 September 2010

THIS 8½in (21cm) English porcelain jug painted with a cavalryman on horseback probably dates from c.1817 when, following rioting in the spring, magistrates in Manchester decided to form the Manchester and Salford Yeomanry Cavalry.

Specialist auctioneer rebrands in Berkshire

09 August 2010

ON August 21, Andrew Hilton will host his first sale of commemoratives and pot lids under the new name of his business, Historical & Collectable.

Burglar alert as centre owner spots gang ‘casing the joint’

01 June 2010

GREAT Grooms owner James Podger has issued an alert to the Hungerford antiques trade after his premises were ‘cased’ by potential burglars.

Beatles tape found in attic makes £10,000

18 August 2008

A previously unheard tape of a Beatles recording session, in which John Lennon and Paul McCartney break into giggles and crack jokes, has fetched £10,000 at Cameo auctioneers in Midgham, Berkshire.

TVADA cancel their spring fair at Blue Coats

06 March 2006

THE Thames Valley Antique Dealers Association has cancelled its Spring TVADA Fair scheduled for March 31 to April 2 at The Reading Blue Coat School, Sonning on Thames, Berkshire.


Three auctioneers look to the future

27 April 2005

SPECIAL Auction Services, the West Berkshire auctioneers best known for regular sales of commemoratives and pot lids, are themselves on the market.


Provenance adds lustre for Law

12 April 2005

“Perhaps the last collection from a commissioning family that is likely to come onto the market” was how Berkshire auctioneer Mark Law of Law Fine Art described the remarkable sale of the Andrew Keith Collection conducted at Littlecote House, Hungerford on April 5.


An era ends as Jackie Raleigh calls it a day

19 August 2004

FAIRS organiser Jackie Raleigh of Newbury, Berkshire has sold her company Silhouette Fairs to Andy and Sheila Briggs of Oxfordshire-based Fat Cat Fairs.

Dinah moves into mansion

13 July 2004

BERKSHIRE-based Dinah Ives, who operates as Magna Carta Country Fayres, has a new venue from Sunday October 10 – St. Leonard’s Mansion at Legoland, near Windsor.