New owner of Dreweatts plans to run auction business day-to-day

15 May 2017

The new boss of Dreweatts says he sees “huge potential” for the saleroom as it reverts to owner-management focused on its headquarters in Newbury.

No regrets as Stanley Gibbons breaks up Interiors unit

15 May 2017

Back in 2013 and with great fanfare, stamp dealership Stanley Gibbons revealed to the stock market that it had bought a group of art, antiques and collectables specialists.

Elvis gets the GI blues

18 April 2017

Torn, punched with holes, creased, wrinkled and showing loss at the folds, an ‘Organizational Clothing and Equipment Record’ used at Fort Hood, Texas, in 1958 would not at first sight seem an attractive proposition.


Furniture rarities raise market morale

18 April 2017

Three high-quality sales from the north to the south gave a cheerful air to spring. The catalogue at Tennants in North Yorkshire pretty much covered the range but in Sussex and Buckinghamshire the emphasis was on furniture.


Going Gothic, super Staffs and terrific tankard

18 April 2017

Dominated as they were by furniture, the March sales at Lewes and Donnington Priory included other highlights.

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Early Dinky vans in demand and delivering high prices

17 April 2017

Dinky is one of the most popular names in the toys collecting field, but with a vast array of types made in the firm’s 45-year history, where do you decide to start?


Krugier name adds to appeal of £55,000 Hokusai drawing

01 April 2017

This Japanese rice paper drawing was among a number of lots to draw strong bidding at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury’s (24% buyer’s premium) offering of the Jan Krugier collection.

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Tourist souvenir or tribal art rarity? Swiss art dealer’s Easter Island figure sells for £95,000 at Berkshire auction

09 March 2017

There was some good old fashioned saleroom drama at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions in Newbury yesterday when a moai kavakava style figure, estimated to bring just £400-600, sold at £95,000. The buyer in Berkshire was from Australia.

Joe Trinder who joins Dawsons

Trinder leaves Wotton Auction Rooms to join Dawson’s

18 February 2017

Joe Trinder is leaving Wotton Auction Rooms, were he is auctioneer, valuer and cataloguer, to join start-up saleroom Dawson’s.

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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.