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Prime minister’s gold ring found by metal detectorist shines at auction

11 June 2024

Identified as belonging to George Grenville, prime minister between 1763-65, the ring sold at Noonans in Mayfair

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Prime minister’s gold ring discovered by metal detectorist to be auctioned

03 June 2024

Identified as belonging to George Grenville, prime minister between 1763-65, the ring was one of three items found in a Buckinghamshire field


Book by man who conquered the Matterhorn peaks at £4000 level

27 May 2024

Victorian mountaineering book annotated by the author climbs to 20 times the top estimate

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Matterhorn pioneer’s book documenting tragedy peaks at £4000

13 May 2024

Mountaineer’s annotated book of tragic expedition to the Alps fetches 20 times estimate in Buckinghamshire auction


Steaming ahead but in safety thanks to lanterns

15 April 2024

Although easily mistaken for railway or ship lamps, this pair of brass and iron lanterns were made for a road locomotive: the steam-driven traction engines that were some of the first powered vehicles to travel on Britain’s highways.


Mouseman wedding gift shows the attraction of early pieces

25 March 2024

Two sales of the classic furniture include items featuring direct family history

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Artist’s still-life paintings snapped up at auction as museum wing opens in her honour

22 March 2024

The life and work of Austrian-British artist Marie-Louise von Motesiczky feature at Olympia Auctions and Amersham Museum

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Fascinating backstory of Mouseman furniture owned by same family since new comes to light

19 February 2024

Mouseman furniture is a hugely popular if not exactly uncommon sight at auction but it is not so often you see a group with a backstory as comprehensive as that coming up at a Buckinghamshire saleroom.


The Polish eagle has landed in badge form

30 October 2023

Among recent paratrooper items that impressed at auction, this Polish badge with combat wreath doubled the top estimate at Bosleys to take £4000 from a UK online private buyer.


The oarsman who outraged Henley and a rower later mountaineer

10 July 2023

A group of Victorian rowing memorabilia generated plenty of bidding at Claydon Auctioneers (19.5% buyer’s premium) in Buckinghamshire on June 25-26.


Interview: ‘It’s not so much a business but a way of life’

19 June 2023

Ahead of David Messum’s major show of British paintings in London and Marlow, the veteran dealer tells ATG about his long career – and how he relaxes on a terrace in Corfu with a paintbrush and a G&T


Abstract paintings offer clear indication of Feiler interest

03 April 2023

Interest from both the UK and abroad emerged in Buckinghamshire when two abstract paintings by Paul Feiler (1918-2013) came up at a recent Claydon Auctioneers (19.5% buyer’s premium) sale.


Designer celebrated in the Soviet era

20 March 2023

This 9in (22cm) vase by the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory is signed and dated 1929 for Aleksey Vorobyevsky (1906-92)


5 Questions: vintage and retro dealer Rachel Toy

20 February 2023

Rachel Toy’s love of vintage started with trips to car boots sales with her mum in the 1980s and ignited a particular interest in 1960s and 1970s homeware. Today she runs Rachel’s Vintage Retro based in Pitstone in east Buckinghamshire.

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Flea market find depicting Charles II takes five-figure sum at auction

09 January 2023

Found at a flea market, this tin-glazed earthenware mug sold for £12,000 (plus 19.5% buyer’s premium) at Claydon Auctioneers.


Piper and Bawden murals to the manor borne: Rothschild Foundation buys artworks for National Trust's Waddesdon

19 December 2022

Two large-scale murals by leading Modern British artists have been purchased by The Rothschild Foundation from dealer Liss Llewellyn.


Torn jacket but a tidy sum

17 October 2022

Though the dust jacket featuring one of Pauline Baynes’ illustrations for the book is torn with loss and exhibits a number of patched repairs, a 1950 first edition of 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' did sell for £1100 against a guide of £500-700 on October 6 at Buckinghamshire saleroom Bourne End Auctions (17.5% buyer’s premium).


Golf tees off in Shanghai

30 May 2022

Estimated at £120-150, this modest 7in (17cm) high Chinese export silver golfing trophy sold for £5500 at Bourne End Auction Rooms (17.5% buyer’s premium).

It’s been Brill, but time to move on

28 February 2022

Five years ago Lewis Walduck was a 13-year-old horology-mad schoolboy when he took over the small monthly antiques fair held in the village of Brill in Buckinghamshire.


Distinctive William Wood miniatures emerge in Buckinghamshire sale

24 January 2022

Estimated at just £60-100, a pair of Georgian portrait miniatures sold online for £2900 at Amersham Auctions (17.5% buyer’s premium) on January 6.