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Coins turn out to be pure auction gold as record falls

02 January 2013

Gorringes have set what is thought to be a record price for a coin in the UK provinces, taking £240,000 for a gold Queen Anne Vigo Five Guineas of 1703 at their sale in Lewes last month.

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Russian collection in Rye

21 December 2012

A large 200-lot Russian consignment of items from the InterContinental Hotel in Prague is estimated to fetch around £350,000 at Rye Auction Galleries in East Sussex on January 4.

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Tipp & Co – the real toy story

07 November 2012

The long history of Tipp & Co. of Nuremberg (1912-1971) ranks among the most illuminating of all 20th century toy stories.

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Hero’s medals still missing after theft

28 August 2012

Medals awarded to one of Britain’s greatest military heroes are still missing after being stolen from the Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum in Eastbourne.

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Big game rifles – a short history

18 August 2012

An interesting sporting gun found its way into Wallis & Wallis’s (17.5% buyer's premium) predominantly militaria sale in Lewes on June 12.

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Cadell emerges in East Sussex

16 August 2012

Burstow and Hewett of Battle in East Sussex will offer this landscape painting by Scottish artist Francis Cadell (1883-1937) on September 26.

East Sussex thefts could be linked

23 July 2012

Home owners who have valuable antiques are being warned by police to be vigilant after three burglaries in the space of three days in the Brighton and Hove area.

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The robber, the rhino horn and the pottery Great Dane

26 March 2012

A RUGBY-tackling mystery hero and a life-size pottery Great Dane helped scupper a daylight smash-and-grab raid targeting a rhino horn libation cup.

Bonhams open in Tunbridge Wells

04 July 2011

BONHAMS have taken part of the ground floor of Royal Victoria House in the Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, as their new operational base in Kent and Sussex.

Police praise jeweller’s staff after robbery convictions

28 February 2011

POLICE have thanked two female members of staff who tackled jewellery robbers in a raid on an East Sussex antiques shop.

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Export bowl takes £58,000 in East Sussex

14 February 2011

THIS late 18th century Chinese export porcelain bowl drew eight bidders at Gorringes' latest sale.

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A late blooming in Lewes from Bloomsbury

29 April 2010

GORRINGES are to offer for sale paintings and works of art belonging to Grace Higgens, the former housekeeper at Charleston Farmhouse, the Bloomsbury Group's Sussex retreat.

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Police seek information over auction house thefts

06 April 2010

SUSSEX police want to speak to the man, pictured here, in connection with two thefts at Gorringes auction house in Lewes.

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Dust jacket helps Orwell reach record £86,000

29 March 2010

WHEN Aaron Dean was asked to catalogue a local collection of Modern Firsts at Gorringes' Lewes saleroom, he knew he was dealing with something special.

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Bloomsbury archive surfaces in Lewes

24 August 2009

A SUBSTANTIAL, and previously unpublished, collection of letters written by various members of the Bloomsbury Group to Helen Anrep (1885-1965) is to be sold by the East Sussex auctioneers Gorringes in Lewes on September 3, along with a collection of artworks by members of the group consigned from the same estate.

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Off the drawing board at £6400

15 June 2009

THIS mysterious liveried Austin A40 Dinky van made for the Spanish company Omnisport sold for £6400 on the phone to a British collector at Wallis & Wallis in Lewes, East Sussex on June 8.

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Restaurant’s £5000 Greek legend

22 September 2008

This large three-section glass panel was designed and made by Paul Jefferies at the Whitefriars factory in 1966.

Worthing rooms under new management

25 March 2008

After five years of trading in Worthing, Gorringes have closed their saleroom on 44-46 High Street. In its place, one of their senior valuers will be opening up in his own name.

All change at Rye with JJ and Patricia

12 December 2006

THERE’S a fairs reshuffle in the medieval town of Rye in East Sussex.

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£60,000 for Boarsney’s Tudor table

25 September 2006

On September 18 the Dreweatt Neate team decamped to Boarsney House, a 16th century property near Robertsbridge in East Sussex to sell the property of Judith Hamilton, a collector of oak and country furniture and effects for 45 years.