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By Markwick Markham… or not

16 January 2023

English names from a defunct clock manufactory were used for familiarity in an export market

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Grandma’s Attic Fairs makes move to new Hampshire site

09 January 2023

An antiques fair which was traditionally held on New Year’s Day in Winchester since 1985 has moved to a new venue.

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Phoenix rises to the occasion

21 November 2022

Under the banner of Phoenix VAM Fairs, Sara Hughes’ vintage, antique and militaria fairs in Petersfield, Hampshire, are going from strength to strength, she says.

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Grandma’s going to Eastleigh

14 November 2022

Chris Brown, co-organiser of the ever-expanding Grandma’s Attic Fairs, is on a roll.

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Booker T Washington came Up from Slavery

19 September 2022

In 1902 the author Booker T Washington sent a typed and handwritten letter to the Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie regarding his recently published work.

Thai Photo Album

Diplomat’s historic photos of Thailand bring demand at Winchester sale

31 August 2022

A group of photographs, letters, documents and objects relating to early 20th century Thailand appeared in a recent online sale at Winchester saleroom Rushbrooks Auctioneers (22.5% buyer’s premium including VAT).

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Burlingham in tune with the house mix

29 August 2022

Nestled in 400 acres of land in Hampshire is Heckfield Place, a Georgian manor house masterfully restored and renovated into a luxury hotel.

Strong bookings for Grandma’s Attic fair in Winchester

22 August 2022

Grandma’s Attic Fairs has a high number of bookings at the next event in Winchester on Bank Holiday Monday, August 29.

It’s a Shaw thing in Berkshire

08 August 2022

Jackie Edwards launched her antiques and vintage street markets nearly 10 years ago as ACVR Events.

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The web shop window: 18th century armchairs

30 May 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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A £105,000 Chinese vase found among the bric-a-brac

23 May 2022

This rare doucai porcelain vase, with Qianlong marks and probably of period, provided a classic tale of discovery in the saga of the Chinese boom.

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Plea to help find 25 stolen antique carpets after theft in Farnham

06 April 2022

The art and antiques sector has been asked to look out for carpets stolen from Farnham Antique Carpets last week.

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Norwich silver celebrated and frost fair memories

28 March 2022

For many years the largest city outside London, Norwich had its own silver assay office during three periods from 1565-1702.

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Petersfield returns after two-year gap

07 March 2022

Petersfield Antiques Fair returns to the Hampshire town’s Festival Hall after two years’ absence, due to the NHS using the venue for Covid vaccinations.

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Japanese cloisonné casket sells at over 20-times estimate at Andrew Smith

17 January 2022

This Japanese cloisonné casket bears the mark for the Ando Company of Nagoya.

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5 Questions: Masoud Mazaheri

10 January 2022

Masoud Mazaheri of Bakhtiyar is among the dealers set to appear at LARTA this month.

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Still nuts about antiques after 40 years in business

29 November 2021

A Basingstoke firm which recently celebrated 40 years in the business is “one of the few single-owner antiques shops left in Hampshire”, says its owner.

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Super Sèvres selections at separate sales

15 November 2021

Estimated at £200-300 in the belief they were later copies, a pair of Sèvres dishes sold for £9500 at Sworders (25% buyer’s premium).

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Phoenix back on the rise with a new venue

08 November 2021

Petersfield event moves to Waterlooville after NHS bags hall

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Second part of Dr John C Taylor clock collection goes on sale via Winchester specialist

01 November 2021

As an inventor and an entrepreneur, Dr John C Taylor feels a special affinity with the pioneering clockmakers of the English Golden Age. And it is this connection that has guided his collecting across several decades.