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Antiques at garden centres encourage growth

11 October 2021

At many garden centres the array of what’s for sale other than plants and pots includes furniture, firepits, and fleeces – and in an imaginative retail move, some offer antiques and antique fairs.

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Unsuccessful commercially, but now worth £5600 in the saleroom

16 August 2021

This Doll et Cie four-seater open touring car toy, c.1920s, is a live-steam model made in Germany.

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Art Deco delights at Tunbridge Wells' Corn Exchange

16 August 2021

After just three weeks of trading in July at their newly opened showroom in the Grade II-listed Corn Exchange in Tunbridge Wells, dealers Chrissie and John Masters of the Design Gallery have made brisk sales to new customers for their Art Deco pieces.

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Medal minted as US presidential thanks for lifesaving rescue off coast of Kent

19 July 2021

A recent sale at Bentley’s (19% buyer’s premium) in Cranbrook, Kent included a rare US Presidential lifesaving medallion.

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Airguns shoot up the rankings

19 July 2021

Once the humble playthings of boys the world over, airguns now attract a keen collector following.

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Antiques Roadshow specialist Eric Knowles turns dealer at new Kent emporium

05 July 2021

Decorative arts specialist Eric Knowles has become a dealer and teamed up with others in the trade to launch a new emporium in Kent.

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Eric Knowles and Charles Hanson team up for Kent valuation day

03 July 2021

Specialist Eric Knowles and auctioneer Charles Hanson will be taking part in a valuation day in Tunbridge Wells to raise money for charity.

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Posters selling well at Kent specialist shop

14 June 2021

Karen and Paul Rennie of Rennies Seaside Modern in Folkestone are well-known collector/dealers in Modern British design.

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Kent County Showground gets set to welcome 300 dealers

07 June 2021

B2B Events is off to Kent again with the second antiques and vintage market this year running on Saturday and Sunday, June 19-20.

Ex-cinema centre in Kent could continue

07 June 2021

A former Victorian picture house in the Kent town of Herne Bay which now serves as an antique furniture and collectables centre was pulled from auction last month.

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Pail sale: more from 'Breadboard Annie' Marchant kitchenalia collection

10 May 2021

The Annie Marchant (‘Breadboard Annie’) collection of domestic and country antiques offered in Kent on April 12-13 produced many strong prices.

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Get on board for a showroom sale

19 April 2021

Chrissie and John Masters of The Design Gallery in Kent are offering this fine Art Deco sideboard by Hille at their showroom sale in Edenbridge from April 23-25.

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Second World War beret with star quality sells at Kent sale

22 March 2021

A Second World War beret sold at a Kent auction was not only one of the famous maroon British paratrooper examples but had star billing of its own.

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Breadboard Annie’s kitchen collection comes to auction in Kent

02 March 2021

The late dealer Annie Marchant (1951-2020) collected everything related to the unfitted kitchen and was known as Breadboard Annie in her early days.

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Another grand price for abstract painter Aubrey Williams

22 February 2021

An abstract painting by Aubrey Williams (1926-90) offered at Grand Auctions (20% buyer’s premium) in Folkestone at the end of last year set another auction high for the Guyanese artist.

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Classic British Baker rifle sold in Kent auction

01 February 2021

Baker rifle stands out in Kent saleroom.

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Toys and models: Homes under the hammer

25 January 2021

Furnished dolls’ houses and accessories in general are proving the most dynamic area of the collecting market

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Dinky Octopus pulls in eager bidders

25 January 2021

A Dinky Supertoys 935 Leyland Octopus flat truck with chains in its original box sold for £8200 at Kent saleroom C&T (22% buyer’s premium) on January 14.

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Sales push: miniature pram and doll among the Kent stand-out lots

25 January 2021

The strong level of prices being paid by collectors for dolls’ house furniture was underlined at a recent C&T sale.

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Busts of tragic Roman duo take £106,000

14 December 2020

This pair of life-size bronze busts depict the tragic young figures Publius Septimus Geta, son of emperor Septimus Severus, and his sister-in-law Plautilla.