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Nathaniel Mills snuff box in Oxfordshire

30 November 2012

This Nathaniel Mills presentation snuff box was given to Isambard K. Brunel and will be included in Jones & Jacob’s sale on December 5 in Watlington, Oxfordshire.

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Queen Victoria’s stockings make a saleroom appearance

30 November 2012

A pair of Queen Victoria’s silk black stockings complete with royal monograms is up for sale at Holloway’s of Banbury on December 4.

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Sybil Dunlop ring made for the Bishop of London

07 November 2012

This Arts and Crafts ecclesiastical ring was made by Sybil Dunlop (1889-1968) for Arthur Winnington-Ingham, Bishop of London from 1901-39.

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CADA return to Blenheim

13 July 2012

Following the successful inaugural fair at the venue earlier this year, the Cotswold Art & Antique Dealers’ Association have finalised a date for the second ‘CADA Antique and Art Fair’ at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, next year.

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Boulton the manufacturer comes out of the shadows at Great Tew

02 July 2012

Pictures, books and ephemera from the Great Tew estate in Oxfordshire will be offered for sale at Holloway’s in Banbury on July 10.

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Online bidders propel Staffordshire success

24 May 2012

A couple of pieces of Staffordshire pottery set the Banbury rooms of Holloway’s buzzing back when online bidding took off.

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Data match are the key words in security checks

30 April 2012

IT wasn’t a phone bid which caught out Joe Smith of J.S. Auctions when it came to credit card crime – this time the fraudsters left a commission bid.

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Hunt for stolen reredos panel

02 April 2012

IT survived the Reformation and had been buried in a churchyard for safekeeping before being rediscovered nearly 200 years ago, but this ‘very rare’ medieval reredos panel has now fallen victim to thieves.

Blaze at Chipping Norton centre

20 September 2010

FIREFIGHTERS are investigating the cause of a blaze at an antiques centre in Chipping Norton on September 5.

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Taboo cricket scenes prove rather desirable

07 November 2009

Politically correct it is not, but the ‘Negro Cricketer’ pattern, produced for just one year in 1907, certainly ranks among the rarest and most desirable of Royal Doulton series wares.

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The Bermuda bounce in Banbury

15 December 2008

BY the time sale day came around, Holloways of Banbury knew they had something special on their hands.

Lyon & Turnbull rethink their strategy in the South East

27 October 2008

Edinburgh-based auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull have taken the decision to restructure their operation in the South of England. While the London office will continue as before, they have parted company with three members of staff.

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Country house smash-and-grab nets large haul of antiques

29 September 2008

AROUND 200 valuable pieces of jewellery, silver, porcelain and furniture were stolen after thieves broke into an Oxfordshire manor house, using sledgehammers to break through two walls.

Henley centre faces closure

01 September 2008

HENLEY Antiques Centre may close at the end of September if the Grade II Listed building in Reading Road is sold to Henley-based property developer Nicolas Piasecki for a sum thought to be in the region of £1m.

Auctioneer wins court dispute cracks in bottle

10 March 2008

A DISTRICT court judge has dismissed a claim made against Holloway’s auctioneers regarding the condition report on an early wine bottle.

Mallams set out plans for new saleroom

21 December 2007

Mallams have announced the location of their new saleroom in Oxfordshire.

Mallams quit Bicester for new selling centre in Oxfordshire

01 October 2007

Mallams, who conducted their final sale in Bicester two weeks ago, have revealed they are in the final stages of negotiations to acquire a new saleroom site in Oxfordshire.

Changes at JS Auctions

28 August 2007

JS Auctions are having to cease operations at their Cotefield Farm premises in Bodicote near Banbury.

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Vitruvius erupts in Oxford at £165,000

18 June 2007

IT’S not often that eight sheets of paper bring out eight telephone bidders, but that was the case at Mallams’ sale in Oxford on June 8. Yet these were no ordinary scraps. They were, in fact, important pieces of architectural history.

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Valentine’s Day massacre… of estimates

19 February 2007

The hotels of Newbury were full of lovers on Valentine’s Day – lovers of Chinese jade. A packed room and a full bank of telephones were buzzing as Dreweatt Neate sold Chinese jade from the collection of the late June, Lady Horlick, including many pieces acquired from the London trade in the 1960s and 1970s and not seen on the market since then.