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Learning made easy as ABC

12 September 2022

An early 19th century child’s mosaic alphabet, c.1820, is estimated at £100- 200 at Catherine Southon’s auction at Farleigh Court on November 16.

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Deco delay but Dorking antiques fair thrives

12 September 2022

Chelsea event plans on hold for now but organiser is upbeat about Surrey fair and brocante.

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Film studios are flooding in, boosting Kempton antiques market

12 September 2022

What is likely to be very good news for Edward Cruttenden of Sunbury Antiques and his antiques markets at Kempton Park Racecourse is a film studio invasion at local Shepperton Studios, owned by the Pinewood Group.

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Utopia for designers and stylists at Kempton Park antiques market

12 September 2022

Buyers, including film set producers, had plenty of choice at Kempton Park antiques fair.

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Boomerang chairs show modern furniture market remains strong

05 September 2022

Mid-20th century designer material such as teak Boomerang chairs was in demand at a Ewbank’s (25% buyer’s premium) sale in Woking this summer.

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Dealer establishes a new Bourne identity in Surrey

05 September 2022

Steampunk, 1990s rave culture and a Grade II-listed 17th century former mill may at first seem odd bedfellows, but catering to both new and old collectors’ tastes is what the new manager of Bourne Mill Antiques in Farnham is aiming for.

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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Frame and fortunate: a test case in Surrey sale

08 August 2022

Can an original frame make all the difference to price? A recent Surrey auction provided an interesting test.

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Victorian diamond necklace sets house record at Catherine Southon

04 July 2022

Catherine Southon’s (24% buyer’s premium) 10th anniversary auction included a new house record of £47,000 for an early Victorian diamond rivière.

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Leica: 225 is the magic number

27 June 2022

The Leica I debuted at the 1925 Leipzig Spring Fair at a time when it was still common for glass plates to be used in cameras.

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‘Victoria’s gift’ to faithful retainer

30 May 2022

By repute this 15oz silver chamber stick and snuffer with glass hurricane shade was a gift from Queen Victoria to her personal attendant and favourite John Brown (1826-83).

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Plea for help to restore historic barns housing antiques centre

23 May 2022

A family of antiques dealers are hoping to raise funds to continue the restoration of two Elizabethan barns in the Surrey countryside that house their centre.

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Farnham antiques centre targeted by thieves

12 May 2022

A Farnham antiques centre is hoping to track down items stolen after a break in last week.

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Car badges make a statement at auction

02 May 2022

Charterhouse (25% buyer’s premium) has been holding auctions of classic cars, motorcycles and automobilia for nearly 20 years.

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Archer car mascot points way to luxury

02 May 2022

Ewbank’s (24% buyer’s premium) held a dedicated Cars, Motorbikes, Scooters & Automobilia auction on December 2 in Send, Woking.

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Surf’s up for Maggi Hambling

25 April 2022

A small work by Maggi Hambling (b.1945) was among the pieces of Modern and Contemporary art attracting interest recently at Parker Fine Art Auctions (25% buyer’s premium).

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The simple but charming style of J Fisher

04 April 2022

Local appeal propelled a naïve painting of Farnham to 40-times its top estimate at Parker Fine Art Auctions’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest sale.

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Thinking caps on for works of Confucius at Catherine Southon auction

21 March 2022

Sold online at £5500 in a February 2 sale held by Catherine Southon (24% buyer’s premium) at Farleigh Court Golf Club in Surrey was a copy in full mottled calf gilt of the first European edition of the works of Confucius (551-479BC).

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Sumptuous seaweeds at Surrey sale

07 March 2022

A set of the four volumes that make up William G Johnstone & Alexander Croall’s 'Nature-Printed British Sea-Weeds' of 1859-60 was offered in a December 21 sale at John Nicholson’s (20% buyer’s premium) in Fernhurst, Surrey.

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Best of 'cut and paste' jewellery at Catherine Southon

07 March 2022

Aided by the skills of the Alsatian jeweller Georges-Frédéric Strass (1701-77), the boundaries of what could be achieved with paste jewellery were pushed back in the 18th century.