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Costs bite for fair organisers but there is a bright side

30 January 2023

Two organisers whose London events are on hold also run fairs outside the capital that are booming

Commemorative glove

Remarkable archive of Quaker whaling family comes to Surrey auction

23 January 2023

The visit of ‘Revolutionary Wars’ hero Gilbert du Motler, the Marquis of Lafayette, to the US in 1824 spawned a large number of commemoratives.

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Acrimonious royal family split detailed in letters now up at auction

18 January 2023

Not THAT split, but the 1936 abdication of Edward VIII which also caused recriminations, as letters at Catherine Southon's sale show - plus other auctions offer many unpublished photos of Princess Di and paintings said to be by Queen Victoria.

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Lust and found: van Gogh film poster

16 January 2023

Top price at the Ewbank’s (25% buyer’s premium) poster auction on January 6 came for a design that was a work of art in itself.

Fresh events for ACVR

02 January 2023

Jackie Edwards of ACVR Events has added yet more brocantes and vintage street markets to the nine she already runs across southern England which start up again in March.

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‘Past master’ Dresser still admired today as claret jug makes 10 times estimate at Catherine Southon

05 December 2022

The Birmingham silversmithing firm of Hukin & Heath received the approval of the progressive (if slightly pompous) writers of The Furniture Gazette when it signed a big name to produce some of its designs in 1878.

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Outside move kept classic arms fair on the map

28 November 2022

‘Zero profit’ but event got through Covid and has 220 stands at the next event

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Sunday proves a busy day for Sandown

07 November 2022

Edward Cruttenden of Sunbury Antiques is looking forward to November 20 and the last monthly antiques and interiors fair of the year he runs at Sandown Park Racecourse, near Esher.

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Jackson’s northern exposure

31 October 2022

Highest price in five years is achieved for Manchester School and Staithes Group artist

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Britannia rules in Surrey saleroom

31 October 2022

The big attraction in a job lot estimated at £60-100 that went on to sell for £14,000 in a September 23 sale held by Ewbank’s (25% buyer’s premium) was a copy of Britannia: or, a Chorographical Description…, Dr Edmund Gibson’s 1695, updated and English language version of a well-known earlier work.

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Benois steps up in the saleroom

10 October 2022

A couple of ballet-related lots danced away for high prices over the summer.

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Frame game: Parker Fine Art Auctions

26 September 2022

“Parker has created the first regular frames auction with a dedicated catalogue in more than 10 years. It is great to see.”

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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.