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Uncle Brook created real flights of fantasy for kids

18 October 2021

Oddly titled by its creator as such, an extraordinary watercolour featured on August 10 at John Nicholson’s (25% buyer’s premium) of Fernhurst.

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How a studio sale can transform the market

18 October 2021

It is certainly not unheard of for a studio sale to transform the market for a Modern British artist.

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Carry On down the saleroom

27 September 2021

Most original British quad posters from the series of 'Carry On' films can be bought for sums in the £50-300 price bracket but a number of rarities exist.

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Maltby Millennium chess set checks in at Ewbank’s

13 September 2021

The studio potter John Maltby (1936-2020) created this chess set shown right for the Millennium celebrations at the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham.

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Rare example of an 'enconchado' painting makes 30-times estimate at Surrey auction

06 September 2021

An intriguing variation on an Old Master sparked a strong competition at Parker Fine Art (25% buyer’s premium) earlier this summer.

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Inside track on Kempton Park

23 August 2021

Sunbury Antiques announces that the main grandstand will be reopening for indoor trading

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Catherine Southon sells telegraph message saying 'we sank the Bismarck'

09 August 2021

This first-hand document recording one of the most significant naval events of the Second World War was offered at Catherine Southon (20% buyer’s premium) in Surrey this summer.

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Australian pioneer artist John Glover's sketchbook emerges at Ewbank’s

19 July 2021

The British artist John Glover (1767- 1849) would doubtless have faded into relative obscurity had he not chosen, in 1831, to make a new life in colonial Australia. He ended up being dubbed ‘the father of Australian landscape painting’.

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Contemporary art on course

19 July 2021

Contemporary Art Fairs’ schedule of live events in 2021-22 involves three racecourse locations in southern England: at Sandown Park in Surrey, and the Royal Windsor plus Newbury in Berkshire.

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From Highlands to east London

12 July 2021

A large 18th century watercolour of a Scottish loch by William Turner of Oxford (1789-1862) emerged as a star lot at Parker Fine Art (25% buyer’s premium).

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Harry Potter and the name error

12 July 2021

Valued at £2000-4000 in an Entertainment, Memorabilia & Movie Props sale held by Ewbank’s (25% buyer’s premium) of Send on May 27 was an uncorrected 1997 proof copy of a book that was soon to make publishing, cinematic and marketing history: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

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Talking about Dorking brocante

28 June 2021

After much trepidation around the launch of her monthly outdoor brocante in Dorking, Jane Alexander of Dovehouse Fine Antiques Fairs finally saw it happen on Sunday, June 20.

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Sumptuous Sèvres in UK salerooms

07 June 2021

Range of Sèvres highlights from ancien regime to the empire periods sold in UK auctions

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Love returns at Lingfield Racecourse fair

24 May 2021

Like so many other organisers, Donny Mann of Love Fairs is delighted to be back running fairs after such a long absence.

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Actor-turned-dealer Patterson takes to the Surrey stage

17 May 2021

An actor and theatre director who turned to dealing when work dried up during the pandemic is standing at his first antiques fair on Sunday, May 23, at the Dorking Halls in Surrey.

Dorking welcomes open-air brocante

10 May 2021

Jane Alexander of Dovehouse Fine Antiques Fairs is back with her fully booked socially distanced antiques and decorative art fair at the Dorking Halls.

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Kempton back in the running

26 April 2021

Traders and buyers express relief – and gratitude – at return of twice-monthly fixture.

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Continental dealers make tentative return to Kempton

26 April 2021

It’s nearly four months since the UK left the EU’s customs union and single market – a hard new reality for those Continental antiques dealers who regularly make the day trip from Belgium, Holland or France to stall out at fairs in southern England.

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Collection fit to take centre stage

26 April 2021

Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt was one of the stand-out lots in a 300-lot white-glove auction.

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Another white glove in the frame

26 April 2021

Another white-glove group of items featured at Parker Fine Art earlier this year when all 300 picture frame lots sold in its first sale of 2021, raising a hammer total of £38,400.