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Stolen antiques now safe after ATG alert

31 March 2014

A Derby porcelain plaque and two Japanese plates have been returned by Surrey Police to two stately homes after they were recognised from an alert in Antiques Trade Gazette

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William Moorcroft vase up for sale in Surrey

12 March 2014

This 13in (33cm) Macintyre & Co Florian ware vase dated to 1898 and designed by William Moorcroft is going under the hammer at Catherine Southon’s sale in Surrey.

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Louis XV dish serves up £70,000 in Surrey

23 December 2013

Although missed at the cataloguing stage, this 13½in (35cm) Vincennes dish established a new house record for Wellers of Guildford when it sold at £70,000.

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Timely arrivals in Guildford as saleroom upgrades

23 September 2013

Wellers have just held their first back-to-back sales since inserting a mezzanine floor at their Guildford saleroom.

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Restorer vows to rise from the ashes after blaze destroys workshop

15 April 2013

When fire destroyed the workshop of Glyn Elias’ Dorking antiques shop he was so determined to carry on the business he had it open the very next day.

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Bassett-Lowke’s Coronation sells at Surrey auction

19 March 2013

Bassett-Lowke’s model of the bullet-nosed Pacific locomotive and tender, ‘The Coronation’, ranks among the rarest of all British toy trains.

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Pictures with a bit of Bacon on the back

08 March 2013

Six pictures by Cambridge painter Lewis Todd are being offered for sale at Ewbank Clarke Gammon Wellers in Woking, Surrey, on March 20. However, the greater interest in these works is what can be found on the reverse – the brushwork of Francis Bacon.

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Hurricane returns to its spiritual home for sale

05 November 2012

Bonhams’ December 3 sale at Brooklands will bring a powerful symbol of the Battle of Britain back to its spiritual home.

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Newlyn School still able to make net gains

26 October 2012

It wasn’t too long ago that Newlyn School artists were ranked right up alongside the leading lights of the Modern British art market.

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Soup tureen prototype takes £115,000 bid in Woking

01 October 2012

This silver-gilt centrepiece is believed to be a prototype for a set of four soup tureens in the Royal Collection designed by John Flaxman (1756-1826) and made by John Bridge (1755-1834) for George IV.

Men jailed over rhino head theft

17 September 2012

Two men have been jailed for a string of burglaries across the South East which included taking a rhino head from Haslemere Museum in Surrey.

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Tokyo treasure at £25,000

30 July 2012

This intricate ivory okimono group from c.1880 took £25,000 at the most recent sale held by Nicholson’s of Fernhurst.

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Aviator’s collection flies into the saleroom

20 June 2012

Jacobs & Hunt of Petersfield, in association with consultant John Cameron, will offer the collection of the late record-breaking aviator Peter Twiss at auction on June 22.

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Views from a unique Victorian honeymoon

10 April 2012

IN February we revealed how Queen Victoria was an accomplished artist, but now her daughter’s skills have been highlighted by a Surrey auction.

Surrey town falls victim to hooded gang targeting silver

20 June 2011

HASLEMERE in Surrey has fallen victim to a gang targeting silver for melt, two weeks after thieves stole a rhino head from the town’s museum.

Guildford auction house is revived

13 June 2011

THE Guildford Riverside Saleroom is to reopen under the banner of Wellers Fine Art Auctions after a seven-year absence. The firm, who had a presence in the town until ten years ago, will also continue to operate from Chertsey.

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Stolen bronze in Surrey

13 June 2011

THIS bronze Zinfandel by equestrian sculptor Adrian Jones (1845-1938) was stolen earlier this month from a private house in Surrey.

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Thieves target museum for rhino head

06 June 2011

A THEFT of a rhino head from a museum in Surrey is thought to have been motivated by the hugely valuable trade in rhino horn.

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A box on the wing in Surrey

22 November 2010

THE unexpected highlight of a recent sale conducted by Surrey auctioneers Lawrences of Bletchingley was this Anglo-Indian rosewood and ivory inlaid butterfly form jewellery box entered for sale from a local private source.

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Police appeal for information after Dorking theft

05 July 2010

POLICE in Surrey are seeking information about this man, pictured here, in connection with the theft of six paintings and Georgian writing desk worth total of around £25,000 from an antiques shop in Dorking earlier this month.