Gilbert White work’s family value

07 August 2023

Apocrypha sold at auction was his personal copy and then inscribed by descendants who later owned it


Black Forest chess set bid three times over estimate

24 July 2023

Once thought to have been produced in the Black Forest region of Germany, chess sets like the one offered at Ewbank’s (30% buyer’s premium) on June 23, used to be called Luther sets.


Sir Brian May: one vision

24 July 2023

Denis Pellerin, co-curator of the Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy (BMAS) and co-curator of the upcoming Watts Gallery exhibition, tells ATG about the collection


Obituary: auctioneer Chris Ewbank

03 July 2023

An early career in London led Chris Ewbank, who died on June 25 aged 78, to the auction business at the Cubitt & West salerooms in Guildford – a few miles west of his childhood home in Mayfield, Sussex, where his father was an estate agent-cum-auctioneer.


Party marks Buffy Parker's 50 years in the trade

03 July 2023

Buffy Parker is celebrating 50 years in the art market.


Chris Ewbank dies, aged 78

03 July 2023

Auctioneer Chris Ewbank, who launched the Ewbank’s saleroom in Send, Surrey, has died.

Epsom fair

Bayliss family bid fond farewell to Epsom fair after more than 30 years

12 June 2023

Epsom Antique Fair has a new owner.

Epsom fair

Emotional goodbye as organiser hands over the reins of Epsom event

12 June 2023

Continuity takes ‘difficult decision’ to no longer run the Surrey event but new organiser has taken over


Warmer months bring out green-fingered buyers

12 June 2023

Enjoying the great outdoors was a simple priority for the attendees of the Arthur Swallow Loseley Park Decorative Home & Salvage Show in Surrey, running from May 19-21.


The mysterious artist in high auction demand

05 June 2023

One of the most talked about pictures sold at auction recently was a portrait by an almost unheard of artist that emerged in Surrey.


Mineral cabinet chips in

15 May 2023

This mahogany 12-drawer cabinet of minerals, rocks and fossils carries the printed trade label reading Arranged and Sold by J Tennant, Mineralogist by Appointment to Her Majesty, 149 Strand London.


Wonderful selection from leading Arthur Rackham collector

08 May 2023

More than 50 lots featuring the illustrative work of Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) were offered in the extensive book section of a March 24 auction.


Spoon that served a princess

01 May 2023

This medical spoon bears the crest and inscription The Princess Sophia (the 12th child of George III and Queen Charlotte).


Two single-owner collections of drinking glasses on offer

17 April 2023

The sale held by Catherine Southon at the Farleigh Golf Club in Surrey on April 26-27 includes a single-owner collection of 18th century drinking glasses.


First 007 film Dr No still a thriller for poster fans

27 March 2023

In the 007 collecting scene Dr No (1962) is usually the film poster buyers are most keen to say yes to.


Hands of history relating to US hero Lafayette

27 March 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.


Worth popping in to see grandma

06 March 2023

Revived Woking event proves a hit with dealers who say the organisation is still a strength


Rare 17th century silver mug by female silversmith emerges at Surrey auction

06 March 2023

The Assay Office in Norwich closed in 1702, so secular objects in particular that bear the city’s mark are rare. Rarer still are pieces bearing the mark of the only female silversmith registered in Norwich towards the end of that period.


Napoleon document recognises exceptional bravery

27 February 2023

There is some discolouring and it appears to have spent some considerable time folded up, but this early 19th century vellum document signed “Bonaparte” as Premier Consul was sold for £3000.


Jumbo-sized view of the world

20 February 2023

Trebling its high estimate in a sale in Surrey was a large, in fact elephant folio-sized Atlas Royal… from c.1733