Sell-out sale of Saudi billionaire Walid Juffali's collection takes more than £9.5m at Bonhams

28 March 2018

The paintings, antiques, sculptures and objets d’art of the late Saudi Arabian billionaire Walid Juffali (1955-2016) sold out at Bonhams in a white-glove sale.


Pinxton porcelain bough pots take £7000 at Chorley's auction

19 March 2018

The contents of a country house near Tetbury yielded many of the better lots in a Chorley’s (20% buyer’s premium) sale in Prinknash Abbey which included a garniture of three Pinxton porcelain bough pots.


Lowestoft cat gets the cream

19 March 2018

Despite their small size and often unsophisticated appearance, Lowestoft models of animals are highly collectable.

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The Joyce Paretti collection of perfume bottles – 12 auction highlights from £500 to £5000

21 February 2018

Multi-estimate results greeted the Joyce Paretti collection of perfume bottles sold by John Nicholson’s of Fernhurst in two instalments.


Liner creates sale waves

19 February 2018

This oil painting of the RMS Queen Mary, below, by marine painter William McDowell (1888-1950) was taken to a multi-estimate £12,000 at Surrey saleroom John Nicholson’s (24% buyer’s premium).


Art fair expands to Surrey

19 February 2018

“We are always being asked about running our art fairs in Surrey,” said Deborah James, director with Sarah McAllister of Contemporary Art Fairs.


Savvy Salvo fair firm hopes for holy orders

12 February 2018

Antique Church Furnishings, which describes itself as ‘God’s Furniture since 1985’, sells almost everything in the religious line – from chasubles to crucifixes and misericordes to missal stands.


Franklin Arctic Medal discovery emerges at Young’s Auctions

29 January 2018

An Arctic Medal with a provenance indicating it was awarded to a member of the doomed Franklin Expedition which vanished searching for the elusive Northwest Passage has surfaced at a Surrey auction house.


Summer shower in Surrey saleroom

29 January 2018

A small painting by Scottish artist Robert Gemmell Hutchison (1855- 1936) took a mid-estimate £6000 at Surrey saleroom John Nicholson’s (24% buyer’s premium).


Arctic Medal with provenance to Franklin expedition crewman comes to Surrey auction

26 January 2018

An Arctic Medal with a provenance indicating it was awarded to a member of the doomed Franklin Expedition which vanished into the icy wastes searching for the elusive Northwest Passage has surfaced at a Surrey auction house.

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Call goes out to bid for alarm clock owned by Kenneth Williams of Carry On fame

24 January 2018

Carry on bidding at Catherine Southon’s auction on March 7 and you stand a chance of buying an alarm clock which once made sure Kenneth Williams wasn’t late for filming.


Dovehouse fair flutters into extra space at Dorking Halls

08 January 2018

Jane Alexander of Dovehouse Fine Antiques Fairs is doing so well with her 70-dealer monthly fairs at the Dorking Halls in Surrey that she is taking extra space at the venue.


Ray Harryhausen memorabilia sale postponed at Surrey auction house

13 December 2017

Guildford auction house Ewbank’s has agreed to suspend a planned memorabilia auction today after discussions with The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation.

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Churchill spectacles make appearance at Catherine Southon auction

05 December 2017

Next month in the UK you can watch Darkest Hour, the new film depicting the Churchills in the early days of the Second World War as he became prime minister. But if you are truly fascinated by the man regularly voted as the Greatest Briton, you can get a fix tomorrow by bidding for his spectacles.


Harryhausen monsters, models and memorabilia head to Surrey for movie auction

20 November 2017

Did you miss the Tate’s exhibition on Ray Harryhausen? Don’t worry, there is a chance to see some of the weird and wonderful beasts that this legendary animator created at a Surrey auction house.


Sheep and snow flow away in favour of flood scene

20 November 2017

A rather unconventional painting by the Victorian artist Joseph Farquharson (1846-1935) featured in Catherine Southon’s (18% buyer’s premium) sale in Surrey.


Read all about it: Catherine Southon saleroom fifth anniversary

13 November 2017

In business for 20-plus years, former Sotheby’s auctioneer Catherine Southon, founder of the eponymous auction house and antiques TV presenter, takes nothing for granted.

Customers of former Surrey auction house Fryer & Brown join forces to pursue firm

13 November 2017

A dozen customers of former Surrey auction house Fryer & Brown have joined forces to pursue the firm for their goods or money owed after it ceased trading at the beginning of the year.


Saleroom man of mystery with a Watford connection

06 November 2017

Classic names of 20th century design and a high-priced mystery artist provided the eye-catchers outside the fine art at the October 26 Decorative, Contemporary Art and Design sale held at Ewbank’s (22.5% buyer’s premium).


007 stars among 300 film posters

30 October 2017

Brought about by the sad death of one of the collecting scene’s more colourful characters, the sale of the Adrian Cowdry Collection at Ewbank’s (22.5% buyer’s premium) at Woking on October 12-13 attracted bidders from round the world.