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Deep pockets required for rare Submariner

26 October 2020

A Rolex Submariner 5512, bought for around £70 by its original owner in 1964, has sold for £175,000 at auction in Wiltshire.

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Organiser delighted to be back in Bath

21 September 2020

Suspended for months, the Bath Vintage & Antiques Market at the Green Park Station in the city returns on Sunday September 27, which has delighted organiser Naomi Knight.

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Kangxi – but badly damaged

20 April 2020

It is badly damaged, but this large shallow dish offered by Aldridges of Bath (20% buyer’s premium) is an outstanding example of Kangxi mark and period famille verte porcelain.

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Pick of the week: The Kashmir shawl of a former governor of India

06 April 2020

The recent auction held ‘live online’ by Aldridges of Bath included this spectacular hand-woven north Indian long shawl, or dochalla. It came with a colonial provenance.

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Pick of the week: Rare The Who poster – once in a Blue Moon chance for collectors

23 March 2020

The Blue Moon, a club above Burton’s on Cheltenham High Street, existed for less than two years from July 1965 to May 1967, but in that time the compact 250-capacity venue with a tiny stage hosted Elton John, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, The Yardbirds and (on February 11, 1967) Jimi Hendrix.

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Rare and early The Who poster headlines Somerset auction

18 March 2020

A poster for a gig by The Who at The Blue Moon Club in Cheltenham attracted fans at a recent Gardiner Houlgate sale.

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Stone ornaments fit Bath decorative fair organiser’s theme for this year’s edition

24 February 2020

In the vibrant world of British decorative fairs, 'The Bath Decorative & Antiques Fair' is a market leader. Now in its 31st staging, it opens its doors to the trade on March 5 and welcomes the public from March 6-8.

Bath Racecourse to host biannual fair

02 December 2019

Nick Bayliss of Continuity Fairs is launching a new biannual antiques, home and vintage fair at Bath Racecourse, the UK’s highest flat racecourse.

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Autumn falls nicely for this Bath fair date

07 October 2019

Timing is important. Talking about her September Bath Vintage and Antiques Market, held every month in Bath’s old Green Park Station, Naomi Knight said: “Although we have lost some space over the years, we were fully booked with 45 high-quality dealers and there was a great atmosphere."

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Yongzheng perfection sets house record in Bath

05 August 2019

Aldridges of Bath smashed its house record last week with the sale of a Yongzheng mark and period bowl for £220,000 (plus 20% buyer’s premium). It had come for sale following a routine house call.

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Stolen Asian art recovered but much still missing from museum's collection

03 June 2019

Police have recovered a haul of stolen Asian artworks and returned them to the Museum of East Asian Art in Bath.

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Vintage rugs brought from Belgium to Bath fair

13 May 2019

Barry Fletcher specialises in vintage rugs and comes over regularly from Belgium to stand at the 50-dealer monthly Bath Vintage & Antiques Market.

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Hardwood bitong emerges at Bath auction

06 May 2019

A Chinese ‘sleeper’ emerged in a Vintage and General Sale at Gardiner Houlgate (20% buyer’s premium), Corsham, near Bath on April 25 courtesy of a textbook ‘scholar’s’ object.

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Bath fair toast to 30 years

11 March 2019

Exhibitors at Bath Decorative Antiques Fair toasted 30 years as the event opened last week.

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Chessboard checks into Bath fair in a selection of toys and games

18 February 2019

A selection of toys and games at the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair proves that antique playthings have their place as both decorative items and collectors’ pieces.

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Shout, shout, clear it all out! Tears for Fears sell tour gear to make room

29 November 2018

Specialist musical instrument auction house Gardiner Houlgate is to sell a cache of touring equipment from '80s band Tears for Fears.

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Recently released Queen film helps renew interest for vinyl collectors

12 November 2018

One of the busiest of Naomi Knight’s monthly markets at the Listed Green Park Station in Bath is her Christmas Vintage and Antiques Market.

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Bath event means it’s market day

20 August 2018

The monthly Bath Vintage & Antiques Market at the city’s listed Victorian Green Park Station is now in its seventh year.

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Blueberry books place in the trade

18 June 2018

In the books, maps and prints supplement in ATG No 2341, Pom Harrington of Harrington Rare Books observed that millennials are now looking at books and thinking they are “cool”.

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Bath brightened up even more by Gray

21 May 2018

Gray MCA plans to tap into a wide base of fashion enthusiasts and collectors as it moves into its first permanent gallery space in Bath this month.