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Victorian centre table

Most watched: Victorian centre table attracts interest ahead of auction

11 June 2024

An intriguing Victorian centre table, in the manner of Morant & Co, is coming up for auction this week at Lay’s Antiques & Interiors sale.

Nicholson mural

Wall mural from a Surrey cottage featured on BBC’s Fake or Fortune? comes to auction in Cornwall

06 March 2024

A mural painted on a wall inside a Surrey cottage which starred in an episode of BBC’s 'Fake or Fortune?' is to be offered with a £40,000-80,000 estimate.

Antarctic expedition letters

Letters from 1901 Antarctic explorers show warm feelings for their earlier hosts in New Zealand

26 February 2024

A long-forgotten group of letters written by senior members of Scott and Shackleton’s first trailblazing 1901 expedition to the Antarctic has been discovered.

Boat and Fish

Penzance gallery celebrates contribution of local collectors to exhibitions ahead of auction

06 November 2023

A Cornish exhibition gives the final chance to view a group of more than 150 paintings and ceramics by influential artists and potters working in the county before they are dispersed at auction.

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Cross collecting: artist and also a renowned art historian

02 October 2023

The work of artist and art historian Tom Cross (1931-2009) is showcased this autumn with an exhibition spanning two Cornish venues.

Peter Hone

Peter Hone's collection comes to auction in Cornwall but is on view in his Notting Hill home

21 September 2023

Fancy a chance to view a treasure trove of classical friezes, Grand Tour discoveries, textiles and drawings in an ornate Notting Hill home?

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New Saltash event adds to organiser’s portfolio of fairs in Cornwall

18 September 2023

Further details of a new fair taking place in Cornwall have been announced.

Classic cars and live music at new Port Eliot event

14 August 2023

Alexa Robins, organiser of AFC Fairs’ big antiques and vintage event at the Royal Cornwall Showground, is very excited by news of a new fair she’s been asked to put on.

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Kreem of the Truro collection

24 July 2023

A Cornish saleroom offered over 300 enamel signs, advertising memorabilia, pump globes, vehicle mascots and collectables from a single-owner collection.

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Sayers serves £2100 Gaudy Night feast

10 April 2023

The dust jacket in those familiar red, black and yellow colours favoured by the publisher, Gollancz, had a few shortcomings in terms of condition, including some chips and losses, but this ‘Just out!’ 1935 first of 'Gaudy Night', signed by its author, Dorothy L Sayers, was bid to £2100 on March 3.

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St Ives gallery celebrates local artists in annual show

03 April 2023

'Trees' by Karl Weschke is among the pictures featured in Belgrave St Ives’ annual exhibition on the Cornish seaside town and Modern British art.

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Organisers promise a wow factor

13 March 2023

Thirty dealers will be spreading out on the ground floor and in the grounds of Enys House, Penryn, near Falmouth in west Cornwall at the first of this year’s antiques and decorative fairs on Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2.

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‘Business is good’

13 March 2023

Alex Robins of AFC Fairs is a busy woman. She kicks off her showground scene on Easter Friday and Saturday, April 7-8, with the first of the biannual antiques and collectors’ fairs which she has run at the Wadebridge Showground in north Cornwall for 15 years.

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Unusual golf clubs chip in at regional firms

19 December 2022

The Higgs Deliverer ‘rake iron’ club was an attempt to solve a tricky golf problem: how to hit the ball out of sand, high grass or similar terrain.

Lay's saleroom

Second saleroom for Lay’s

03 October 2022

Lay’s Auctioneers (previously known as David Lay) has expanded with a second saleroom in its home county of Cornwall.

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Triple helping of St Ives treats

04 July 2022

Exhibitions in London, Cornwall and Edinburgh cover artists who worked in the town

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Logbook records bravery of a top RAF fighter pilot

27 June 2022

The highlight of a Cornish auction on June 10 was an RAF logbook from Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot Flying Officer Arthur Peter Pease (1913-40).

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Enys House Antiques & Decorative Fair becomes biannual event

14 March 2022

Cornish event hosted in historic house and grounds will now be staged twice a year.

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Oysterdate Monte Carlo and Seiko Pepsi Pogue: Two views of the 1970s

07 March 2022

The Oysterdate Monte Carlo series were the first chronographs produced by Tudor. A cyclops date magnifier, screw-down pushers and the distinctive dial with angled subsidiaries make them instantly recognisable.

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Messum bangs drum for Newlyn school

14 February 2022

A rare opportunity to gauge the market for a major Newlyn School painting came at David Lay’s latest auction in Penzance when a lively and clamorous scene by Stanhope Forbes (1857-1947) was offered with a £120,000-180,000 estimate.