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A Northern School collection in Plymouth

23 September 2019

Inspired by LS Lowry, the self-taught Mancunian artist Fred Yates (1922-2008) set out to paint pictures about the lives of ordinary people. These canvases – ranging from the industrial architecture and street life of Manchester to the sunnier scenes he painted after his move to Cornwall in 1969 – attract a loyal following on the secondary market.

Military cross

“So thoroughly earned”: Letter of condolence accompanies First World War Military Cross medal at Plymouth auction

25 May 2018

An eyewitness account of an officer’s bravery accompanies the sale of a First World War Military Cross at Eldreds Auctioneers next month.

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Shop talk: John Cabello of Parade Antiques

05 March 2018

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to John Cabello of Parade Antiques.

Picasso owl vase

Plymouth collector swoops on Picasso owl vase

26 January 2017

A Picasso vase uncovered in a remote Cornish cottage has sold at auction in Plymouth for £2800.

Michael Newman

Tributes paid to Michael Newman

05 October 2016

Auctioneer, valuer and ‘Antiques Roadshow’ expert Michael Newman died last month, aged 80.

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Rare views of the world champion’s defeat in Cuba turn up for sale in Plymouth

16 September 2013

One of the most interesting things about auctions is how unusual objects from one side of the world come to be sold on the other, often with no apparent link.

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International bidding helps Pheasants fly away for £170,000

09 November 2009

JUST as Asian Art in London got underway, a surprise regional highlight emerged in Devon. A pair of 18th century Chinese Export pheasants were consigned for sale at Plymouth Auction Rooms by a local vendor, whose family had owned the birds for at least three generations.

Future secure for Barbican

17 June 2003

The future of the Barbican Antiques Centre in Plymouth seems all but secure with the current manager of the 50-dealer shop eager to take over when the freehold of the building is sold.

Artist suffers third raid in five weeks

02 May 2002

ROBERT Lenkiewicz, one of Britain’s most controversial artists, has been burgled for the third time in five weeks in what is widely believed to be a ‘stolen to order’ theft.

£3100 for mirror with nautical air

05 April 1999

UK: THIS Victorian gilt overmantel mirror, right, was the unexpected highlight of Plymouth Auction Rooms (buyer’s premium 10 per cent) February 24.