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‘A quite extraordinary day’ as sleeping Asian bronzes bring multi-estimate sums in regions

10 December 2018

Two under-catalogued Sino-Tibetan bronzes illuminated the regional saleroom scene with multi-estimate sums in the final days of November.

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Pre-Raphaelite watercolour tops sales at Art & Antiques for Everyone fair in Birmingham

03 December 2018

Among the works selling at the recent Art & Antiques for Everyone fair in Birmingham was a watercolour by John Roddam Spencer Stanhope (1829-1908).

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Flying Scotsman original locomotive nameplate soars to a record high of £64,500 at auction

21 November 2018

For what is probably the world’s most famous and popular steam engine, the Flying Scotsman has experienced a remarkably troubled history at times.

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Liner SS Normandie oozes Art Deco luxury in souvenir publication

19 November 2018

A large and handsome souvenir publication for the French liner SS Normandie was offered in a Mullock’s (20% buyer’s premium) sale of October 16.

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First World War: they also served

19 November 2018

British Empire soldiers included more than a million Indian Army troops serving overseas.

Art & Antiques for Everyone

ATG out and about: Art & Antiques For Everyone returns to Birmingham

16 November 2018

Art & Antiques For Everyone returned to the NEC in Birmingham this week with 194 exhibitors showcasing silver and porcelain to fine art and furniture.

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Submariner ticks in at Fellows

12 November 2018

Among the many versions of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner, the reference 5508 with its James Bond association is perhaps the best known.

Fellows

Fellows’ hits £1m at Birmingham jewellery sale

09 November 2018

Fellows held its largest auction so far this year with a hammer total reaching £1m at its Antique & Modern Jewellery sale.

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Bulgari and David Webb among sparkling lots at Fellows

08 November 2018

Jewellery fans with a taste for opulence and luxury might want to view Fellows auction of Antique and Modern jewellery today.

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Suffragettes stand up for rights by burning a grandstand

05 November 2018

On June 13, 1913, just five days after the infamous death of Emily Wilding Davison under the king’s horse at the Derby, two Suffragettes set fire to the Hurst Park grandstand in Surrey.

IACF report Bingley Hall bonus

05 November 2018

IACF’s antiques and collectors’ fair held in the Bingley Hall at the Staffordshire Showground in October fielded around 140 stalls, according to the organiser.

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Art & Antiques for Everyone offers suggestions to brighten the home this winter

05 November 2018

Those looking to brighten their home this winter could turn to the wide selection of bright or colourful antiques on offer during the next edition of 'Art & Antiques for Everyone'.

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Adam Smith first edition hidden under old cabinet offered in huge Bishton Hall auction

05 November 2018

The last-minute discovery of a 1776 first edition of Adam Smith’s '…Wealth of Nations' was a magical, unforgettable moment for a Derbyshire saleroom’s book specialist.

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Shropshire auction house Perry & Phillips closes as director returns to dealing roots

25 October 2018

Auction house Perry & Phillips in Bridgnorth will close after 170 years in business as its owner has decided to instead focus on running the antiques centre in the Shropshire town.

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Where to be: Five auctions and fairs in the Midlands next week

19 October 2018

Next week's Midlands events include the next edition of IACF's Bingley Hall Antiques and Collectors fair and a technology auction.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

08 October 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

The Wealth of Nations

Auction of Staffordshire manor house contents unearths first edition copy of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations

24 September 2018

A first edition copy of Adam Smith’s 'The Wealth of Nations' has been unearthed during final preparations for the sale of the contents of a Staffordshire manor house.

Dominic Winter

Marking three decades with the Dominic Winter anniversary sale

24 September 2018

Founder remembered as anniversary sale sheds light on evolution of the Narnia Chronicles

Only Fools and Horses

‘Only Fools and Horses’ fans dressed as Batman and Robin win Midlands auction to buy prop from TV series

21 September 2018

A prop that featured in the BBC comedy ‘Only Fools and Horses’ has sold for a hammer price of £28,000 (plus 24% buyer's premium including VAT) at Dudley auction house Aston's. The winning bidders arrived at the saleroom suitably attired – in a Batman and Robin costume.

Aaron Dean of Trevanion & Dean

Bidders snap up letters from Pre-Raphaelite patron’s collection at Trevanion & Dean auction

21 September 2018

A group of 66 letters from the collection of an important patron of Pre-Raphaelite artists raised a £25,000 total at Shropshire auctioneers Trevanion & Dean.

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