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Bingley Hall fair back and now under IACF umbrella

02 July 2018

Most of the UK may be going through a heatwave, but even if the clouds appear IACF’s new three-day antiques and collectors’ fair at the Staffordshire Showground will shine through.

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Auctioneer shows a golden James Bond poster touch

25 June 2018

The morality laws of pre-liberal Ireland added to the allure and market value of this Goldfinger poster offered by Richard Winterton (17.5% buyer’s premium).

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Take your pick: a gloomy or bright topic?

25 June 2018

A typically moody oil by the Scottish painter James Pryde (1866-1941) was among the star lots at Cuttlestones (17.5% buyer’s premium) in Penkridge, Staffordshire.

IACF takes over Bingley Hall fair

21 May 2018

IACF is to take over the running of the antiques and collectors’ fairs held in Bingley Hall at the Staffordshire County Showground.

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Dalek playsuit for when little ones want to exterminate, exterminate

10 May 2018

I could wax lyrical about the full-size Dalek coming up for auction at a Staffordshire auction house Richard Winterton on May 21. But various versions tend to be offered relatively frequently, to be honest. How often do you have the chance to buy a ‘Dalek Playsuit’, though?

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Turning from collector to dealer at Bowman

19 March 2018

Graham Beech will be one of the new standholders among the 220 exhibitors at the three-day Bowman Antiques Fairs event at the Stafford County Showground from March 23-25.

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Iron Age gold torcs head to Stoke museum after fundraising target reached

19 December 2017

A collection of Iron Age gold jewellery is to go on display at Stoke-on-Trent’s Potteries Museum & Art Gallery after fundraising hit the £325,000 target.

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Ornate boxes are Brighton beautiful

04 December 2017

For a relatively brief period during the 19th century, small silver boxes decorated with British landmarks found an eager following among the honeymooners and day-trippers of Georgian and Victorian England.

I want it Hall: club’s annual fair

10 July 2017

Held in Staffordshire this Saturday (July 15) is the annual Old Hall Collectors’ Club Fair.

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Victory for public appeal as Wedgwood’s First Day’s vase returns to Staffordshire

05 July 2017

A long-running appeal to raise nearly half a million pounds to return a Wedgwood’s First Day’s vase to Staffordshire has triumphed.

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Signed Nick Leeson ‘Rogue Trader’ jacket comes to auction

30 June 2017

A trading jacket signed by disgraced City broker Nick Leeson is coming to John Pye Auctions in July.

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Glimpse of a vanished painting

25 March 2017

A lithograph of David Roberts’ (1796-1864) lost painting The siege and destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans under the command of Titus took top honours at Staffordshire auction house Cuttlestones (17.5% buyer’s premium) on March 2-3.

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Striking gold – metal detectorists to share proceeds of Iron Age discovery with landowner

02 March 2017

What is thought to be the earliest example of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain was unveiled to the public this week at The Potteries Museum in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire.

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Two rare coins resurrect rivalry between 17th century rulers

08 June 2016

Oliver Cromwell and Charles II coins together fetched £33,000 at Cuttlestones' latest sale.

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New sales complex for Staffordshire auction house

27 August 2015

Staffordshire auctioneers Richard Winterton have embarked on an expansion which will create six salerooms in total across two sites.

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£1.56m purchase saves the Minton archive for Stoke

15 April 2015

After lengthy and complex negotiations, the paper archive of the Staffordshire pottery firm of Minton’s has been saved for the nation.

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Rare Moorcroft vase adds lustre to new saleroom

05 March 2015

Potteries Auctions in Staffordshire are offering this large William Moorcroft exhibition vase at their second auction in their new premises in Silverdale on April 25.

Robert Stones takes over at Louis Taylor while still running Peter Wilson

31 October 2014

Robert Stones, owner of Peter Wilson auctioneers, will also trade under the name Louis Taylor following the retirement of Clive Hillier, principal of the latter rooms in Hanley.

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Art Deco classics ring a bell

09 May 2014

Designed and manufactured by the Siemens factory in Woolwich from 1929, the 200 Series dial telephone (aka the Neophone) is today considered an Art Deco design classic and the first truly modern telephone.

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Lanterns light the way in Stoke at £18,000

17 September 2013

A house clearance in Staffordshire yielded this highly decorative pair of late 18th or early 19th century narwhal tusk and gilt-metal lanterns for Louis Taylor’s latest sale in Stoke-on-Trent.