Fishing at a perilous angle

07 May 2018

Taken in June 1905 on the River Helmsdale in Sutherland, the very northern and wildest tip of Scotland, is this image, below, of two men fishing.


Broken pram works very well for ‘Braaq’

23 April 2018

LS Lowry’s industrial northern English city scenes, populated with his trademark ‘matchstick’ figures, have inspired many artists. Chief among them was Brian ‘Braaq’ Shields (1951-97), dubbed ‘Liverpool’s Lowry’.

Goldscheider glazed figures

New premises for auctioneer Kingham & Orme in Worcestershire

09 March 2018

Worcestershire auction house Kingham & Orme Auctioneers has relocated to a new premises a year after its debut auction.


Marvellous Malvern is B2B flagship event

02 January 2018

Mulling over her 2017 experience, B2B Events’ director Helen Yourston said Malvern is proving to be a marvel.


B2B itching to open the doors to a festive flea

04 December 2017

“This year the Malvern Flea has been the prize in our portfolio,” says Helen Yourston, director of B2B Events.


National Vintage Tackle Fair back at Abbey Sports Stadium

06 November 2017

Details of the annual National Vintage Tackle Fair have been announced by vintage tackle dealer John Andrews, who is also the organiser.

Two Cs Antiques Fairs' Chateau showcase sets the scene

30 October 2017

Two Cs' fair at Chateau Impney Hotel is an impressive setting but popular venue means securing dates is difficult...


Dealer delights in mid-century design at Two Cs' fair

30 October 2017

Furniture and decoratives dealer Paul Burnett from the Forest of Dean, gives an expansive welcome to buyers at his stand at a recent Two Cs antiques fair at the Chateau Impney Hotel, near Droitwich. He will be exhibiting at the organisers’ two-day fair on November 11-12.


Pick of the Week: Marble sculpture of cupid sets house record at Fieldings

11 September 2017

Fieldings of Stourbridge set a new house record earlier this month when Emanuele Caroni’s (1826-76) marble sculpture of cupid taming the lion sold at £91,000 (plus 24% premium).


Pick of the Week: Bidders go ape for rare Sèvres teapot

26 June 2017

A Sèvres teapot from the Louis-Philippe era sold for an unexpected £13,000 (plus 20% buyer’s premium) at Kingham & Orme in Broadway, Worcestershire, on June 17.

Ploughing the Downs by James Bateman

Telephone bidding battle lifts James Bateman’s view of the South Downs to £30,000

21 June 2017

A dramatic bidding competition for a wartime farming scene by James Bateman (1893-1959) came at the latest sale held at Littleton Auctions in Worcestershire. Estimated at £3000-4000, ‘Ploughing the Downs’ was eventually knocked down at £30,000, a house record for the saleroom.


It’s teatime at Two C’s

12 June 2017

Fully booked with 90 standholders at the luxury Chateau Impney Hotel at Droitwich Spa in Worcestershire is Two C’s Antiques Fairs’ summer fair on Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18.

New angle as fishing fair venue changes

08 May 2017

The biannual National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair at the Redditch Sports Centre in Redditch on Sunday, May 14, which has been fully booked for months, is the last to be held at this venue in its 13 years of existence, as the centre is closing.


Shop talk – Manormonkeys Antiques Warehouse

05 April 2017

Blackminster Business Park, near Evesham

George Kingham and Gary Orme

Ceramics dealers launch Cotswolds auction firm

01 February 2017

The Cotswolds will be welcoming a new auction firm when two ceramics dealers launch Kingham & Orme Auctioneers next week.

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All stands sold at busy Malvern fair

23 August 2013

Around 5000 people will be streaming through the gates from seven in the morning this bank holiday Monday, August 26, for B2B Events’ hectic flea and collectors’ fair at the Three Counties Showground in Worcestershire.

Trading Standards probe auction house closure

18 February 2013

In a letter to customers, Andrew Granger, the boss of now defunct saleroom The Auction Company Broadway, has spoken of his “deep regret and sorrow” at its closure.


Rare ancient gem stolen

16 July 2012

The second most significant gem of its type in the country – a Parthian-Sassanian intaglio (in brown-grey agate) – has been stolen from a house near Evesham.


Ramraiders target Auction Company Broadway

21 May 2012

Ramraiders have stolen more than 50 silver and jewellery items worth up to £20,000 from an auction house in Worcestershire.

Thieves strike in Broadway and Wymondham

16 August 2010

IN the early hours of August 6, a Henry Moore sketch and two oil paintings were stolen from Trinity House on the High Street in Broadway, south Worcestershire.