Yorkshire and the Humber


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FA Cup winner’s medal from Everton’s Cliff Britton appears at auction

18 November 2016

Medals won by former Everton winger Cliff Britton (1909-75), who later went on to manage the club in the 1950s, are being offered at an auction in East Yorkshire.

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The Yorkshire Museum acquires second largest Roman coin hoard ever found

10 November 2016

The Yorkshire Museum has acquired the Wold Newton Hoard after receiving funds totalling £44,200.

Dr Sibley’s Solar Tincture bottle

Bottled-up demand for medicine that ‘restores life’ – auction record set for rare Victorian flask

28 October 2016

A new record for an empty English medicine bottle was set by BBR Auctions in Elsecar, North Yorkshire when a Victorian flask of ‘Dr Sibley’s Solar Tincture’ took £8200.

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Dealers Wartski buy metal detectorist’s medieval ring

17 October 2016

This late medieval marriage ring, unearthed by a metal detectorist last year in North Yorkshire, has been sold to London dealers Wartski for a five-figure sum after a private deal was negotiated by independent valuer Mark Littler.

Black Sabbath memorabilia

The Osbournes swoop on Black Sabbath memorabilia

15 September 2016

The Osbourne family have snapped up Black Sabbath memorabilia ahead of a planned auction in Sheffield.

Zora Neale Hurston at YNBF

Annual York book fair reaches record number of dealers in 2016

12 September 2016

This week’s York National Book Fair hosts the most exhibitors ever to feature in its 42-year history.

James Oughtibridge, an artist at Ceramic Art York

Ceramic art fair in York holds plenty of northern soul

08 September 2016

Forty-two ceramic artists have been chosen from 100 applicants to exhibit at the three-day Ceramic Art York event which opens tomorrow at the city’s Museum Gardens.

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Early Earth aka Black Sabbath memorabilia coming up at Sheffield auction

13 August 2016

Ozzy Osbourne is famous for not only fronting the trailblazing heavy metal band Black Sabbath but also drink and drugs and wild antics such as biting the head off a bat on stage.

Boba Fett Star Wars figure auction record

‘Le Boba’ sets auction record for Star Wars figure, selling for £21,000 at Vectis

25 July 2016

A new record for a Star Wars production figure was established at Vectis' latest sale when a French issue of Boba Fett, the memorable bit-part character in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, sold for £21,000.

Rocket Firing Boba Fett

Star Wars rarity – Boba Fett with firing rocket offered at Vectis’ auction

14 July 2016

The Rocket Firing Boba Fett has assumed legendary status among Star Wars collectors. Modelled in grey-blue plastic in advance of mass production by the Kenner factory in Ohio, it would forever remain a prototype figure.

Edith Lawrence linocut Cricket

Grosvenor School collection from artist’s family offered Yorkshire auction

11 July 2016

Tennants are staging a single-owner sale featuring a collection of Grosvenor School prints that come fresh to the market after they were found stored a family home of Edith Lawrence’s (1890-1973) great nephew.

Caroline Brown who runs Rose and Brown Vintage

Three fairs in Yorkshire this weekend

20 May 2016

With the weekend fast approaching, ATG picks three antique and vintage fairs worth visiting if you’re up near the Yorkshire dales over the next two days.

Temple Newsam House

Plus ça change.. conference sheds light on the history of British antique trade

15 April 2016

A conference on the history of UK dealers opened in Leeds yesterday with delegates hearing how the practices and identity of British antique dealers have changed during the past century.

Fireplace returned to Cliffe Castle

29 February 2016

A Russian malachite and ormolu chimney went on show last week at the museum at Cliffe Castle in Keighley more than half a century after it left the property.

Conference dates announced for Antique Dealers Project

08 February 2016

Dr Mark Westgarth, lecturer in history of art and cultural studies at the University of Leeds, is confirmed as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Antique Dealers Project Conference, which will take place April 14-15 at Temple Newsam House, Leeds.

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Bow tiny toy cup makes serious money in Yorkshire

04 September 2015

Size and value often have an inverse relationship in the antiques world where small can be beautiful.

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Morphets appoint Nigel Smith as director

21 July 2015

Nigel Smith, the Harrogate-based valuer and auctioneer, has joined Morphets of Harrogate as a director after 16 years at Tennants running their Harrogate office.

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The first Silver Cross pram returns home

03 July 2015

William Wilson’s patent for a perambulator was cheered by the infants of well-to-do-Victorians.

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University project launches with map of 2100 dealers

16 June 2015

Leeds University launch two resources for research and study into the British art and antiques market this week.

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The signs of progress for Sheffield dealers

08 April 2015

Sheffield’s antiques quarter has been put on the map with new brown signs to illustrate its cultural significance.

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