Yorkshire and the Humber


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Beatles 1963 concert poster result shows demand for early memorabilia at auction

26 July 2017

Demand for Beatles memorabilia is always high, so for rarities in this collecting field the prices will naturally be hefty.

Tolkien

Early poetry from JRR Tolkien comes to auction in Yorkshire

26 July 2017

A collection of poetry to be sold at Tennants Auctioneers in Yorkshire includes some of the early works of Hobbit author JRR Tolkien.

Norman Cornish pub scene

Busy bar scene by Norman Cornish takes £16,000 in Yorkshire auction

18 July 2017

The second highest ever price at auction for ‘pitman painter’ Norman Cornish (1919-2014) was set at the latest sale held at Tennants in Leyburn, Yorkshire.

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Wimbledon memorabilia served up in North Yorkshire auction

11 July 2017

It’s that time of year again, although Murray and Konta (at the time of writing) are spoiling the now traditional game of ‘how early are the Brits going to crash out of Wimbledon’ and a double win is actually a possibility.

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Get your teeth into seaside treats

10 July 2017

The Dublin-born journalist Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker’s first book, The Duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in Ireland, a handbook of legal administration in Ireland, hit the streets in 1879.

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Oh, what a lovely war weekend

10 July 2017

Looking at the images from Leyburn’s 1940s Weekend held at Thornborough Hall and in the main town square, you might think you were on a Second World War film or TV set.

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Love detected in the East Riding

03 July 2017

This medieval gold posy ring with a Lombardic inscription is a type that was common in England and France in the 13th and early 14th centuries. After around 1350, Gothic script became popular.

Cinema venue for vintage in Sheffield

03 July 2017

A vintage, salvage and artisan market with lots of music, entertainment and speciality food stalls, as well as clothes and homewares, will be held inside and outside The Abbeydale Picture House in Sheffield’s Antiques Quarter on Sunday, July 9.

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Early Suffragette banner – a £13,600 charity shop find

03 July 2017

For more than 10 years after its donation, this Suffragette banner sat stowed away in a cupboard at a little charity shop in Leeds. On June 20 it sold at local saleroom Gary Don for £13,600 (plus 21% buyer’ premium).

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Suffragette banner stowed away for 10 years in charity shop makes £13,600 at auction

30 June 2017

For more than 10 years a banner sat stowed away in a cupboard at a little charity shop in Leeds after it was donated. Little did the staff know that one day that same once-forgotten item would sell at auction for a hammer price of £13,600.

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Seats you sir: 20th century furniture design classics

26 June 2017

Two pieces of seating furniture which no early 20th century wealthy middle-class home would have lacked went comfortably over estimates at sales from Hampshire to Yorkshire in May.

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Finder disputes Treasure Valuation Committee's valuation of Anglo-Saxon treasure

05 June 2017

The valuation of an Anglo- Saxon jewellery hoard discovered in Yorkshire is being disputed by the finder.

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Three country house car boot sales coming up

05 June 2017

The country house car boot season, mostly held to raise funds for charities, is dominated by the mammoth annual fixture held in the grounds of Wilton House, near Salisbury, the seat of the Earls of Pembroke.

Harrogate

Change in date announced for Northern Antiques Fair

30 May 2017

The newly rebranded Northern Antiques Fair (previously the Harrogate Antique and Fine Art Fair) has issued a notification that its autumn dates have changed.

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Amber light means go for it at North Yorkshire sale

30 May 2017

‘Group lots should be viewed’ was the wise recommendation in the catalogue description of this mixed bag offered at Tennants’ (18.5% buyer’s premium) sale of vintage costume, textiles and dolls at Leyburn on May 13.

Harrogate fair now at later date

30 May 2017

The newly rebranded Northern Antiques Fair (previously the Harrogate Antique and Fine Art Fair) has moved its dates to run from October 19-22.

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Serve up teapots and tankards in York

30 May 2017

An early rare Lowestoft teapot and cover and a pair of 19th century glass marriage tankards from York are just two of the highlights at the third annual York Antiques, Decoratives & Fine Arts Fair.

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Ooh er as whopper collection of saucy seaside postcards comes up at auction

26 May 2017

British summer and bank holiday trips to the coast used to be synonymous with bucket and spade, ice cream stolen by seagulls, greasy fish and chips and… rain. But don’t forget another popular aspect of the golden age of seaside breaks: the saucy postcard.

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New chapter in the life of a bookcase back in Harrogate

22 May 2017

Cooper Events’ next outing is The Pavilions of Harrogate Antiques & Fine Art Fair in North Yorkshire, from June 2-4.

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Ladybirds at sea and in the air

22 May 2017

Artwork produced for the much-loved ‘Ladybird’ books by the late John Berry (1920-2009) were offered by Tennants (18.5% buyer’s premium) on April 28.

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