Yorkshire and the Humber


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Jaguar Fairs heads back to Wetherby with a buzz

07 June 2021

North Yorkshire town’s racecourse event returns and weekly market has a new owner

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It’s been a long wait but Harrogate is back with a minuet to go

07 June 2021

Measuring over 7ft long, this 18th century work, below, is believed to be one of the longest engravings produced in the past 300 years.

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Uncommon Wimbledon cast-iron mechanical bank emerges in Scarborough sale

31 May 2021

Almost two decades after the first American cast-iron mechanical banks, John Harper and Company of the Albion Works in Willenhall, Staffordshire filed a patent for the Wimbledon bank on September 21, 1885.

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Algernon Newton takes to the country

31 May 2021

Algernon Newton (1880-1968) has been one of the stars of the season with both his urban and rural scenes attracting high prices in the regions in the last month.

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Return to centre: Huge Elvis fan finds new home for dealers

17 May 2021

Following the closure earlier this year of the Pickering Antiques Centre in North Yorkshire, which opened in 2018, manager Mark Witherington has found a new home in the town for some of the dealers.

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Music box plays a big £27,000 part in auction

10 May 2021

John Gresham was a third-generation member of a wealthy Hull timber-importing family.

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Learning the market for Grosvenor School

10 May 2021

The linocuts produced by artists from the Grosvenor School in London, which ran from 1925-40, have been one of the liveliest areas of the Modern British prints market in the last 15-20 years.

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Swallow starts at Ripley Castle

26 April 2021

Swallow Fairs’ first three-day Decorative Home and Salvage Shows this year is the biannual event running at the 14th century Ripley Castle, near Harrogate, from noon on Friday, May 7, to Sunday, May 9.

Oak Mouseman bureau

Unique Mouseman bureau stars in our weekly pick of five auction highlights

23 April 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a purpose-built bureau that tripled its estimate in Yorkshire and made the second-highest ever price for a piece of Mouseman.

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A very worthwhile exercise in auction value

12 April 2021

Manuscript demonstrating young lady’s educational achievements sells for £35,000

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The £15,000 delft puzzle solved

12 April 2021

This particular form of English delft puzzle jug, with its distinctive knopped neck, seems to be peculiar to the second half of the 17th century.

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Archibald Thorburn seagulls fly high at Tennants

12 April 2021

It is often said there is a strict hierarchy for the prices of game bird pictures by the great ornithological artist Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935).

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Proud Yorkshireman’s view of God’s Own Country

12 April 2021

Tennants offered a well-received 70-lot sale dedicated to views mostly of Yorkshire from a private collection last month.

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Sister act – Augustus John portraits

12 April 2021

Depiction of one McNeill sister sets a record while portrait of her sibling also appears at another auction

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Trolleys carries on giving

29 March 2021

Among the Banksy works sold outside London recently was a screenprint of Trolleys that made £40,000 at Tennants’ (20% buyer’s premium) of Leyburn in North Yorkshire.

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Why CC41 was the in-thing to wear

22 March 2021

By 1941, wartime Britain was facing severe shortages of both the raw materials and the labour force needed to make clothing.

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Debut militaria sale section at Elstob & Elstob includes an early QGM honour

22 March 2021

An early issue Queen’s Gallantry Medal was one of the highlights of the first militaria auction section at Elstob & Elstob (22% buyer’s premium).

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Treen captures the imagination at Doncaster auction

22 March 2021

On themes from Brighton Pavilion to a cat’s backside, well-known collection creates a stir

The Mouseman of Kilburn carving

Pick of the week: Mouseman figures squeak for themselves

15 March 2021

The highlight of a £75,000, 30-lot private collection of Robert Thompson oak carvings sold by Tennants was an anthropomorphic figure of The Mouseman of Kilburn.

LS Lowry painting

Looking to a Leyburn Lowry double in lockdown

15 March 2021

A late work by LS Lowry (1887-1976), which had never appeared on the open market before, overshot a £60,000- 90,000 estimate at Tennants’ latest Modern & Contemporary art sale.

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