Yorkshire and the Humber


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West Yorkshire racecourse event ready for the off in August

13 August 2018

Alan Cartwright’s two-day antiques and vintage fair at Wetherby Racecourse in West Yorkshire has been a strong runner in his Jaguar Fairs’ portfolio since he took it over in 2001. It now attracts up to 300 exhibitors at each of the three annual events.

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Bird brains: saleroom sells large African taxidermy dioramas

13 August 2018

As both a collecting and a decorating sphere, taxidermy is one of the major growth areas over the past decade.

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Priestman river flows to new high

13 August 2018

Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) of Leyburn claimed a new auction record for Bertram Priestman (1868-1951) when it sold a painting of an extensive river landscape by the local artist.

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Trade buyers shine in a heatwave

13 August 2018

Private bidders were overtaken as dealers found warmth in the best traditional furniture and chattels offered at auction.

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Mug shows trouble at the mill in 1878

13 August 2018

Riots broke out in Bury and Blackburn in May 1878 as cotton mill workers protested their low wages. The initially peaceful action escalated as employees attacked the factory and local constabulary, eventually looting and destroying the mill owner’s house.

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Saleroom selection: Dales and Cotswolds highlights

13 August 2018

A selection of highlights from the Chorley's auction on July 24-25 and the Tennants sale on July 21 (also see main Auction Reports story this edition).

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Lord Byron memorial ring fetches £9200 at Yorkshire auction

25 July 2018

A gold and enamel ring made in memory of Lord Byron after his death in 1824 drew solid bidding at Tennants’ latest fine art sale in Leyburn, North Yorkshire.

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The £30 bottle once thought to be fake is now the real auction deal at £18,000

16 July 2018

A Yorkshire collector who bought what he thought was a replica antique bottle at a fair for just £30 has sold it for a hammer price of £18,000 at auction after discovering it really was from the 17th century.

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Result for antique tables shows granny's wisdom

16 July 2018

“My granny used to say, if you get stuck sell the French table,” the vendor told Harrogate auctioneer Elizabeth Pepper-Darling.

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The weather for swimsuits

09 July 2018

With the Meteorological Office showing that roasting temperatures are ‘here to stay’ at the beginning of July in the UK, and people sweltering on packed beaches, cooling off in the sea is essential. And what better than in a vintage swimsuit?

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Not quite all his own work?

09 July 2018

An early 17th century work on …the Whole Practise of Artillery made a record sum in sale held by Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) of Leyburn.

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Desk style back in favour

02 July 2018

An Edwardian Carlton House satinwood desk of the type which was once a best-seller at auction, but an early casualty of the furniture slump, was back in favour at the Hartleys (17.5% buyer’s premium) summer sale in Ilkley.

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American pouch returns home

02 July 2018

Pitched at £100-150, a small North American Native woven pouch attracted interest from London, Continental and US specialists at Tennants’ (23% buyer’s premium) Militaria & Ethnographica offering at Leyburn.

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Make a beeline for West Yorkshire show

02 July 2018

Designer Vicki Ambery-Smith is regularly selected to show at the prestigious annual Goldsmiths Fair at Goldsmiths Hall in London.

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Bid £31,000 – and let the meter run

25 June 2018

"He had taken a taxi from Heathrow to Easingwold. After fierce bidding on the phones and internet he bought it, put it in his suitcase and the taxi was still waiting outside the saleroom with the meter ticking to go back to Heathrow.”

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Japanese buyer keeps Heathrow taxi waiting when buying 'Ming period' dish for £31,000 in North Yorkshire

20 June 2018

A blue and white porcelain dish, believed to be from the Ming period, took more than 100 times its estimate at a small auction house in North Yorkshire. It sold to a buyer from Japan, who had flown in for the sale.

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Textile mill the place for vintage

18 June 2018

Trading as Rose & Brown, organiser Caroline Brown’s 50-stand vintage home and fashion fair takes place on Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, at the Victoria Hall in Saltaire, West Yorkshire.

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Life on the open road with Cuneo

18 June 2018

“The open road, the dusty highway, the heath, the common, the hedgerows, the rolling downs!”

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Drake and Bell’s Pre-Raphaelite on plaster lead Skipton sale

18 June 2018

A plaster plaque of a mother and child drew multiple bids when it was offered at Hutchinson Scott (20% buyer’s premium) in Skipton, North Yorkshire.

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Lot of bottle for Yorkshireman who plans to auction rare 17th century sealed glass find

14 June 2018

A Yorkshire dealer is selling a rare sealed bottle at auction in July near Barnsley after realising it was the real thing and not a reproduction.

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