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Very rare 17th century English doll turns heads to sell for £9500 at North Yorkshire auction

08 June 2018

Despite having lost a hand and suffering minor wear and chips to her chin, not to mention being just 5.5in (14cm) high, a doll caused a considerable stir at auction with six phone lines and internet bidders all desperate to succeed.

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Happy birthday Thomas Chippendale as series of celebrations take place

05 June 2018

The tercentenary of renowned furniture maker Thomas Chippendale’s birth in Yorkshire this week is the catalyst for activities and exhibitions this year across the UK.

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Northern Antiques Fair hails earlier date as good for dealers

04 June 2018

The Northern Antiques Fair is anticipating a “significant” rise in exhibitor numbers as it moves to an earlier date this October.

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Rare Dambusters Lancaster bomber flight trials certificate up at auction in North Yorkshire

04 June 2018

The bravery of the Dambusters crews has been marked in this 75th anniversary year by a series of events and at North Yorkshire auction house Tennants this month you have the chance to bid for a rare bit of memorabilia.

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York fair organiser says Friday and Saturday is a better format for business

28 May 2018

Morgan Denyer of Rose Antiques Fairs explains the thinking behind the date changes to his fairs at York Racecourse...

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Why Lord Byron may have been mad and bad but is great news for auction houses

21 May 2018

Lord Byron was described as ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’ but items connected to the poet and general hellraiser make very welcome consignments for auction houses given the appeal of his name.

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Medals recall striking talent of ‘Bomber’

14 May 2018

The footballing power of mighty George Brown led to his nickname of ‘Bomber’ decades before the title went to Gerd Müller. Brown’s glory days were with Huddersfield Town FC, a power in the land 90 years ago.

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Dolls head to Norway and Australia

14 May 2018

The belief that porcelain dolls are somehow sinister has taken hold in recent years – and doubtless the appearance of the rare bebe pictured below rather reinforced the bias of some who viewed the Heliers (18% buyer’s premium) sale at Blackburn.

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Be an antiques tourist in the north thanks to new guide

14 May 2018

Dealer Anthony Bucke has been in the trade for 35 years and opened an antiques centre in the Somerset town of Crewkerne in 2012.

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Antiques guide launches for Derbyshire and South Yorkshire

07 May 2018

A new guide to antiques venues in the Peak District, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire has launched.

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Chinese porcelain has pride of place in Leyburn

30 April 2018

Chinese porcelain resumed its traditional dominance among the Oriental offerings at Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) in Leyburn.

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Staithes Group sells along the coast at Scarborough auction rooms

30 April 2018

Well-situated on the North Yorkshire coast, Scarborough saleroom David Duggleby (21% buyer’s premium) is the regular recipient of pictures associated with one of the area’s biggest artistic exports.

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First Swallow (fair) of spring

30 April 2018

The first of Arthur Swallow Fairs’ Decorative Home and Salvage Shows this year kicks off on Friday, May 11, and runs to Sunday, May 13, at Ripley Castle near Harrogate.

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‘Chinaman’ rarity dances into Harrogate

23 April 2018

A possibly unique Swansea ‘Chinaman’ pattern spill vase c.1816 is among the offerings at the next 'The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair'.

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Naming names, Scandinavian style

23 April 2018

Unlike other European jewellers, where designers and makers were often shrouded in anonymity, the Georg Jensen Co promoted its craftspeople and encouraged them to become names in their own right.

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Huddersfield Town and Manchester United football legends remembered in auction lots

17 April 2018

What do Denis Law and George ‘Bomber’ Brown have in common? The answer is Huddersfield Town, whose miraculous survival in the Premier League seems to have been confirmed after beating Watford 1-0 in the latest round of games.

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Two becomes three as York festival expands its line-up

16 April 2018

Keeley Harris of Discover Vintage launched the ambitious Festival of Vintage at York Racecourse in 2011 and each year the line-up gets bigger.

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Go for a sunny day out at the Mills

16 April 2018

A reminder of a fair we previewed in January: Caroline Brown’s second vintage furniture and homewares fair takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29.

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Another Grosvenor tranche in Leyburn

16 April 2018

Modern British art from a variety of movements dominated proceedings at the Spring Fine Art sale held at Tennants (17.5% buyer’s premium).

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Next Galloway Fair comes to Duncombe Park

09 April 2018

Duncombe Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair attracts dealers to the beautiful town of Helmsley, North Yorkshire, twice a year.

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