Yorkshire and the Humber


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Stunning hoard of sealed bottles dug up on a building site could fetch £20,000

27 January 2020

A spectacular cache of sealed 17th century bottles unearthed by workmen in Worcestershire will come to auction this year.

Rose & Brown back in town

27 January 2020

In West Yorkshire this weekend, Rose & Brown Vintage will occupy the atmospheric setting of Sunny Bank Mills, near Leeds, built in 1829 and disused as a textile mill since the mid-20th century.

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Pick of the week: Rusty Scottish Highland sword makes £30,000

27 January 2020

Claymores (the word comes from the Scottish Gaelic claidheamh-mor meaning ‘great sword’) were the weapon of choice in the ongoing warfare between Highland clans and border skirmishes with the English from c.1400-1700.

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Tennants go under starter’s orders for a new sporting art sale

27 January 2020

North Yorkshire saleroom Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) got its inaugural sale of sporting art off to a good start, selling just over £100,000 worth of pictures and sculpture.

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Sheffield fleamarket thrives on extra buzz

27 January 2020

The Sheffield Antiques Quarter’s popular monthly community 60-trader antiques and vintage fleamarket at the 1920s-built Abbeydale Picture House will have an added buzz this year.

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New year temptations: a feast of Poole, Minton, Troika and Border ceramics on the menu

20 January 2020

It was during the Carter, Stabler and Adams period in the 1920s-30s that some of the most memorable Poole wares were produced. Much of this Art Deco range – red earthenwares covered in a white slip and a semi-matt-glaze before decoration in a variety of Jazz Age patterns – was based on the work of chief designer Truda Carter.

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York book fair attracts record crowd

20 January 2020

‘Long and intensive build-up’ on Facebook brings in younger buyers to one-day event, writes Jeremy Carson.

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Lewd awakenings in salerooms

20 January 2020

Pocket guide to pleasure stimulates in Staffs and saucy memoir excites bidders in Yorks.

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Elstob moves to permanent space in Ripon

13 January 2020

Auction house Elstob & Elstob has relocated to larger premises after just a year of trading.

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Silver coffee pots: a selection of hammer highlights

13 January 2020

The typical Georgian silver coffee pot is one of the great bargains of 21st century antiques collecting.

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Australasian artefacts sell at Tennants

06 January 2020

Australasia provided the talking points and two main buyers at the recent Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) specialist sale in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Mod Brit artworks gifted to nation will go on display at Hepworth Wakefield gallery

03 January 2020

Three works by Modern British artists will go on display at The Hepworth Wakefield gallery following a donation via the government’s Cultural Gifts Scheme.

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M marks the Mauretania

23 December 2019

Holding for 22 years the Blue Riband for the fastest Atlantic crossing, the great Cunard liner RMS Mauretania is a magical name for collectors of maritime memorabilia.

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Prepare to be bowled over in Yorks

23 December 2019

The first event of the year for Galloway Antiques Fairs is its local event in Harrogate.

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Teenage diary of 18th century stained glass craftsman bought by York University

20 December 2019

A 90-page journal kept by a 15-year-old boy has been purchased by the University of York for £3200 at auction.

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Affordable art: Three works sold for under £900 including a Herbert Thomas Dicksee polar bear print

16 December 2019

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a Herbert Thomas Dicksee polar bear print.

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Victorian suffragette artist on song at North Yorkshire auction

09 December 2019

Fewer than 30 works are known by the Victorian artist and noted Suffragette Susan Isabel Dacre (1844-1933).

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Fine Finnish: Aalto in Hull

09 December 2019

Rising in inverse ratio to the decline in classic English furniture has been the interest in 20th century design pieces such as the silver birch table and four chairs sold at Spicers (20% buyer’s premium) in Driffield on November 29.

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Positive thoughts in the bleak Van Diemen’s Land

02 December 2019

This rare sampler, just 6in (15cm) across, was completed by a girl from the Queens Orphan School in Van Diemen’s Land (the island of Tasmania) in 1838.

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Eleven early Christmas Carols stored in a garage

02 December 2019

Although Charles Dickens is often credited with creating the ‘modern’ Christmas, some of the recognition should go to John Leech.

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