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Buyer chases down Russian dagger

24 January 2022

The surprise lot at the sale held on December 11 by Ripon auction house Elstob & Elstob (22% buyer’s premium) was this 19th century Russian hunting dagger.

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Boxers fight their way to the top price level

10 January 2022

Rarely do 19th century Staffordshire figures feature among the top-selling lots at auction these days but two bare-fist boxing champions did just that.

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Remembering Eric Hosking

10 January 2022

The undoubted star of the November 24 sale at Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) was the early 15th century folding almanac, or girdle book, that took £95,000.

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Fresh platform for antiques shoppers

10 January 2022

An antiques shop is part of a now award-winning imaginative transformation of some of a North Yorkshire railway station’s disused buildings.

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Pick of the week: The positive diagnosis for a medieval rarity

06 December 2021

One of around 30 known medieval English folding almanacs, and one of only a few in private hands, sold for £95,000 (plus 20% buyer’s premium) at Tennants.

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Silver drinking novelty sails above estimate

22 November 2021

The windmill cup was the most popular of the novelty silver wager cups produced from the late 16th century until the early 18th century.

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Auction house earns praise as fair venue

01 November 2021

The Northern Antiques Fair looks set to move permanently from Harrogate following a successful first outing at Tennants auction house complex.

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Musical monkey business proves an attractive ensemble

01 November 2021

Eye-catching and ear-pleasing, this early example of a monkey chamber orchestra musical automaton picture was one of the star performers at Tennants’ (20% buyer premium) Scientific and Musical Instruments sale.

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Auction house Tennants hailed as great northern fair venue

01 November 2021

The Northern Antiques Fair looks set to move permanently from Harrogate following a successful first outing at the new venue of the Tennants auction house complex in Leyburn.

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Records and recipes for success

18 October 2021

High demand today for manuscripts revealing 17th century domestic arrangements.

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Rustic slice of life in the Croatian countryside

11 October 2021

Works by the Croatian painter Nikola Mašić (1852-1902) have appeared at UK auctions on only a handful of occasions in the last 20 years.

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First responder: physician's almanac

11 October 2021

Tennants’ sale of Books, Maps and Manuscripts in Leyburn on November 24 will include this rare 15th century illuminated folding almanac on vellum.

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Tennants will host the ‘Harrogate’ fair

06 September 2021

Auction house Tennants has stepped in to host The Northern Antiques Fair later this month after its usual Harrogate venue was not available.

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Quilt given warm reception

06 September 2021

While 19th century American-made needlework quilts can often sell for substantial four and even five-figure sums, it is a rare that an English example brings as much as this one offered at Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) on August 21.

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Animal magic as Japanese works bring demand at Woolley & Wallis

06 September 2021

This iron model of a hawk above is a striking example of a jizai okimono – lifelike, articulated animal figures popular in the last decades of Edo-period and Meiji Japan.

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Snuffbox copy has its own charms

23 August 2021

Along with its Summer Fine Art sale, Tennants held a jewellery, watches and silver sale on July 17.

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Cover star with substance to follow at North Yorkshire summer auction

23 August 2021

Front page pair of £68,000 candelabra headed a varied auction with plenty of highlights

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Art Deco pendant and earrings boast impressive provenances and prices

23 August 2021

The central stone to this Art Deco seed pearl and diamond pendant is an elongated cushion-shaped pink sapphire, weighing about 25ct.

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Receipt reveals original Bassett-Lowke rail sale

16 August 2021

A live-steam Gauge 2 Midland Railway locomotive and tender was the top lot of Tennants’ (20% buyer’s premium) Toys, Models, Collectables and Sporting Sale.

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ʻDead Man’s Penny’ awarded to female recipients

09 August 2021

The near ubiquitous ‘Dead Man’s Penny’ of the First World War becomes a rarity should the recipient be female.