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The bizarre comes to Lincoln

16th September, 2018

Next week’s Lincoln Collective Sale offers some of the most bizarre pieces to have come on the market in recent years. A collection of taxidermy and human skulls - consigned by a local collector for s... Read more »

Remember! Remember! The 26th September!

14th September, 2018

The next Grantham Collective Sale is fast approaching on September 26th, and there is no shortage of diversity or quality. Kicking off proceedings is a monster jewellery and silver section of over 20... Read more »

A box of delights

4th September, 2018

The Grantham Collective Sale on August 29th provided a number of excellent results, with furniture seeming to turn a slight corner, gold prices as punchy as ever and collections of silver, jewellery a... Read more »

Grantham dates for your diary

22nd August, 2018

The next Grantham Collective Sale will be held on Wednesday 29th August, bucking the usual first Wednesday in the month trend. Quite simply busy periods mean extra sales and with close to 1000 lots he... Read more »

Just like that....The Art of Coopering

10th August, 2018

Roll out the barrel, roll out the barrel and tools. On the 26th September our Grantham saleroom will be selling by auction the tools of an author and master cooper.     As well as the master’s tools ... Read more »

Service as usual

9th August, 2018

For many ‘place settings’ and ‘silver service’ evoke thoughts of Downton Abbey or fine dining in expensive London restaurants.  But over the last 10 to 20 years, the thought of setting a table for a d... Read more »

A Badge Of Honour

26th July, 2018

The next Grantham Collective Sale, on Wednesday 1st August, features the usual mix of high-end art and antiques with a private collection of medals and ephemera leading the way. There are Limerick ... Read more »

Scandinavian style comes to Lincoln

15th July, 2018

Over 200 pieces of Danish silver by some of the greatest designers of the Art Nouveau and Modernist period are to be soldby at the Lincoln Collective Sale on the 18th and 19th of July.   The two-day ... Read more »

Oakham Antiques Valuation Event

12th July, 2018

Join Colin Young and John Ireland for an unique antiques valuation experience at McCarthy & Stone’s Lonsdale Park; an exclusive gated retirement community set in the heart of the beautiful market ... Read more »

Knives, Guns, Cars And Treasure

30th June, 2018

The four components that make up the title of this blog enhance many a situation, not least the 1130 plus live lot offering at Grantham’s next Collective Sale on July 4th and 5th. Yes it has been exte... Read more »

Bronze Is The New Gold

28th June, 2018

The close on 200 lot Asian Art Sale on the 5th July at Grantham forms part of the extravaganza of over 1400 lots throughout Wednesday and Thursday. Amongst this classy offering are a number of censers... Read more »

Wood You Believe It?

27th June, 2018

A George III oak cased longcase clock by that most renowned of makers John Wood (1753-1811), graces the next Grantham Collective Sale on July 4th and 5th.     The more eagle eyed viewers will remem... Read more »

Dancing Queen Sells For £15,000

15th June, 2018

We had a fantastic start to our Bourne Collective Sale on Wednesday 14th June, with lot 1 making £15,000. This bronze and ivory sculpture by Demétre H Chiparus, of Paris, is a fine example of the danc... Read more »


30th May, 2018

It is difficult to pinpoint just one item of quality in the next Grantham Collective Sale, when there are many to choose from on June 6th.  Whether it be toys – a Marklin collection as good and compr... Read more »

Silver to dine for

8th May, 2018

In an age of fast food, speed of consumption and lap trays before the TV, it is good to see that the best dressed tables still need Silver to dine for! If you still want that quintessential English f... Read more »

We're off to the races

26th April, 2018

The Mayday bank holiday weekend sees us return to the increasingly popular Southwell Racecourse BIG Antiques Weekend. Members of the team will be on hand to offer advice and free appraisals of your a... Read more »

A Big Cheese In The World Of Pistols

18th April, 2018

The Grantham Collective Sale on May 2nd contains the usual mix of quality antiques, jewellery and ephemera. One such item is Lot 43, an early 19th century flintlock pistol by Wilkins of Grantham. Read more »

Pottery galore

13th April, 2018

Sir Francis Carruthers Gould (1844-1925) is a name few people these days might have heard of. However, towards the end of Queen Victoria’s reign he was one of Britain’s foremost caricaturists and poli... Read more »


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