East of England


Peterborough antiques festival in demand with buyers and sellers

13 September 2021

Ticket requests are up as the East of England Showground prepares for the biannual antiques festival.

Hingham grows to Easton venue

13 September 2021

The success of the 18-year old monthly Hingham Antiques Fair in Norfolk has meant a move for the fair to a larger venue.

Football memorabilia highlights: Beckham, Best, Ramsey, Matthews and ‘the greatest fight in English football’

07 September 2021

A selection of football memorabilia coming up at auction or sold recently – plus a Sir Stanley Matthews tea set from a dealer.

Pick of the week: Meissen made with a homely touch

06 September 2021

This near-complete Böttger Meissen tea set, c.1725, came for sale at Keys of Aylsham on September 1.

Clocks keep good time... and value

06 September 2021

Stations, signal boxes and offices all depended on accurate timekeepers and just about every Victorian railway company commissioned clocks.

Suffolk saleroom Bishop & Miller targets the oak market

30 August 2021

Suffolk auction house Bishop & Miller is launching a series of designated oak furniture and works of art sales with the input of former Bonhams specialist David Houlston.

Cambridgeshire dealer spots clock and table sleepers at auctions

30 August 2021

A rare early 18th century folding table and a William III clock were spotted at recent auctions by a Cambridgeshire dealer.

Two events coming up in East Anglia

23 August 2021

Blackdog Events, based in the Suffolk town of Halesworth, organises successful outdoor brocantes in the sweeping grounds of two stately homes: Riddlesworth Hall at Diss in Norfolk and Glemham Hall, near Aldeburgh in Suffolk.

Savoy cocktail book from 1930 makes rare appearance at auction

16 August 2021

Bid to £1500 in a Norfolk sale was a 1930 first of The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Pick of the week: Sleeper in Norfolk as Worcester 'Union Jack House’ cup is flagged up

09 August 2021

A solitary English blue and white porcelain coffee cup emerged from the relative anonymity of a one-line catalogue description and a £120-180 estimate to sell for £4100 at Keys in Aylsham on July 24.

Silver salver gift to ‘Johnnie’ Johnson

09 August 2021

Cheffins’ auction in Cambridge on August 26 includes a silver presentation salver given to Air Vice Marshal James Edgar ‘Johnnie’ Johnson (1915-2001), the highest-scoring Western Allied pilot against the Luftwaffe and the RAF’s officially recognised top-scoring fighter pilot of the Second World War.

Beccles Antiques Market full to the brim

09 August 2021

The Beccles Antiques Market held at its new riverside quay location by the River Waveney in the Suffolk town is now fully booked, with 100-plus stallholders for its second market here on Sunday, August 22.

Relics reveal a distinguished military family

09 August 2021

The Galloways were a distinguished Victorian military family, as a number of items sold at Bishop & Miller (22% buyer’s premium) revealed.

Ethel Walker portrait is much-admired at Essex auction

26 July 2021

A high price for Scottish painter Ethel Walker (1861-1951) came at Sworders’ (25% buyer’s premium) sale of the Sally Hunter and Ian Posgate collection.

Alexander Mann gets away at last

26 July 2021

It was third time lucky for a painting by Scottish artist Alexander Mann (1853-1908) at Cheffins’ (24.5% buyer’s premium) fine art sale in Cambridge.

A long wait, but Hingham is back

19 July 2021

Norfolk event is eagerly awaited by enthusiastic customers starved of fairs open to public

Early reproductions of French furniture now matching the price of original pieces

19 July 2021

The price gulf that once existed between good 18th century French furniture and very good late 19th century revivalism is no longer visible at auction. A quality reproduction can often outsell its period exemplar.

Marble bust among notable items gained by Cheffins in referral from Christie’s

19 July 2021

Cheffins (24.5% buyer’s premium) in Cambridge has enjoyed some fine referrals from Christie’s in recent times.

German Maxim machine gun makes five times low estimate in Ipswich sale

19 July 2021

The German Maxim machine gun was used to devastating effect on Allied troops during the First World War.

Tula pistols take £27,000

19 July 2021

A premium-inclusive total of £1.5m was achieved at Holts’ (25/20% buyer’s premium) summer auction in Norfolk, the third consecutive sale held with no one bidding in the room because of Covid restrictions.

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