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Countryfile duo Charlotte Smith and Tom Heap to look for antiques in Chesham Stars of BBC Sunday teatime treat Countryfile, Charlotte Smith and Tom Heap will swap agriculture for antiques on Celebrity Antiques Road Trip next week - and will be seeking treasures in Chesham.

Tiffany lamps, rare automotive factory-made models, and antiques lead Milestone Auctions' Dec. 8 Winter Spectacular Tiffany Studios 'Fruit' leaded-glass table lamp, correctly marked on both 24½-inch shade and base. Est. $20,000-$30,000. 19th-century running-horse weather vane, three-dimensional, copper with cast zinc head, as found on barn in Northborough County, Massachusetts; 30in.

Rockwell illustration art for Elgin watch ad earns $250,000 She Said It for a Lifetime, an Elgin Watches advertisement illustration by Norman Rockwell, 1926, brought $250,000 in Heritage Auctions' November 8, 2018 American Art Auction in Dallas.

St. Nicholas Day has us thinking about vintage shoes: Yenke Peddler antiques Weekly antiques column by Brenda Yenke.

Jean Lurçat ceramics are in demand With Picasso ceramics soaring out of the price range of most collectors, work by his contemporary Jean Lurçat is eminently affordable as a new exhibition demonstrates.

Antiques market celebrates a Victorian Christmas Since then, some things have changed - including the addition of a beautiful new entry door and a barn quilt on the side of the century barn that houses 35 independent antique vendors - but some things have stayed the same. The new owners have kept the tradition of a Victorian Christmas at the market, on the first weekend in December.

Survey reports uptick in stamp collecting interest According to dealers, London's Fall Stampex witnessed an increase in attendees and sales: all indicators that stamp collecting popularity is on the rise.

Vintage enamel sign collection in Devon sale A single-owner collection of sought-after vintage enamel signs are going under the hammer in a Devon saleroom next month. Matthew Whitney of Charterhouse Auctions in Sherborne, commented, "What was once a common sight at petrol stations and shops are now rarely seen outside of people's homes, man caves garages, and barns.

Rembrandt sketch sells for millions at Sotheby's A rare Rembrandt sketch has sold for millions in Sotheby's recent sale, climbing above its pre-sale estimate in the auction house's Old Master evening sale.

Rolex is one to watch in Suffolk saleroom A Rolex Oyster wristwatch has sold for £13,500 in a Suffolk auction house. Lockdales' December Sale saw the officially certified Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT Master Superlative Chronometer climb above its pre-sale estimate of £10,000 to £12,000. It has a black circular dial surrounded by the distinctive blue and red 'Pepsi' bezel.

Angels for Animals' 'most phenomenal' antiques sale Diane Less, director of Angels for Animals in Canfield, holds Leslie, one of many cats waiting for adoption at the shelter. Leslie donned a festive Santa cap in preparation of the shelter’s upcoming antiques fundraising sale, which kicks off Friday.

Chris Dawson Claims He Saw His Wife On 'Antiques Roadshow' Chris Dawson is adamant that there is "clear and uncontested evidence" that his wife Lynette is still alive after vanishing over three decades ago. However, the episode didn't air in Australia until 2010, after which Dawson sent an email to his daughter after a friend recorded it.

'Antiques Roadshow' tweaks formula to keep viewers watching "We're making changes so that you'll still love it," she said. "The core doesn't change, but if you watched from the first season you'll see it's a different show now." PBS and stations have long relied on Antiques Roadshow to attract and retain viewers in prime-time and repeat airings.

Man faces trial for museum exhibits theft A man accused of stealing almost £22,000 worth of artefacts – some considered irreplaceable – from Stowmarket’s Museum of East Anglian Life will stand trial next year.

Episode of Antiques Roadshow may show Lyn Dawson to be alive after her disappearance Dawson, 70, was sensationally arrested on the Gold Coast on Wednesday 36 years after his wife went missing from their family home on Sydney's northern beaches in 1982. He was set set to be charged with her murder following his extradition to New South Wales.

Man steals valuable antiques from home; Vancouver police ask for help cracking case A man stole valuable antiques from a Vancouver home late last month, and police are asking for help cracking the case. Vancouver police said the man stole two antique American samplers that are worth an estimated $32,000.

Antiques Column: All lovely table centre decorations All or any would make a lovely table centre. When Bolsover's remarkable fuse plate was superseded by the wonderful development that brought us base metal articles plated by electrolysis, the resulting electroplated items opened up a whole new world to the purchasing public.

Whiskey bottles could lift spirits in sale A vast and highly collectable array of whiskey bottles and pub memorabilia are to go under the hammer at Ireland auction house Victor Mee Auctions this week.

Vintage Christmas tree to sparkle in auction An 80-year-old treasured vintage Christmas tree, that has been part of a Leicestershire man's festive celebrations for the last 74 years since his birth, is to sell in a Derbyshire auction house with a sparkling estimate of £200 to £300.

Antiques buffs can get their collectables valued ANTIQUES buffs can get their collectables valued by experts. The valuation event at Kidson-Trigg Auction Rooms, near Highworth, will raise funds for Brighter Futures and Prospect Hospice.

CANCELLED: Antiques buffs can get their collectables valued AN ANTIQUES valuation has had to be put off. The valuation event at Kidson-Trigg Auction Rooms, near Highworth, had been due to raise funds for Brighter Futures and Prospect Hospice on Thursday. However, it has had to be postponed until next year. For updates, contact Brighter Futures on 01793 605631.

Engaging customers pays off for vintage shop How is it that a nearly new shop could develop enough of a devoted following to win the Nashua Telegraph's "Best of Greater Nashua" award in the competitive Collectibles Shop category? I wanted to know more, so I called the shop and spoke with Regina Lang, who, with her husband Edward, owns the business.

Banksy sale spans career A collection of works by enigmatic artist, Banksy, reflecting different stages in his career is to go under the hammer in a London saleroom later this week. Chiswick Auctions' Urban and Contemporary Sale will feature cult works that have estimates running into the thousands.

Antiques tumble out of businessman closet CHENNAI: Officials of the idol wing CID branch on Sunday conducted searches at antique collector Ranvir R Shah's apparel manufacturing unit near Guindy Race Course and six huge, mostly metal-plated idols, including a 7ft-tall, a 6fttall narasimhar, a 5ft-tall gomatha, and an.

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