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Our Guide to Caring for Antiques

With our guide to caring for antiques, you can ensure they will last for many more years to come. It’s easy to cause damage to antiques and collectables, but also relatively easy to avoid once you know how to prevent… Continue reading →

Rare 15th Century brooch found beside moat to be auctioned

A rare 15th century gold heart-shaped brooch will be auctioned on 23rd August at Hansons Auctioneers. The exquisite high carat jewel is inlaid with white enamel and engraved with the French inscription honor et ioie (Honour and Joy). Discovered in 2016, just outside the moat of… Continue reading →

Indian Antiques and Fine Art Guide

Indian Antiques and Fine Art Guide Over the last few years, the prices of Chinese antiques have soared significantly higher over the initial estimates. Indian antiques are expected to follow, therefore now is the perfect time to invest in beautiful pieces.

Batemans Auctioneers 14th January Sale Preview

Featured lots from Batemans Auctioneers Antiques, Fine Art and Collectables Auction on 14th January 2017

Hygge lifestyle – We’re already living it!

Hygge is the buzzword of the moment – pronounced hoo-gah a Danish word with no direct translation but described as a feeling of being warm, safe, rested, cosy and homely But do we really need the Danes to tell us… Continue reading →

Early Georgian High Society 1720 – 1760

There were various means of advancement in early Georgian Britain – merit, good fortune, education and patronage, corruption and service to the nation were some of them. The band of people considered to belong to polite society increased to receive… Continue reading →

Want some vintage va-va-voom? Time to visit an auction

Equally popular among treasure hunters, upcyclers and those who just enjoy the thrill of the auction room, there is no doubt that auctions are becoming a real hit with an increasingly wide variety of buyers. So just what is the… Continue reading →

Baroque Style and The Restoration

Baroque Style and The Restoration – When Charles II of England was re-instated as king in 1660, he and his courtiers had experienced a taste for the luxurious style of life they had briefly shared in exile in the royal… Continue reading →

Eggcup Collecting is for Everyone

Eggcup Collecting When Easter Bunny has been and gone and that stash of chocolate eggs he left hidden around the house and garden has long since been discovered and demolished, what next? Why, eggcup collecting, of course. Children of all… Continue reading →

Postcards and Cigarette Cards

Picture Postcards How I hate all those “weather terrific, wish you were here” kind of picture postcards from friends soaking up the sun. It’s probably because I haven’t had a summer holiday for a couple of years now. I suppose… Continue reading →

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