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Random Treasure: Antiques, Auctions and Alchemy In Random Treasure, Edinburgh antiques collector Roger Stewart reflects upon six decades of auction success. An essential read for anyone who wishes to go into this field, Stewart offers a tell-all on how he capitalises on forgotten charity shop goods, turning £1500 worth of so-called junk into £250,000 worth of profit.

Celebrity antiques expert David Dickinson visits Lichfield auction house to film ITV show Television antiques expert David Dickinson has visited Lichfield to film an episode of his ITV show. The perma-tanned presented was at Richard Winterton Auctioneers at Fradley Park yesterday as part of his Dickinson's Real Deal programme.

Auction Preview: Fine Art & Antiques at Houston Auction Company, Houston, TX, July 22 What: Fine Art and Antiques. Where: Houston Auction Company, 6116 Skyline Drive, Suite 1B, Houston, TX 77057, United States. When: July 22, 4:00 PM GMT. Top Lots of the Sale:.

Auction Preview: Asian Antiques and Arts Auction at Catherine's Art Center, Beijing, July 22 What: Asian Antiques and Arts Auction. Where: Catherine's Art Center, No. B206 Shiji Kangmai, Taobao City Fengtai, Beijing, 100078, China. When: 22 July. Top lots of the sale:. - Qing Dynasty Gilt Light Buddha Mother Bodhisattva. Many years ago collected from Relic Store of Gansu Province.

Auction Preview: Asian Antiques and Artworks Sale at Princeton Auctioneers Group Inc., Plainsboro, NJ, July 22 What: Asian Antiques and Artworks Sale. Where: Princeton Auctioneers Group Inc., 249 Hampshire Dr., Plainsboro, NJ 08536, United States. When: July 22, 10:00 PM GMT. Top Lots of the Sale:. - "Chinese Agalwood Scholar's Rock". Good condition. No damage, no restoration.

Antiques Road Trip: Anita Manning SNAPS at Charles Hanson 'Shut up!' Today's episode of Antiques Road Trip saw a visit to the Lake District for experts Anita Manning and Charles Hanson. The pair visited Keswick, Kendal, Cockermouth and Penrith, as they clocked up road miles in their classic car. Time was on Anita's side when she fancied a brass-faced Glasgow-style clock.

Housekeeping Tips: Keep your home beautiful - even with a dog Here are some housekeeping tips to ensure you have a breathtakingly gorgeous home, regardless of how "helpful" your canine companion is. Most dogs shed, and keeping up with the hair can be troublesome at best. If you're finding doggy tumbleweeds throughout your home, Martha Stewart suggests regular grooming to keep shedding at a minimum.

Price ranges within series of prints In any case, the prints from McKenney's portfolio all share the same history, they have the same relevance to our past, they are all the same size, and they were done by the same printers and lithographers. However, they sell for a wide range of prices.

Antiques Column: All aboard the clockwork train Early trains by the German toy manufacturer Marklin, like those of other makers, were simple and solid, but unrealistic. However, in 1891 at the Leipzig Toy Fair Marklin introduced standardised gauges, which was a major development in the manufacture of trains and was to change how they were produced in the future.

How to buy an antique Swedish Mora clock A million miles away from its British counterpart the austere longcase, an antique Swedish Mora clock is a fun addition to any interior, says clock expert Jo Lee. I urge clients to buy a Swedish Mora clock that "calls" to them.

Millers Antiques in Dorset auction Residual antiques and items from the estate of the late antiques dealer, publisher and entrepreneur Martin Miller are to go under the hammer in a Dorset auction house later this month. Auctioneer Richard Bromell of Charterhouse auctions commented, "To say it is an eclectic selection of lots would be an understatement.

Acorn uncovers antiques and artefacts at 'The Rest' Regeneration specialist Acorn Property Group has donated £250 to the Porthcawl Museum while it redevelops the Victorian Grade II listed former convalescence hotel, known locally as 'The Rest', into residential accommodation.

How to decorate with Fornasetti To encounter the work of Italian painter, sculptor, interior decorator and engraver Piero Fornasetti is to tumble into a surreal and kaleidoscopic world of flying machines, suns with moustaches, playing card cities, vegetable faces, birds and butterflies.

Photos: Ministry of Antiquities receives 116 antiques after failure to smuggle them abroad Ministry of Antiquities on Monday received 116 antique pieces from Damietta port, following a failed attempt to smuggle them out several years back. Head of Central Administration of Ports Hamdy Hammam told press that the Customs Administration had suspicions over several cargo branded as used furniture and antiques.

Auction Preview: Important Modern & Contemporary Art and Antiques - Day 2 at Palácio do Correio Velho SA, Lisbon, July 19 What: Important Modern and Contemporary Art and Antiques - Day 2. Where: Palacio do Correio Velho SA, Calcada do Combro 38, 1200-012 Lisboa, Portugal. When: July 19, 07.30 pm GMT. Palacio do Correio Velho SA will be hosting an exquisite mix of modern and antique artefacts.

Capt. Cook's Voyages eight-volume set up for bid July 19-20 In recent years, the firm has positioned itself as the nation's leading marine art auction house. "In 2016 we had the Mittler Collection, and at last summer's Marine Sale, we set the world record for a piece of scrimshaw when we sold a tooth engraved by Edward Burdett for $456,000.

Single-owner doll collection up for bid July 29 SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present a European and American Doll Collection on Sunday, July 29.

3 Smart Methods For Using Books as Decor I don't use books as decor, I love to read books - not on my iPad - I like bound books made with real paper. One of the tragedies of my life was when we lost all our belongings in a Thanksgiving night fire in Berlin… years of cherished and collected books gone in the flash of a candle's wick.

Rare items found at Dubbo Antiques and Collectables Fair UNIQUE ITEMS: Stephen and Margaret Illman travelled from Adelaide to show their glass wares at the Dubbo Antiques and Collectables Fair. Photo: AMY McINTYRE The community had a chance to find a unique item or two at the Dubbo Antiques and Collectables Fair.

Antiques appraiser returning to QPL Author and antiques expert Mark Moran returns in August to the Quincy Public Library. "He has a lot of expertise in antiques, and people are very interested in what he has to say about each item," Marketing and Event Librarian Ruth Cuthbertson said.

US-China trade war takes cultural turn after antiques and artworks are added to tariffs list BEIJING — The United States-China trade war, hitherto largely confined to industrial, technological, and agricultural wares, has opened a new front: culture. Towards the end of the 205-page docket issued on Tuesday by the Trump administration announcing new retaliatory tarif.

Antique Trader's Favorite Finds contest set to return in 2018 It's time to announce the return of the Antique Trader Favorite Finds contest. This year marks the eighth year Antique Trader has held a contest showcasing stories written by you, the Antique Trader community, about cherished objects found and nostalgic treasures adored.

Auction Preview: Important Modern & Contemporary Art, and Antiques at Palácio do Correio Velho SA, Lisbon, Jul 18 What: Important Modern and Contemporary Art, and Antiques. Where: Palacio do Correio Velho SA, Calcada do Combro 38, 1200-012 Lisboa, Portugal. When: Jul 18, 2018; 07.30 pm GMT. Top lots of the sale:. - Paula Rego : "The Island of the Treasure" Mixed technique with collages on canvas verso.

Find some old treasure at Antiques road show this weekend Australia's take on the classic English antiques and collectables fair will be at Woodlands of Marburg this weekend and there is something old for everyone. Organiser Allan Lawson said the newly re opened Woodlands Mansion of Marburg was the ideal setting for an English style fair.

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