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MAJOR FIRE IN ANTIQUES CENTRE

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 A major blaze wreaked havoc in a 17th century antiques centre last month despite the desperate efforts of almost 40 fire fighters who battled to save some of the hundreds of valuable items stored in the five storey building. The 400-year-old centre accommodates antique for almost 70 dealers who display their wares for potential buyers. It has also featured on the popular BBC TV show Bargain Hunt. The fire was believed to have broken out in the roof of the building and destroyed the top three floors of the building in Farnham, Surrey. A spokesman for the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service...
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THIS CHRISTMAS PRESENT COULD BE YOUR FORTE

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This doubly adjustable Mahogany framed Piano Stool on square bulbous section supports has just come into stock and what a Christmas present this would make for any family with a Piano and who is teaching a young one how to play ! Retaining original Stretchers, each section being capable of adjusting individually, this is so rare and in beautiful condition. Dating from the early twentieth century around circa 1910 so now over one hundred years old and as stunning as the day it was made. c. 1910 .Height 20.00inch (50.80cm). Width 43.00inch (109.22cm).Depth14.00inch (35.56cm) To view this ite...
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A VERY GOOD CHAIR

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This wonderful Chair we have in stock at present has some history ! In the manner of Thomas Chippendale, features of this chair have strong similarities to a chair by Thomas Chippendale.The motif on the top rail corresponds to a similar supplied to William Constable of Burton Constable Hall in 1778. The lobed feet can be seen on several chairs ordered for the Drawing room at Saltram House in Devon.The chair has the clamp mark under the seat synonymous with Chippendale and John Cobb. Saltram House is a George II era mansion located in Plympton, Plymouth, England. The house that can be seen t...
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ANTIQUES DEALER STABBED TO DEATH

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A 36-year-old man accused of murder in the aisles of a Poundland shop was remanded in custody following a brief appearance before magistrates this morning. Hoodie-wearing Trevor Joyce stood in the dock for less than 90 seconds before he was told he was being sent to the crown court to appear before a judge. Brown-haired Joyce is charged with the murder of antiques expert Justin Skrebowski who was stabbed to death as shopped in the aisles of Poundland in Abingdon, Oxfordshire on Monday morning. Mr Skrebowski, aged 61, died at the scene. A post mortem examination carried out by a Home Office ...
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WAIT FOR A DINOSAUR..THEN TWO COMES ALONG !

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The fossilized skeletons of two long-necked dinosaurs which were up to 30 feet long have been unearthed by workers building a road in China. The fossils are thought to be the remains of Lufengosaurs magnus and Lufengosaurus huenei – herbivores which roamed the Earth around 180 million years ago. They were discovered just 1,600 feet (500 metres) apart as workers cleared soil and rocks to make way for a new road in Lufeng County in China's Yunnan Province. In total the fossil measures around 16 feet (5m) long but experts believe it may have been more than 30 feet (9m) long when alive. S...
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SHAKEN OR STIRRED BY DR NO ?

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Dr No by Ian Fleming (1908-64), London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. First Edition. Estimate: £2,000-3,000 Published in 1958, Dr No is the sixth novel in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series — its story focusing on Bond’s investigation into the disappearance of a fellow MI6 operative, Commander John Strangways, and his secretary Mary Trueblood. The story is set in Jamaica, where Fleming wrote the novel in January and February 1957, and was released as a film in 1962, starring Sean Connery. Though critics were divided upon its release, the film came to be recognised as one of the ...
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DINOSAUR FALLS SHORT !

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A near-complete skeleton of one of the largest predatory dinosaurs to walk the earth has failed to sell at auction. The 9ft-long juvenile Allosaurus was the first such dinosaur skeleton to go under the hammer in the UK, according to auctioneers. It was found by renowned German palaeontologist Raimund Albersdoerfer in 2009 at a quarry in Wyoming, USA. The 150-155 million-year-old skeleton was expected to fetch between £300,000 and £500,000 at Summers Place Auctions. A spokeswoman for the auction house in Billingshurst, West Sussex, said bidding stopped below the reserve price ag...
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BEATLES GO STRAIGHT TO NO 1 !!

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Ringo Starr is auctioning off the first ever copy of the The Beatles self-titled 1968 album. More commonly known as 'The White Album', each unit of the record came with its own serial number stamped on the cover. Julien's Auctions based in Beverly Hills estimates the LP will sell for up to $60,000 (£40,000) at the December 3-5 auction. The numbered copy of the LP was rumoured to be John Lennon's who, according to Paul McCartney, "shouted the loudest" for it when the band decided to have the copies numbered. The first four pressings of the album were all in possession of The ...
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ARE YOUR POTS WORTH POTS ?

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Investors are suddenly becoming interested in pottery. The trend follows the discovery of a collection at a bungalow in Leeds that fetched close to £1 million at auction. The pots and other objects acquired by the late Alan and Pat Firth were considered to be the finest in the world, rivalling the exhibits at large museums. Meanwhile, a new BBC Two series, The Great Pottery Throw Down,aims to do for pottery what The Great British Bake Off did for baking.
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YOU WILL BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND BETTER VALUE !!

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Traditionally, a Linen-Press or a Gentleman’s Press is a cabinet, usually of woods such as oak, walnut, or mahogany, satinwood and designed for storing sheets, table-napkins, clothing, and other textiles. Such Linen-presses were made chiefly in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries and are now considered decorative examples of antique furniture. Early versions were often quite plain, with some exhibiting carving characteristic of Jacobean designs. Examples made during the 18th and 19th centuries often featured expensive veneers and intricate inlays, and were designed to occupy prominent ...

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