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Lessons to Learn at Sad Times

When winding up the estate of a recently deceased loved one, sometimes it is of value to get in help from outside when disposing of household items and lessens your load at a sad time.

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Is That Tea Set Worth Anything?

You might have inherited a tea set from a distant relative and it’s just gathering dust in the back of a cupboard. You don’t want to throw it away, but you don’t want to use it either. Let’s figure out if your tea set is worth anything.

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Check For That Silver Lining Before You Get Rid Of Your Gold & Silver

In this article we wanted to spend a little time examining the subject of solid silver and gold. And as ever, we have some salutary words to heed if you are thinking of off-loading some ‘worthless’ items at the local buyer in the High Street.

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Getting Well Stuffed – Taxidermy Trends At Auction

Our ‘Words of Wisdom’ today are from local antiques auctioneers Louis Taylors who are going to touch on Taxidermy in the world of antiques. If you are curious about trends in taxidermy at auction, then read on!

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A Fortune For Your Old Whisky

We are seeing a dramatic upsurge in interest in old whisky… and also not-so-old whisky of interest to collectors cross the world.

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Bargains To Be Had At Car Boots, the Local Tip & Charity Shops

Our valuer Rod walks us through his thoughts on when people with valuable possessions unwittingly sell or give away items through car boots, table top sales and charity shops. A guide to help you avoid the pitfalls!

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Where can I sell my gold?

With gold prices at an all-time high in the UK right now, it’s a great time to sell those unworn pieces of gold jewellery, or to take a look over the pieces you have had in a drawer for years.

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Fine Art Preview: Highlights Of Our Up-Coming November Fine Art Auction

Our next auction of fine art will be a three-day sale at our Silverdale saleroom on the 8th, 9th and 10th November 2019. Take a look at some of the highlighted lots we’re most excited about.

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Enid Seeney Homemaker Uncovered

Enid Seeney… who, you might ask? Well Enid was a designer and an artist who quietly designed and created the iconic ‘Homemaker’ designs produced on ceramics and other materials in the 1950's. Find out about her fascinating career.

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How To Tell If Your Patek Philippe Watch Is Valuable

The most expensive wristwatch in the world is an $11million Patek Philippe timepiece sold in Geneva, 2016. This Patek Philippe 1518 reached a record price, but how do you know if your watch has a good chance of fetching a big price at auction?

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