First of all a warm welcome to our new subscribers, and as always thank
you all for taking time to read our fortnightly newsletter.
Our last newsletter we had several of our pieces snapped up within
minutes of it going out, a few hours later more were added to this list
growing list. Very pleased to report most of the lucky customers are now
in possession of their goodies delivered to all parts of the world from
as far as Australia, USA and Europe with lovely comments received from
very happy new custodians of some very fine and rare pieces. Huge thanks
FAIRS SHALL GO AHEAD...!
Prime minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that conferences and
exhibitions will be permitted in England from 1 October 2020. So we will
be able to exhibit at two fairs by the end of the year, first being
Winter Olympia which is held in conjunction with Homes & Gardens 3rd
- 8th November.
The the other being Antiques For Everyone at Birmingham's Nec 19th -
22nd Nov, so please put these dates in your diary. These events will be
run in full compliance with the government guidelines. More details all
about these fairs will be available nearer the time, so don't worry
you'll certainly be well informed.
During this pandemic you may of noticed we have added some super items,
this weeks newsletter is no different and again contains some very
special pieces. If these feel out of reach, and you really would love to
own it or them, then please call us or email, we understand these
objects pull heart strings and if you don't ask you don't get, we are
only too happy to help where we can, a piece can be purchased by
We are so proud to have helped many collectors build some amazing
collections, and we continue to do so. If you are wanting us to build
you a super collection, or simply want more advice on our pieces and why
it is you should buy a certain piece over another then get in touch.
Caring for your antiques
We thought we would give a little guide on how to look after your antique boxes!
Must not be placed in direct sunlight or near any heat source.
polish once or twice a year using a soft wax, don't worry about
specific colour. Most hardware shops sell these and they can also be
purchased online. Apply the wax with a soft cloth in a circular
direction, don't worry about getting it on any brass, leave for one
minute then with another soft cloth rub it off and this should leave a
using the key on your box we advise to lock and unlock the box with the
lid in the open position, this way you get to feel the tolerance of the
lock and key, once you are happy how the key turns in the lock then you
can proceed to shut the lid down and lock the box. In some cases you
may have to apply a little pressure on the lid of the box. Remember I'm
an antique over 100 years old I do need a little care, care for me well
and I will give you many years of pleasure and hope to be passed on to
another person for another 100 years of use.
Some new items added to our inventory!
Antique Watch Box
William Comyns Photo Frame
Brass Bound Jewellery Box
Tunbridge Ware Sewing Box
Sterling Silver Hipflask
Dome Top Tea Caddy
Antique Jewellery Box
Antique Tea Caddy
Antique Inlaid Box
Captains Writing Box
Mulberry Jewellery Box
Mahogany Watch Box
Miniature Carriage Clock
Amboyna Tea Caddy
Antique Oval Tea Caddy
Travelling Cocktail Set
Heart Shaped Tortoiseshell Box
Paul Sormani Jewellery Box
Coromandel Vanity Box
Looking for something specific don't forget to use the search bar on our homepage.
Mark helping with another project was asked by Ronati for a online video
produced by them for them and us to use where ever we want. Marks first
to say he has a face for Radio and hates cameras, so if you want to
cringe with Mark please take a peek.
This video comes with an isolation hairstyle warning! ..
SOLD FOR £165.00...!
Well done lucky bidder No. 012 what a bargain you have got yourself.
Off to a new home next week to join many other fabulous tea caddies purchased by a
"Lady of the Manor" with a very good eye and one for a bargain or two.
Great addition to your already super collection.
For more details on this excellent tea caddy, please click on the images to view it on our website.
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR FULL DETAILS BY VIEWING THE ITEM ONLINE
AND CLICKING THE BLUE ENQUIRY BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WEB PAGE, YOU
WILL THEN BE GIVEN YOUR UNIQUE PADDLE NUMBER. ONCE YOUR BID HAS BEEN
SUBMITTED YOU'LL BE NOTIFIED AND IT WILL BE ADDED TO THIS PAGE WITH YOUR
PADDLE NUMBER. THE LAST HOUR OF THE AUCTION ALL BIDDERS WILL BE
AUCTION NOW ENDS THURSDAY 23ND AT 11.59PM GMT
THE LUCKY WINNER WILL BE NOTIFIED AT THE END OF THE AUCTION AND THE
PADDLE NUMBER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OUR NEXT NEWSLETTER AND IN OUR
A WARNING ABOUT FAKES!
More and more of us are shopping online during these times which has
seen a surge in rogues out there keen to prise you of your hard earned
money. Please be careful when buying antiques online, fakers have been
really busy and making lots of money!
So many flaws hidden by clever photography, added inlays, period caddies
re veneered and turned into what appear to be rare unusual designs,
these unscrupulous fraudsters giving us dealers a bad name!
So please, do your homework thoroughly on the person / dealer and the item you are looking to buy.
I am happy to give my opinion and will not charge you for my time
especially if you're a customer of ours. I do this for many of my
collectors, after all I am as keen as you to help build the best
collection money can buy.
WE ARE OPEN AGAIN....!
Following government guidelines we can now open
our showroom, this is as always by appointment only. All government
guidelines have been taken to make sure your visit is safe. However our
online services are still the best way of purchasing.
Certain postal restrictions in place due to the corona virus. Prior
to purchasing if you are uncertain of any postal restrictions where you
live please get in contact and we will look into it for you.
Don't forget to check in to the website regularly so you don't miss out on our new stock!
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are listening to your feedback and appreciate some items are a little
out of reach, so we are now accepting layaway payment methods. Contact
us for more details about the item you'd like to purchase.
brochure can be viewed by clicking on the image below. A complimentary
copy will be sent with all purchases. Please contact us if anything is
WEBSITE & ONLINE PAYMENTS
now accept payments for items online! So if you see something you like
please go ahead and purchase the item before it gets snapped up!!
This can be done by clicking on the "Add to Cart" button on the item you would like to purchase.
Then click on the shopping cart icon at the
top of the page and click on "proceed to checkout" button on the
can also be made by bank transfer, paypal, or by credit/debit card
through a telephone call to our office on +44 (0) 1604 863979. Please
bare in mind that the facility to deliver an item to an address other
than that of the registered card-holder is only available for existing
SEARCH & SOURCE SERVICE
Send us an email with as much information as possible and we'll get
straight on the case for you. We may even have that coveted piece in our
'special reserve'! Click the link to get in touch:email@example.com
And finally.... thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter.
Please forward it on to friends & colleagues who may be interested.