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Date: 'October-2015'

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Valuation Morning - Champion & Co 28/10/15

We are holding a free valuation morning on Saturday 31st October at the offices of Champion & Co, Saltwood

Category: News, Valuations
A Passion for Fashion Featured Blog Image
A Passion for Fashion 09/10/15

Buying vintage fashion at auction is a great way to get fashionable authentic clothes at a fraction of the price! In this post we divulge our helpful hints and tricks when it comes to buying vintage! Main image: A 20th Century German lady's crocodile leather and gilt metal mounted handbag, with purse for same, and one other lady's crocodile leather handbag - Lot 430 22nd May 2012

Category: Collectables, Fashion,
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Double Trouble 07/10/15

A fascinating insight into another cultures beliefs and rituals. Read on to learn more about twins and their significance in the Yoruba Tribe in Africa. Main image: A pair of Yoruba (Southern Nigeria) carved wood twin figures (Ere Ibeji), the male and female figures with scarification marks to each cheek - Lot 698 - 13th October sale 2015

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Time for Tea 06/10/15

Who doesn't love a good cup of tea, whether Earl Grey, Green tea with Lemon, Assam, Ceylon, Fruit, Herbal . . . Or good old Builder's! Here is a brief history of British tea and the items associated with it. Main image: Lot 32 in 14th April 2015 sale - Three George II silver rectangular tea caddies now fitted in a Victorian rosewood tea caddy - Sold -£3500

Category: Collectables, General, Silver,
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Where's Wally 01/10/15

Unfortunately not the merrily striped man but something equally as jolly! Here is a brief history of these wonderful items and the company that made them. Main image: A good early 20th Century Martinware stoneware "Grotesque" bird, the detachable head modelled with a quizzical look, on turned ebonised wood base, the head and base both incised "R.W. Martin & Bros London and Southall", and dated "16.4.1905", 9.25ins high (cracked and with associated chip) Upcoming in our 13th/14th October Auction

Category: Collectables, China,