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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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Buying at Auction 30/09/15

One of the most asked questions that we deal with in the build up to a sale is: "How does buying at auction work - I have never done this before"! Hopefully this post by our Managing Director Tony Pratt will answer any questions and dispel any auction myths as well as providing some handing buying hints! Main image: Late 17th / early 18th Century Brass “Lantern” Clock by Samuel Barrow, Hermitage Bridge, London, with verge escapement, 15ins high Sold for £4,000

Category: General,