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Distinguished Conduct Medal

The Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M) is the oldest British award for gallantry and the second-highest award for gallantry in action. Prior to Queen Victoria’s establishment of the D.C.M in 1854…

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Hester Bateman

Hester Bateman is celebrated not just for her status as one of few female silversmiths working in Georgian England, but for the dynamic family business she carved after her husband’s…

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Oliver Clare

Fellows’ Antiques & Collectables auction is notable for its strong selection of artworks, with several pieces of local and national interest. Springhill born artist Oliver Clare (1853-1927) is amongst one of…

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The Arts and Crafts Movement and Newlyn Copper

Arts and Crafts The Arts and Crafts Movement began around 1880, it emerged as an attempt to reform British design. Founded on the ideas of philosophers and authors such as…

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The Martin Brothers

The very distinctive and very popular Martin Brothers pottery was produced from around 1873, initially working from premises in Fulham in London. Robert Wallace Martin, the oldest brother, who had previously…

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Maurice Shackleton

Founded by Maurice Shackleton, they began production as James Shackleton and Sons Ltd in 1939 working from premises in Sandbach, Cheshire. Despite its short existence, James Shackleton and Sons Ltd managed…

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Warwick Vase

In our upcoming Silver & Plated Ware auction, we will sell an Edwardian copy of the widely revered Warwick Vase, cast in glowing silver.  We have had the pleasure of…

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Geoffrey John Websdale | Military Cross

Geoffrey John Websdale was decorated for heroism in both world wars of the twentieth century. We will sell his medal group, including a Military Cross in the Monies, Medals &…

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The Caterpillar Club

Caterpillar Club brooches – insignia of the club that no one wants to join. Caterpillar Club History It is hard to find a fully corroborated account of who founded this…

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Charles Edward Stead | Caterpillar Club

In 1919, Charles Edward Stead was born in Nottingham. Before joining the RAF, he worked as a lorry driver. He married his wife Cora at age 21, and together they…