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How to Get a Probate Valuation

Executors of wills need to have a property or probate valuation in order to ensure that they are following the law when they are winding up the estate. Probate valuation needs to be done by a professional in order to satisfy the requirements of the tax office. Finding an official company who can help you to get a probate valuation is not difficult once you understand what is required.More...

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Boningtons Interior Sale 12th January

The New Year may have only just begun but we are already open for viewing for our first sale of 2015 on Monday 12th January. Next week's auction includes the usual diverse array of jewellery, silver, clock & watches, paintings, furniture, ceramics & much more.More...

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Boningtons newsletter 15th December 2014

We are now open for viewing for our forthcoming specialist Christmas Sale on Monday 15th December. If you are yet to start your Christmas shopping then do not fret – there are some extremely suitable festive gifts up for grabs amongst the 600+ lots on offer! More...

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Boningtons newsletter 1st December 2014

We are now open for viewing for our forthcoming specialist Toy Sale on Monday 1st December. Boningtons` bi-annual toy auctions are always eagerly awaited and attract collectors from across the globe to view & bid on a vast array of Diecast, Trains, Dolls, Teddy Bears, Lead, Plastic, Militaria, Tinplate, Constructional & Railway toys, Comics & Annuals. As usual Monday`s sale includes a fine selection of lots by notable manufacturers such as Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox, Triang & Hornby. More...

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December Update 2014

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your custom during the last year and to wish you a very Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. We have had some exceptional sales in 2014 and really do look forward to what 2015 will bring. As well as our fortnightly sales we have the following specialist sales planned in for you:More...

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Boningtons newsletter 19th November 2014

We are now open for viewing for our auction of Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Works of Art on Wednesday 19th November. Our Loughton saleroom is packed with a superb selection of premium examples of jewellery, silver, clocks & watches, paintings, furniture, taxidermy, Chinese & European ceramics, works of art & much more. More...

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4 interesting facts about Antique Books

Many people are collectors of old and antique books, and there is a wide market for this area of the antique business. Often, the book will have to have more than just age to warrant interest in it, with books being collectable if they are about an interesting subject, are first editions of well-known books, or are valuable for some other specific reason. Generally, only books from the first half of the eighteenth century, and earlier, are interesting purely because of their age. More...

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Interiors Sale Monday 20th October 2014

We are now open for viewing for our forthcoming Interiors sale on Monday 20th October. The auction includes the usual diverse selection of jewellery, clocks & watches, silver, pictures, furniture, textiles, militaria, musical instruments, ceramics & works of art. More...

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Interiors Sale Monday 6th October 2014

We are now open for viewing for our forthcoming Interiors sale on Monday 6th October. With around 550 lots on offer there is sure to be something to suit all tastes amongst an eclectic range of jewellery, coins, clocks & watches, silver, pictures, furniture, militaria, ceramics, works of art and much more. More...

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Roman Art and its Origins

Roman art originates from Etruscan art and became a form of art in its own right around 500bc. It is well known that the Romans liked to create portraits and of course, statues. Roman people used to have statues made of a particular person, an athlete, a god, a goddess, a philosopher or a dead relative. Portraits were made to look like relatives because the Romans believed that when they died, they could come back as a ghost so statues of the relative were made to keep the ghost happy and stop them from haunting you. To make it easier for sculptors, sometimes they would make the body of a person first and only when they got an order would they sculpt the head. Most of Rome's art was influenced by other countries; particularly Greece but also Celtic, German and Egyptian art. More...

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