SPENDING / Auctions
Torquay: Two-day sale: Oriental and European ceramics, glass, Wednesday (10am), followed by silver and jewellery (12.30pm) and pictures (2.30pm). On Thursday (10am) collectables, clocks, artworks, then furniture (1.30pm). Bearne's, Rainbow, Avenue Road (0803 296277).
IN THE tiny world of miniatures, you meet a better class of people. Buyers go for work by named artists (many exclusive to the genre), named sitters, and in default of names, attractive ladies, dashing officers and children, in that order.
Sotheby's sale Thursday (11am) has a miniature of Prince James Edward Stuart, 'the Old Pretender' as a young man, painted in 1703 by Jacques-Antoine Arlaud for an estimated pounds 10,000- pounds 15,000. But you may obtain Lady Fitzroy Somerset, later Lady Raglan, painted in 1815 by Mrs Anne Mee - popular in her time, less so today - for an estimated pounds 450- pounds 550. Much of a 98-lot sale of miniatures at Bonhams Monday (2pm) is estimated under pounds 500.
The British Neo-Romantics, active in the inter-war years, are a class passed over by art historians but championed in recent years by collectors. Two of the the most rapidly rising names, John Armstrong and Keith Vaughan, appear on works at Sotheby's sale of modern British and Irish paintings and sculpture on Wednesday (10.30am). A surrealistic John Armstrong painting of umbrellas (he was obsessed with them) and faded vaudeville posters, dated 1952, is estimated pounds 6,000- pounds 8,000. Christie's modern Brits sale, Friday (11am), has a portrait by Sir William Orpen of his wife, A Woman in Grey, estimated pounds 120,000- pounds 160,000. More modern Brits at Phillips Tuesday (11am).
Best of the rest: carpets, decorative objects and furniture, Christie's South Kensington, Wednesday (10.30am).
Leyburn, North Yorkshire: 900 lots of antiques and residual house contents, including commemorative ceramics, architectural fittings, vintage and other motor vehicles, today (9.30am). Tennants, Harmby Road (0969 23780).
Bridgend, Kinross: former MoD vehicles - Land Rovers, Sherpas, Escorts, Metros, Cavaliers, Wednesday (12 noon). Kinross Motor Auctions (0577 862564).
Birmingham: pawnbrokers' unredeemed pledges, Thursday (10.30am). Fellows and Sons, 19 Augusta Street, Hockley (021 212 2131).
Woodbridge, Suffolk: remaining contents of Red Towers, Melton. Victorian furniture, Berlin plaques, fans. No buyer's premium. Wednesday (10.30am). Neal Sons and Fletcher, 26 Church Street (0394 382263).
Ringwood: computer systems and software by leading names at the recreation centre, next Sunday (noon). Mascot Computer Auctions (0202 823933).
Chichester: two-day sale: European and oriental porcelain, glass, jewellery, collectables, Wednesday (10am). Furniture, clocks, pictures, Thursday (10am). Phillips, Baffins Lane (0243 787548).
Bristol: police-recovered goods, other household goods and appliances. Taviners, Prewett Street, Radcliffe (0272 265996).
Southgate, London: modern and antique furniture and effects, county court recoveries, liquidated stock, Monday (6.30pm). Southgate Auction Rooms, 55 High Street, N14 (081-886 7888).
Antiques fairs today and tomorrow at Pavilion Gardens, Buxton (Unicorn Fairs 098 987312); Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter (Devon County Antiques Fairs 0363 82571).
Donington Park, Leicestershire (Four in One Promotions 0455 233495).
At the cricket ground, Edgbaston, Birmingham (Warwickshire County Antiques Fair 021 743 2259).
Chelsea Antiques Fair, Old Town Hall, King's Road, London SW3, from Thursday to 20 March (Penman Antiques Fairs 0444 482514).
Tatton Park Antiques Fair: Knutsford, Cheshire, Wednesday- Sunday (Robert Bailey 0277 362662).
Countrywide: Antiques Trade Gazette (071-930 4957) and Government Auction News (071-734 8291/4, hotline 0891 887700).
- 1 Stoke City investigate 'religious abuse' after 'pig's head is found in Kenwyne Jones' locker'
- 2 Gove’s lesson: spare the comma, spoil the child
- 3 You thought Ryanair's attendants had it bad? Wait 'til you hear about their pilots
- 4 Join Ryanair! See the world! But we'll only pay you for nine months a year
- 5 It’s official: thanks to Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott, anti-Semitism is no more
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Find out what The Independent's resident travel expert has to say about one of the most beautiful small cities in the world
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.
iJobs Money & Business
£550 - £600 per day: Orgtel: Fidessa Analyst / PM - Banking - London - Up to £...
£450 - £500 per day: Orgtel: Sourcing Manager - Banking - London - Up to £500p...
To be discussed at interview.: Queen Elizabeth's School: An experienced and ef...
£294.05 - £330.92 per day + 150 per day travel and accommodation: Orgtel: A le...
Day In a Page
A five-bedroom bungalow in Hoveton with riverside garden and mooring dock, £550,000
A refurbished one-bedroom flat with south-facing reception and high ceilings. £579,950
A four-bedroom Grade II-listed house in Nazeing with large gardens. £550,000
A modern four-bedroom house in a converted stable within walking distance to Peckham Rye. £695,000
Three-bedroom house in a quiet residential area within close distance to Battersea Park. £450,000
A three-bedroom cottage within commuting distance of London, Norwich and Cambridge. £250,000
A two-bedroom cottage with a sun room and gardens in South Chard. £350,000.
A three-bedroom semi-detached house with original features including fireplaces and wooden flooring. £399,950
A modern two-bedroom flat split across two floors and close to several public transport links. £595,000
A one-bedroom flat with an open-plan reception/kitchen and private balcony. £315,000.
A bright two-bedroom garden flat between South Acton and Chiswick Park. £499,950.
A listed four-bedroom farmhouse with stables, set in four acres. £500,000.
A three-storey family home with four bedrooms and an extended kitchen/diner. £995,000.
A three-bedroom Hamstone cottage in the rolling Somerset countryside. £430,000.
A luxury one-bedroom apartment on the first floor of a converted Victorian house. £425,000.
Three-bedroom semi-detached house with private parking and a rear garden. £249,995.