Antique Collecting magazine – Current issue

In this month’s Antique Collecting magazine we explore the colourful interiors of Harewood House in Leeds, take a step back in history via an unsurpassed numismatist’s collection, and sample the inflluential works of Scottish Colourist JD Fergusson. Subscribe now to get the magazine delivered to your door each month – plus receive a free book and jute bag – see what’s inside by scrolling down.

A Family Affair: We go behind the scenes at an exhibition of the work by the 17th-century portraitist Mary Beale whose artistic endeavours were assisted by her husband and sons

The Face of History: Coins tell a country’s history like no other artefact, as shown by the lifetime collection of Geoffrey Cope which goes under the hammer this month

A collection of antique coins

Scot Free: On the 150th anniversary of his birth, art expert Alice Strang delves into the life and career of the Scottish Colourist JD Fergusson

A painting by the Scottish Colourist JD Fergusson

Boldly Go: We go behind the scenes at an exhibition at Harewood House to discover the colourful interiors loved by its Georgian owners – a far cry from the muted shades we associate with them today

A collection of Georgian chairs at Harewood House in Leeds

Also inside this month’s issue:

Lots of Love: Bargain Hunt star and auctioneer Irita Marriott gets all revved up by a collection of sought-after Tonka Toys

Three vintage Tonka Toys

Marc My Words: The Antiques Roadshow expert Marc Allum visits the land of his forebears and discovers prehistoric standing stones on a golf course!

In the Knowles: Decorative arts specialist Eric Knowles discovers an unusual swagger stick that once belonged to one of the officers who played a major role in the WWII Great Escape

Marcel Zillessen's swagger stick

Lots to Talk About: Catherine Southon sings the praises of the celebrated mid-century silversmith Stuart Devlin whose work is up for sale this month

A collection of cups by the silversmith Stuart Devlin

6 thoughts on “Antique Collecting magazine – Current issue

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    • March 3, 2016 at 8:41 am
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      We started publication in 1966 – so this year is our 50th anniversary!

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  • June 13, 2017 at 5:19 pm
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    On p.54 of the current issue – Top of the Lots – the main illustration is described as an armorial crest. This is quite incorrect as it is a Coat of Arms. In fact a crest is not present at all which if it were would be a Lion standing on the Crown This is elementary and whoever wrote the description (even without being an heraldic expert) should know the difference between an Armorial and a Crest, (the latter being the emblem on the top alone as the name implies) – especially when writing in a specialist magazine !

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    • June 15, 2017 at 9:26 am
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      Many thanks for your comments regarding the story in this month’s magazine. The description for the news item was taken from the auctioneer’s catalogue.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 9:31 pm
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    I have many vintage post cards and birthday cards from my family members. Pre WW 1 and earlier.
    Could you please recommend someone that could advise me of the value and sense of history.

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