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Sotheby's boss in shooting accident

We've just heard that auctioneer and Sotheby's Europe chairman Henry Wyndham was accidentally shot during a grouse hunt in Scotland.

Sage Grouse
Photo: public domain

The poor fellow is reported to have received 52 pellets in the face.  Yikes!

Happily, he'll be fine, we're told. He was airlifted to hospital and is now resting at home. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Berowra Fair Expands

Wm Moorcroft (UK)
Small Moorcroft vase

Last year, I decided to support the nascent Northern Sydney Antiques Fair put on by the Lions Club of Berowra, which I can never spell - Berowra - not Lion's Club -  and other dealers demurred because, well, they were (not unreasonably, I suppose) going to wait and see if it was successful first.

Royal Worcester (UK)
Kitty Blake comport

Well, the Lions made a good go of it, and it looks like it’s going to be an annual event.

This year, the Fair has expanded, and I see we're being joined by a good few established dealers.

Did I know that I was a super trend setter on the cutting edge?

Clarice Cliff Clog

You can check Aleta's Antiques Fair Schedule to see when we'll be coming to a venue near you!

Making our debut at Tamworth this weekend

Oak Doughbin, English, 17th Century

The original wooden hinges have been replaced with 18th Century hinges.

Decorative detail
From 3rd - 5th August, 2012, we are exhibiting at the Tamworth Antiques Fair in the beautiful Tamworth War Memorial Hall, Fitzroy Street, Tamworth, NSW 2579.

We are offering some unique porcelain and glass, lovely Art Deco items, including a crystal lamp that still has its original crystal shade, and the lovely English doughbin you can see in the photograph.