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Follow the paper trail

Research to be followed up or indeed already done boosts the background story and value of a medal group

Archive materials

In any collecting area, documentary evidence is highly prized, but particularly by militaria buyers.

For provenance, of course, but also because in this market an extensive archive can reveal so much more about an individual than a mere group of medals ever can.

Long service

The story of Warrant Officer First Class FC Keightley of the Lincolnshire Regiment is a case in point. In Tennants’ (20.5% buyer’s premium) March 8 auction, a Military Cross group awarded to Keightley was sold in Leyburn alongside a photograph of the recipient in the Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeoman of the Guard in 1962.

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Antiques Trade Gazette is the essential publication for everyone with a serious interest in art, antiques and collectables. Every week it is packed with up-to-the-minute news on the market, with individual items beautifully illustrated throughout. Since 1971 it has been the most reliable source of information on what is really happening at auctions in the UK and around the world. Each issue is filled with auction advertisements and detailed auction reports written by expert journalists. The Dealer’s Diary section keeps readers constantly updated on what is happening at the fairs and markets and in the galleries and shops. Market professionals and serious collectors throughout the world rely on ATG to keep them informed on developments and issues which shape the art market. It is here that they learn about the prices achieved at auction in every area - from antiquities to pop memorabilia, from impressionist paintings to Chinese art. With 500 or more art objects pictured, every issue is a treat to the eye and a visual education. Whatever the topic Antiques Trade Gazette is well-informed, up-to-date and entertaining.

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