Auction House Note: After 40 years of trading at the top end of the business, legendary English antique dealership, Sampson and Horne, are to sell their entire stock, comprising nearly 800 lots, and attracting a pre-sale estimate of £1,000,000. Read entire press release.
Years ago, I sold a magnificent extra-large pair of salt glazed stoneware Staffordshire spaniels to the late business partner Alistair Sampson and I have always been sorry. He bought them from me right on the floor of a Sotheby's Arcade Sale, having arrived too late to bid. I had no idea how rare they were...I just liked them. I still think about them from time to time. Oh well.