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Fleaglass Commission Sales discontinued

Fleaglass no longer take sales on a commission  basis.. It has proved difficult to continue to provide the resources for this service, Anyone wishing to sell antique scientific or medical instruments – or early technology – has a wide choice.  All the auction houses advertised on Fleaglass offer an excellent service. All Fleaglass dealers are keen to buy, and you can contact any one of them directly by completing the “Ask the Dealer” form you will find on the page of Read More...

October Fair Update

Don Edwards, the London Scientific Instrument Fair organiser, has annouced a venue  change. He explains “Because of the refurbishment of the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomsbury (and, I think, a complete change of layout) we will have to move the fair in October. To this end I have accepted the Hilton’s offer of a suite at the DoubleTree by Hilton Victoria . The suite and the hotel are fine and the location is very good for people travelling into Read More...

April London Scientific Fair cancelled – October goes ahead.

Don Edwards, fair organiser, has told us DoubleTree by Hilton has notified them that the hotel is due to be refurbished and will be unable to host the April Antique Scientific Instrument Fair. Don says “we feel at this juncture there is nothing to be done but to cancel the April fair and concentrate our efforts on the October fair”. That fair will be at the same venue, on 22nd October 2017. Further details from Don’s website here. Read More...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Fleaglass sends festive good wishes all the visitors to our site. We will continue to bring you a huge selection of facinating antiques in 2017, with fresh items every day. Read More...

London Antique Scientific Instrument Fair

Only a few weeks to the Scientific Instrument Fair on 23rd October in Central London. Please make sure you have that date in your diary.  Many of the Fleaglass Dealers will be there, with a facinating array of antique scientific and medical instruments. Read More...

Charles Miller in Plymouth 6th July – Free Valuations

Charles Miller will be at the Royal Western Yatch Club of England, Queen Anne’s Battery, Plymouth, from 10am to 4.00pm on Wednesday 6th July. Charles will be offering free valuations of maritime and scientific models, instruments and fine art. Read More...

Advice for international buyers – currency fluctuations

Fleaglass is an international marketplace, offering antiques from dealers throughout Europe and North America, with items priced in Euro (€), U.S. dollars ($, USD) or British pounds (£, GBP) Following the British electorate’s decision that the UK should leave the European Union, we have seen dramatic changes in the relative value of our three trading currencies. For many of our customers, these changes will be to their advantage. If you are interested in buying an item priced in a currency Read More...

Charles Miller catalogue now online

Charles Miller has, as usual, published his online catalogue well before the sale on 10th May. This sale again offers an impressive number of lots of exceptional quality. Click here for a choice of platforms to view and bid. Read More...

Fleaglass survives the 123-reg.co.uk VPS Disaster

As I’m sure your now aware Fleaglass.com has been down since last Saturday (the 16th of April 2016). The reason for this lies entirely with our, then, hosting company www.123-reg.co.uk, who accidentally erased a large number of websites they host. We decided on Monday 18th that it was too risky to wait any longer for 123-reg to sort out the problems, if indeed they can, so we decided to implement our “disaster recovery” plan. Implementing this disaster recovery plan meant transferring everything Read More...

Spring Collector’s Calendar 2016

Here we bring you information on major auctions and other events in Europe: Thursday 31st March 2016 – Dorotheum – Antique Scientific Instruments and Globes –  Vienna. Sunday 17th April 2016 – The Antique Scientific Instrument Fair – London Tuesday 26th April 2016 – Bonhams – Instruments of Science, Technology and Mechanical Music – London. Tueday 10th May 2016 – Charles Miller – Maritme and Scientific Models, Instruments and Fine Art – London. Entries close 11th March. Saturday 31st May – Auction Team Breker Read More...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Fleaglass sends festive good wishes all the visitors to our site. We will continue to bring you a huge selection of facinating antiques in 2016, with fresh items every day. Read More...

Director’s pick of 2015

Of all the hundreds of wonderful objects that have appeared on Fleaglass this year, we have chosen just one that especially appeals to us.  Brought to us by Van Leest antiques, this ivory model of an eye was carved in Germany in the 17th Century, and is attributable to the master-carver Steven Zick.  Standing just 10 cm high, this fusion of art and anatomical study is as striking now as it must have been 350 years ago. The fleaglass Read More...