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The country’s most discerning collectors and buyers were in Harrogate this week for the Harrogate Antique Fair at Harrogate International Centre.

The prestigious event will see rare and valuable items including works of art, furniture, clocks, rugs and unusual items on display until Monday.

Julia Bourdan-Smith holds the 1794 Richmond Race Cup  worth �42,000 made from silver gilt  on the JH Bourdan-Smith Ltd London stand at the Harrogate Antique fair at the Royal Hall exhibition halls.

Julia Bourdan-Smith holds the 1794 Richmond Race Cup worth �42,000 made from silver gilt on the JH Bourdan-Smith Ltd London stand at the Harrogate Antique fair at the Royal Hall exhibition halls.

Among the items on sale this year will be paintings by LS Lowry and a presentation copy of The History of Harrogate and Knaresborough, which was presented to Sir John Betjeman on his appointment as Poet Laureate.

HIC Director, Simon Kent said: “The Harrogate Antique Fair is open to everyone who appreciates the very best in what UK dealers have to offer.

“The event has firmly established itself in HIC’s calendar as one of the most eagerly anticipated and colourful of our public events.

There will be many valuables on offer, including the Richmond Race Cup pictured above, on sale for £42,500

The fair will be open on Saturday from 11am to 6pm and on Sunday from 11am to 5pm.