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Having both tested positive for Covid-19 early in January, the good news is that we are now almost back to normal and able to provide our normal service. All delayed orders were shipped last week, the final few went out on Friday 29 January.

Many thanks to all out clients for your messages of support and for being so patient when we were unable to process orders. Your support is much appreciated by both of us.

Parcels by mail to the EU are experiencing delays at EU customs, a small number of clients are reporting delays of up to 21 days. Just a reminder to EU clients - from January 1st, buyers of parcels from England will be charged VAT (sales tax) at the point of import (this the same as what happens now if you buy items from outside the EU).

A very brief newsletter this month, just two things of note. Firstly there is a new book about the clock and watch makers of Northern Ireland - see below. The other news is that The Art of Breguet by George Daniels, long out of print, is being reprinted in March with a new forward by Emanuel Breguet, we will have copies in stock as soon as it is published.

New Books:

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The Watch and Clock Makers of Northern Ireland
David A. Bell

NEW. A new, well researched, book with a comprehensive list of over 2,300 watch and clockmakers working in Northern Ireland from 1622 to around 1900. The book includes details of apprentices, journeymen and employees, together with workers in allied trades such as watch glass makers and grinders, dial makers and brass founders.

350 pages, over 100 colour photographs, 2020.

40.00 Order Here

Apologies for such a brief newsletter this month, the March newsletter will be of the usual length.

With best wishes,

Jeff & Ros Formby

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Jeffrey Formby Antiques
Specialist in Horological Books & English Clocks
Phone UK: (0) 1608 650558

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