The Lanes Armoury..Everything You Can Imagine, and a Lot, Lot More!
Original pieces from the great ancient civilisations, Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Scythian, Persian, Roman, Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Norman, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, British, and beyond, in fact more antiquities, armoury antiques, militaria, that you can imagine, plus leaves from illuminated manuscripts, rare and historical books, incunabula and Ist editions
We may not quite have everything that everyone might be seeking, but you can trust that we have spent over 100 years trying, and every day we do our utmost to scour the collecting world to find yet more, unique ancient or antique pieces. We put in all the hard work, effort and expertise, so that you don't have to!, and remember, every purchase is accompanied with our Certificate of Authenticity, as our unique, lifetime guarantee, backed up by over 100 years of long established experience.
We are asked almost every day by many of our amazed and curious visitors about famous celebrities that have been customers past and present, so here goes, but just a snippet of a few mixed up names that Mark has personally assisted since 1970, and David since 1980, but of course there are many that our younger viewers will very likely have never even heard of!;
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, actors
Charlton 'Chuck' Heston, actor
Edward G. Robinson, actor, recommended by 'Chuck'
HRH Princess Margaret, late sister of HM Queen
'Fat Boy' Slim, aka Norman Cook, songwriter +
Ronald Reagan, yes, that Ronald Reagan, Potus
John Osborne, author [he wasn't young though, and certainly not angry!!]
Lord Olivier a well beloved Brighton resident, and the greatest actor to have ever lived.
Barry Humphries, genius of limitless talent, retired, currently a columnist, The Oldie Magazine
Garfield [Garry] Weston, proprietor of Fortnum and Mason, chairman Associated British Foods and of the Garfield Weston Foundation
John Montgomery, author
Johnny Rotten, singer and armed forces supporter
The Tower Armouries, museum
Octav Botnar Chairman, &. Late Owner Nissan UK formerly Datsun UK
Katy Melua, singer songwriter
Will Young, singer
Mark Williams, character actor par excellence
Sir Ralph Richardson, the iconic English eccentric gentleman and actor
Jim Davidson major armed services charities benefactor,
Warner Bros. UK, movies, tv etc.
Sir Henry Cecil One of the world's greatest horse trainers
Macy’s New York Department Store
Rebekkah Brooks & Ross Kemp in their past to-gether days, journalist and actor
Major General Lord Fitzalen Howard Life Guards GCVO, CB, CBE, MC
Steven Berkoff, actor, playwright, theatre director
Galeria Kaufhof GmbH German department store chain
Adriana Papiri-Brignoni late foremost gallery proprietor of Switzerland [with her husband Gigi], a friend and interior decorator for us to such Italian collectors as movie star Gina Lollobrigida and fashion designer Valentino
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche (Jigme Namgyel), renown Buddhist and author.....
Plus, many thousands more...