Wednesday - 01 October 2014

General News

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Stanley Gibbons to acquire Mallett

29 September 2014

Stanley Gibbons are to acquire Mayfair dealers Mallett in a deal said to be worth £8.6m. The deal, just announced, caps almost a year of the stamp and coin specialists spreading their influence through the wider art and antiques world following their acquisition of Noble Investments last November.

Wedgwood archive appeal £2.2m wonder

26 September 2014

Soon after ATG reported that the public had contributed £700,000 in a matter of days to help the final push to save the Wedgwood archive, the news came through that close to £2m had been raised. Some £1.3m was donated in just four days.

Fair directors step down to pursue new Frieze projects

26 September 2014

The founders of Frieze, Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, are to step down as directors of the contemporary fairs Frieze London and Frieze New York to “focus on developing new projects for the organisation”.

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Franklin medal for sale as wreck is discovered

26 September 2014

169 years after Franklin’s ill-fated 1845-48 attempt to find the western exit to the Northwest Passage, his Third Officer's Arctic Medal has come up for sale just as the Canadian government has announced that one of Franklin’s ships has been located.

Wellers give up fine art sales

26 September 2014

THE Wellers Group is reorganising its auction business at both its Guildford and Chertsey salerooms, moving away from fine art in favour of architectural elements and interiors.

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Man Ray’s studio yields final treasures

26 September 2014

Sotheby’s are to offer 400 works in nearly 300 lots by Man Ray on November 15 in Paris. The collection, property of the Man Ray Trust, includes photographs, paintings, drawings, jewellery, objects and film.

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Bloody Mary spoon creates a stir at £10,800

26 September 2014

The quarterly auction of silver and plated wares held by Fellows in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter on September 22 included a family collection of eight apostle spoons formed several generations ago.

 

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