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COMMENT: As the clock ticks on ivory antiques, there are three things the industry must do

26 July 2016

As world legislators clamp down on the modern ivory trade, an ATG round table reveals the antique variety has a serious image problem to tackle

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Lord Ashcroft buys ‘unique’ Victoria Cross from 1875 colonial campaign

26 July 2016

A ‘unique’ Victoria Cross at auction usually means one thing – a bid from Lord Ashcroft. And that’s exactly how it turned out at the latest orders and decoration auction held by London saleroom Dix Noonan Webb.

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Drive my car: John Lennon's Austin Princess comes to RM Sotheby's

25 July 2016

John Lennon's 1956 Austin Princess is one of the featured lots at RM Sotheby’s London auction in September.

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Original Ghostbusters merchandise at specialist toy auction in Bristol

25 July 2016

Who you gonna call? If you have ectoplasm seeping through the floorboards then ‘Ghostbusters’ is the obvious answer, shouted loudly.

Boba Fett Star Wars figure auction record

‘Le Boba’ sets auction record for Star Wars figure, selling for £21,000 at Vectis

25 July 2016

A new record for a Star Wars production figure was established at Vectis' latest sale when a French issue of Boba Fett, the memorable bit-part character in ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, sold for £21,000.

Owners withdraw loans to German museums in response to culture bill

25 July 2016

The Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum in Hildesheim has had to close a major exhibition after collectors withdrew their loans following the approval of Germany’s new Cultural Property Protection Act.

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Bonhams to auction set of original War Horse puppets

23 July 2016

Bonhams is set to auction a full set of original puppets from the play War Horse this September.

Mike Melody Antiques Antiques for Everyone

Visitors cool off at this summer's Antiques for Everyone fair

22 July 2016

The summer instalment of Antiques for Everyone opened yesterday at Birmingham’s NEC.

Barbara Hepworth at Phillips’ exhibition

Phillips host loan show of Barbara Hepworth’s late works

22 July 2016

Phillips are hosting an exhibition of late works by Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) in collaboration with the Hepworth Wakefield.

David Gainsborough Roberts

Jersey boy: a curious collection of 20th century treasures comes to auction

22 July 2016

The collection of Jersey-based David Gainsborough Roberts leads Christie’s 250th anniversary Out of the Ordinary sale in September.

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