Unique printing of early rugby rules makes £13,000 at Cardiff auction
An early printed copy of the laws of rugby appeared at Rogers Jones in Cardiff as part of a themed sale titled Sweat, Mud & Blood. Auctioneer Ben Rogers Jones said: ”In 25 years of our business, it is the most valuable book we have sold and probably the smallest.”25 May 2016
Christie’s fined £3250 for offering ‘unworked’ elephant ivory trophy24 May 2016
Christie’s have admitted to “an honest and genuine mistake” by putting up for sale an ivory and kutch silver trophy that contravened CITES regulations.
Signed copy of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation to be offered at Sotheby’s New York20 May 2016
A signed copy of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 promising freedom to all slaves in the rebel states will be offered at an upcoming Sotheby’s sale in New York.
- Bonhams launch online-only auctions with single-owner watch sale
- 24 May 2016
- Football auction specialist folds owing £178,000
- 24 May 2016
- Ivory protesters target Salisbury sale after Facebook campaign
- 23 May 2016
- Modern Art Fair in London is postponed
- 23 May 2016
- Bury St renovation forces dealers to relocate
- 20 May 2016
Buying Guide Tiles
The history of British tiles reflects both the fashions of interior and exterior decoration, as well as the development of British ceramics manufacture.
Buying Guide Poole Pottery
Poole in Dorset had long been a centre for pottery making ever since a builder's merchant and ironmonger, Jesse Carter, bought a run-down tile manufacturing company on the quayside in 1873.
Buying Guide Die-cast Toys
Among the British toy makers who exploited the new technology of die-casting in the early 20th century were Dinky in the 1930s and then later they were followed by companies like Corgi, Matchbox and Britains.
Dickens' Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol lead the specialist sale at Cuttlestones20 May 2016
A private collection of Charles Dickens’ novels put together by a collector in the early 20th century went under the hammer in Cuttlestones' latest sale.
Three fairs in Yorkshire this weekend20 May 2016
With the weekend fast approaching, ATG picks three antique and vintage fairs worth visiting if you’re up near the Yorkshire dales over the next two days.
Rare Breguet watch nets £2.4m20 May 2016
A watch by Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823) became the second most expensive piece by the Swiss maker when it sold to a private Swiss museum for triple-estimate SFr3.25m (£2.35m) including premium at Christie’s Geneva.
“A jaw dropping result” – nautilus shell outstrips estimate and sells at £850020 May 2016
A large scrimshaw-decorated nautilus shell by Charles B Wood sold for an unexpected £8500 at Charles Miller’s latest sale of maritime antiques in London. It sold to a UK private collector.
Double joy at Halls as Chinese vases bring £85,00019 May 2016
A pair of Daoguang (1821-50) mark and period vases sold for £85,000 at a recent sale held at Halls of Shrewsbury.
Blue diamond sets new auction record19 May 2016
The Oppenheimer Blue diamond set the world record for any jewel sold at auction at Christie’s Geneva yesterday.
Sotheby’s head of sculpture Eric Bijzet leaves company to become a dealer19 May 2016
Eric Bijzet has become the latest expert to leave Sotheby’s as he plans to set up on his own as a dealer back home in Amsterdam.
High Road Auctions close Twickenham saleroom19 May 2016
Chiswick-based High Road Auctions have closed their satellite branch in Twickenham.
Leading collector of romantic landscapes donates two works to the National Gallery in London18 May 2016
Two landscapes by 19th century European artists have been donated to the National Gallery by Asbjørn Lunde, an American of Norwegian extraction who is one of the world’s top collectors in the field.
Online auction tie-up as Auctionata and Paddle8 join forces18 May 2016
Online auction firms Auctionata and Paddle8 are to merge.