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Rare Star Wars Vlix figure on offer at Vectis Auctions

17 January 2017

Unless you have been in a galaxy far, far away for quite some time, you will have heard of Luke Skywalker, Ewoks and Han Solo. But have you heard of a Vlix?

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Sotheby’s Geneva celebrates 40th anniversary with new saleroom and exhibition space

16 January 2017

Sotheby’s Geneva has relocated to a new office, exhibition space and saleroom in the banking quarter of the Swiss city.

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Exhibition at Shapero Modern showcases illustrations for Seamus Heaney’s Aeneid translation

16 January 2017

An exhibition of illustrations for Nobel-prize winning poet Seamus Heaney’s translation of the Aeneid opens this month at Shapero Modern in London.

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Three projects awarded TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund for 2017

16 January 2017

The Musée Rodin and the Detroit Institute of Arts have been awarded the TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund for conservation.

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Fear allayed over Sunbury Antiques Market despite Kempton Park redevelopment plan

16 January 2017

Supporters of Sunbury Antiques Market took to Twitter to vent their concerns about the future of the market in the face of Kempton Park’s proposed redevelopment.

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They said what?! The week (9-15 January) in quotes from the art and antiques world

15 January 2017

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of recent quotes from around the trade. This week, it was all about kidnap, Cromwell and Kempton Park.

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Letter by children's book author Beatrix Potter at Cumbria auction

14 January 2017

The beautiful Beatrix Potter children’s books are highly collectable in themselves but the author’s world provides a far wider and very popular collecting scene.

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AFE London launches at ExCeL London

13 January 2017

Antiques For Everyone’s sister fair 'AFE London Art Antiques Interiors Fair' kicked off today at ExCeL London. More than 100 dealers have taken stands at the new event which runs until January 15. Here ATG features seven shots from around the stands.


“Works of art”: British police truncheons to star in Hansons’ auction

13 January 2017

“Beautifully gilded”, “hand painted”, “much sought after”. Perhaps not words that are commonly applied to police batons, but this is how auctioneer Charles Hanson described the collection of British truncheons coming up for auction this month.

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America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton takes centre stage as letters head to auction

13 January 2017

America’s previously neglected founding father Alexander Hamilton is now firmly back to prominence after the Broadway hit ‘Hamilton’, which won eleven Tony Awards last year. The show is now coming to London's West End this year.

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