Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt
That's entertainment: exhibition of The Jam memorabilia to be sold off at Adam Partridge13 September 2016
The majority of a collection that was previously part of a long-running public exhibition of The Jam memorabilia comes to auction in Liverpool this October.
Annual York book fair reaches record number of dealers in 201612 September 2016
This week’s York National Book Fair hosts the most exhibitors ever to feature in its 42-year history.
High hopes for drunken night Dylan Thomas doodle at Welsh auction09 September 2016
The market for Dylan Thomas memorabilia remains strong, says the auctioneer who is hoping for Welsh, English and American bidding on one of the poet's doodle that he is offering.
Amber necklaces take top spot at Birmingham auction08 September 2016
Buyers at a recent Fellows auction in Birmingham showed the strength in the market for amber.
Historic Bolton jeweller to shift all stock before closing doors08 September 2016
A historic jewellers in Bolton is in the process of closing after reporting that the decline of the high street and the rise of the internet made trading impossible for them.
British views of Europe come to BADA Fair 2017 - without the politics06 September 2016
The paintings of British watercolourist and architectural painter Samuel Prout comprise the 2017 loan exhibition for the BADA Fair.
Director departs V&A after period of acquisition and growth06 September 2016
The director of the Victoria & Albert Museum is to step down this autumn after five years in the role.
Clare antiques centre has respite from renovation plans05 September 2016
An antiques centre in Suffolk will remain open for up to two more years despite the owner of the building obtaining permission to convert the building into flats.
Woking auction house closes after nearly 100 years02 September 2016
Barbers Fine Art Auctioneers in Woking closed yesterday after nearly 100 years in business.
Self-regulation: the art market should learn from the diamond industry01 September 2016
A presentation at today’s Art Business Conference suggested that the future of the art market has a mirror in the recent past of the diamond industry.
“I can’t hang my Picassos”: clarity over censorship needed for art market in Dubai01 September 2016
A lack of clarity on issues of censorship is affecting Dubai’s role as a centre for the art market, delegates at the Art Business Conference heard today.
Two London-based art recruiters merge companies to widen reach01 September 2016
Two London-based art recruitment agencies have joined forces to become D.R.A.W. Recruitment.
New UK dealer portal launches after nearly 10 years of construction30 August 2016
A new antiques sourcing website, Looking for Antiques, has been launched after a construction period of nine years.
False friends: some early copies of Harry Potter may not be all that they appear25 August 2016
Not all copies of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone that bear a tell-tale typo sometimes signifying the first edition, first run of the book are the real deal.
Death of "The Greatest" prompts consignments of memorabilia to auction25 August 2016
A collection of Muhammad Ali memorabilia is being sold in a Dallas saleroom following an outpouring of related consignments from the public in light of the boxer’s death.
Americana the beautiful: Reagan's private collection to appear at Christie's23 August 2016
The release of the catalogue for the upcoming sale of the Reagans’ private collection reveals the President’s artistic flair and the First Lady’s taste for diamonds.
Sand, sun and ancient temples star in early travel photographer's record of Africa and the Middle East23 August 2016
The first lot at AntiquarianAuctions.com’s August sale is a collection of calotypes taken by Maxime du Camp that were used in one of the first books of travel photography ever published.
Son of Yorkshire auction house owner reopens the business after two years22 August 2016
Hutchinson Scott is set to hold its first sale in two years after the founder of the Yorkshire auction house came out of retirement and helped his son restart the family business.
Keno brothers sued over debts but insist creditors will be paid22 August 2016
New York-based appraisers Leigh and Lesley Keno, two of the best-known faces of the US version of TV programme Antiques Roadshow, are facing increasing scrutiny as their debts mount with a string of regional auction houses.
The (Regency) play's the thing for new Bodleian Library exhibition20 August 2016
A new exhibition at Oxford’s Bodleian Library examines how historical events appeared on stage in Regency Britain.