Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
Auction house Christie’s criticised by Advertising Standards Authority over ‘misleading’ advert17 October 2018
An investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has found that a Christie’s auction advert was ‘misleading’ in relation to the notification of fees such as buyer’s premium.
Movers and shakers: the latest trade appointments including a new Florida auction house and hires at Gurr Johns and Robert Young Antiques16 October 2018
Our latest look at new moves across auction houses and art dealerships.
‘Big Top’ lots: Four circus-related collectables up for sale this autumn16 October 2018
It is not often that you get the chance to bid for your very own circus. But auction house Roseberys is offering just that. A handmade model of a circus is among the remarkable circus-related items up at auction this autumn. Here ATG selects four highlights.
Five auctions to watch this week (October 15-21 2018)15 October 2018
From an Armada table to a Titanic return poster, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.
Change to VAT threshold could hit many dealers15 October 2018
Small dealers have expressed their dismay at news that Chancellor Philip Hammond is considering a plan to bring many more businesses into the VAT system by reducing the threshold for paying.
Shredded £1.04m Banksy renamed ‘Love is in the Bin’ to go on show at Sotheby’s auction house12 October 2018
The buyer of the £1.04m Banksy that was partly shredded in a publicity stunt at an auction has agreed to keep the work - which has been renamed ‘Love is in the Bin’.
Museums hit out at Titanic artefacts auction process12 October 2018
The National Maritime Museum and National Museums Northern Ireland claim the bidding process in the sale of more than 5500 artefacts from the wreck of the doomed Titanic prevented them from submitting a formal offer.
Five Carlton Ware Art Deco designs to dazzle at auction11 October 2018
More than 50 lots of colourful Carlton Ware Art Deco pottery are up for sale in Salisbury next week.
Appeal for information following ‘Mission Impossible’ style theft at York antiques centre09 October 2018
Red House Antiques Centre in York was the victim of an audacious ‘Mission Impossible’ style burglary.
What to buy: Five auctions to watch this week (October 8-14 2018)08 October 2018
From studio pottery in Macclesfield to jewellery in Birmingham, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.
Ivory ban law not expected until spring 201908 October 2018
Collectors and sellers of antique ivory are being told that the ivory ban is unlikely to become law before spring 2019, a longer lead-time than originally thought.
Rare Titanic poster of the return voyage that never happened comes to auction07 October 2018
A rare poster advertising the return journey of the Titanic is up for auction in Wiltshire.
Banksy pranks art market with self destructing picture at Sotheby’s auction06 October 2018
Street artist Banksy managed to prank the art market by booby trapping his ‘Girl with Balloon’ picture that sold at auction for £1.04m at Sotheby’s last night.
Four collectables with royal connections up for sale this autumn04 October 2018
Items with royal connections have extra cache for buyers when it comes to desirability and price. Here are four objects with direct connections to noble owners that are currently for sale across dealerships and auctions.
BBC's decision to axe Flog It! after 17 years is "disappointing," presenters say03 October 2018
The long-running and successful antiques programme Flog It! has been axed as part of the BBC’s 'modernisation' of its daytime schedule, a decision presenters have described as "very sad news" and "disappointing for viewers".
Albert Einstein’s God Letter is coming to auction in New York with a $1m price tag03 October 2018
Auction house Christie’s is to auction Albert Einstein’s God Letter – his correspondence to philosopher Erik Gutkind written a year before his death in 1954.
Appeal to trade after collection of rare Leica cameras stolen in Scotland03 October 2018
A collection of rare Leica cameras and equipment has been stolen from a company in the Scottish Highlands.
Replica of the largest British Roman mosaic to return home to Gloucestershire02 October 2018
A replica of the largest Roman mosaic to be found in Britain could return home to Gloucestershire where it was made.
Could the contemporary art market bubble burst?02 October 2018
Confidence in the contemporary art market has dropped 24% in the first six months of 2018, amid fears of a potential bubble.
Regional rooms to repackage traditional fare01 October 2018
Two leading regional auction houses – Lyon & Turnbull and Dreweatts – are trying new format sales this autumn in the hope of increasing demand for traditional European art and antiques. Both are creating room sets for viewing works.