Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters

Anya Hindmarch

Anya Hindmarch helps fashion Sotheby's contemporary auction

22 September 2016

Fashion designer Anya Hindmarch's stylistic input helped Sotheby’s sell £1.8m at its latest contemporary sale.

D-Day flag

D-Day Landings flag up for auction in Kent

20 September 2016

A D-Day Landings Omaha Beach flag is being offered at C&T Auctioneers on September 28.

New law planned to govern the art lending market

20 September 2016

A shake-up of the art lending market has been proposed by the Law Commission with eventual plans for an art assets register.

Queen Victoria's drawers

Queen Victoria's knickers break auction record

20 September 2016

A pair of Queen Victoria's drawers sold for a record-breaking £16,250 at Christie’s South Kensington on September 14.

Fijian fork

Cannibal fork from Fiji gobbled up at auction

19 September 2016

A Fijian cannibal fork was sold at Duke’s in Dorchester for £7500 on September 16.

Edvard Munch print, The Lonely Ones

Never before auctioned Edvard Munch prints go up for sale

19 September 2016

Two fresh to the market Edvard Munch prints are coming up for sale at Sotheby’s Prints & Multiples sale in London on September 27.

Second World War battle flag

D-Day flag bought at auction to go on public display

17 September 2016

The Dutch buyer of ‘the most valuable Second World War battle flag ever sold’ has loaned it to the National Military Museum in Soesterberg, the Netherlands.

Attenborough's Picasso ceramics collection

Attenborough’s Pablo Picasso ceramics to go to auction

16 September 2016

Lord and Lady Attenborough’s collection of Pablo Picasso ceramics will be up for auction in November at Sotheby’s in London.

Poster from The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

Lights, camera, action: film prop auction comes to London’s IMAX cinema

16 September 2016

Film buffs take note, auctioneers Thomas Plant and Neil Shuttleworth of Special Auction Services are to preside over a movie memorabilia auction on September 27 totalling nearly 600 lots.

Black Sabbath memorabilia

The Osbournes swoop on Black Sabbath memorabilia

15 September 2016

The Osbourne family have snapped up Black Sabbath memorabilia ahead of a planned auction in Sheffield.

Michael Andrews' Colony Room 1

The Colony Room on show at auction house Bonhams

15 September 2016

Auction house Bonhams are to host an exhibition titled The Colony Room: Masterpieces from Pallant House Gallery, celebrating the fabled London drinking den beloved of artists.

Hanson's Historica team with Charles Hanson

Hansons Auctioneers launches new coins and antiquities department

15 September 2016

Derbyshire based Hansons Auctioneers are expanding into coins and antiquities with a new department called Historica.

Australian artist Herbert Badham’s Snack Bar

Australia bans UK-based collector from taking home painting bought at auction

14 September 2016

A UK-based art collector has been banned from exporting a World War II era painting from Australia.

Mallett's Pall Mall home

Dealers Mallett to move with Fine Art Auction Group to Pall Mall

14 September 2016

Pall Mall is known for its members clubs but The Fine Art Auction Group, parent company of Dreweatts-Bloomsbury and Mallett, are to set up a London hub on the street in a bid to relaunch their interiors business.

London Auctions, the new name of High Road Auctions

High Road Auctions renamed by new owner

14 September 2016

High Road Auctions will be relaunched as London Auctions after a refurbishment by the new owner of the Chiswick based saleroom.

Print of Lowry’s The Beach

Lowry and Vicari in the mix at Kent auction

13 September 2016

A collection of Lowry prints and a painting by Andrew Vicari, previously known as one of the richest living artists, are up for auction at Grand Auctions in Folkestone next week.

A rare 95 per cent complete dodo skeleton

Rare dodo skeleton comes to Sussex auction

13 September 2016

This rare dodo skeleton – the first almost complete specimen in nearly a century – carries an estimate of £500,000 at Summers Place Auctions’ November 22 sale.

Bellmans new saleroom in Winchester

Bellmans expand auction business to Winchester

12 September 2016

West Sussex auction house Bellmans have expanded over the border to Hampshire and will hold their first sale in their new home tomorrow.

Bueche Girod gold watch

Memorabilia from rock band The Who to be auctioned

11 September 2016

A gold watch given by The Who drummer Keith Moon and John Entwistle’s Anello & Davide tan suede heeled boots are among the lots up for sale in the Film & Music Memorabilia Auction at Aston’s Auctioneers on September 15.

Marilyn Monroe’s famous dress

Marilyn Monroe’s famous dress to be auctioned

10 September 2016

The skin-tight sequined dress worn by Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe when she sung ‘Happy Birthday’ to the then-US President John F. Kennedy at a 1962 gala will go on sale at an auction in November with a £2.25m estimate.