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A fair to make Brighton rock

10 May 2021

Organiser tells ATG why the south-coast city is a great place for a new PBFA event

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Online bidding: The key moment

22 March 2021

Fifteen years ago an auction was held which heralded the online transformation in the bidding process and opened sales up to potential buyers across the world

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Art and antiques trade in England to reopen on April 12

23 February 2021

A ‘roadmap’ to how coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England will be eased has been revealed.

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Online trading brings new confidence in second lockdown

09 November 2020

Art and antiques businesses in England are more prepared for trading through this new lockdown having gained experience last time around.

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Online trading and working behind closed doors during lockdown get the green light

04 November 2020

The government has confirmed that art and antiques businesses in England will be able to continue trading behind closed doors during the new lockdown.

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Art and antiques businesses in England start making lockdown plans

03 November 2020

While waiting for full details of government guidance on the new lockdown in England starting from Thursday November 5, art and antiques businesses have been announcing their plans for the coming months.

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Trade awaits clarifications as new lockdown in England looms

02 November 2020

Art and antiques businesses are waiting for clarification of the new lockdown measures set to come into force in England from Thursday November 5.

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Asian art award winners announced via YouTube stream

02 November 2020

Asian Art in London 2020 award winners were revealed via live broadcast last week.

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Timed auctions: Salerooms of all sizes see advantages in a format that can deliver

02 November 2020

Live or timed? It used to be an easy answer: nothing compares to the thrill and theatre of the live sale. Now it is not so simple.

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Asian Art in London 2020 award winners announced

29 October 2020

In a ceremony broadcast online on Thursday October 29, Asian Art in London revealed the winners of its Outstanding Objects awards for 2020.

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Collector Interview: Crime scene investigator

26 May 2020

Jeremy Carson’s passion for collecting a very appropriate sub-genre of crime fiction – bibliomysteries – led to a career as an antiquarian book dealer.

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Latest government guidance sketches out possible way forward for art and antiques firms

12 May 2020

A 50-page document detailing the steps the government is taking to return some businesses in England to operation and ease some of the current lockdown was published on Monday May 11.

Introduction: Getting a new generation of buyers away from the screen

21 May 2019

As Pom Harrington, chairman of 'Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair', puts it, “the key challenge today is how do we get the new generation of buyers who have bought from the internet to come away from the screen and see the book first hand in the marketplace”.

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Tricks of the trade on social media

18 December 2017

In the past year dealers and auctioneers have used a variety of ways to raise their profile on social media, from puppy posts to videos of restoration in action...

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Auction Technology Group issues guidance to auctioneers on advertising standards for print publications

27 February 2017

Auction Technology Group, parent company of Antiques Trade Gazette, has issued guidance to auctioneers on how to display fees and charges alongside estimates.

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H&H Classics appoint Dominic Lyncker as new managing director

25 May 2016

Classic car and motorcycle specialist H&H Classics is bringing in talent from outside the auction world to lead its next phase of development.

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Dealers told ‘modernise and keep it simple’

03 March 2016

How can you bring your business in line with the latest best practices and generate more sales without investing a fortune?

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Borwick: I am your champion in Westminster

08 September 2015

Victoria Borwick MP has pledged to lobby against possible changes in legislation that could adversely affect the art and antiques trade, telling the industry to “see me as your champion in parliament”.