Latest News Articles by Noelle McElhatton

Cheffins

Cambridgeshire auction house Cheffins invests in new website and corporate branding

15 February 2019

Cheffins, the 200 year-old Cambridge-based auctioneer embracing real estate sales and agriculture as well as fine art, has rebranded with a new logo and website.

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Prof David Starkey: ‘Flair more important than great art scholarship to be a highly successful art dealer’

12 February 2019

Prof David Starkey has said the most successful art dealers, such as his friend Philip Mould, do not necessarily have the greatest knowledge of art history but rather possess 'a flair for discoveries'.

Lalique

Lalique love affair: Large glass collection first took off with a sparrow paperweight

11 February 2019

Group amassed over 20 years now going under the hammer at Bonhams is attracting worldwide interest from would-be bidders.

TEFAF

UK dealers heading to TEFAF Maastricht 2019 ‘confident of return logistics' ahead of Brexit

04 February 2019

UK-based exhibitors at TEFAF’s Maastricht 2019 edition (March 16-24) tell ATG they have prioritised the return transport of art and objects from the event ahead of Brexit's scheduled date on March 29.

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Trading right until closing time at Adams Antiques Fair - a picture special

04 February 2019

Adams Antiques Fairs rewards stall-holders who last the course.

Soapbox: Brexit – how will no-deal affect the trade

04 February 2019

The big question... Will a hard or no-deal Brexit affect traders who transport to and from the continent?

Survey launched to gauge impact of ivory ban

04 February 2019

Industry trade bodies have launched a survey that will attempt to measure the financial impact of the Ivory Act (2018) which comes into force later this year. Collectors, dealers and auctioneers of antique ivory are being encouraged to take part.

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Industry bodies urge collectors and trade to take part in survey on economic impact of Ivory Act

29 January 2019

Industry trade bodies are today launching a survey that will attempt to measure the financial impact of the Ivory Act (2018) which comes into force later this year. Collectors, dealers and auctioneers of antique ivory are being encouraged to take part.

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Dealers' association partners with US books portal Biblio for annual fair after dropping AbeBooks

28 January 2019

The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association has signed up US online marketplace Biblio as chief sponsor of its flagship annual fair on June 7-9.

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Trading right until closing time: Adams Fairs has an innovative way of discouraging early leavers

28 January 2019

A full house, a good balance between trade and private buyers and happy stall holders: Adams Antiques Fair in Victoria, London is doing something right. ATG went along to its latest event to find out what.

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Q&A with London’s rare book fair chairman Pom Harrington

28 January 2019

With Biblio as partner and a rebrand of its annual fair, the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association is expecting a spike in visitors and exhibitors at its flagship event.

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Whatever the weather: an IACF Ardingly picture special

28 January 2019

As parliamentary debates on future trade relations with the EU raged in London, cross-border business carried on regardless in West Sussex at IACF’s Ardingly International Antiques and Collectors Fair on January 15-16.

Lot 249: Lapponia ‘Space Apple’ pendant by Björn Weckström – estimate £300-400 at Fellows' Antique & Modern Jewellery sale on 24 January

Five 20th century designers in Fellows’ Antique & Modern Jewellery sale this week

23 January 2019

On any shortlist of iconic jewellery designers of the 20th century, few would disagree with the inclusion of brands such as Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany and Cartier. But what of the next tier of designers from the past 100 years and how affordable are they to collect? ATG asked Nicola Whittaker of Fellows' London office to pick five 20th century designers in the auction house's January 24 sale, from household names to rising stars.

Dickens

Charles Dickens 'lost portrait' purchase for the nation fundraising hits £60,000

21 January 2019

A public fund-raising effort to purchase the ‘lost’ portrait of Charles Dickens for the nation from dealership Philip Mould & Company has reached £60,000, a third of the asking price.

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At IACF Ardingly, sellers and buyers beat the Brexit and winter blues

18 January 2019

As momentous parliamentary debates on future trade relations with the EU raged in London, cross-border business went on regardless at IACF Ardingly in West Sussex this week.

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Trade associations to mount survey on financial impact of ivory ban

14 January 2019

Art market trade bodies are commissioning a survey to assess the potential financial impact on buyers, sellers and collectors of antique ivory of a law that will usher in a near-total ban on the UK ivory trade.

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Kempton Park fair is the year’s front runner

14 January 2019

Bi-monthly Sunbury event has carved out a strong niche – a picture special.

Trade associations to mount survey on financial impact of ivory ban

14 January 2019

Antiques trade bodies are stepping up their plans for a judicial review of the Ivory Act that will come into law later this year.

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Mod Brit art for under £1000 at Sworders' Barbara Holliday collection sale

11 January 2019

As the Barbara Holliday collection of Mod Brit art goes under the hammer on January 15 at Sworders, ATG talks to the sale's curator to discover lots that prove owning work by a blue-chip Mod Brit artist doesn’t have to cost the earth.

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And they're off! Who was selling what at this week's Kempton Park fair

09 January 2019

It's only the second week of the new year and temperatures outside have plummeted. Try telling this to the trade – sellers and buyers – as well as privates who came to the year’s first Sunbury Antiques Market fair at Kempton Park to find a few diamonds in the rough.