Latest News Articles by Noelle McElhatton

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New decade, new premises: six dealers opening new shops

20 January 2020

Here is a selection of gallery updates, including a new showroom and shop for a Hertfordshire business dating back to the 19th century.

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Anti-money laundering regulation - the art market must begin compliance

10 January 2020

The art market must now comply with the latest anti-money laundering law – despite a lack of clarity around some elements of the regulation.

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Unseen Christine Keeler photos and letters come to market

10 January 2020

Previously unpublished letters and photos belonging to the late Christine Keeler, who was the centre of a political scandal in the early 1960s after having affairs with both a government minister and a Russian diplomat, have emerged at auction and at a dealership.

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New anti-money laundering law: trade in paintings must comply, but not furniture, porcelain or books

08 January 2020

The ‘works of art’ covered by revised anti-money laundering legislation coming into effect in the UK this week exclude key collecting areas, after successful lobbying by art market trade bodies.

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Antiques trade welcomes plan to slash some business rates from April

06 January 2020

Trade bodies and dealers with shops have given a collective thumbs-up to the new Conservative government’s pledge to slash small business rates by half.

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Photo special: new Belfast fair – with an auction in the middle – sells Irish art and Titanic history

03 January 2020

A new fair launched by dealers at the Titanic Hotel Belfast in December included an auction with historic lots linked to the fair’s famous venue: the drawing offices where RMS Titanic was designed in 1908.

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Feel the fear and do it anyway: 10 top tips on selling at antiques fairs

02 January 2020

After collecting for years (an ATG reader writes), my house is like an old curiosity shop, minus the till. Object sits beside object, on top of other objects – and they have to go! My New Year's Resolution is to begin stalling out at fairs. Could you ask the experts for their secrets of success?

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At last! Some Christmas cheer for high street dealers

21 December 2019

Trade body leaders and dealers have given a collective thumbs up to the new Conservative government’s pledge to slash small business rates by half.

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Tory election victory ‘won’t make any difference’ to outcome of ivory ban appeal, lawyer says

17 December 2019

A lawyer acting for a group challenging the Ivory Act has said the Conservatives’ win of a House of Commons majority in last week’s general election will have no bearing on the outcome of a Court of Appeal hearing in the New Year.

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Art & Antiques for Everyone fair to expand disciplines to include mid-century

16 December 2019

Organisers of Art & Antiques for Everyone at Birmingham’s NEC are looking to include mid-century, vintage, salvage and garden statuary at the fair to boost visitor and exhibitor numbers.

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Art and Antiques for Everyone: ‘We’re rebuilding from the ground up’

16 December 2019

Exhibitors were encouraged by the second Art and Antiques for Everyone (AAfE) under ambitious new owner MaD Events.

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Object lessons from dealers at Art and Antiques for Everyone

16 December 2019

Hiscock & Shepherd specialises in needlework samplers, pottery and folk art. For Erna Hiscock and John Shepherd, samplers are a particular passion for their social, educational and occupational back stories.

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Sold at Art and Antiques for Everyone

16 December 2019

A selection of sales made at Art and Antiques for Everyone.

Howard Walwyn and Ashley Gray voted to BADA council

09 December 2019

Ashley Gray, dealer in post-war fashion illustration, and clock dealer Howard Walwyn have joined BADA’s ruling council.

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Fast tracking at IACF’s Runway Monday fair

09 December 2019

Sellers and buyers hit the ground running to make the most of the early-morning bargains

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United nations of Lyon & Turnbull

09 December 2019

A central Edinburgh location, men wearing tartan trousers and kilts and a bagpiper greeting guests: three ingredients suggesting that Lyon & Turnbull has hosted the most Scottish of parties to celebrate 20 years since its renaissance as an auction house.

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Election winners: Ashley Gray and Howard Walwyn voted onto BADA’s council

06 December 2019

Ashley Gray of modern textile and fashion illustration dealer Gray MCA, along with horology dealer Howard Walwyn, have joined BADA’s ruling council, with Gray urging members to look beyond traditional antiques for the association’s future growth.

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IACF switches to compostable bags at fairs in green push

05 December 2019

The UK’s largest antiques fair organiser, International Antiques & Collectors Fairs (IACF), is switching from plastic to recyclable bags handed out at its 40 fairs around the country, starting this week at Newark.

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Love thy neighbour: dealer bequest of 'Kangxi' vase to woman next-door brings windfall at Dawson’s

28 November 2019

A large Chinese porcelain vase inherited by a Chiswick woman from her next-door neighbour, an Asian art dealer, has made £37,000 hammer, more than ten times its lower estimate.

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Online platform 1stdibs subscription fees rise by 42%

25 November 2019

Antiques and luxury items platform 1stdibs is increasing its monthly subscription fee to dealers by 42%, from £350 to £500. The firm says the move reflects the increasing cost of maintaining the online portal.