Latest News Articles by Noelle McElhatton

Trade warned to be prepared for card fee changes

06 November 2017

Auctioneers and dealers should prepare for the end of credit card surcharges from January 2018, a business trade body has warned.

Adrian Hailwood

Hailwood joins Woolley & Wallis as watch expert to boost firm's coverage of 'increasingly important' market

01 November 2017

Adrian Hailwood, former director at Fellows responsible for watches, has joined Woolley & Wallis as wristwatch specialist in the firm’s jewellery department.


BADA in bid to attract more auctioneers-turned-dealers

30 October 2017

Dealer body BADA is to relax its length-of-service rules of membership to encourage applications from former auctioneers.

Elephants ivory

Trade bodies welcome progress in fight against modern elephant poaching

26 October 2017

A new CITES report stating that elephant poaching in Africa declined in 2016 for the fifth year in a row has been welcomed by antiques industry trade body representatives.


Departing LAPADA chief: Why the game isn't up for antique ivory

23 October 2017

As Rebecca Davies heads back to the contemporary art world, she gives ATG her perspective on the big issues affecting fine art and antiques dealers

Jane Oakley of Sworders

Sworders seeks to boost its fine art auctions with appointment of former CSK and Sotheby's specialist

17 October 2017

Sworders has appointed former Sotheby’s, Christie’s South Kensington and Bonhams picture specialist, Jane Oakley, to expand the scope and frequency of its fine art auctions.

LAPADA seeks chief to stand up for the trade

16 October 2017

LAPADA has begun the search for a new chief executive after the resignation of Rebecca Davies, prioritising a candidate’s ability to represent the trade’s interests to government.


Ivory threat: how to respond…

16 October 2017

The art market’s trade bodies have issued guidance to their members on how to respond to the government’s consultation on ivory, launched on October 6.

Rebecca Davies of LAPADA

LAPADA seeks new chief executive as Davies returns to the contemporary art world

11 October 2017

Rebecca Davies, chief executive officer of LAPADA, is to leave the trade body at the end of December after three and a half years in the role.

Editor’s comment: finally, a chance to have your say on ivory

09 October 2017

It’s taken more than a year to materialise but at last, the long-awaited consultation on ivory has arrived.

WB Yeats desk

Desk used by WB Yeats sells at five times top estimate at Sotheby’s sale but letters to lover fail to sell

27 September 2017

The desk used by poet WB Yeats has sold for £150,000 (£187,000 inc premium) this morning, five times its top estimate of £30,000.

Rising stars in calmer waters

27 September 2017

Welcome to Antiques Trade Gazette’s annual barometer of Asian art, in which we read the runes of this most fascinating of markets.

Yeats letters

Irish cultural figures protest at sale of Yeats Collection by Sotheby's

26 September 2017

Leading players in Irish arts and culture have protested at the sale of the Yeats Collection by Sotheby’s tomorrow (September 27), urging the Irish government to intervene and save it for the nation.


Christie’s shakes up its decorative arts strategy

18 September 2017

Christie’s is repackaging its global decorative arts sales calendar, adopting a more selective approach to the lots it sells while seeking to broaden the appeal of English and European furniture and chattels.


Experts outline Brexit trade risk

11 September 2017

Lawyers and accountants have drawn up documents laying out the issues facing the art and antiques trade to inform government as it negotiates the terms of Brexit.

Death of Artist’s Resale Right ‘is exaggerated’, lawyer says

11 September 2017

Artist’s Resale Right, the royalty payable by a buyer to an artist or an artist’s estate for a painting resold for €1000 or more, is likely to be adopted by the UK along with other EU laws after Brexit.


Numismatists descend on London for the annual Coinex fair

11 September 2017

Coin enthusiasts have plenty to think about as they arrive in London for the annual Coinex fair.

Eleanor Rigby

Omega Auctions re-catalogues Eleanor Rigby score lot after protest from Beatles producer’s family

03 September 2017

Omega Auctions has revised its catalogue description of a score for the 1966 Beatles classic Eleanor Rigby, for sale on September 11, after a protest from the family of the group’s legendary producer, the late Sir George Martin, that they possessed the original score.

Editor’s comment: Sotheby’s serious intent in the silly season

28 August 2017

It’s late August and the art market continues its summer slumber.

Jack Butler Yeats

WB Yeats love letters among family collection for sale at Sotheby's

18 August 2017

A unique collection of paintings and personal effects belonging to the family of Irish poet WB Yeats and his brother, artist Jack Yeats, will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in September. Several of the items, including the poet’s love letters, are fresh to market.