Latest News Articles by Noelle McElhatton
New anti-money laundering law: trade in paintings must comply, but not furniture, porcelain or books08 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.
Antiques trade welcomes plan to slash some business rates from April06 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.
Photo special: new Belfast fair – with an auction in the middle – sells Irish art and Titanic history03 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.
Feel the fear and do it anyway: 10 top tips on selling at antiques fairs02 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?
At last! Some Christmas cheer for high street dealers21 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.
Tory election victory ‘won’t make any difference’ to outcome of ivory ban appeal, lawyer says17 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.
Art & Antiques for Everyone fair to expand disciplines to include mid-century16 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.
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.
Sold at Art and Antiques for Everyone16 December 2019
A selection of sales made at Art and Antiques for Everyone.
Object lessons from dealers at Art and Antiques for Everyone16 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.
Howard Walwyn and Ashley Gray voted to BADA council09 December 2019
Ashley Gray, dealer in post-war fashion illustration, and clock dealer Howard Walwyn have joined BADA’s ruling council.
Fast tracking at IACF’s Runway Monday fair09 December 2019
Sellers and buyers hit the ground running to make the most of the early-morning bargains
United nations of Lyon & Turnbull09 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.
Election winners: Ashley Gray and Howard Walwyn voted onto BADA’s council06 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.
IACF switches to compostable bags at fairs in green push05 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.
Love thy neighbour: dealer bequest of 'Kangxi' vase to woman next-door brings windfall at Dawson’s28 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.
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.
Fundraising effort for appeal against ivory ban ramps up21 November 2019
Dealers and collectors granted an appeal against a High Court ruling on the Ivory Act 2018 are redoubling their efforts to raise the necessary funds for legal fees.
Trade’s latest challenge to Ivory Act could delay the near-total ban until spring 202018 November 2019
Dealers and collectors have one final chance to overturn the Ivory Act 2018, after a judge granted them leave to appeal a High Court ruling upholding the new law.
Another Brexit delay? Non, merci!18 November 2019
The latest delay to Brexit was not a source of cheer for overseas vendors at the ABA’s Chelsea Rare Book Fair on November 1-2.