Latest News Articles by Noelle McElhatton

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Why we came to IACF Peterborough

07 October 2019

Taiwanese couple Haiwei Shao (left) and Daniel Hong travel regularly to the UK to buy antique jewellery at fairs and auctions as stock for their business in the South China Sea island state. The pair sell period jewellery online, at a local Taiwanese fair and by appointment.

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Peterborough festival: from £1 to five figures – and everything in between

07 October 2019

“We encompass the whole antiques market at Peterborough. We’ve got house clearance specialists selling quality stuff alongside BADA and LAPADA dealers stalling out too.”

BADA makes better communication pledge

07 October 2019

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) has committed to greater transparency and more consultation with its 300-plus members before key decisions affecting the trade body’s future are made.

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Missing painting by John Lavery discovered by Dublin auctioneer Whyte's

04 October 2019

A painting by Sir John Lavery (1856-1941) consigned to Irish auctioneer Whyte’s by a man in Lancashire, has been identified as having been stolen 25 years ago from a British public school.

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Irish dealers pitch environmental credentials to win VAT-free status ahead of Brexit

17 September 2019

The Irish Antique Dealers Association has written to Ireland’s finance minister to press for VAT-free status as a green retail business, to relieve them of the 13.5% value-added tax they currently pay.

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Why BADA sold its flagship fair event

16 September 2019

‘The fair needs to develop. It was time to bring in a broader range of expertise and knowledge’ says BADA chief Marco Forgione

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Freeman’s new premises underlines vision for firm's future in Philadelphia says chairman

16 September 2019

After more than 210 years in business, Freeman’s of Philadelphia can claim a long and distinguished history in a changing US market. Its latest move – a physical one – underscores the firm’s future, chairman Alasdair Nichol tells ATG

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The international dimension and Scottish connections at Freeman's

16 September 2019

Freeman’s enjoys a strong Scottish connection, embodied in the firm’s current chairman, Edinburgh-born Alasdair Nichol, whose accent has diluted not one jot in the 25 years he has lived and worked in the US.

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Interview: The lawyer and coin collector in the eye of a storm over trading tariffs

16 September 2019

Peter Tompa, cultural property lawyer and coin collector, on the US rules around three key collecting areas

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Freeman’s of Philadelphia moves to modern salerooms

14 September 2019

America’s venerable auction house is relocating to contemporary gallery and auction room space.

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Dealers taking part in downsized Masterpiece Pavilion at Fine Art Asia revealed

12 September 2019

The management of Masterpiece has unveiled the dealers who will participate in a showcase that replaces the planned 24 stands at Fine Art Asia (October 4-7) in Hong Kong because of continuing public unrest in the city.

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BADA chief Marco Forgione: ‘We’ve sold the fair to ensure its future. Change was essential.’

11 September 2019

In a controversial move, the British Antique Dealers' Association has sold a majority stake in its annual fair to external investors, who will relaunch it as The Open Art Fair.

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BADA sells its London fair

09 September 2019

The British Antique Dealers’ Association has sold a majority stake in its annual fair to “make it sustainable for the future”.

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Hong Kong fair will be ‘held as scheduled’ with pared-back Masterpiece presence

09 September 2019

The organisers of Fine Art Asia in Hong Kong have confirmed the event will proceed as planned, despite the ongoing anti-government protests in the city.

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Fine Art Asia, with Masterpiece Pavilion, to go ahead in Hong Kong despite city’s political protests

04 September 2019

The organisers of Fine Art Asia and Masterpiece have confirmed the event, featuring Masterpiece's debut presence in the Far East, will proceed in Hong Kong in October, despite the city's anti-government protests in recent weeks.

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Antiques firms urged to register for EU trade permit as potential no-deal Brexit looms

03 September 2019

Trade associations are urging their members to apply for the required permit to continue importing and exporting with EU countries following Brexit on October 31.

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US tariffs on Chinese art widened to include books and increased to 15%

02 September 2019

A tax on imports into the US of art, antiques and objects made in China took effect today.

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Bid to list the extinct mammoth as a protected species withdrawn from CITES summit

02 September 2019

A proposal to class the long-extinct woolly mammoth as ‘endangered’ in order to regulate trade in its ivory was withdrawn at the global CITES summit, pending further research.

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Paul Viney: The lessons I’ve learned

02 September 2019

Woolley & Wallis chairman Paul Viney is stepping down from the role after nearly 20 years building up the firm to be a regional powerhouse in UK auctions. Here he reflects on his experiences.

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Mammoth ivory should be regulated, global CITES convention hears  

22 August 2019

The mammoth, a trunked animal species that last roamed the Earth 4000 years ago, may soon be classed as ‘threatened’ in order to regulate trade in the extinct mammal’s ivory.