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Fuller calls for trade to lobby on ivory in advance of consultation

21 October 2016

Natural history expert Errol Fuller has called for the antiques trade to lobby quickly over any rule changes to the UK trade in ivory.

Collector and shippers indicted over New York tax dodge

21 October 2016

A Manhattan district attorney has warned the art and antiques trade of its obligations regarding local sales taxes after a collector and his shippers were indicted for fraud.

Portolan chart by Vesconte Maggiolo

$10m puts TEFAF – and New York – on the map

21 October 2016

Among the undisputed highlights of TEFAF New York Fall is the most expensive map ever offered on the open market.

modern folk exterior

New folk art and furniture gallery for Bermondsey as dealers open first space

20 October 2016

A pair of folk art and furniture dealers aim to be Bermondsey’s “go-to” for furniture and interior décor with the opening of their first gallery.

Richard Green US

Richard Green sells Old Master painting to US National Gallery of Art

20 October 2016

Richard Green has sold the Old Master oil painting "A Woman Feeding a Parrot" by Caspar Netscher to the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

Wedgwood fairyland lustre vase

Wedgwood vase adds lustre to auction in Scotland

20 October 2016

At just over 17in (42cm) high, the 1920s Wedgwood vase (shape 2465) is among the largest produced in the Fairyland Lustre range.

Scottish fiver

New and old fivers attract bidders at Spink

20 October 2016

The excitement around the new polymer fivers, which were launched by the Bank of England last month, helped boost interest in new and old £5 notes for philatelic and numismatic specialists Spink.