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Two Dutch Old Master pictures recovered by the Monuments Men and eventually restituted to Jewish businessman’s heirs come to auction

09 June 2021

Old Master pictures from the Dutch ‘Golden Age’ will be offered as part of Christie’s Classic Week of sales in July.

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Sixteenth century Scottish Highlands manuscript bought by Edinburgh museum

08 June 2021

A 16th century manuscript has been bought by The National Libraries of Scotland at auction.

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Reward offered for return of stolen treasures from Arundel Castle

08 June 2021

Insurers acting for the owners of Arundel Castle have offered a substantial reward for the safe return of all or part of the collection of items stolen on the night of May 21.

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Royal Worcester vases and a Victorian silver jug are among five lots to watch at auction this week

07 June 2021

With estimates from £300-60,000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of an infamous work by master forger Mark Hofmann coming to auction

06 June 2021

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of Mark Hofmann’s 'Oath of a Freeman', one of the most infamous forgeries in US history, heading to auction. It comes from the collection of Justin Schiller, the antiquarian bookseller who in 1985 attempted to broker its sale for $1.5m.

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Victoria Cross awarded for heroic defensive feat 'ranking alongside Rorke's Drift' comes for sale

05 June 2021

A unique Victoria Cross group of medals for “a feat that probably ranks alongside Rorke’s Drift in the history of famous defences against overwhelming odds” is estimated at £300,000-400,000 at London auction house Dix Noonan Webb on June 23.

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Five pictures that caught bidders’ eyes at Dreweatts’ Old Master sale

04 June 2021

The latest sale of Old Master, British and European Art at Newbury saleroom Dreweatts (25% buyer’s premium) on May 27 included some strong bidding for 19th century works.