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1938 Brough Superior 750cc BS4 sold at Bonhams

Record price for British motorcycle as Brough Superior makes £331,900

04 May 2016

Bonhams set a record auction price for any British motorcycle with the sale of a 1938 Brough Superior 750cc BS4 for £331,900.

New customs rules on Temporary Admissions come into effect

04 May 2016

The Union Customs Code (UCC), designed to standardise how customs information is processed, became law on May 1.

Golden Hours by Frederic, Lord Leighton

Christie’s to stage themed evening sale of British Art in London this summer

03 May 2016

Christie’s have announced details of their latest ‘themed’ sale – an evening sale of British art which will take place in London on June 30.

Oliver Twist at Cuttlestones

Books with a twist – Charles Dickens first editions emerge in Wolverhampton

29 April 2016

Interesting oddities that were ironed out in subsequent editions bump up demand when it comes to book collecting. A good example of this is coming up at Wolverhampton auction house Cuttlestones on May 6.

Sophie Coupland and Briar Williams of Mossgreen-Webb’s

Trading places: people moves at Mossgreen, Roseberys and Freemans

28 April 2016

The latest moves and appointments from around the art and antiques industry.

Moses Otunia, organiser of the Modern Movement Fair

Lido fair going swimmingly at ‘Brixton Beach’

27 April 2016

Moses Otunia, who owns the vintage furniture shop Bleu in Herne Hill, launched the Modern Movement Fair at the nearby Brockwell Lido, in Brockwell Park, south London, in 2008.

The diamond and emerald brooch

A mouldy caravan, an old bureau, a hidden drawer and the diamond brooch hiding within

27 April 2016

A rotting old caravan propped up on a farm might not sound like the kind of place you’d expect to discover a valuable family heirloom. But for a Devon-based furniture restorer, it proved just that when they found an Art Deco brooch believed to be a rare piece hiding within the contents of the van.