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Tom Simpson collection at auction

Collection of first British rider to wear the yellow jersey comes to Macclesfield auction

28 June 2016

How times change. The British cycling roll of honour now features such illustrious names as Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, Mark Cavendish, Chris Froome, Laura Trott and Victoria Pendleton.

Art Antiques Fair Olympia

Olympia opens its doors – 10 highlights from the 44th year of the summer fair

27 June 2016

Now in its 44th year, the fair rebranded this year as ‘The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia’ opens today with 160 dealers offering works ranging from antiquity to the present day.

Austin 7 at Richard Edmonds Auctions

Auction of clapped-out old Austin 7 shows why barn finds now have “a kind of kudos”

27 June 2016

Why pay £6000-12,000 for a roadworthy Austin 7 when for thousands of pounds more you can have one that’s a wreck?

Jack Butler Yeats The Fern in the Area Sotheby's

Three works with heist history at Irish art sale

27 June 2016

Three Irish paintings that were previously stolen from their former owner's home are on the market this September.

UK antiques trade asked to take part in survey into impact of ivory ban

27 June 2016

Art market stakeholders are being invited to take part in an online questionnaire on ivory.

Florentine pietre dure table top

Vaizey places export bar for Florentine pietre dure table top

27 June 2016

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on a 17th century Florentine pietre dure table top. It was sold in December at Sotheby’s in London for £3m.

Freya Mitton at Art Antiques London

Ten shots from Art Antiques London's opening morning

24 June 2016

The first of London's three major summer fairs, Art Antiques London, opened this morning. Here are ATG's 10 shots of the Haughton Fair's first morning.