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BADA and ABA will ‘work towards closer cooperation’

27 May 2016

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) have announced plans to create a ‘memorandum of understanding’ between the two venerable trade bodies.

New head promises change at High Road Auctions in Chiswick

27 May 2016

The owner of a new company operating High Road Auctions in Chiswick has told ATG he will be investing in the refurbishment of the premises and has already created escrow accounts to separate client’s money from day-to-day business expenses.

The Rolex Submariner came with an Explorer 3-6-9 gloss dial and its box and booklet.

Rolex sets record at regional sale

26 May 2016

A rare Rolex Submariner took a record £160,000 plus buyer’s premium at a Gardiner Houlgate sale in Wiltshire on May 25.

View on the River Stour by John Constable

John Constable ‘six-footer’ headlines Christie’s British art auction

26 May 2016

Christie’s have announced that a major landscape by John Constable will be among the works on offer at their Defining British Art sale in London this summer.

BADA members to voice trade history

26 May 2016

The British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) is launching ‘BADA Voices,’ an oral history of the trade as the first of their 2018 centenary initiatives.

French trade respond to ivory ban threat

26 May 2016

French art market associations have protested at environment minister Ségolène Royal’s plan to push for “a ban on any kind of ivory trade in France”.

Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I

Greenwich museums launch campaign to secure £10m Armada Portrait which ‘could’ be sold on the open market

25 May 2016

Royal Museums Greenwich are attempting to raise £10m to buy a version of The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I. The work currently belongs to descendants of Sir Francis Drake but the institution say that unless the required funds are raised, the painting “could be sold on the open market and even go overseas”.