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National Gallery acquires two paintings via government tax scheme

03 August 2022

Two Italian pictures have joined the National Gallery’s collection via the government’s inheritance tax scheme.

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Cooper Events’ Chester Fair returns this autumn

02 August 2022

The Chester Decorative Antiques & Art Fair returns this autumn a year and a month after its last staging.

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French musical box and a Harold Knight portrait are among five lots to watch

01 August 2022

With estimates from £1000-35,000, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of a Louis Vuitton trunk discovered in an attic

31 July 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a Louis Vuitton trunk discovered in an attic of a Dorset property coming up for sale in a Bournemouth auction.

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Single-owner collection of Winston Churchill memorabilia offered in Newbury

30 July 2022

Special Auction Services is holding an auction in Newbury on August 9-10 that will feature the first part of a single-owner collection of Winston Churchill memorabilia.

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Six pieces of music memorabilia sold at auction including David Bowie's police mugshot

29 July 2022

A selection of standout lots sold recently – also featuring Del Boy's discovery of Peckham Spring Water

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Year of the Dealer organiser Mark Westgarth joins BADA Prize judges

28 July 2022

More big names from the art and antiques world have joined the judging panel for the BADA Prize.