Middle Eastern bidding brings multiple-estimate showstoppers

26 February 2011

A TOUCH of Bohemian rhapsody entered Christie’s South Kensington’s January 25 ‘Interiors’ sale.


Ban on rhino horn comes into force immediately

21 February 2011

THE ban on selling rhino horn trophies, scheduled for introduction over the next couple of months, has been brought into force with immediate effect.


Marie Antoinette’s jug sells at auction for €880,000

21 February 2011

A PIECE from a celebrated but elusive porcelain service that turned up at the latest sale at Aguttes in Paris understandably caused great excitement.


Contemporary sales reinforce new strength in the market

21 February 2011

LONDON’S latest series of Contemporary art sales put in a robust performance. Auctioneers posted high selling rates and saw the greatest depth of bidding since the art market downturn two years ago.

OFT acts against five scrap gold companies over ‘offers’

21 February 2011

THE Office of Fair Trading has taken action against companies that offer to buy gold from consumers by post.


Earliest surviving ‘official’ Monopoly set makes $120,000

21 February 2011

AN original Monopoly set offered as part of the toy collection of publisher Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) and his sons made $120,000 (plus premium) at a recent auction at Sotheby's New York.

New London saleroom aims to take a fresh approach

21 February 2011

LONDON’S newest auction house, High Road Auctions, has opened its doors at the newly refurbished venue located at 30-34 Chiswick High Road.


Buoyant demand for trophy lots at London's major art auctions

14 February 2011

WORKS by some of biggest names in the Modern and Contemporary art market drew serious levels of international competition in London last week.

IACF to start fairs in St Albans

14 February 2011

INTERNATIONAL Antiques and Collectors’ Fairs are adding a third venue for their “one-day Monday” fairs at the Hertfordshire County Showground at Redbourn, near St Albans.

Sotheby’s move photograph and decorative art sales to Paris

14 February 2011

SOTHEBY'S have announced that they are to make Paris their European centre for sales of 20th century decorative art and design and photographs.


Export bowl takes £58,000 in East Sussex

14 February 2011

THIS late 18th century Chinese export porcelain bowl drew eight bidders at Gorringes' latest sale.

Christie’s return to 19th century European art sales

14 February 2011

CHRISTIE’S have decided to re-introduce dedicated 19th century European art sales, with the first taking place in London on June 15.

Bogus PayPal account scam sees shipped antiques disappear

14 February 2011

A NEW scam involving a fake PayPal account has come to light after a dealer lost £1200 of stock to an ‘overseas buyer’ who never paid.

Police make arrest in fake Churchill investigation

14 February 2011

OFFICERS from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Art and Antiques Unit have arrested a man in connection with the sale of fake Churchill memorabilia.

EU set to outlaw mounted rhino horn sales

07 February 2011

THE European Commission is expected to act shortly to halt the sale of all Victorian and Edwardian mounted rhinoceros horn.


Russian Ambassador’s wine coolers make $105,000

07 February 2011

A RECENT sale at Doyle of New York included this pair of 208oz Regency silver-gilt wine coolers marked for Paul Storr, London, 1813-14 and retailed by Rundell, Bridge & Rundell.


Sotheby’s to offer most extensive toy collection ever assembled

07 February 2011

THROUGHOUT this month, Sotheby’s New York are devoting an entire floor of their York Avenue headquarters to what they call “the largest and most comprehensive collection of magnificent quality European and American toys and trains ever assembled”.

Australian trade launch fight against Resale Right

07 February 2011

AUSTRALIAN dealers and auctioneers are joining forces to fight the current Artist’s Resale Right scheme introduced to the country seven months ago.


New law and new buyers boost New York coin results

07 February 2011

WITH the coin world descending on the Big Apple for the New York International Numismatic Convention, once again the new year started with a bang in this sector.

New auctions for Holloway's

07 February 2011

BANBURY saleroom Holloway's, who stopped holding fortnightly general sales last September in order to focus on the fine art and specialist events, are starting a programme of regular sales of European ceramics and glass, the first of which will be held on March 29.