20 September 2011

THE 87th London Antique Arms Fair, from September 23 to 24, has had to change venue because of essential maintenance work on the intended venue, the Ibis Hotel in Earls Court.

October ruling on Wedgwood Museum's fate

20 September 2011

High Court judge to decide if 10,000-piece holding must be sold off


£6.4m for Cowdray Sale

20 September 2011

BILLED as the largest and most important country house auction of the year, Christie's three-day sale at Cowdray Park in West Sussex, netted £6.4m hammer against a £5m top estimate.


On your marks for London 2012

17 September 2011

THERE is less than a year to go before the Olympic Games return to Britain for the third time and, rest assured, a number of themed auction sales are already in the pipeline.

Multi-million pound fakes trial starts in Germany

12 September 2011

FOUR people have gone on trial in Germany on charges linked to a multi-million pound art fraud exposed as a result of scientific testing on paint.

Burglars’ haul from Tetbury centre break-in

12 September 2011

MORE details have come to light regarding the break-in at Long Street Antiques Centre in Tetbury during the early hours of Friday, August 26.

Spink buy Swiss-based stamp firm

12 September 2011

Spink have acquired Swiss-based stamp auctioneers Investphila.

Cuttlestones open saleroom in Wolverhampton

12 September 2011

STAFFORDSHIRE auctioneers and valuers Cuttlestones have recently opened a second saleroom in Wolverhampton which will host a series of auctions and valuation events throughout the year.

Bidding for the Future

12 September 2011

FORTY lots, including luxury holidays, internships and unique visits to museums and stately homes, as well as art and antiques, are to be offered in a grand charity auction at Sotheby's on the evening of September 22 on behalf of the Company of Arts Scholars, Dealers and Collectors. A further 45 lots will be auctioned online at

Sotheby’s conference to assess risk

12 September 2011

SOTHEBY’S Institute are hosting a one-day conference on the nature of risk at their Bedford Square headquarters on September 23.


Rare Chelsea saucer taken to £16,000

12 September 2011

SOME fine early English porcelain came up at the latest sale held by Chorley's of Prinknash Abbey, Gloucestershire.


Cheque fraud alert for London trade

12 September 2011

FOLLOWING the recent report about cheque fraud in July on Portobello Road and Westbourne Grove, additional incidents have emerged of suspected fraud around London using cheques under the account name GC Commodity’s (sic).


Cuts prompt councils to sell off art

12 September 2011

THE last few months have seen a dramatic increase in the number of works from provincial museums being sold on the open market as a result of government cuts.


Surgeon’s tools from Revolutionary War emerge at Massachusetts sale

05 September 2011

THE amputation tools used by a surgeon on the battlefields of the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) will appear at auction in October.


Boyd’s Bridegroom sets record in Sydney

05 September 2011

DESPITE the uncertain economic conditions that have cooled the art market in Australia, last month saw a new high for one the country’s most highly regarded artists.


Teamsters target Sotheby’s as pay row escalates

05 September 2011

HUNDREDS of union members and supporters protested outside Sotheby’s Manhattan showroom last week following the lockout of most of its portering staff.


Westport Chinese sculptures stolen

30 August 2011

THE Westport Police Department is investigating the theft of two Chinese Louhan head sculptures, recently stolen from a private collection in Westport, Connecticut.


When miners won the world cup…

30 August 2011

THE uplifting story of how West Auckland FC won ‘the first world cup’ has gone down in the annals of English football.


Wemyss comes up against a new sanity

30 August 2011

THE Edinburgh sales at Bonhams and Lyon & Turnbull in August both featured Wemyss wares, offering an opportunity to assess the current market.


Salvaged figurehead sails to $38,000

30 August 2011

THIS carved and painted figurehead of a country girl once adorned the bow of The Coonatto, an English ship that served the Australian wool and tea trade.