BADA appoint new chairman

25 July 2011

THE British Antique Dealers’ Association council have appointed Jonathan Coulborn as their new chairman.

PayPal alert over eBay buyer scam

25 July 2011

EBAY users are being warned of a new scam that targets sellers who allow buyers to collect items in person.

Suffolk auctioneers move to larger premises

25 July 2011

MANDER Auctioneers of Clare in Suffolk have moved to new larger premises three miles down the road at Lower Road, Glemsford, CO10 7QU.

Yet more Rhino horn thefts

25 July 2011

THEFTS of old rhino horn trophies, wanted for their value in Chinese medicine, are continuing.

Cheque payments win a reprieve

18 July 2011

THE threat to the art and antiques industry posed by the proposed ending of cheques has been lifted after it was announced that the banking industry will not scrap them after all.

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National Gallery approves new Leonardo discovery

18 July 2011

THE National Gallery has confirmed that a previously unattributed painting spotted by an American dealer will feature in its forthcoming Leonardo da Vinci exhibition as an original work by the artist.


Salvator Mundi: condition and provenance

18 July 2011

LONG before this picture came to light, Salvator Mundi was a known work by Leonardo recorded as either lost or destroyed.

SLAD survey confirms fears over Resale Right extension

18 July 2011

THE Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD) have reinforced the claim by the British Antique Dealers Association that the extension of the Artist’s Resale Right next year will have a significant effect on business.

Moves to head off Tube cuts at Olympia

18 July 2011

EARLS Court and Olympia Venues (ECO) are trying to head off Transport for London’s plans to close the Earls Court/Olympia District Line link on weekdays.


Gildings to offer Munn’s Roadshow dream object

18 July 2011

When Leicestershire retiree Jill Cousins tuned in to watch a March episode of the Antiques Roadshow, she took rather more notice than usual in the slot called Most Seen and Most Wanted.

Digital pen technology faces the auction test in Cheshire

18 July 2011

CHESHIRE auctioneers Peter Wilson Fine Art have been experimenting with electronic pen and paper technology in place of the conventional paper sale sheets during their weekly gallery sales.

Lost in the Blitz, but now safely home

18 July 2011

A SCULPTURE has been returned to its former home more than 70 years after it was looted during the Blitz from a bombed London church.

Dreweatts finalise deal to acquire Bloomsbury Auctions

12 July 2011

LEADING regional auctioneers Dreweatts have formally acquired London-based antiquarian book specialists Bloomsbury Auctions.


The view of Venice at a record £23.8m

11 July 2011

Making a record price for any Venetian view painting at auction, Francesco Guardi's (1712-1793) monumental View of the Rialto Bridge, Looking North, from the Fondamenta del Carbon sold for £23.8m hammer at Sotheby's Old Master evening sale on July 7.

Landlords lodge appeal over Admiral Vernon

11 July 2011

Traders and residents of Portobello are rallying support to fight an appeal to allow seven-day trading at the Admiral Vernon Arcade.

Finarte closes its doors over spiralling debts

11 July 2011

SPIRALLING debts and a lack of prospects have forced the closure of Finarte Casa d’Aste S.p.A., formerly a major player in the Italian auctions scene.


De Vries withdrawn at Christie’s

11 July 2011

THE anticipated highlight of Christie’s ‘Exceptional Sale’ on July 7, a rediscovered bronze by Adriaen de Vries (d.1626), was withdrawn from sale at the last minute.


A double helping of Lowestoft

09 July 2011

The auction of British ceramics at Bonhams on May 18 was the first at New Bond Street for six months and it was a big ensemble made up of the usual range of single-owner collections mingled with material from various vendors.

Mallett to quit Bond Street, but stay in Mayfair

04 July 2011

MALLETT have assigned the lease on their Bond Street rooms to fashion house Fendi and have confirmed that they are negotiating new premises in Mayfair.


From 40p to £16,000 – the Beilby boot-fair odyssey

04 July 2011

Bought at a car boot sale in the Portsmouth area earlier this year for just 40p each, these three opaque twist wine glasses decorated by the Beilby workshop of Newcastle upon Tyne c.1765 sold for £16,000 at the latest sale held by Stride and Son of Chichester.