Hong Kong to bring new rules on ivory

21 January 2016

Hong Kong is to tighten its rules on ivory.

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'Trafalgar' flag probably flown by Royal Yacht

20 January 2016

Information has come to light proving that a newly-discovered flag due to sell at auction in March was not that flown from HMS Leviathan at the Battle of Trafalgar. It has since been withdrawn from sale.

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Monkey business – Swiss museum buys automaton at Bristol auction

19 January 2016

A museum in Switzerland has acquired this extraordinary monkey band automaton at an online-only auction conducted by East Bristol Auctions, in Hanham, Bristol.

Police appeal for information after Goodwood House theft

18 January 2016

Police investigating a break-in at Goodwood House, the Chichester home of Lord and Lady March, are appealing for information and to trace irreplaceable stolen jewellery.

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Sotheby’s acquire art advisors AAP

18 January 2016

The competition between auction houses to expand their private sales operations took a new twist with the announcement last week that Sotheby’s had bought art advisory firm Art Agency, Partners (AAP).

Solid annual results for Celtic auctioneers

18 January 2016

Leading auctioneers in Ireland and Scotland enjoyed a solid, if unspectacular, year of sales in 2015.

Rogue bidder returns to regions

18 January 2016

Regional auctioneers are being warned that a man who left a trail of unpaid bills a decade ago is again making rogue bids with no means of paying.

California collectors take on the state over ivory ban

15 January 2016

Ivory collectors in California are suing the state in the hope of overturning restrictive legislation that comes in to force on July 1 this year.

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Grand Tour vase travels over to Salisbury

15 January 2016

Despite some obvious condition issues – including the absence of a handle and a significant portion of the pedestal base – this late 18th century Italian white marble model of the Warwick Vase sold for £14,000 at Woolley & Wallis’ latest sale.

Police seek owners of stolen antiques

14 January 2016

Police are hoping to trace the owners of antiques they believe are stolen property.

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Totals dip across top provincial salerooms

13 January 2016

Despite some welcome exceptions, 2015 proved a unspectacular year for Britain and Ireland’s regional fine art auctioneers with one in three salerooms experiencing a fall in sales.

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BADA launch live auctions for members

12 January 2016

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is to launch live online auctions for its members starting in June.

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"No buyer's commission and knowing who you're buying from" - Q&A with Michael Cohen, BADA Chairman

12 January 2016

With the British Antique Dealers’ Association to launch live online auctions for its members in June, ATG spoke with BADA Chairman Michael Cohen about the initiative.

Honing gavel skills with SOFAA and RICS

11 January 2016

The Society of Fine Arts Auctioneers (SOFAA) and the RICS are holding a seminar in Crewkerne on February 18 aimed at those starting out on their auctioneering career.