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The announcement comes as they add their 100th auction house user this week.

“This is testament both to the hard work and skills of the whole team here at the ALR,” said James Ratcliffe, general consul and director of recoveries.

Subscribers use the database to check consignments before they go under the hammer.

Ratcliffe attributes the rise in subscribers in part to the increase in awareness about the “need to carry out a recognised standard of due diligence on transactions.”

The user pool also reflects growing use from a number of smaller and regional auction houses.