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“An ideal antiques programme would be a combination of the objects and the people. Most people in this trade are 90% bonkers... If we could persuade someone to make a programme about the bonkers objects and the bonkers people, it might just be brilliant.”

Guy Schooling, managing director at Sworders, speaking at ATG’s round table on television programmes about art and antiques.

“We brought our top material, so if you came to the fair with just under a million dollars to spend, we probably couldn’t help you.”

James Roundell of Dickinson Fine Art on exhibiting at TEFAF NY.

“The lack of a suitable depiction of the Duke of Wellington has long been identified as the biggest gap in our collection.”

Dr Nicholas Cullinan of the National Portrait Gallery on raising the money to buy Lawrence’s portrait of that subject.

“This material is rare, but after you prise open the lid, people start coming to you with similar works and you stop having to fight for it at auction.”

Dealer Andrew Sim on collecting war art.

“News coverage surrounding the election season (especially during this election) causes people to reminisce about political campaigns and presidential terms of the past.”

Danielle Iasaacs of Weschler’s Auctioneers & Appraisers, whose Presidential memorabilia sale closes on US Election Day on Tuesday.