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"It was a great offering covering many areas but there was a tidal surge of bidding which I can only put down to the weakness of sterling."

Woolley & Wallis specialist Johnathan Edwards on their October 27 jewellery sale which had a total of £1.8m. 

"Over the past 10 years all too many of the Mayfair and St James's galleries have been forced to relocate due to extortionate rental increases and the re-development of the neighbourhood…If the rules are applied stringently enough, landlords will have no choice but to reduce rents to a viable level for the trades in those areas."

Dealer Philip Mould on Westminster City Council’s new planning policy that came into force to protect galleries in St James’s and Mayfair. 

"The rates for our loyal exhibitors will be only 4% more than in 2010.”

Fair organiser Mary Claire Boyd on Clarion Events' decision to shorten the Winter Art and Antiques Fair, Olympia run from seven to six days in 2017.

"His energy was astonishing and, right up to the end, he was putting together deals and making sure he was up with the gossip of the trade. When he was diagnosed with cancer some six years ago he treated it as a minor inconvenience. A six-month stay in hospital resulted in three sales of longcases to fellow patients and an Edwardian hatstand to his surgeon. He really put all of us to shame."

Ray Norman in his obituary of Terry Allen, "probably the last of the truly old fashioned runners," who passed away aged 76.

"They were buying despite grumbling."

A representative of Simon Ray Indian & Islamic Works of Art on US shoppers visiting Asian Art in London during the week of the US Presidential election.