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“Typically, stolen masterpieces are either recovered soon after a theft or a generation later. We remain optimistic that these works will ultimately be recovered.”

Anthony Amore, security director at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, on it doubling its reward to $10m to find 13 pictures stolen from the museum in 1990.

“This is an £80 lamp with a £6220 plaque. Finding something from this track is quite rare because it was such a small line existing for quite a short period of time.”

East Bristol Auctions’ Andrew Stowe on the sale of a lamp from the Rhymney Railway that sold at £6300.

“I think the fair has now found its ideal size and layout. It holds its own in a challenging market and there were some extremely good sales across the board.”

Ingrid Nilson of ADFL talks about the Petworth Park Fair

“The most important space artefact to ever appear at auction.”

Sotheby’s on the sale of a lunar sample bag used by Neil Armstrong on Apollo 11 estimated at $2m-4m

“Just like back in the ’80s, we want to be market makers rather than market reactors.”

Rupert van der Werff of Summers Place Auctions