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Marine painting stars at Chorley’s Country House auction

09 February 2018

A painting of Men-o’-War in Portsmouth Harbour was among the leading lots at Chorley’s Country House sale.

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René Boivin Starfish brooch leads jewellery highlights at Paris auction

08 February 2018

An ensemble of six pieces by the famous French jewellery house René Boivin is to be offered at auction in Paris by Chayette & Cheval.

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Liverpool FC memorabilia from old Main Stand at Anfield ready to score at auction

08 February 2018

Liverpool FC supporters are being given the opportunity to own a piece of Reds’ history in a special memorabilia auction being held at Anfield.

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6 highlights from New York’s Old Master series – including star lots from the Barnet collection of drawings

08 February 2018

Now billed as ‘Master’ week, as opposed to ‘Old Master’ week, the traditional winter auction series in New York posted a solid performance whatever its title.

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EBay drops Paypal after signing with new payment platform

08 February 2018

Across the next five years, eBay is to drop PayPal in favour of a new online payment processor. The e-commerce giant says the decision to use Dutch firm Adyen to process future payments will benefit both sellers and buyers.

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Still-lifes and heroes: the Works on Paper Fair has third edition at Royal Geographical Society

07 February 2018

The Works on Paper Fair ended its third run at the Royal Geographical Society on Sunday.

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Very early aviation photos at auction show first commercial flight in England

07 February 2018

What would you guess was the purpose of the first ever commercial flight taken in England? Taking passengers from London to Edinburgh perhaps? Or maybe a sightseeing trip over tourist attractions?

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Government issues export bar for outstanding photo album by Julia Margaret Cameron in hope of finding UK buyer

07 February 2018

A photo album by Julia Margaret Cameron, one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century, has been temporarily barred from export in the hope a buyer in the UK can match the asking price of £3.7m.

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Demand surges for suffragette memorabilia as 100th anniversary of women getting the vote is celebrated

06 February 2018

On the 100th anniversary of The Representation of the People Act 1918, where women over the age of 30 were first given the vote, ATG selects some of the most significant items that have emerged for sale.

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Art Loss Register, New York’s district attorney and antiquities dealers team up to safeguard Lebanese sculptures

06 February 2018

Antiquities looted during the Lebanese civil war in the 1980s are to go on display at the National Museum in Beirut after they were identified in Europe as stolen objects.

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Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould reunited to film latest series of art show Fake or Fortune

06 February 2018

BBC TV presenter Fiona Bruce and art dealer Philip Mould are back together in the Pall Mall gallery to film part of the latest series of Fake or Fortune?

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Four police forces team up to hunt criminal dubbed the ‘Night Watcher’ after more than £1m of antiques and jewellery stolen

06 February 2018

Surrey, Kent, Sussex and Thames Valley police are searching for information to catch the criminal who committed seven violent burglaries from Home Counties mansions in recent months.

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Royal Armouries buys rare British rifle from Holts Auctioneers

05 February 2018

A rare British rifle made for colonial use has been bought by the Royal Armouries in Leeds from Holts Auctioneers.

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Art and objects from Sir David Tang boost Christie’s latest interior design sale

05 February 2018

Christie’s Interiors sale in King Street, London, achieved the highest sell-through rate of any Interiors sale in the capital.

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Heritage Auctions expand mobile app with PCGS tie-up

05 February 2018

Collectables specialist Heritage Auctions has announced a number of new developments to the Heritage Auctions app.

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They said what?! The week (January 29-February 4) in quotes from the art and antiques world

04 February 2018

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others.

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Government issues export bar for Georgian dolls’ house in hope of finding UK buyer

03 February 2018

A Georgian baby house or dolls’ house has been barred from export in the hope a buyer in the UK can be found.

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Rembrandt Bugatti model of a puma among early sales at Brussels art fair BRAFA

02 February 2018

The BRAFA art fair is holding its latest staging at the Tour & Taxis exhibition centre in Brussels with a number of the exhibitors making good sales at the private view.

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How a £1 coin produced in error could now be worth over £1000 at auction

02 February 2018

Not every coin has to be old to have value for collectors. A £1 coin struck in error just last year is estimated at £1000-1400 in the TimeLine Auctions February 20-24 sale.