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This week’s quotes of the week include contributions from Marc Porter on the sale of the David and Peggy Rockefeller collection. Digital subscribers to ATG can read the full weekly print edition online when it goes live on Monday afternoon.

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“The Rockefeller legacy has resonated strongly and we are thrilled with the results achieved.”

Chairman of Christie’s Americas Marc Porter on the sale of the David and Peggy Rockefeller collection which smashed the record for a single-owner auction in New York.

“This was a well-planned and audacious theft committed in the middle of a busy art fair.”

Det Sgt Chris Taylor from Kensington and Chelsea CID, who is leading the investigation into a £2m theft of jewellery at last year’s Masterpiece London fair.

“Throughout his long life, which spanned that of his cousin and close confidante Queen Victoria, George Duke of Cambridge played significant, active roles in the military, diplomatic and social evolution of the nation. The orders and medals offered in this auction present a unique record of service and honour.”

James Morton, from specialist auctioneers of war medals, orders and decorations Morton & Eden, on the sale of the royal orders and medals from the collection of George, Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904), King George III’s grandson.

“These chattels have been in our family for hundreds of years and we are devastated. We hope the antiques trade may be able to help look out for these pieces and help us recover them.”

A Derbyshire family spokesperson from Catton Hall after the theft of brass artefacts stolen from their private chapel in Walton upon Trent in Derbyshire.

“These men were calculated and professional in the way they chose their victims, sometimes following them across the UK.”

Millie Davies, senior crown prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Cymru-Wales, on the conviction of two criminals who stole more than £300,000 of jewellery and antiques from antiques dealers.

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