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“The character is rather immoral and he doesn’t have much time for humans but for him, antiques are god.”

Literary agent Lisa Moylett of CMM Literary Agency on the fictional antiques dealer Lovejoy. He’s slated to return to TV screens in a new adaptation.

“The discipline of bibliography is not usually a lucrative pursuit.”

Felix de Marz Oyens, president of the BH Breslauer Foundation, which recently granted the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers $25,000 on top of its existing bibliographic prize fund.

“I think they were watching me. As soon as my back was turned, when I took my stock inside they must have taken the box from my car. It happened within the space of just two minutes.”

John Langin of RA Barnes Antiques on a recent theft from outside his stall at Portobello Road market last month.

“[It includes] some of my favourite works by Fontana who I’ve long admired.”

Victoria Beckham reveals her love of Italian post-war art as she launches a tie up with her Mayfair fashion shop and nearby gallery Robilant + Voena.

“[It is] a remarkable, if macabre memento, of one of the most fervent leaders of the Jacobite Rising of 1745.”

Mellors & Kirk on an inscribed, silver-mounted snuff mull given by the Jacobite Lord Balmerino to the captain of the guard at his execution in 1746, which sold at the Nottingham saleroom.