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"While we’ve seen another strong year of aggregate sales, the mood of the market in 2018 was generally less optimistic, as many wider economic and political issues continued to weigh heavily on sentiment.”

Clare McAndrew, founder of Arts Economics, who compiles the annual Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report table.

“All the other trains were selling as per expected…[I was] helping in the office and so was called to the saleroom as there was something unusual happening with one of the trains. It was a ‘double-take moment’ when I came through the saleroom door and the bidding was reaching its height. A little ‘loco’ in the Spanish meaning of the word.”

Ben Rogers Jones who had a Marklin toy steam locomotive T 700B sell for a hammer price of £8000 in his Cardiff saleroom Rogers Jones.

“Instead of working 70-hour weeks, dad is going to spend more time enjoying himself. But this is evolution not revolution and he will still take the hammer.”

Andrew Aldridge of Henry Aldridge & Son as takes over for his father, Alan, at the Wiltshire auction house.  

“The Clarice Cliff collecting market has grown older with me. Though the market has come down since the mid-2000s, there is still a very strong following for Clarice’s bright colours and strong shapes, with younger collectors coming through.”

Michael Jeffery of Woolley and Wallis as a collection of Clarice Cliff pottery going under the hammer in the Salisbury saleroom.

“We want to create an environment at TEFAF based on trust, transparency and truth, in which collectors are confident that the works of art they buy at TEFAF Fairs’ are authentic.”     

Wim Pijbes who is TEFAF’s new global chairman of vetting.