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“His particular love of icons was legendary and his customers would sit with him for hours before making their choice.”

Alexandra, wife of the late dealer Christopher Martin-Zakheim. Watercolours from his collection and his shop Iconastas Gallery went under the hammer at Dawson’s Auctioneers of Maidenhead yesterday.

“I'm disappointed to see traders packing up – that's my only criticism of this event. I can understand why, as it's freezing cold, and it hasn't put me off."

A visitor at the recent IACF Ardingly, where rain and cold weather made the second day a worthwhile challenge.

“[The change is] to avoid potential delays…Businesses or individuals who regularly use these routes may need to make alternative arrangements as there will be no facilities at these ports for CITES permits to be stamped.”

Defra issued an import and export warning for CITES-listed natural specimens in the event of a No deal Brexit and the government explained the reason that busy routes including the Eurotunnel, Dover and Holyhead will no longer be able to handle CITES listed transit.

“…closely connected with British history and national life, and is of outstanding significance for the study of music, musical instrument making and the history of performance”.

The Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest on an 18th century harpsichord, sold for £85,560, which has been export barred.

“[He will] oversee the overhaul of the Bonhams [website and take the] digital experience across all platforms to the next stage.”

Auction house Bonhams on the hire of Chris Tolson as chief technology officer, one of three major hires it announced last week.