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1) The ‘Toulouse Caravaggio’ – painting found in French attic valued at £100m to be offered without reserve at auction

A marketing drive has begun for the sale of a painting touted as the ‘Toulouse Caravaggio (1571-1610)’. The picture was unveiled in London ahead of its auction in France in June.

The ‘Toulouse Caravaggio’

The ‘Toulouse Caravaggio’ which Marc Labarbe will offer at auction on June 27. It is estimated at £90m-140m. Image copyright: Cabinet Turquin.

2) Bonhams becomes latest auction house to raise buyer’s premium

Auction house Bonhams has raised its buyer’s premium to a level that exceeds those of its rivals.


Bonhams has raised its buyer’s premium levels effective from March 4. Photo credit: Grant Smith.

3) Lost Doctor Who Daleks episode lives again as archive comes to auction

‘Lost’ episodes of TV series have become sought-after items, not least among Doctor Who fans. Of interest to collectors is an archive of photographs and copies of plans from The Power of the Daleks – the completely missing third serial of the fourth season first broadcast by the BBC in six weekly parts from November 5-December 10, 1966.


Dalek poster from Derek Dodd archive including copies of plans for the Doctor Who series The Power of the Daleks, estimated together at £800-1200 in Roseberys' auction on March 21.

4) Renowned collector Nasser Khalili revealed as buyer of ‘lost’ monumental Meiji vase as he reunites it with original set

The Khalili Collections revealed it was the buyer of the ‘lost’ monumental Meiji cloisonné vase that surfaced for sale in California last month.

Meiji vase

With the recent addition of the vase (left) the monumental cloisonné garniture has been reunited in the Khalili Collections.

5) Chinese goddess figure by celebrated Ming potter smashes estimate at West Sussex auction

A Dehua blanc de chine figure of Guanyin sold for a surprise £39,000 – some 130 times the top estimate - at Bellmans in Wisborough Green, West Sussex last month.


A Dehua blanc de chine figure of Guanyin sold at £39,000.

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period Feb 28-March 6, 2019.