1) Former Flog It! presenter Paul Martin to launch new show 'Curiosity' next month
TV presenter Paul Martin is about to launch his new show ‘Curiosity’ as he juggles recruiting for his other show ‘Make Me A Dealer’ and running his new gallery in Wiltshire.
2) Garage sale-find Chinese bronze valued on US ‘Antiques Roadshow’ makes $1.7m at Sotheby’s auction
A Chinese gilt bronze figure bought at a garage sale and appraised on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow sold in New York for $1.7m (£1.3m) – around 21 times its upper estimate and more than 17,000 times its original purchase price.
3) March mega-sleepers: Nine items that sold for more than 100-times estimate at auction
The month of March produced an unusually large number of sleepers across the UK’s regional salerooms – from an Old Master drawing to a rare Marklin tinplate train.
4) Rediscovered Joseph Wright of Derby painting sold to major institution in roundup of further TEFAF sales
An unpublished work by Joseph Wright of Derby’s is among the further sales reported from this year’s TEFAF Maastricht.
5) Nazi-looted painting seized by Adolf Hitler’s photographer finally handed back to heirs of original Jewish owners by German cathedral
A cathedral in Germany has returned a painting that was seized by the Nazis in 1941 to the heirs of its original Jewish owners.