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1) Trading right until closing time: Adams Fairs has an innovative way of discouraging early leavers

A full house, a good balance between trade and private buyers and happy stall holders: Adams Antiques Fair in Victoria, London is doing something right. ATG went along to its latest event to find out what.

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A photo from the latest Adams Antiques Fair in London.

2) What lots caught bidders’ eyes in the last week? Five auction highlights including a rare 17th century candlestick and an Arts and Crafts brooch

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week include a pencil collection, a rare candlestick and an Arts and Crafts brooch.


An enamel candlestick.

3) Oxford’s Bodleian Library buys 500-year-old book-box from Paris dealer

The University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries has acquired a rare 15th-century French Gothic coffer – one of the largest-surviving examples of a late medieval box used for transporting precious books.

4) Rare Dresser armchair made for Art Furnishers’ Alliance makes 70-times estimate at auction

This Aesthetic movement X-frame armchair took £11,000 against an estimate of just £100-150 at Lawrences of Crewkerne.


An Aesthetic movement X-frame armchair designed by Christopher Dresser for the Art Furnishers’ Alliance. Offered at Lawrences of Crewkerne, it sold to a dealer at £11,000.

5) The 25 Blythe Road auctions collective is relaunching under the brand of Olympia Auctions

The London auctions ‘hub’ of 25 Blythe Road will now operate under a single banner of Olympia Auctions.

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The 25 Blythe Road auctions hub in west London will now operate under the Olympia Auctions banner.

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period January 24-30, 2019.