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1) Police appeal for help to catch ram-raiders of Petworth antiques fair

Burglars in a pick-up truck and an SUV ram raided the Petworth antiques fair at the weekend, stealing jewellery and cash belonging to dealers exhibiting at the three-day fair.

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The National Trust's Petworth House and Park in West Sussex has hosted The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair for the past four years. Image: Clare Trenchard Wolves at Petworth from HR Flying Colours Gallery.

2) Boris Becker memorabilia auction to go ahead after bankrupt tennis star withdraws injunction

The sale of sporting memorabilia seized from bankrupt tennis star Boris Becker will be going ahead this summer, the auctioneers handling the consignment have confirmed to ATG.

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Three-times Wimbledon champion Boris Becker. Auctioneer Wyles Hardy had been instructed to sell items from his collection and is offering them in an 82-lot timed auction this summer. Image: Ipernity via Wikimedia Commons.

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3) Judge dismisses appeal against Simon de Pury in court case over 'gentleman's agreement’

The Court of Appeals in London has upheld a decision that said advisor Simon de Pury was entitled to a $10m fee on the strength of a handshake agreement.

Simon de Pury and Paul Gauguin’s ‘Nafea faa Ipoipo’ (When Will You Marry)

Simon de Pury standing in front of Paul Gauguin’s ‘Nafea faa Ipoipo’ (When Will You Marry) for which he helped broker a $210m private sale in 2014.

4) ATG letter: Auctioneers are short-sighted when refusing to accept credit cards

As a collector, not a dealer, of fine-quality bracket clocks and live steam engines, I do not have unlimited funds and therefore have to sometimes sell one item in order to acquire another for my collection. 

5) Beatles 'Butcher' album cover sold for a record in Liverpool Fab Four memorabilia sale

John Lennon’s personal and signed ‘Butcher’ cover Yesterday and Today album prototype from 1966 sold for a record-breaking £180,000 ($234,400), including premium, in an auction held in Liverpool.

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Beatles Yesterday and Today album with notorious 'butcher' cover sold by Julien's Auctions in Liverpool for £180,000 ($234,400).

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