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Urban artist creates new painting to raise money for NHS at Forum Auctions

01 May 2020

Forum Auctions is hosting a single-lot live online-only sale to raise money for the NHS Charities Covid-19 Urgent Appeal.

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Bonhams’ revised sale schedule includes host of art and antiques auctions in London

30 April 2020

Bonhams has announced a revised sale schedule for May and June in UK, US, Hong Kong and Australia.

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Coronavirus: Dealers sell antiquities to give NHS and homeless charities a boost

30 April 2020

When coronavirus first led to a UK lockdown, some dealers reported feeling powerless to help or even to sell. Now traders are launching more and more efforts to transact while doing some good.

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Auction record for Hugh Cronyn as Chiswick’s sale goes local

29 April 2020

A group of works by the versatile Canadian-British painter Hugh Cronyn (1905-1996) came from the artist’s estate to Chiswick Auctions’ latest art sale.

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Chance to record with Sting, have a coffee with Hillary Clinton or a Shakespearian acting lesson with Sir Patrick Stewart: all up for grabs at charity auction

28 April 2020

Sotheby’s and Google will auction star-studded experiences to raise money for the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

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Elvis Presley debut single, a Chinese vase and a Victorian snuff box are among five lots to watch at auction this week

27 April 2020

With estimates from £200-1000, here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Rare book fair in Paris postponed until September

27 April 2020

The ‘Salon International du Livre Rare’ (International Rare Book Fair) which was due to be held this month at the Grand Palais in Paris, has been postponed until September 4-6.

Top stories this week – including news of Philip Mould selling a portrait miniature to Jane Austen’s House museum

26 April 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of dealer Philip Mould selling a portrait miniature of the woman who inspired a classic ‘Pride and Prejudice’ character.

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More auction houses and dealers join movement to host sales to help Covid-19 NHS charity appeals

25 April 2020

A number of auction houses and dealers have set up sales to raise funds for the under-pressure NHS in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

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17th century longcase clock and first English edition of Moomin book are among four auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes

24 April 2020

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a 17th century walnut longcase clock by London maker Henry Jones that made over seven-times estimate.

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Coronavirus: PBFA launches inaugural virtual book fair

23 April 2020

Browsing at a fair can mean the serendipitous discovery of a treasure for the collection. To help recapture a bit of this magic online, The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PFBA) launches its first virtual book fair next week.

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Picture dealers unite to hold online auction to help NHS Charities

23 April 2020

The Parker Gallery is holding an online timed auction on thesaleroom.com and part of the fees will be donated to NHS Charities to help with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus: latest changes to auctions and fairs dates

23 April 2020

With the coronavirus outbreak impacting the art and antiques trade, many fairs and auctions have been cancelled or postponed in both the UK and overseas. Here is a list of events that ATG is aware have been affected so far and this story will be updated as we receive further information.

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Gold bowl presented to grandparents of Queen Elizabeth II comes to auction in the US

22 April 2020

A gold bowl presented to the grandparents of Queen Elizabeth II by the city of Dundee in 1931 will feature in a forthcoming sale of silver and vertu to be held by Heritage Auctions.

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Childhood scrapbook of double Victoria Cross winner Noel Chavasse sells to his old school

22 April 2020

A childhood scrapbook including tales of valour written and illustrated by double Victoria Cross winner Noel Chavasse and his twin brother has been bought by their old school in Oxford.

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Antique jewellery auction to benefit National Emergencies Trust

21 April 2020

A gold and garnet red cross, known as a symbol of help and support around the world, is among the highlights of an online jewellery charity auction to be held by Elmwood’s auctioneers in West London on Thursday.

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Classic English furniture among works from interior and garden designer’s collection at Sotheby’s ‘Style’ auction

21 April 2020

Items from the estate of interior decorator and garden designer Andrew Hartnagle and a collection of 20 lots of early English silver are two of the notable single-owner properties in Sotheby’s Style auction in New York running online until April 22.

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Call for entries: Frame restorer launches children’s art competition for charity with dealer Philip Mould

21 April 2020

For many people living in lockdown, keeping the children entertained and educated is a major occupation. A new art world competition, held in support of charity, offers children the chance to get their creative – and competitive – juices flowing.

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New faces at Sworders, Phillips and Bonhams - the latest Movers and Shakers from auction houses

21 April 2020

Among the latest appointments across auction firms, Sarah Flynn has left Cheffins to join Sworders.

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A Catalonian gold coin, a Star Wars toy and a Victorian silhouette picture, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week

20 April 2020

With estimates from £100-2500 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.