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1) New name and management for Buckinghamshire auction house

Buckinghamshire’s Dickins Auctioneers has rebranded to Claydon Auctioneers.

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Auctioneer Louise Gostelow has rebranded and taken over the management of Claydon Auctioneers, previously Dickins Auctioneers.

2) Nine hours on rostrum is the new auction norm

A switch to online-only sales for auction houses has led to a rise in marathon sessions.

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Gavin Strang did almost 12 hours solo on the rostrum for Lyon & Turnbull on April 1.

3) Auction houses and dealers hold sales to help Covid-19 NHS charity appeals

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

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At Bonhams' charity auction, among the prizes is a studio visit with artist Grayson Perry.

4) Dealers Online: ATG's selection of 40 objects available from dealers' websites

Our latest selection of 40 objects to view and buy from dealers online.

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George II period mahogany open armchair, c.1755, attributed to Matthias Lock, £68,000 from John Bly Antiques.

5) Jackson Type I typewriter, Waterloo officer’s pistols and Lord Mayor’s letter – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a rare early typewriter that sold above estimate in Germany.

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Jackson Type I typewriter, €18,000 (£15,850) at Auction Team Breker.

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period April 9-15, 2020.

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