1) Raid on eBay seller's 'fake medal factory' run from garden shed leaves market reeling
A trading standards investigation has unearthed a ‘medal factory’ in Derbyshire, sparking the fear that thousands of fake military awards and badges could be in circulation.
2) Sotheby’s loses New York court case against Greece over ancient horse figurine
The Greek ministry of culture has won a court ruling over auction house Sotheby’s involving the ownership of an 8th century BC horse figurine.
3) Old Master dealers consign works directly to Sotheby’s for dedicated online auctions
Sotheby’s is staging two online auctions of works consigned directly from 39 different Old Master dealers.
4) Dealer Daniel Katz sells Sorolla’s study of a drunkard to National Gallery
The National Gallery in London has bought a painting by Spanish artist Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) for £325,000 from London’s Daniel Katz Gallery.
5) Portobello arcades owner defends its rents stance but some dealers may not return
As Portobello Road market dealers come under financial pressure following the lockdown, the owner of many of its arcades has defended its stance on rent payments.
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