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Alison Snowdon

Alison Snowdon has joined Fellows.

Birmingham auction house Fellows has made two new appointments. Alison Snowdon joins as a general valuer in its Antiques and Collectables department. With more than 20 years’ experience in the auction industry, she most recently worked at Fieldings Auctioneers for more than 12 years.

Patricia Preuschoff

Patricia Preuschoff has joined Fellows.

Also joining the firm is Patricia Preuschoff who has joined as catalogue manager for Fellows’ quarterly specialist designer handbags and accessories auctions. She has previous experience in authentication of designer handbags and accessories, having worked at the online consignment platform Consigned Sealed Delivered.


François Thierry

François Thierry has launched a collectable trading cards department at auction house Aguttes.

In Frances Aguttes has launched a new department of collectable trading cards. The new department is a collaboration with specialist François Thierry. The first sale is planned for October 18 in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

The collecting category covers areas from Pokémon cards to Panini sticker albums and Trading Card Games (TCG) to sports memorabilia.

Panini album

A München/Münich 1974 Panini album estimated at €11,000-12,000 at Aguttes.

Lots on offer at the first sale include a first French edition of Pokémon (1999) and München/Münich 1974 Panini album and estimates for the sale range from €100-30,000.

Specialist François Thierry, said: “These childhood treasures have become highly sought-after… Driven by this passion, I am on the lookout for ever more unusual and rare specimens, all of which have a fascinating story to tell.”

Swann Galleries

Corey Serrant

Corey Serrant has joined Swann Galleries.

In New York, Swann Galleries has hired Corey Serrant as associate director of LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture & History for the auction house and will also work as a specialist for its African American art department.

He has previously worked for Salon 94 and Eric Firestone Gallery, most recently as associate director. He has also participated in lectures at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, the Appraisers Association of America and the LGBT Historic Sites Project. He also worked at Swann as an administrator and cataloguer in the African American art department.  

Skye Lacerte

Skye Lacerte has joined Swann Galleries.

Also joining the firm is Skye Lacerte who is specialist for its Illustration art department. Lacerte served as curator of the Dowd Illustration Research Archive (DIRA) at Washington University in St. Louis and as core faculty in Washington University’s Illustration and Visual Culture MFA program.

Arts Council England

Michelle Walker

Michelle Walker is area director for London at the Arts Council.

Arts Council England has appointed Michelle Walker as area director for London. She will focus on the Arts Council’s 10-year strategy of investment across all boroughs in London.

Walker joins in November, taking over from Tonya Nelson, who became executive director, Enterprise & Innovation, in July.