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Trio of high-value paintings stolen in raid on Oxford college collection

16 March 2020

Three Old Master paintings, including Annibale Carracci’s A Boy Drinking, have been stolen from a museum in Oxford.

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16th century whistle, rare portrait miniature and Samuel Palmer print – six lots to watch at auction this week

16 March 2020

With estimates from £200-8000, here are six previews of upcoming items this week.

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Silver penny from brief reign of forgotten Anglo-Saxon king now worth £32,000

16 March 2020

A silver penny of Ludica, a virtually unknown Anglo-Saxon king of Mercia, has sold for £32,000.

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Coronavirus: Phillips postpones international auction schedule

15 March 2020

Auction house Phillips has decided to postpone all of its sales and events globally until mid-May.

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Top stories this week – including news of the British Museum’s purchase of a Bronze age gold pendant found by a metal detectorist

15 March 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a 3000-year-old Bronze age gold sun pendant, known as a bulla, being bought by the British Museum after it was found by a metal detectorist in Shropshire.

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Coronavirus: ABA and PBFA call off Edinburgh antiquarian book fair

14 March 2020

Managers of the Edinburgh Premier Fair, run by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) & Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA), have called off the next staging.

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US collectors give Cleveland museum gift worth more than $100m

14 March 2020

The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) has been given a “transformative” collection valued at more than $100m.