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Fake or Fortune? returns with Elisabeth Frink mystery

12 September 2023

The BBC’s 'Fake or Fortune?' TV show returns this month for its 11th series.


Ukrainian avant garde picture is among five lots to watch

11 September 2023

With estimates from £400, here are five previews of items coming up for auction this week.

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Top stories this week including news of a rediscovered John Constable sketch emerging at auction

10 September 2023

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of a oil sketch of Willy Lott’s House by John Constable (1776-1837) being offered at Martel Maides in Guernsey.

Dunhill 'Aviary' lighter

Rare Dunhill ‘Aviary’ lighter stars in our pick of five auction highlights

08 September 2023

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Dunhill lighter with a rare intaglio of a woodpecker that sold at Chiswick Auctions.

Freddie Mercury in concert

Freddie Mercury collection: Major sums for lyrics and piano at Sotheby’s auction

07 September 2023

The handwritten lyrics for Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and the piano which Freddie Mercury used to compose it were among the major highlights at Sotheby's auction of the singer’s collection in London.

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Police appeal after antiques stolen from retired Merseyside dealer

06 September 2023

Valuable antiques and jewellery were stolen from a former dealer’s home in Rainford, St Helens and the police are appealing for help.

Charles Sargeant Jagger’s Maquette for The Driver

A cast of Charles Sargeant Jagger’s Maquette for The Driver leads our selection of 5 lots to watch in the US

05 September 2023

ATG’s selection of items coming up for auction in the US includes a maquette for a famous sculpture that has become a London landmark.