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William Shakespeare’s First Folio

Copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio comes to New York auction

14 June 2022

An original copy of William Shakespeare’s First Folio, printed 400 years ago, will be offered at Sotheby’s in New York on July 7 with an estimate of $1.5m-2.5m (£1.2m-2m).


A Van Cleef brooch and an Arts and Crafts vase are among six lots to watch this week

13 June 2022

With estimates from £300-20,000, here are six previews of upcoming items.

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Top stories this week – including news of a record for designer William de Morgan

12 June 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of an Arts and Crafts vase designed by William de Morgan setting an auction record at Christie's.

Nicolas Poussin's Confirmation

UK buyer sought for £19m Nicolas Poussin picture

11 June 2022

A temporary export bar has been placed on a Nicolas Poussin picture in the hope a UK buyer can be found to pay £19m and keep it in the country.

René Boivin necklace

Art Deco necklace stars in our pick of five auction highlights

10 June 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare turquoise, rock crystal and black enamelled silver necklace by René Boivin that made over 10-times estimate in Birmingham.


Christie's Paris unveils Givenchy collection ahead of auction

09 June 2022

Christie’s Paris has styled its entire building as room sets for the Hubert de Givenchy sale this month.

Model of Liverpool Lime Street

Plea to help find stolen model trains from Lancashire collector

08 June 2022

Model railway enthusiast John Holden and the police are calling on the art and antiques sector to look out for a group of stolen model locomotives.