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Prints of Canada

Early hand-coloured prints of Canada star in our pick of six auction highlights

18 August 2023

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a set of five prints of early 19th century Canada that sold at 17 times estimate in East Sussex.

British Museum

Investigation launched after gold jewellery and gemstones stolen from British Museum

17 August 2023

The British Museum is investigating the theft of jewellery and has dismissed a member of staff following the discovery that items from its “collection were found to be missing, stolen or damaged”.

Piranesi’s Vedute di Roma

Near-complete set of Piranesi’s views of Rome emerges in Germany

16 August 2023

A rare near complete copy of Piranesi’s ‘Vedute di Roma’ comes to auction in Germany this month.

Armchairs and sofa

Guinness family collection to be auctioned in rare on-the-premises sale at Elveden Hall

15 August 2023

A single owner collection from Lord Iveagh will be offered by Sworders at the Guinness family’s stately home Elveden Hall in Suffolk.


Mr Punch jester’s rattle is among five lots to watch

14 August 2023

With estimates from £40, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Top stories this week including fairs beefing-up their security after a spate of thefts

13 August 2023

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of fair organisers bolstering security following recent thefts targeting the jewellery trade.

Royal Doulton bird jar

Royal Doulton bird jar stars in our pick of five auction highlights

11 August 2023

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a bird jar reminiscent of the Martin Brothers original designs but made by Royal Doulton.