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War dog Rob's 'animal VC' Dickin Medal sells for record £140,000 in London auction

13 October 2022

A ‘Victoria Cross’ for animals awarded to Rob, a black-and-white collie-retriever who served with paratroops and the SAS, has sold for a world record £140,000 at auction.

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Discover how scientific forensic analysis helps the art world

13 October 2022

A conference organised by The Art Loss Register will focus on forensic science and technology and its use in the art world.

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Antique dealers’ campaign to save Westminster’s gas lamps attracts wider support ahead of council’s consultation

12 October 2022

A campaign to save the Victorian gas lamps in Westminster has gained support from The Victorian Society, its president actor Griff Rhys Jones and the GMB Union.

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Chelsea Antiques and Fine Art Fair autumn event postponed

11 October 2022

The owners of the Chelsea Antiques and Fine Art Fair have postponed its planned November 1-6 event due to reduced exhibitor numbers.

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A mystery Scottish family portrait is among five lots to watch

10 October 2022

With estimates from £1000-40,000, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of an early photograph album making over 10 times estimate

09 October 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of an 1840s album of calotype photographs bringing demand in Edinburgh.

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Three LS Lowry artworks stored in a cupboard for 20 years come to auction in Lincoln

08 October 2022

A group of three artworks – containing four drawings by Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887-1976) – had been stored in a cupboard by their owner.