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Top stories this week – including news of a record price for an RAF Victoria Cross

15 May 2022

The most read stories on this website over the last week included news of a rare flying VC awarded to the commander of the RAF’s 62 Squadron selling at Spink.

Doucai porcelain vase with Qianlong marks

Rediscovered Chinese vase stars in our pick of five auction highlights

13 May 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rediscovered doucai porcelain vase with Qianlong marks that made over seven-times estimate in Hampshire.

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Farnham antiques centre targeted by thieves

12 May 2022

A Farnham antiques centre is hoping to track down items stolen after a break in last week.

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Titanic twists of fate: tale of two auction lots in the US and UK

11 May 2022

Fate played a cruel hand in the case of two Titanic passengers whose stories have come to light through recent auction lots.

Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe picture sold at Christie's

Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe makes second highest auction price of all time

10 May 2022

One of five different coloured versions of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe silkscreen from 1964 fetched the second highest auction price of all time when it sold at Christie’s New York last night.

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New appointments and premises across the world of art and antiques

10 May 2022

New faces at Woolley & Wallis, Runjeet Singh and Freeman’s are among the latest Movers & Shakers.

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Second World War submarine’s Jolly Roger flag is among six lots to watch

09 May 2022

With estimates from £800-30,000, here are six previews of upcoming items.