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True believers bid Bugatti’s Sacred Baboon to Fr3.15m

24 July 2000

FRANCE: REMBRANDT Bugatti, the sculptor brother from the famous racing car family, has been a major saleroom force for some years and there is no stopping him at the moment to judge by recent sales in Paris.

Phillips report London sales up by nearly 50 per cent

24 July 2000

UK: LONDON-based auctioneers PHILLIPS’ bid to join Sotheby’s and Christie’s in the premier league of the auction world appears to be making some progress as they reported a 48 per cent increase in hammer sales for their London rooms for January to July this year.

DNA profiling for antiques

24 July 2000

A UK SECURITY marking company has launched a new anti-theft process that effectively gives each item covered its own DNA profile for the police to identify.

Glass from the past for an expert in his field...

24 July 2000

THE best bottle ever dug? This was the question that auctioneer Alan Blakeman of BBR was asking himself after an extraordinary price was tendered by an American collector at the Elsecar salerooms on July 9 for this early shaft and globe example.

Web working group for trade sets out agenda for coming year

17 July 2000

THE working group that has been debating how to help the trade plan and regulate effective Web business has set an agenda for the next 12 months.

Olympia flush out repro with dateline changes

17 July 2000

OLYMPIA have made dateline changes at their flagship antiques event in London, the June Fine Art and Antiques Fair, and they will apply to both the gallery and the ground floor.

German Internet debate

17 July 2000

THE German Society of Art Auctioneers is to consider acting as an Internet portal for its members, so that they can all make a “joint appearance” together.