Dealers come in all shapes and forms, from small sole-traders to powerhouse galleries. Both play an integral role in the art and antiques market.

They often specialise in a given fields such as jewellery, ceramics, paintings, Asian art or coins but there are also plenty of general dealers operate across different categories.

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UK ivory ban threat: ‘government WILL consult antiques industry’

23 September 2016

The government is expected to announce that it will consult the antiques industry and other parties on the kind of proof that will be required to trade ivory pre-dating 1947, ATG has learned.

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Old Master dealer Colnaghi to open new London gallery

22 September 2016

Colnaghi, the venerable London Old Master dealership, will open their new gallery in St James’s next month.

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New Antiques for Everyone Fair launches in London

22 September 2016

A new Antiques for Everyone Fair is to launch in London in January 2017.

Ivory latest: Minister Andrea Leadsom to unveil a full ban on post-1947 ivory objects

21 September 2016

Environment minister Andrea Leadsom will tomorrow announce a full prohibition on the sale of ivory objects made after 1947, ATG has been told.

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UK dealers and auctioneers 'will have to prove ivory objects are 70 years old', sources say

21 September 2016

Auctioneers and dealers will have to provide proof that antique ivory is aged 70 years and older, according to media reports this morning.

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Cannibal fork from Fiji gobbled up at auction

19 September 2016

A Fijian cannibal fork was sold at Duke’s in Dorchester for £7500 on September 16.

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Exhibition of long-hidden paintings goes on show in Hoxton

16 September 2016

Paintings by the intensely private artist Keith Cunningham are to be reintroduced to the public during an upcoming exhibition in Hoxton.

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John Bird's new nest: West Sussex dealer takes boutique warehouse

14 September 2016

Dealer John Bird was long established in Petworth when the tenure of his old shop came to an end, but this did not spell and end for the West Sussex furniture specialist.

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Dealers Mallett to move with Fine Art Auction Group to Pall Mall

14 September 2016

Pall Mall is known for its members clubs but The Fine Art Auction Group, parent company of Dreweatts-Bloomsbury and Mallett, are to set up a London hub on the street in a bid to relaunch their interiors business.

Champions: the Capital Fine Art Removals team at the 14th annual fine art auctioneers vs dealers five-a-side football tournament.

Removals team lift trophy at auctioneers vs dealers annual football tournament

12 September 2016

It may have been their debut appearance at the 14th annual fine art auctioneers vs dealers five-a-side football tournament, but Capital Fine Art Removals carried all before them to lift the trophy.

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Hold on to your hat: Paris' annual Parcours des Mondes gets off to a good start

09 September 2016

The Parcours des Mondes, Paris' annual tribal trail and one of the biggest commercial gatherings in this collecting area, opened on September 6.

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Vendor of ‘unworked’ ivory tusk trophy prosecuted

09 September 2016

The vendor of the ‘unworked’ elephant tusk trophy that Christie’s offered for sale against CITES rules in 2015, has himself been prosecuted.

New firm of valuers launched after Pall Mall Art Advisors quit London

07 September 2016

Pall Mall Art Advisors have closed their European operations, shutting their offices in St James’s, London and Amsterdam. Meanwhile former UK managing director Rachel Doerr has launched her own firm with six colleagues called Doerr Valuations.

Stamford antiques dealer admits to fraud

06 September 2016

Stamford dealer Stuart Porter has admitted to fraud charges in court following a long-running probe into his Lincolnshire antiques business.

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Norfolk dealers take over longstanding local antiques and vintage fair

05 September 2016

Dealer Philip Crosthwaite and his wife Claire have taken over the 18-year-old antiques and vintage fair in Hingham.

Clare antiques centre has respite from renovation plans

05 September 2016

An antiques centre in Suffolk will remain open for up to two more years despite the owner of the building obtaining permission to convert the building into flats.

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Five members of Baldwin’s staff leave Stanley Gibbons Group and join Ian Goldbart's new business

02 September 2016

Ian Goldbart, lifelong coin collector and former managing director of AH Baldwin & Sons, is launching a new numismatic dealership and auction firm in Mayfair.

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‘Outsourcing’ of hallmarks: the trade view

02 September 2016

Opposition to the ‘outsourcing’ of UK hallmarks overseas is gathering momentum in the trade. Campaigners say the use of British hallmarks in India threatens a 700-year-old system for stamping precious metals.

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“I can’t hang my Picassos”: clarity over censorship needed for art market in Dubai

01 September 2016

A lack of clarity on issues of censorship is affecting Dubai’s role as a centre for the art market, delegates at the Art Business Conference heard today.

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Victoria Borwick MP: ‘Brexit an opportunity to recast laws affecting UK art market’

01 September 2016

The antiques industry now has the chance to influence any rethinking of laws that have compromised its trade as the UK heads towards Brexit, the MP Victoria Borwick said this morning.