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British and Irish book auctions: September 24-October 4, 2019

23 September 2019

Our regular listing of British and Irish book auctions.

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Irish dealers pitch environmental credentials to win VAT-free status ahead of Brexit

17 September 2019

The Irish Antique Dealers Association has written to Ireland’s finance minister to press for VAT-free status as a green retail business, to relieve them of the 13.5% value-added tax they currently pay.

British and Irish book auctions: September 17-October 4, 2019

16 September 2019

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from September 17-October 4, 2019.

Artist's Resale Right: It’s so much simpler in Ireland

16 September 2019

Further to our article in this section in last week’s issue about who pays Artist’s Resale Right and how it applies to sales in the UK where the seller is an artist’s estate, ATG contacted Ireland’s collecting body The Irish Visual Artists Rights Organisation (IVARO) to clarify how this is dealt with in the Republic.

British and Irish book auctions: September 10-26, 2019

09 September 2019

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from September 10-26, 2019.

British and Irish book auctions: September 4-14, 2019

02 September 2019

Our regular listing of British and Irish book auctions.

British and Irish book auctions: August 27-September 13

26 August 2019

Our regular listing of British and Irish book auctions.

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Fact and faction in Ireland

26 August 2019

In stark contrast to the elegant dolls’ houses which took the higher bids at a recent auction (ATG No 2403), a shillelagh was evidence of violence and tragedy in 19th century Ireland.

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The risqué side of Russia

19 August 2019

Although catalogued as ‘Continental’, this mid-19th century porcelain figure of a seated semi-nude ballet dancer below carries impressed marks for the factory established by the English entrepreneur Francis Gardner in the town of Verbilki near Moscow in 1766.

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Irish dealers urge no border checks

19 August 2019

At a collectables fair in Dublin, talk was of post-Brexit free movement of antiques from north to south.

British and Irish book auctions: August 20-September 9, 2019

19 August 2019

Our regular listing of British and Irish book auctions.

British and Irish book auctions: August 13-September 1, 2019

12 August 2019

ATG's regular listing of British and Irish book auctions.

British and Irish book auctions: August 5-17, 2019

05 August 2019

Our regular listings of British and Irish book auctions.

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Rare 'travelling' doll’s house makes €48,000 at auction in Ireland

25 July 2019

A travelling doll's house, made in 1810 to entertain children on long journeys, fetched €48,000 (£42,800) hammer at Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers in Kilkenny, Ireland earlier this week.

British and Irish book auctions: July 23-August 3, 2019

22 July 2019

Our listing of British and Irish book auctions taking place from July 23-August 3, 2019.

British and Irish book auctions: July 16-27, 2019

15 July 2019

Our listing of British and Irish book auctions taking place from July 16-27, 2019.

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Romantic Russians in figure form

15 July 2019

The Patriotic War of 1812 stirred up powerful feelings of national pride in Russia.

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Ulysses makes latest epic price

15 July 2019

Stand-out lot in a recent Irish sale was one of the 100 special copies of Ulysses printed on Dutch handmade paper by Van Gelder that James Joyce signed on publication in Paris in 1922.

British and Irish book auctions: July 9-19, 2019

08 July 2019

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from July 9-19, 2019.

British and Irish book auctions: July 2-13, 2019

01 July 2019

Our listing of British and Irish book auctions taking place from July 2-13.