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Sunbury Antiques fair at Kempton Park Racecourse

Shops and antiques centres open doors again this week

12 April 2021

Antiques shops and centres, auction houses and outdoor markets will welcome customers back to their premises in England and Wales this week.

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Coin auction houses end four-year joint venture

12 April 2021

London coin specialists Baldwin’s and St James’ Auctions have ended their tie-up after four years.

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Trophies from a Victorian family of England internationals

12 April 2021

Rogers Jones of Cardiff is selling an archive relating to a remarkable Victorian sporting dynasty on April 17.

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Ritual bronzes unearthed in Yorkshire come to auction at Hansons

12 April 2021

A hoard of Romano-British bronzes discovered by metal detectorists in North Yorkshire last year will be offered at auction.

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View of the Thames by Victorian artist stuns market with six-figure sum at Bonhams

12 April 2021

Lesser-known painter Alice Boyd emerges via Cheyne Walk at London auction

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An Omar Ramsden silver spoon and a Polar medal are among the six lots to watch at auction

12 April 2021

With estimates from £100-7000 here are six previews of upcoming items this week.

Art Market Participants: AMLS rebrands as ECS

12 April 2021

HMRC has renamed its Anti Money Laundering Supervision team as Economic Crime Supervision (ECS). The services will continue as normal.

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A very worthwhile exercise in auction value

12 April 2021

Manuscript demonstrating young lady’s educational achievements sells for £35,000

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Russian artists who preferred the Parisian scene

12 April 2021

For the first time in almost 30 years, Wendl (21% buyer’s premium) in Rudolstadt was forced to hold a sale without a public view and in an empty room.

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Modernist market thrives for Grima and Gard

12 April 2021

Dawsons’ (23% buyer’s premium) dedicated Jewellery, Watches & Silver auction in Maidenhead on March 11 included two unusual signed pieces by flavour-of-the-month Andrew Grima (1921-2007).

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Battersea Dec reflects the new way of doing business

12 April 2021

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (DATF) has announced the launch of its latest iteration of the online platform, Digital Decorative, which was set up in response to the cancellation of its physical fairs during the pandemic.

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Mdina Glass and Leon Osman silver shine bright

12 April 2021

Michael Harris signature piece sells well at auction alongside Louis Osman silver spoons set

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Pick of the week: Apollino copy that stands up for itself

12 April 2021

This copy of the Uffizi’s Medici Apollo (Apollino) is signed for the Italian sculptor Bartolomeo Cavaceppi (c.1716-99).

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Bayrle underlines his commercial value

12 April 2021

The highest price at the sale of Modern and Contemporary art at Döbritz (22% buyer’s premium) in Frankfurt on March 6 was achieved for a mixed-media composition by the German artist Thomas Bayrle.

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The web shop window: John Bratby's portrait of Guy the Gorilla

12 April 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Why the Defiance should be remembered as well as the Alamo

12 April 2021

The story of the fall of the Alamo is familiar to many, even if only from a famous film version

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Bid Barometer: issue 2488

12 April 2021

ATG’s pick of auction lots bought by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com, including both the highest prices over estimate and the top prices paid online.

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Model 1080 could be a sound investment

12 April 2021

In 1935, Swiss designer Paul Fuller, who had emigrated to the US after the First World War, joined the Rudolf Wurlitzer Company as their chief designer.

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The £15,000 delft puzzle solved

12 April 2021

This particular form of English delft puzzle jug, with its distinctive knopped neck, seems to be peculiar to the second half of the 17th century.

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Storied jewels from Mountbatten

12 April 2021

Sotheby’s sold the collection of Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma at the end of last month.

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