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Squadron Leader Scarf

UK buyer sought for record breaking RAF Victoria Cross medal

01 November 2022

An export block has been issued on a Victoria Cross medal in the hope a UK buyer will emerge.

Toadstools

Strong dollar drives rise in US purchasers to UK

31 October 2022

US buyers have boosted sales for UK dealers and auction houses this autumn after the slump in sterling.

 Chelsea Antiques and Fine Art Fair

Dealer portal 2Covet will no longer run fairs

31 October 2022

The team behind 2Covet has closed its events division, abandoning all plans to run fairs.

Royal Worcester Patience teapot

Why living up to one’s teapot now costs more

31 October 2022

The 1882 Royal Worcester porcelain ‘Patience’ teapot has become a satirical emblem of the Aesthetic movement.

Grays Antiques Centre

Antiques centre owner Bennie Gray gets the green light as Bond Street entrance opens

31 October 2022

Bennie Gray is celebrating the long-awaited opening of the new Bond Street station in Mayfair.

Jan Huygen van Linschoten’s travelogue

Linschoten’s travels reach £44,000

31 October 2022

A Dutch travelogue from the early years of Arctic exploration sold for £44,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) at Chiswick Auctions on October 26.

Anti-money laundering

Art firms sign up to new EU money rules

31 October 2022

More than a thousand art market businesses have registered for HM Revenue and Customs’ Anti Money Laundering Supervision (AMLS) since its June 2021 launch.

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Pick of the week: Mexican jar is choc full of saleroom interest

31 October 2022

In colonial Mexico cacao beans and vanilla pods assumed a similar status to tea leaves in England.

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Aberdeen slipware and an Art Deco brooch are among four lots to watch

31 October 2022

With estimates from £300-50,000 here are four previews of upcoming items.

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Attackers under the sea and above the waves

31 October 2022

In 1888, in response to a tender issued by the War Office, Prof Archibald Barr and Dr William Stroud submitted an application for an optical range-finder patent to the Patents Office.

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Asian Art In London Awards 2022: winners announced

31 October 2022

Asian Art in London announced the winners of its latest awards at a gala party held in the Victoria and Albert Museum last week.

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Jackson’s northern exposure

31 October 2022

Highest price in five years is achieved for Manchester School and Staithes Group artist

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Thatcher depictions tick the box for bidders

31 October 2022

Judging by recent events, members of the Conservative Party might well look back longingly to the days of Margaret Thatcher when Britain’s first female prime minister brought a comparative measure of stability to government.

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Falklands appeal fuels £82,000 bid

31 October 2022

Relatively few gallantry medals available for what was short self-contained conflict, heroic stories involving highly collectable regiments, a relatively morally unambiguous backstory (for British collectors at least)… the Falklands War can generate high demand at auction.

Brooches

Bid Barometer: issue 2566

31 October 2022

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

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Obituary: Antiques dealer Danny Robinson

31 October 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce Danny Robinson has passed away peacefully after a short stay in hospital at the age of 84.

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Born in Brecon, Aussie grit

31 October 2022

Lt William Emlyn Hardwick (1885-1918) was born in Brecon but by the time he enlisted to fight in the First World War he was living in Australia.

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Previews: issue 2566

31 October 2022

A selection of 12 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.

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Chelsea Pensioner portrait offered at Perth exhibition

31 October 2022

This English watercolour of a Chelsea Pensioner c.1900, priced at £500, is among the offerings at the Christmas 2022 exhibition held jointly by former business partners Malcolm Innes and Anthony Woodd.

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Obituary: Glass dealer Shane Theophilus

31 October 2022

We are sad to announce the sudden death of Shane Theophilus (August 23, 1954-October 22, 2022).

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