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JMW Turner watercolour takes £96,000 at Herefordshire auction

06 March 2024

A watercolour by JMW Turner (1775-1851) depicting a famous English country estate has sold for £96,000 at Minster Auctions.

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Wall mural from a Surrey cottage featured on BBC’s Fake or Fortune? comes to auction in Cornwall

06 March 2024

A mural painted on a wall inside a Surrey cottage which starred in an episode of BBC’s 'Fake or Fortune?' is to be offered with a £40,000-80,000 estimate.

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All the fun of the fair: John Barker collection comes to Essex auction

05 March 2024

A collector of late 19th and early 20th century fairground art is offering 47 examples at Sworders.

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Promo album helped Rolling Stones to go on tour, not fade away

05 March 2024

In 1969 the Rolling Stones were ready to go touring again after a gap of more than two years. Featuring a new guitarist, the 17-date tour in the US began on November 7.

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Lawrence portraits from New York industrialist come for sale in US

04 March 2024

Portraits by the English virtuoso painter Sir Thomas Lawrence owned by an upstate New York family since the 1920s lead our selection of five lots to buy in the US.

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Big expansion for Lots Road auction house

04 March 2024

Lots Road Auctions in Chelsea is moving to a large new saleroom in Fulham as the firm becomes an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) following the retirement of founder Roger Ross.

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Cyber criminals target art and antiques dealers

04 March 2024

Dealers have been targeted by cyber criminals setting up copycat scam sites and tampering with existing websites.

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Rediscovered George II period table takes 100-times estimate at Berkshire auction

04 March 2024

A timed online auction at Thimbleby & Shorland of Reading included this fine quality Kentian console table that had come from a probate sale in London.

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Chair prices propelled higher thanks to Picasso

04 March 2024

A Parisian sale titled Pablo Picasso and his Friends staged at Piasa in France on February 15 included a series of artworks to which the great man had contributed in some way.

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A Regency table from the collection of TV star Drew Pritchard is among five lots to watch

04 March 2024

With estimates from £100, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Fierce negotiator who had a sharp eye for artistic talent

04 March 2024

Roseberys’ sale of Modern British & 20th Century art on March 12 will include works from the collection of Bernard Sheridan (1927-2007).

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Modern British works from artistic sources boost Colchester sale

04 March 2024

A group of four pictures on offer in an Essex auction came from a vendor whose grandmother was part of the Fitzrovian set - the Bohemian group of artists and intellectuals centred around Charlotte Street in London, just north of Soho, in the 1920s-50s.

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News in brief including Nepalese artefacts repatriated by Belgium collector

04 March 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the repatriation of medieval Nepalese artefacts by a private collector in Belgium.

British and Irish book auctions, March 5-24, 2024

04 March 2024

Our regular listing of UK and Irish books and works on paper auctions

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Bangle by architect turned designer Zaha Hadid builds interest

04 March 2024

Among the most eagerly contested lots at a west London saleroom was a Georg Jensen silver bangle from the Lamellae collection designed by the architect-turned-designer Zaha Hadid.

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Omega watches by Andrew Grima are bang on time

04 March 2024

At the peak of his fame, the Anglo-Italian jewellery designer Andrew Grima was invited by Omega to create what would become the About Time collection.

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Auctions and dealer shows aplenty at Asia Week New York

04 March 2024

Fifteeth year of the New York event involves 28 dealers and 12 salerooms taking part

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Thundercats Tongue-A-Saurus grabbed by eager bidder

04 March 2024

As with many 1980s toys, the Thundercats range was produced to accompany a TV or film series.

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Bid Barometer: issue 2633

04 March 2024

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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Dolls from full house dubbed a ‘collector’s dream’

04 March 2024

What Special Auction Services (20% buyer’s premium) in Newbury billed as “the largest and most valuable doll collection to been seen at auction for 25 years” went under the hammer on February 22 with a further slice to come in April.

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