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Bid Barometer

08 July 2019

ATG’s selection of auction lots bought by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com from the period June 26-July 3, 2019. This includes both the highest prices over estimate and the top prices paid online.

A lawyer writes: The concept of ‘relative title’

08 July 2019

Case from way back in 1722 underlines this sometimes baffling aspect of English law.

News In Brief – including alert over bronzes stolen at Portobello

08 July 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an alert being issued over bronzes stolen at Portobello market in London.

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Auction house Osenat expands to Versailles

08 July 2019

September will be a key date in the diary for the French auction firm Osenat, which has announced its expansion with an extra venue and several new departments.

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They said what!? Lovejoy’s return to screen hailed and more in quotes from the art and antiques market

07 July 2019

Would you say antiques rather than humans are god-like? If so, you’re in good company. Read what else members of the art and antiques trade had to say this week with our regular quotes roundup.

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Jewels in July – five places to see dazzling jewels this month

06 July 2019

From Cartier rings at auction in Knightsbridge and talks over wine at the Goldsmiths’ Hall to a guided tour of Syon Park, find out about the latest jewellery-related events this month.

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Top stories this week – including news of auction house Wright Marshall looking for a buyer

05 July 2019

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a buyer being sought for auction house Wright Marshall after its parent company went into administration.

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Collection of Wedgwood Fairyland lustre and rare cricket memorabilia – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

05 July 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a surprise result for art pottery in Macclesfield and a discovery of Wedgwood Fairyland lustre in Nottingham.

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Appeal for help to trace stolen snuff shoe from antiques fair

04 July 2019

A snuff shoe belonging to dealer J Collins & Son was stolen at the IACF Ardingly fair in West Sussex from a stand in the Norfolk Pavilion.

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The ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography gets £25,000 boost

04 July 2019

The Breslauer Prize for Bibliography, organised by the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), has received an additional endowment of $25,000.

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Fictional antiques dealer Lovejoy to return to screens in new TV adaptation

03 July 2019

TV show Lovejoy has been acquired for adaptation three decades after it was first broadcast.

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Antiques dealer appeals for help from trade to locate stolen Japanese bronze from Portobello Road

03 July 2019

Antiques belonging to dealer John Langin of RA Barnes Antiques were stolen on two occasions from outside his stall at Portobello Road market last month.

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Hires at Bellmans and Alderfer Auction - the latest Movers and Shakers in the art and antiques market

03 July 2019

A selection of appointments across the sector including a book specialist at Bellmans

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Medieval chess figure believed to be a ‘missing’ piece from the Lewis chessmen set sells at £600,000 at Sotheby’s

02 July 2019

A chess figure bought in 1964 in Edinburgh for £5 by an antiques dealer and stored in a drawer for decades has sold at a hammer price of £600,000 at Sotheby’s in London.

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Apollo 11 moon landing log offered in huge sale commemorating 50th anniversary of NASA mission

02 July 2019

Decades after its journey to the moon, the Apollo 11 Timeline Book is going under the hammer at Christie’s New York in a special space exploration sale.

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Five militaria auction highlights including snuff mull given by 1745 Jacobite rising leader to the guard at his execution

01 July 2019

A snuff mull owned by an executed 1745 Jacobite rising leader and a First World War British tank splatter mask are among five hammer highlights in June auctions.

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Big bids from collectors for Moorcroft little and large

01 July 2019

The recent sale of a single-owner collection of Moorcroft pottery by Kingham & Orme in Evesham demonstrated two distinct faces of the Staffordshire factory.

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Getting a grip on a £20,000 Fairbairn-Sykes dagger

01 July 2019

A rare variant of the classic Second World War commando knife has sold for 200 times its lower estimate at a North Yorkshire auction.

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‘Toulouse Caravaggio’ acquired in private deal prior to €100m auction

01 July 2019

The painting dubbed the ‘Toulouse Caravaggio’ that was snubbed by the Louvre in Paris could now go on show in a museum after a private sale.

Men charged over 2017 Feltham book theft

01 July 2019

Two men will appear in court in connection with the 2017 theft of rare books from a west London warehouse.

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