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News in Brief – including the ABA appointing a new president

05 April 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Pom Harrington of Peter Harrington Rare Books being appointed the new president of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association.

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Top stories this week – including news of a lorry driver sentenced after antiquities seized at Dover

03 April 2021

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a man jailed after antiquities estimated to be worth more than £76,000 were found in his lorry by the UK’s Border Force.

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Racing away: Stubbs’ Turf Gallery prints sold for six times estimate in Gloucestershire

02 April 2021

A complete copy of the famous ‘Turf Gallery’ prints of champion racehorses of the Georgian era has sold at auction for £30,000.

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Dutch dealers strike out on their own with online fair

01 April 2021

Dealers from the Royal Dutch Fine Art & Antique Dealer Association (KVHOK) have joined forces to launch an online fair which opens this month.

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‘Mother of modern British ballet’ portrait sold at Christie’s and donated to Royal Academy of Dance

31 March 2021

A portrait of the 'mother of modern British ballet’ will go on public display this autumn after dance enthusiasts rallied round to bid at auction.

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A new auction house in Wiltshire and fresh faces in Yorkshire and London are among this week’s saleroom updates

30 March 2021

New appointments at Roseberys and Ryedale Auctioneers are among the latest moves and appointments in the art and antiques sector.

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Pick of the week: A rare white bird worth waiting for

29 March 2021

Having postponed the sale in November and again in January, Chorley’s finally got to sell an exceptional private collection of early English porcelain in Prinknash Abbey, Gloucestershire, on March 24.

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Realism dawns as Parker enjoys record sale

29 March 2021

A private collection of pictures helped Parker Fine Art Auctions to its highest total since opening in Farnham last year.

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Banksy: far from anonymous in the art market

29 March 2021

For people who follow the art market, Banksy (b.1975) is now impossible to ignore.

Christie's changes category names for flagship art auctions

29 March 2021

Christie’s has announced that from this summer it will be renaming its Impressionist & Modern and Post-War & Contemporary sales.

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Dylan Thomas portrait from two months before his death offered in Cardiff auction

29 March 2021

The Welsh Sale at Rogers Jones in Cardiff on April 17 includes a portrait of Dylan Thomas painted just two months before he died,

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A Union Jack advertising sign and a George III Gothic chair are among four lots to watch at auction this week

29 March 2021

With estimates from £80-5000 here are four previews of upcoming items this week.

British and Irish book auctions: March 30-April 17, 2021

29 March 2021

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

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Bernini drawing sets auction record

29 March 2021

An Old Master drawing by the Italian Baroque sculptor, architect and artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) sold for a hammer price of €1.55m (£1.34m) at an auction in Compiègne in France.

ATG letter: Ivory fees – another committee fiasco

29 March 2021

MADAM – As I read the ‘Fees proposal for ivory exemptions’ story (front page, ATG No 2484), I was overwhelmed by an attack of the Victor Meldrews.

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Courting couple united by Bow

29 March 2021

This rare Bow figure was spotted by English porcelain specialists at Kingham & Orme’s (23% buyer’s premium) two-day auction of Fine and Decorative Arts.

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Get the feel of Derby in Macclesfield

29 March 2021

The sale at Adam Partridge (20% buyer’s premium) in Macclesfield on March 18-19 included a collection of 18th century English porcelain figures offered in around 30 lots.

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Banksy mania: Why the artist's screenprints are flashing up on investor’s dashboards

29 March 2021

Famous for the sort of graffiti that morphs into street art and critical acclaim, Banksy is now bringing in big money in the form of screenprints

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Distler toy car races to a £4100 finish

29 March 2021

At 20in (50cm) long, this stylised tinplate racer and driver was the largest toy car made by the German toymaker Johann Distler.

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Let us spray: an original rarity

29 March 2021

While Banksy prints abound at auction, the number of original works that emerge is understandably much less.

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