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Goldsmith’s Fair talk addresses the technical side of collecting

07 September 2019

Budding collectors can listen to expert advice at the Goldsmith’s Fair.

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Cartoon for ‘Punch’, novelty smoking set and leather jewellery case – six auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

06 September 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a novelty smoking set that fetched 40-times estimate, a cartoon for 'Punch' that took 20-times estimate and a leather jewellery case that made over 30-times estimate.

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Halls' fine art director Jeremy Lamond to leave after two decades at Shropshire auction house

06 September 2019

Jeremy Lamond, Halls’ fine art director, will depart after 23 years at the firm.

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Shareholders approve sale of Sotheby’s to Patrick Drahi

05 September 2019

Sotheby’s shareholders have approved a $3.7bn deal to sell the company to media and telecoms entrepreneur Patrick Drahi.

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Art Business Conference highlights: changing auction buyers and the challenges of European export regulations

05 September 2019

Held at Church House Conference Centre in Westminster, the 2019 Art Business Conference took place yesterday just a stones throw from parliament where politicians were discussing a bill ruling out a no-deal Brexit.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang designer's sculpture bought by National Railway Museum in York

05 September 2019

A 26-foot long kinetic sculpture by Rowland Emett (1906-90) who designed the magical car in the eponymous 1960s film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has been sold by Bonhams for a six-figure sum to the National Railway Museum in York.

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Fine Art Asia, with Masterpiece Pavilion, to go ahead in Hong Kong despite city’s political protests

04 September 2019

The organisers of Fine Art Asia and Masterpiece have confirmed the event, featuring Masterpiece's debut presence in the Far East, will proceed in Hong Kong in October, despite the city's anti-government protests in recent weeks.

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Church Street festival Antiques Anonymous returns to Marylebone for third time

04 September 2019

A one-day antiques festival is to return to Church Street, Lisson Grove, for its third year.

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Antiques firms urged to register for EU trade permit as potential no-deal Brexit looms

03 September 2019

Trade associations are urging their members to apply for the required permit to continue importing and exporting with EU countries following Brexit on October 31.

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Sir Rod Stewart’s collection under the hammer again – Essex house move means more lots come to auction at Sworders

03 September 2019

Auction house Sworders is selling another batch of items from singer Sir Rod Stewart.

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US tariffs on Chinese art widened to include books and increased to 15%

02 September 2019

A tax on imports into the US of art, antiques and objects made in China took effect today.

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Bid to list the extinct mammoth as a protected species withdrawn from CITES summit

02 September 2019

A proposal to class the long-extinct woolly mammoth as ‘endangered’ in order to regulate trade in its ivory was withdrawn at the global CITES summit, pending further research.

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Bonhams returns to Oxford with furniture sale

02 September 2019

Bonhams’ Oxford office is to reopen as a saleroom for two auctions in the autumn season.

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Pick of the week: Maiolica renaissance as basin from Italian workshop makes £100,000

02 September 2019

Dealers from France and England contributed to a protracted bidding battle for a rare Renaissance maiolica dish offered at an auction house in Saxony.

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Martinware on offer from family patron of the potters

02 September 2019

Maidenhead auction house Dawson’s is to sell a collection of Martinware on behalf of descendants of an important patron of the Southall pottery.

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Five sales to watch at auction this week including vast collections of pedal cars, hole punches and Ysart glass

02 September 2019

With estimates from £200-15,000, here are five previews of upcoming sales this week.

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Lesson in provenance importance

02 September 2019

Teacher’s single-owner collection stands out as part of Modern and Contemporary art sale.

News In Brief – including a jewellery dealer supplying props to the new 'Downton Abbey' film

02 September 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of three antique tiaras from jewellery dealer Bentley & Skinner feature in the new 'Downton Abbey' film.

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Fashionable woman is all the rage at auction

02 September 2019

Estimated at £100-150, this mid-20th century portrait of a fashionably dressed young woman attracted a flurry of bids at Sherborne saleroom Charterhouse (25% buyer’s premium).

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Astronauts mark fact from fiction

02 September 2019

The highest prices recorded in a Space Exploration sale on July 20 were for video recordings and documents relating to the Apollo 11 mission that featured the first moon landing, but a much earlier, fictional account of a lunar expedition also impressed.

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