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ATG's selection of hammer highlights from 2020

21 December 2020

Our pick of 12 monthly highlights sold at auction across 2020

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News In Brief – including news of a stolen Presidential pocket watch

21 December 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of stolen gold pocket watch taken from a gallery in Camden Passage, Islington, London.

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Auctions: surviving then thriving in 2020

21 December 2020

Whether it was holding live sales in the garden or in the front room – or with a parrot for company – auctioneers who were determined that the show must go on found a way to make it happen during the early weeks of the first lockdown (see photos).

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Arabic work presents ‘complete book of the medical art’

21 December 2020

A rare complete copy of a famous Arabic medical text sold for £30,000 in a sale of manuscripts and other works on paper from the Islamic and Near Eastern worlds.

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Bidder makes a holy order

21 December 2020

Model produced for pilgrims and tourists to Jerusalem in mind is a highlight as specialist sales launch

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Olde Worlde charm… from 1847

21 December 2020

Quaintly titled book about Great Yarmouth was one of the varied attractions in Cambridge auction.

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Designs evoke Art Deco style

21 December 2020

Poster auction in New York includes fine examples of British Art Deco rail travel designs

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Auctions take a hit from Covid but private and online sales rise at Sotheby’s and Christie’s

20 December 2020

Despite the challenges of a tough 2020, private and online sales have boosted the major auction houses

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Top stories this week – including news of a glued together Chinese vase going eight times over estimate at auction

19 December 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a Qianlong lantern vase that was broken and reglued in nine pieces selling at Hansons in Derbyshire.

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Top-selling Staffordshire figure group stars in our weekly pick of five auction highlights

18 December 2020

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes one of the most ambitious and desirable early 19th century Staffordshire figure groups that made over 30-times estimate in Edinburgh.

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Plea to help find presidential pocket watch stolen from London dealer

17 December 2020

The trade has been asked to look out for a 14ct gold pocket watch that was stolen on December 12 from a gallery in Camden Passage in Islington, London.

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Provenance under discussion at International Catalogue Raisonné Association’s second annual conference

17 December 2020

Over 200 delegates from 15 countries tuned in for The International Catalogue Raisonné Association’s second annual conference with the topic under discussion being provenance.

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New salerooms plus appointments at galleries – the latest news across the art and antiques sector

16 December 2020

Movers & Shakers including news of the launch of Minster Auctions and a new home for The Pedestal.

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Collection of rare children's literature comes to Dallas auction house

15 December 2020

A 530-lot sale under the title 'Once Upon a Time: Rare Children's Literature from Justin G. Schiller' is planned by Heritage Auctions tomorrow.

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Book trade on alert after smash and grab thefts in London

14 December 2020

A spate of thefts from central London shops has put the antiquarian book trade on high alert.

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A bright new future as ‘familiar faces’ open fresh firm in Leominster

14 December 2020

A new auction firm has launched in the market town of Leominster in Herefordshire.

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Madagascar purchases archive of its last queen at south London auction

14 December 2020

Clothes, letters and photographs of the last queen of Madagascar are to return home after the Madagascan government bought the collection at a south London auction.

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A Bizarre discovery for Clarice Cliff historians

14 December 2020

The latest Specialist Collectors’ Sale at Cuttlestones in Wolverhampton included a little bit of 20th century ceramics history.

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Pick of the week: Jumbo price from Rothberger collection

14 December 2020

The Anschluss of 1938 between Nazi Germany and Austria had a devastating effect on Vienna’s Jewish population.

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Busts of tragic Roman duo take £106,000

14 December 2020

This pair of life-size bronze busts depict the tragic young figures Publius Septimus Geta, son of emperor Septimus Severus, and his sister-in-law Plautilla.

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