Judge praises trade’s role in sting operation

13 May 2015

A judge has hailed the “professionalism and integrity” of members of the trade who helped snare a thief who stole antiques and art from her wealthy employer.


Stolen, recovered and resold – the £80,000 Henri Martin

16 March 2015

A picture stolen from a Hertfordshire house three years ago and recently recovered sold at an Essex auction last week for £80,000.

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Wolsey Angels – my ‘ones that got away’, says dealer

05 March 2015

More information has emerged about the colourful recent history of the £5m Wolsey Angels.

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Anglo-Saxon controls may prove vital in shedding light on newfound hoard

12 January 2015

Strict rules governing the integrity of early English coinage could lead to the newly uncovered Aylesbury Hoard revising our perspective of the Anglo-Saxon period.

Thirteen charged over spate of thefts targeting jades

24 November 2014

Thirteen men have been charged with conspiracy to steal as part of a national investigation into high-value thefts from an East Sussex saleroom and museums across the country.

The importance of the Punta Cana Pewter Wreck

16 October 2013

Martin Roberts, the UK specialist who worked as a consultant on the Punta Cana site, discusses the importance of the Pewter Wreck.


Police appeal over mystery antiques

05 February 2013

Police are appealing for owners of various antiques to come forward. The items – two brass vases, a gold cup, a Chinese vase, a gold frame of a picture of fruit, a gold frame of a picture of flowers and a gold watch - relate to an on-going criminal investigation. The items are currently in the care of the police.


Two jailed as dealer returns £500,000 Moore sold for £46

10 December 2012

Two men have been sentenced to a year in jail after admitting the theft of a sundial sculpture and bronze plinth from the Henry Moore Foundation.

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Wenlok Jug recovered by police

02 October 2012

The 14th century Wenlok Jug has been returned to a Luton museum after it was stolen in May.

New wreck discovered in South China Sea

01 October 2012

Fishermen are reported to have discovered another ancient shipwreck, complete with cargo, in the South China Sea near Vung Tau off the South East coast of Vietnam.

Recovery of items from Derby theft

12 September 2012

Several items stolen from Derby Museum and Art Gallery’s storage facility have been recovered and two arrests have been made.


Theft charges over Henry Moore sculpture

30 July 2012

Two men have been charged with theft after Henry Moore’s ‘Working Model for Sundial 1965’ sculpture and a bronze plinth were stolen from his former home.


Plaque found after appeal

19 June 2012

A medieval Nottingham alabaster plaque prised away from a London church has been recovered after the appeal in ATG.

Major recovery shows why storage firms need better due diligence, says ALR

05 March 2012

THE recovery of more than 400 lost works by Dutch artist Karel Appel has led to a call for storage companies to tighten their due diligence on objects they handle.

Stolen lectern tracked to Romania

06 January 2012

A 19th century brass lectern stolen from a church in Wiltshire has emerged at an antiques fair in Romania.


£5m country house raiding spree exposed

10 October 2011

FOURTEEN antiques of ‘significant, cultural and historic value’ have been recovered and two men arrested in connection with three high-profile country house thefts in 2009.

Portable Antiquities Scheme finds up by a third

06 June 2011

THE Portable Antiquities Scheme has recorded a 36 per cent increase in finds since improving its database in 2010 and making it easier to register discoveries.

Major recovery in UK’s art imports and exports

21 March 2011

THE latest imports and exports figures have shown a major recovery in the value of art and antiques traded annually between the UK and overseas.


Vendor and gallery strike deal over lost Eric Gill

10 May 2010

THE issue of the Manchester Art Gallery’s missing Eric Gill sculpture has been resolved, Cheshire auctioneer Adam Partridge has told ATG.

Police return glamorous swindler’s £500,000 loot

25 January 2010

POLICE are in the process of returning £500,000 worth of antiques after a serial conwoman received a confiscation order earlier this month.