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Appeal to trade after burglary of Chinese works of art taken from Bath museum

23 April 2018

The Museum of East Asian Art was the victim of a daring raid by four masked men who stole rare artefacts from the Bath institution.


Stolen gramophone discovered in France will be returned to rightful owner

13 April 2018

A stolen gramophone will be returned to its owner next week after an Antiques Trade Gazette article alerted the buyer to the theft.


Kensington Church Street dealers ask trade to be vigilant following thefts

26 March 2018

A thief who targeted Kensington Church Street dealers is believed to have struck again.


Call for help to find London underground map stolen from auction house

19 March 2018

Transport Auctions of London is calling for the trade to look out for a stolen London Underground map.


Stolen Degas painting found on a bus near Paris eight years after art theft

26 February 2018

Edgar Degas’ impressionist picture ‘Les Choristes’ (The Chorus Singers) was stolen while it was on loan to The Musée Cantini in Marseille in 2009 from Musee d'Orsay in Paris.

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Police investigating £100,000 burglary from Harrogate antiques shop

23 February 2018

Police are investigating the theft of more than £100,000 worth of stock taken from a Harrogate antiques shop.

Introduction to the coinage of the Empire of Trebizond

Byzantine scholar’s entire collection stolen after break-in

16 February 2018

The entire coin collection of Byzantine scholar Simon Bendall was stolen from his home near Victoria in London during a break-in earlier this week.


Appeal to help find stolen Anglo-Saxon beads and coins following Canterbury theft

13 February 2018

The Canterbury Archaeology Trust is appealing for help to find the 850 Anglo-Saxon glass beads, multiple coins, metal artefacts and bone objects that have been stolen in a series of thefts from a storeroom in Kent.


Four police forces team up to hunt criminal dubbed the ‘Night Watcher’ after more than £1m of antiques and jewellery stolen

06 February 2018

Surrey, Kent, Sussex and Thames Valley police are searching for information to catch the criminal who committed seven violent burglaries from Home Counties mansions in recent months.


Tetbury antiques dealer convicted of burglary of local jeweller

30 January 2018

A Tetbury antiques dealer and his father have been convicted for a burglary of a jewellery shop in Gloucestershire.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum extends deadline of $10m reward to help recover stolen artworks

13 January 2018

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has extended the deadline of its $10m reward offered for information regarding works stolen in a famous heist at the Boston gallery in 1990.


Antiquities seized from billionaire collector after anti-trafficking unit launched in New York

09 January 2018

Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr, has swooped on the antiquities collection of hedge-fund manager and philanthropist Michael H. Steinhardt.


Lady McAlpine calls on trade to help locate stolen Pan statue

19 December 2017

A statue of Pan was stolen from Sir William and Lady McAlpine’s Fawley Hill home in Buckinghamshire at the weekend and the couple are calling on the trade to help locate the artwork.

Fair theft is insult to Great War hero’s memory

04 December 2017

MADAM – Theft at an antiques fair is bad enough, but when it involves the memory of a First World War hero and a slice of our patriotic and social history, it is abhorrent.


Art Loss Register recovers stolen Matisse sculpture purchased for less than 1% of its value

09 November 2017

A bronze statue by Henri Matisse has been rediscovered after it was stolen nearly 30 years ago.


Reward offered for information to help solve burglary involving antiques stolen from south Gloucestershire home

06 November 2017

Police are appealing for information and offering a reward after antiques were seized by masked raiders in a robbery near Bristol.

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Police appeal for witnesses after 2000 pieces of silver stolen from Kent antiques dealer

29 September 2017

An antiques dealer and Kent Police are calling on the trade to be aware of stolen silver items from a shop in Tenterden in Kent.

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Celebrity art dealer jailed for ‘Thomas Crown’ style thefts

13 September 2017

An art dealer has been jailed for the theft of £500,000 worth of paintings.


Trade asked to be vigilant after huge peacock sculpture stolen

24 August 2017

A 6ft high peacock sculpture by artist Geoffrey Dashwood has been stolen from a garden in the New Forest.

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Willem de Kooning painting stolen 30 years ago resurfaces in US antiques shop

15 August 2017

A $160m (£136m) masterpiece by Dutch-American abstract-impressionist painter Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) that had been stolen from a US museum 30 years ago has been discovered in an antiques shop.