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Latest news about key people in the art and antiques market including top names who work at major auction houses; organisers of significant art and antiques fairs; antiques dealers; collectors; museum curators; heads of trade organisations; market and regulatory experts.

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New LAPADA chief Freya Simms outlines what dealer members can expect during her tenure

18 June 2018

Public relations and fairs specialist Freya Simms is a mere two weeks into the job as chief executive of dealer body LAPADA but has hit the ground running.

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Pick of the Week: Fabergé blossoms in Teddington

18 June 2018

“It was totally unexpected – as the best finds always are,” Derbyshire auctioneer Charles Hanson told ATG. “A client came along to our office in East Molesey carrying a cardboard box. Inside, wrapped in an old tea towel, was not one, but two, Fabergé flowers.”

Auctioneer Charles Hanson from Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip

Watch auctioneer Charles Hanson selling his “most significant find ever”

14 June 2018

Two rare Fabergé flowers brought to a routine valuation event wrapped in an old tea towel were sold in a sale conducted by auctioneer Charles Hanson this week.

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Two rare Fabergé flower ornaments sell for £340,000 at auction

11 June 2018

A pair of delicate Fabergé flower ornaments stole the limelight at an auction in Teddington tonight.

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Art historians, a dealer and an auction house chairman among recipients of Queen’s birthday honours

11 June 2018

A vice chairman of Sotheby’s in the US, historians Professor Mary Beard and Professor Simon Schama and the boss of the Royal Academy of Art were included in the 2018 Queen’s birthday honours list.

Private equity firm takes stake in Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

11 June 2018

US saleroom Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has hired a new chief executive and sold a stake to a private equity firm to help fund expansion.

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Movers and shakers: the latest arts and antiques appointments including TEFAF Maastricht's new chair of paintings

07 June 2018

From TEFAF Maastricht and a new CEO at a US auction house to a Mod Brit specialist and a porter who used to take tea with John Major - another ATG round-up of the latest appointments.

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Viney becomes the Master

04 June 2018

The picture below shows Paul Viney (on the left), chairman of Woolley & Wallis, receiving congratulations upon being installed as Master of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars from Loyd Grossman, the outgoing Master (and now Deputy Master).

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BADA hosts Belgravia networking event for art market’s next generation

27 May 2018

A group of young trade members met for a networking evening earlier this week.

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Charles Hanson withdraws ‘Nelson’s telescope’ from sale "pending further investigations"

22 May 2018

Hansons Auctioneers has withdrawn from its July 2 sale a brass telescope purported to have been used by Admiral Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, after questions were raised about its authenticity.

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“My most significant find ever” – Charles Hanson on discovery of two rare Fabergé flowers

22 May 2018

Auctioneer Charles Hanson has described the discovery of two rare Fabergé flowers during a routine valuation morning as his “most significant find ever”.

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Hedge fund owner of Savile Row tailor plans online-only auction at Sotheby’s

14 May 2018

Savile Row tailor Huntsman & Sons and financier Pierre Lagrange are to hold an online auction at Sotheby’s later this month.

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Budgen to head medals department at Spink

07 May 2018

Marcus Budgen is to head the Spink medals department after the departure of David Erskine-Hill.

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Freya Simms steps into top LAPADA role: "I'll ensure dealers are in a strong place with Brexit and the ivory ban looming"

30 April 2018

Former Olympia fair organiser and art market PR will head the dealer association, after the sudden departure of the previous chief.

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Dutch scholar awarded prestigious bookseller prize for work on woodcuts from incunabula in the Low Countries

27 April 2018

The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) has announced the winner of the 17th Breslauer Prize for Bibliography.

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LAPADA boss exits after just three months

23 April 2018

Patricia Stevenson, the former Tatler magazine publishing director recently appointed as chief executive of dealer body LAPADA, has left the association.

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Spink specialist takes role as Lord Ashcroft’s medals curator

23 April 2018

Spink medals specialist David Erskine-Hill is leaving to take over as Lord Ashcroft’s medals curator on the retirement of Michael Naxton.

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Movers and shakers: latest arts and antiques appointments

17 April 2018

A look at the latest moves across the trade.

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Administrators ‘wrong to charge Mossgreen consignors for returns’

16 April 2018

Consignors to collapsed Australian auction house Mossgreen will not have to pay fees to have items returned, a Sydney court has ruled.

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Movers and shakers: latest arts and antiques appointments

10 April 2018

A look at the latest moves in the trade.

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