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Huge demand at auction for the extensive collection of the late George Withers

26 February 2024

Buyers descend on the late George Withers collection in Somerset

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Midlands art fair set for an April debut is delayed again

26 February 2024

The inaugural Midlands Art Design Antiques Fair (MADA) at Birmingham’s NEC has been postponed again.

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No London return for art dealer Fine Art Society

26 February 2024

The Fine Art Society (FAS) has confirmed that it has no plans to reopen a London premises after closing its Carnaby Street gallery last October.

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Ceramics dealer Rod Jellicoe dies aged 70

26 February 2024

London porcelain dealer Rod Jellicoe died on February 4 aged 70.

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Gallant leaves BADA management role

26 February 2024

Ashley Gallant has left her role as managing director of The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA).

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Letters from 1901 Antarctic explorers show warm feelings for their earlier hosts in New Zealand

26 February 2024

A long-forgotten group of letters written by senior members of Scott and Shackleton’s first trailblazing 1901 expedition to the Antarctic has been discovered.

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Classic Tudor mansion house treasures on offer

26 February 2024

The contents of Sandford Orcas Manor will be sold at auction by Duke’s of Dorchester on March 6.

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Mouseman pictured with a happy buyer

26 February 2024

Mouseman furniture is a highly popular if not exactly uncommon sight at auction but not so often do you see a group with a backstory as comprehensive as that coming up at a Buckinghamshire sale.

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Historic family collection from Tudor manor house comes to auction in Dorset

23 February 2024

The contents of Sandford Orcas Manor, a Tudor manor house occupied by just two families over the past 470 years, is coming to auction next month.

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Fascinating backstory of Mouseman furniture owned by same family since new comes to light

19 February 2024

Mouseman furniture is a hugely popular if not exactly uncommon sight at auction but it is not so often you see a group with a backstory as comprehensive as that coming up at a Buckinghamshire saleroom.

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New online group aims to support dealers being targeted by thieves

19 February 2024

Market traders and dealers at fairs are being urged to join a Facebook group to share information to protect themselves from gangs of thieves.

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Digital museum to fuel interest in clocks and watches

19 February 2024

A digital museum showcasing items from the celebrated clock collection of John C Taylor launches next month.

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Naval captain and the captor of Napoleon

19 February 2024

Memorabilia from the descendants of Captain Frederick Lewis Maitland – the officer Napoleon surrendered to on board HMS Bellerophon on July 15, 1815 – is coming to auction.

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Ownership dispute erupts over 10 Downing Street visitors book set for London auction

19 February 2024

The owner of a visitors book from 10 Downing Street dating from the Margaret Thatcher and John Major era plans to sell it despite the government saying it is official property.

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Owner of 10 Downing Street visitor book plans sale after dismissing Treasury claim

14 February 2024

The owner of a visitor book from 10 Downing Street, during the Margaret Thatcher and John Major era, plans to sell it despite the government saying it is official property.

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Mug commemorating real-life crime 1823 style flies to 10 times estimate

12 February 2024

The murder of William Weare in the Hertfordshire village of Radlett in 1823 has been called the first trial by newspaper. It was also the first subject in the ‘crime and punishment’ series of earthenwares that proved curiously popular in the Victorian era.

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Noonans takes top coins and medals spot

12 February 2024

Noonans was the dominant player in the London coins and medals auction market in 2023 with a market share of almost 32%, ATG’s exclusive annual special report reveals.

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Dealers and auctioneers react after Sotheby’s shock changes to both buyer’s and vendor’s fees

12 February 2024

The surprise decision by Sotheby’s to cut its buyer’s premium and standardise its vendor fees sparked a wave of comments across the art and antiques trade.

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Shackleton’s Polar Medal blocked from export

12 February 2024

A temporary export block has been placed on Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Polar Medal in the hope a buyer in the UK can pay £1.7m.

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Classic fairs expands after a debut success

12 February 2024

A successful run at NEC Birmingham last year for Classic Antique Fairs has encouraged it to expand this year.

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