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Simon Berti steps down after two decades at ATG

20 August 2018

Simon Berti, chairman of the Art & Antiques division at Antiques Trade Gazette parent Auction Technology Group, has announced that he is stepping down from his role after 20 years “to explore life beyond auctions”.

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US and UK trade unite to oppose 25% tariff threat in Trump's trade war

13 August 2018

Dealers and auctioneers in the US and UK are mobilising in the hope of removing works of art from the thousands of items caught up in the escalating US-China trade war.

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Sotheby’s expands New York space by a third

13 August 2018

Renovation project under way in Manhattan will provide ‘powerful marketing advantage for consignors’

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Shannon collection of jewellery comes toWoolley & Wallis auction

13 August 2018

A major collection of late 19th and early 20th century jewellery amassed by a Buckinghamshire collector over half a century will come to auction this autumn.

BADA boutique event dropped for October

13 August 2018

BADA Collection, the boutique fair which was launched by the British Antiques Dealers’ Association last year at the Lanesborough hotel, has been put ‘on hold’ for this autumn.

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New premises in Melbourne for Sotheby’s Australia

13 August 2018

Sotheby’s Australia has moved to new premises in the ‘Paris End’ of Melbourne.

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Saleroom revved up for Lalique mascots

13 August 2018

An extensive collection of René Lalique ‘mascots’ amassed by a collector and dealer who wrote a book on the subject is coming up at auction in East Sussex.

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Mealy’s Fine Art ceases trading after 84 years in Kilkenny

13 August 2018

One of Ireland’s leading provincial auction houses, Mealy’s Fine Art of Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, has ceased trading after 84 years.

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A travelling passport for Martinware birds

13 August 2018

Gloucestershire-based British art pottery dealer Alison Davey of AD Antiques has created a series of ‘passports’ for Martin Brothers’ birds.

UK books trade on alert after US library theft

06 August 2018

Rare books and prints valued at millions of dollars remain at large in the international market in the wake of a US library theft.

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Clarion call: Winter Olympia to go ahead after sufficient sign-ups

06 August 2018

The Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia has been saved and will return this year in a new format thanks to commitment from more than 50 dealers.

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Corbet oil head and shoulders above the rest

06 August 2018

A small but enigmatic study attributed to Victorian artist Matthew Ridley Corbet (1850-1902) drew dramatic competition at John Nicholson’s in Fernhurst, Surrey.

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Corkscrews bring cheers to Henry Aldridge saleroom

06 August 2018

Two French corkscrews were the top lots of Henry Aldridge & Son’s auction of the first tranche of a single-owner collection of around 450 examples.

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’Giotto’ export an issue for Italy says High Court

06 August 2018

The owner of a rediscovered painting attributed to Giotto has lost a High Court battle over its export from the EU.

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Jonathan Pratt takes MD role at Dreweatts

23 July 2018

Jonathan Pratt, among the best-known faces of the UK regional auction scene, is to leave Bellmans to become managing director of Dreweatts 1759.

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Crude and rude proves a winning formula as Viz makes auction record

23 July 2018

A new auction record for a copy of a Viz comic was set during The Comic Book Sale at Anderson & Garland of Newcastle.

No antiques exemption for knife shipping

23 July 2018

An update to the offensive weapons bill (2017-19) could have a negative impact on the shipping of antique swords and knives.

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Murphy pendant sparkles in Salisbury

23 July 2018

Chosen as the front-cover illustration to Paul Atterbury and John Benjamin’s 'The Jewellery and Silver of HG Murphy' (2005), this gemset pendant also provided Woolley & Wallis’ latest Jewellery and Watches sale with its showcase lot.

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Market confidence as regional firms invest in expansion

23 July 2018

Auction houses in Bristol, Staffordshire and Norfolk have chosen to invest in new premises this year. Suggesting continued confidence in the regional auction market, Bristol Auction Rooms, Potteries Auctions and TW Gaze are planning to open new salerooms by the autumn.

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Disputed Antiques Roadshow Elgar score could be given to British Library

23 July 2018

A dispute over the ownership of a score by Sir Edward Elgar involving the BBC and the former Conservative MP David Mellor could lead to the manuscript being given to the British Library.

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