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Hard work pays off as Sheffield auction house expands to four salerooms

29 January 2024

Sheffield Auction Gallery has expanded its salerooms in the city’s Windsor Road to add a further 3000 sq ft.

Hiawatha’s Marriage

New auction records for under-represented artists as museums show purchasing power

29 January 2024

The desire by top museums to buy works by under-represented groups, including women and minority ethnic artists, has led to two new auction records in the US.

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Interior designers target traditional antiques at Battersea's Decorative Fair

29 January 2024

Traditional antiques are very much still in demand, according to reports from dealers at Battersea’s winter Decorative Fair.

Market-fresh and high-value lots keep Sotheby’s steady

29 January 2024

Sotheby’s revealed its full-year results for 2023, revealing consolidated sales of $7.9bn (£6.2bn), just a touch down on the $8bn of 2022.

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Fleas dressed to impress by money-making nuns

29 January 2024

Flea circuses are well known but Mexican dressed fleas will probably come as more of a surprise.

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Report reveals the highest total of archaeological finds in a single year

29 January 2024

A 3000-year-old gold ‘dress fastener’ dug up by a metal detectorist in Staffordshire could be bought by a museum.

New recruits

New faces at auction houses in the UK and overseas

25 January 2024

A new director at a West Sussex firm and expansion in Sheffield are among the latest Movers & Shakers across the world of art and antiques.

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Flea market? Flea circus? Fleas at auction this time, dressed for the occasion

24 January 2024

Mexican dressed fleas were made originally by nuns probably a way of subsidising the income of a convent

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Treasure finds hit new high as metal detecting continues to pay off

23 January 2024

More than 53,000 archaeological finds were recorded in the latest annual report, which included 1378 Treasure cases, the highest ever reported in a single year.

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Boss of failed firm Trinity House Paintings ‘delays admin process’

22 January 2024

Steven Beale, former director of the failed Cotswold art dealership Trinity House Paintings, has not cooperated with the administrators causing “significant time costs” and delays, according to their latest report.

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Pioneering footballer inspires record bid

22 January 2024

A trade card sold for a remarkable £26,800 hammer price was not only one of the earliest-known examples but also had the considerable appeal of featuring the first black professional football player.

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Archive shines light on Wedgwood Liberty ware

22 January 2024

A rare archive related to the Wedgwood Liberty Ware project designed to raise money for victims of the First World War comes for sale at Freeman’s Hindman in Philadelphia.

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Drew Pritchard to offer his own collection at Dreweatts

22 January 2024

TV presenter and antiques dealer Drew Pritchard is to sell items from his personal collection at Dreweatts in March.

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Velázquez royal portrait withdrawn ahead of its auction in New York

22 January 2024

A Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) royal portrait due to be offered at Sotheby’s New York has been withdrawn ahead of the auction.

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Velázquez portrait withdrawn from Sotheby’s Old Master sale

18 January 2024

A Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) royal portrait due to be offered at Sotheby’s New York has been withdrawn ahead of the auction.

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Football trade card portraying first black professional player Arthur Wharton takes astonishing £26,800

17 January 2024

A trade card sold for a remarkable £26,800 hammer price was not only one of the earliest-known examples but also had the considerable appeal of featuring the first black professional football player.

Drew Pritchard

Salvage Hunters' TV star Drew Pritchard is selling his personal collection at auction

17 January 2024

TV presenter and antiques dealer Drew Pritchard is to sell items from his personal collection at Dreweatts in March.

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Remarkable Wedgwood Liberty Ware archive comes to market

16 January 2024

An archive related to the Wedgwood Liberty Ware project designed to raise money for victims of the First World War comes for sale at Freeman's Hindman in Philadelphia.

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New Stanley Gibbons and Baldwin’s set-up announced after rescue

15 January 2024

Strand Collectibles Group, the parent company for stamp specialist Stanley Gibbons and coin specialist Baldwin’s, has announced a new structure.

Charles Dickens and friends

On the hunt for book linking Collins and Dickens

15 January 2024

The Charles Dickens Museum in London and the Wilkie Collins Society are hoping to track down a missing book last recorded as sold at auction to book dealer Bernard Quaritch more than 130 years ago.

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