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Old Master sleeper wakes in Oxfordshire bidding battle

05 March 2018

An Old Master painting hung in the spare bedroom of a family home in Oxfordshire sold for a surprise £440,000 (plus 20% buyer’s premium) at Holloway’s of Banbury.

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Gurr Johns bulk-buys Picasso by the dozen

05 March 2018

Works by Pablo Picasso (1881- 1973) dominated the latest series of Impressionist and Modern art auctions in London, with Gurr Johns securing nearly all of them.

Sotheby’s hails ‘improving art market’ in latest results

05 March 2018

Private sales and Asian buyers helped Sotheby’s report a 12% jump in sales last year to $5.5bn (£4bn).

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BADA website revamp will boost dealer and object search focus

05 March 2018

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is hoping its new website, which launches this week ahead of the BADA 2018 fair (March 14-20), will propel dealer members and their stock to the top of internet search rankings when buyers are looking for antique objects from dealers.

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First Doctor Who script up at auction

05 March 2018

The script for the very first Doctor Who episode owned by the first actor to play the role is coming up at auction in the West Midlands.

UK regional salerooms take 26% of auction sales

26 February 2018

Regional auction houses accounted for over a quarter of the UK auction market in 2017.

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Gertrude Bell furnishings on offer at Tennants

26 February 2018

Furnishings that were once part of the family home of Gertrude Bell, one of the most fascinating figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, are coming up at auction at Tennants in North Yorkshire on March 17.

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Axing import VAT is ‘achievable’

26 February 2018

BAMF chairman and new chief executive address LAPADA conference

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TEFAF Art Symposium focuses on 'Collecting in the 21st century'

26 February 2018

The TEFAF Art Symposium 2018 will focus on collecting in the 21st century.

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Brunel Museum to use Thames Tunnel archive bought at Bonhams as centrepiece of its expansion plans

26 February 2018

A fascinating archive of designs for Brunel’s Thames Tunnel sold at Bonhams was bought by a museum dedicated to the pioneering structure to form the centrepiece of a £4.5m expansion, it has been revealed.

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The story behind the Met’s epic £460,000 auction battle for ‘America’s first china teapot’

26 February 2018

A hitherto unrecorded teapot attributed to a pioneering North American porcelain factory sold last week for a remarkable £460,000 (plus premium) at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury.

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ATG acquires German online sales platform

26 February 2018

Auction Technology Group (ATG) – owner of Antiques Trade Gazette and thesaleroom. com – has merged with German art and antiques portal Lot-tissimo.com.

Fellows moves top of regional sale rankings

19 February 2018

Fellows is now the leading UK regional auctioneer by hammer total after recording overall sales of £17m in 2017.

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Coin-grading firm ties with Spink as Royal Mint provides valuation service

19 February 2018

Coin-grading firm The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) has expanded again in the UK and will open an office in London in April on the third floor of dealership Spink’s headquarters.

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Landlord at Silver Vaults considers options

19 February 2018

The long-term future of the historic London Silver Vaults is uncertain as the landlord weighs up options for the building.

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Burdon takes on presidency of international booksellers

19 February 2018

Australian bookseller Sally Burdon has been elected president of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). She succeeds Gonzalo F Pontes who was president from 2016-18.

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UK banks continue to question ‘Persian’ works of art sales over Iranian sanctions

19 February 2018

Britain’s major banks are continuing to crack down on the sale of Persian works of art in the face of ongoing US sanctions against Iran.

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A mermaid at auction? Half mammal-half fish creation in demand at Sworders’ Out of the Ordinary sale

19 February 2018

This late 19th century ‘natural history’ specimen purports to be the mummified body of a creature that was half mammal and half fish.

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Islamic specialist boosts DNW coin department

19 February 2018

Tim Wilkes, a leading expert in Islamic coinage, has joined the coin department at London auction house Dix Noonan Webb.

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Date change as New York coin convention scraps antiquities

12 February 2018

The New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) has taken the decision to drop antiquities from its offering amid concerns over looted art.

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