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Medieval brooch is much loved by bidders at Hansons auction

28 August 2017

Seven phone bidders competed for this 15th century gold heart-shaped brooch, a medieval gift of love from the time of the Wars of the Roses, at Hansons in Derbyshire.

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Matthews contracts score at auction

28 August 2017

Sir Stanley Matthews’ first football contract showing the legend was paid a princely £5 a week has sold at Derbyshire saleroom Hansons.

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BADA heads to Shanghai preaching the merits of a self-regulating trade

21 August 2017

Self-regulation of the art and antiques trade was set to be the focus of an auction conference in Shanghai at the weekend.

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Canadian war hero’s Victoria Cross up at auction in London… in dollars

21 August 2017

A unique Victoria Cross and other awards won by one of the greatest heroes in Canadian history is to be auctioned by Dix Noonan Webb on September 27.

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Marchant holds sale during New York Asia Week

21 August 2017

London dealership Marchant is to sell Chinese artworks at a dedicated auction in New York.

Plans unveiled for Chiswick in South Ken

21 August 2017

Chiswick Auctions is to open its South Kensington showroom manned by a group of former Christie’s staff early next month.

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Foundation aims to boost Old Masters

19 August 2017

Dealer Colnaghi is launching a foundation to bring Old Master paintings to a “21st century audience”.

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New data protection law: art market warned to overhaul marketing practices

14 August 2017

Lawyers are warning UK art market businesses that they must overhaul their direct marketing to consumers ahead of seismic changes to data protection law from May 2018 – or risk hefty fines.

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Are you the next auction star?

14 August 2017

What better way to test your mettle as a novice auctioneer than to host a live sale with experienced auctioneers playing the part of bidders?

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Trade slams ‘misleading’ ivory market report

14 August 2017

The art and antiques trade has criticised a report on the ivory market, arguing it “fails to distinguish between genuine works of art and the trade in modern carvings made from tusks”.

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Fine Art Bourse learns the naked truth about Facebook nudity rules

14 August 2017

Tim Goodman’s Fine Art Bourse (FAB) has fallen foul of Facebook’s nudity rules.

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BADA unveils debut ‘bespoke’ fair exhibitors

14 August 2017

A complete list of exhibitors standing at the British Antique Dealers’ Association’s (BADA) inaugural collectors’ event has been announced.

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Giacometti drawings emerge from the dust

14 August 2017

Cheffins of Cambridge is offering two drawings by Alberto Giacometti (1901-66) at auction on October 12.

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Mark Law’s Dreweatts deal folds

07 August 2017

Mark Law’s deal to buy auction firm Dreweatts and the Mallett brand from stamp dealer group Stanley Gibbons has collapsed.

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Judge orders Christie's to name Stargazer ‘buyer’

07 August 2017

A US judge has ordered Christie’s to identify the winning bidder of the $12.5m (£9.7m) Guennol Stargazer, an ancient Anatolian idol auctioned in New York in April.

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Clarice Cliff goes online only at Christie’s

07 August 2017

The collection of Clarice Cliff formed by André Aerne, a voice professor at Butler University in the US who died last year, will be offered in an online sale at Christie’s this month.

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Woolley’s strengthens Asian department with Morgan move

07 August 2017

After a 23-year career at Christie’s, where he was a director and international specialist in Asian art, Jeremy Morgan has joined Woolley & Wallis.

Revenues up but profits down for Sotheby’s

07 August 2017

The art market is “neither frothy nor depressed”, according to Sotheby’s chief executive Tad Smith.

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Core Arts & Crafts collection stolen

07 August 2017

Thieves in Chipping Campden have struck at the core of the Court Barn Museum’s collection of Arts & Crafts silver and jewellery.

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Goodman plans Fine Art Bourse relaunch

07 August 2017

Tim Goodman, former chairman of Sotheby’s Australia, is to relaunch his online auction house Fine Art Bourse (FAB) this month.

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