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Government consultation ahead of new anti-money laundering laws

13 May 2019

The government is seeking views from the art and antiques market on how new anti-money laundering laws will impact the trade.

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Leadership changes across the Penman Fairs portfolio

13 May 2019

Penman Fairs, the limited company behind four UK fairs, has been dissolved, with leadership changes resulting across several of the popular art and antiques events.

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A First Folio at Firsts as book fairs pack early June

13 May 2019

Running from June 7-9 at Battersea Evolution, the upcoming ' 'Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair' will feature 150-exhibitors.

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Classic special forces beret brings a very special price

13 May 2019

A classic SAS beige beret from the Second World War has sold for what is believed to be a record-breaking £17,500 hammer price.

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Chester and Burford antiques fairs under new leadership as Penman Fairs Ltd is dissolved

08 May 2019

Penman Fairs, the limited company behind four annual UK fairs, has been dissolved, leading to leadership changes in several UK antiques events.

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Magnificent results for Suleyman portrait and two Safavid carpets in latest Islamic art auction series

06 May 2019

One of the few images of a 16th century Eastern potentate by a Western artist emerged from a ‘royal collection’ to sell for a multi-estimate sum at Sotheby’s.

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Strong selling rates across New York’s Classic Week auctions

06 May 2019

Christie’s latest ‘Classic Week’ sales series put in a robust performance with sales of Old Master and 19th century pictures, sculpture and antiquities generating a premium-inclusive total of $79.5m (£61.16m).

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John Sandon stands down at Bonhams after 44 years in pots

06 May 2019

After 44 years working as an auction house specialist, John Sandon has chosen to retire from his post as international director of glass and British ceramics at Bonhams.

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Lymington Auctions takes on George Kidner rooms

06 May 2019

A toy specialist and his son have bought the former auction house of George Kidner in Hampshire and will relaunch auctions and open an antiques centre on the site.

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Spicer breathes new life into East Yorkshire fine art auctions

06 May 2019

The fine art auction business of Dee Atkinson & Harrison in Yorkshire has been renamed Spicers by former employee Andrew Spicer.

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Reminder of a female pilot’s wartime bravery at auction in Kent

06 May 2019

A flying log book belonging to one of the female pilots of the Air Training Auxiliary (ATA) who became famous for ferrying planes in the Second World War has been sold at Kent saleroom C&T.

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Early depiction of a British synagogue interior by first Jewish member of the Royal Academy sells to Ben Uri Gallery at auction

03 May 2019

A watercolour by Solomon Alexander Hart (1806-1881), the first Jewish member of the Royal Academy, drew dramatic competition at Tennants’ latest sale in North Yorkshire.

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Online art and antiques marketplace 1stdibs to close sister company Online Galleries

01 May 2019

Dealer portal Online Galleries is to close on July 1 with its US owner choosing to focus instead on growing the art, antiques and vintage online marketplace 1stdibs.

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Clarion Events sells Art & Antiques for Everyone following two-year drive to secure fair’s future

30 April 2019

Clarion Events has sold Birmingham’s Art & Antiques for Everyone (AAFE) fair after more than a decade of ownership.

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Summer Olympia takes to the floor

29 April 2019

The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia will take place on only one floor of the West London exhibition centre for its summer edition, a change from the event’s previous staging across two levels.

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‘Partner to the Canning Jewel’ surfaces in Salisbury

29 April 2019

A Renaissance revival jewel perhaps from the same workshop as the famous Canning Jewel has sold at auction in Salisbury.

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EU cultural goods bill is ‘blow’ to market – but full impact may not be felt until 2025

29 April 2019

The art and antiques trade has described the introduction of new controls on the import of cultural goods as a “considerable blow” to the market.

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Saatchi Gallery art fair joins London summer calendar

29 April 2019

A new art fair launching at the Saatchi Gallery this June is a late addition to the busy schedule of London’s summer art events.

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Spanish Royal cabinets and Marie Antoinette’s writing table to be offered as part of Rothschild collection at Christie’s

25 April 2019

Furniture, works of art and Old Master paintings collected by members of the famous Rothschild banking family are to be offered for auction by Christie’s in London as part of its summer season sales.

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An Old Master jigsaw puzzler

19 April 2019

Researching Old Master paintings is sometimes likened to putting together the pieces of a jigsaw. But for one upcoming work, it seems this was quite literally the case.

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