Letters to the Editor


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ATG letter: To ping or not to ping, that is the question

11 October 2021

I was surprised in a recently broadcast episode of Antiques Roadshow to see Andy McConnell advocating pinging as the sole means of assessing drinking glasses of various values and ages.

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ATG letter: Why I believe younger buyers need a reality check

11 October 2021

I recently set up a vintage and antiques shop on Etsy.com and I wondered if other dealers had experienced a change in the online younger antique buyer of today.

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ATG letter: Derby vases at the double

11 October 2021

With reference to the article headed ‘Derby duo ready for research’ in Auction Reports, ATG No 2509, referral to WD John’s William Billingsley 1758-1828 (1968) would seem to resolve the matter as to the artist and the lack of a Derby factory mark.

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ATG letter: I’m still here – and happy to fill you in about the works I have bought and sold

27 September 2021

In what appears to be a deliberate attempt to eliminate me from history I draw your attention to an error and lacunae in your 50th anniversary edition (ATG No 2509).

Players at the annual Scottish Art Dealers golf challenge

SAD occasion full of smiles and golf fun

13 September 2021

John Dixon of Georgian Antiques in Leith defended his title won in 2019 in the annual Scottish Art Dealers (SAD) golf challenge at Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society in Edinburgh recently.

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ATG letter: Robin was a buyer not an auctioneer

13 September 2021

The headline ‘Memories of big hitters of the auction world: Brooks, Came and Butler’ (Letters & Opinion ATG No 2507) is a little misleading.

ATG letter: Well done to Simon Franses

13 September 2021

I know absolutely nothing about renting business premises, but how gratifying to see Simon Franses, (News, ATG 2507), and his legal team beating down the greedy landlords of London’s West End and getting his rents reduced by 50%.

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ATG letter: Memories of big hitters of the auction world – Brooks, Came and Butler

30 August 2021

Re: the death of Robert Brooks, (News, front page this week).

ATG letter: How working from home but inviting others in can boost business

30 August 2021

Dealing from home – how tempting that sounds. No need to budge from the comforts of home. A couple of steps and you are in the kitchen and that reviving cup of coffee. And the customers can come to you instead of having to trail about after them.

ATG letter: Money laundering, due diligence – am I allowed to be confused?

16 August 2021

I read with great interest, and trepidation, the article for 'A Lawyer Writes' in ATG no 2504 (‘Diligence: relying on others leaves you at risk’).

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ATG letter: Brush up on the latest news using ATG

16 August 2021

Thank you for the fun tea towel [to mark ATG’s 50th anniversary].

ATG letter: Conversation starters on the ‘eccentric’ Portobello

09 August 2021

In reply to Victor Burness, ex- Portobello dealer (‘…tat is hiding the arcades’, Letters, ATG No 2503).

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ATG letter: Handy for those in knead

09 August 2021

Re: ‘Spout and single support - for what?’ Letters, ATG No 2503.

ATG letter: Portobello – tat is hiding the arcades

26 July 2021

I write regarding Bridget McConnel’s comments on the unique character of Portobello (‘We need to keep unique Portobello character’, Letters, ATG No 2498).

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ATG letter: Spout and single support – for what?

26 July 2021

I was wondering if your readers could help me to properly identify this object that looks like an old drainage trough, which we found in France several years ago.

ATG letter: Substantial tear means relining

26 July 2021

Re: Clean Energy (ATG No 2500). In a recent TV programme an oil painting, where the client had put her hand through the canvas causing a substantial tear, was patched by the restorer before restoration.

ATG LETTER: Trade associations - the mindset should be forward-looking

12 July 2021

The argument for LAPADA and BADA merger.

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Plenty for readers to chew over

12 July 2021

Pets and the ATG have a bit of a love-hate relationship.

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Wonderful time at Petworth after 15 months of not going out

12 July 2021

Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair review courtesy of ATG reader Cordelia Hudson.

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Mystery object solved…

05 July 2021

Re: Letters, ATG No 2498, ‘Mystery machine’. Bob Horlock asks if one could identify his machine. It is an orange paring machine, but would also peel apples and probably potatoes.

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