Letters to the Editor


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ATG letter: Your coverage of thefts really does make a difference to us

17 July 2023

Thank you so much for taking notice of the plight of stallholders in London markets and fairs (ATG Nos 2599 & 2600).

ATG letter: Whitefriars on record

17 July 2023

I noticed your article on Whitefriars glass (collecting guide on antiquestradegazette.com).

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ATG LETTER: Spoon bowls over the trade

10 July 2023

I wonder if any readers can help identify the purpose of a most unusual silver spoon in my possession.

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Auctioneer Burns takes golf top spot in golf challenge

10 July 2023

Perth auctioneer Nick Burns of Lindsay Burns & Company was the winner of this year’s Scottish Auctioneers & Art Dealers golf tournament.

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ATG letter: Cataloguing has become a bit lazy in the online era

03 July 2023

Some years ago I wrote a letter you published saying that the digital catalogue is no substitute for the printed form, as I believed the latter has a much greater attention span and it was something you tended to look at several times.

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ATG letter: ARR means UK dealers are consigning to the US

03 July 2023

I have recently been visited in London by an American-based auctioneer who is looking for sporting paintings for his upcoming sales in Kentucky in the New Year.

ATG letter: How stolen items can be traced using our register

03 July 2023

In the July 1 edition (ATG No 2599) there is the sad case of the theft of £100,000 of jewellery and a letter from a dealer on a number of other thefts.

ATG letter: Spate of robberies hitting dealers is not opportunistic

26 June 2023

Every year there are large and small robberies committed against members of the antiques trade. These vary from ‘opportunist’ thieving – a brooch, a bag, a candlestick – to much more extreme and planned attacks.

ATG letter: I’m still waiting for fair refund

26 June 2023

I have been shown an article in ATG (No 2586) regarding Richard Cawood, the former organiser of the Antique Home & Vintage Fair that ran at York Racecourse for several years.

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ATG letter: Ivory Act – government should listen to the true experts

12 June 2023

I despair of this government. After banning antique ivory sales we now will see the disappearance of what I consider works of art from sailors long ago passing the time by carving on animal tusks (ATG No 2595).

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ATG letter: Why no Martin Brothers shows at museums?

12 June 2023

I would like to thank George Kingham of Kinghams Auctioneers and Michael Jefferies at Woolley & Wallis for organising two exhibitions to commemorate 150 years since the Martin Brothers Pottery was founded and 100 years since Robert Wallace Martin died (see ATG Nos 2587 and 2594).

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ATG Letter: Claims of money laundering and terrorism funding just don’t add up

29 May 2023

The latest transnational operation to tackle cultural property crime raises serious concerns once again about claims from Europol and Interpol.

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ATG Letter: Government should reconsider ill-thought-out ivory rules

29 May 2023

This week we have heard that the government plans to ‘extend the Ivory ban’. It has been reported in the press, on the radio and on television.

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ATG letter: Jewellery dealer's memories of brushes with royalty

01 May 2023

In this coronation week, I thought I would share some moments when my path working in the jewellery trade has crossed with that of members of the royal family, including our new king and the late queen.

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ATG LETTER: Peter’s coat of many colours

24 April 2023

I was wondering if anyone could help answer a question that has arisen with some research

ATG LETTER: Dollar dilemma when it comes to deliveries

24 April 2023

Further to the issue raised in ATG No 2589 regarding problems importing items

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ATG LETTER: ‘Wood engraving’ doesn’t cut it

24 April 2023

I’ve always understood that Gwen Raverat (1885-1957) produced woodcuts, not wood engravings, and The Knight of the Burning Pestle, 1909, (ATG No 2587) is certainly a woodcut

ATG letter: Lesson from ‘old fossils of the stamps world’ for the ‘young tigers of the fossil world’

20 March 2023

I was intrigued to read about the forthcoming sale of TRX-293 Trinity, the first complete Tyrannosaurus Rex to be offered in Europe, estimated at c.£4.45m-7.1m (News Digest, ATG No 2584).

ATG letter: Fond memories of a porcelain expert and true connoisseur

20 March 2023

I read with sadness Hugo Morley-Fletcher’s obituary in the ATG No 2583 by Roger McIlroy, who accurately summed up his personality.

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