Letters to the Editor


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.

ATG letter: Reflections on your busy pages…

20 March 2023

How sad to read of the passing of Hugo Morley-Fletcher. No, I didn’t know him, but he was one of my favourites on the Antiques Roadshow.

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Reflections on the beach

20 March 2023

Can any of your readers identify the painter of this picture, an oil on wood panel French beach scene, please?

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ATG letter: Broken and stripped antiques are the result of the flawed Ivory Act

06 March 2023

When the 2018 Ivory Act was being debated key campaigners (Born Free, many MPs including Angela Rayner and numerous celebrity supporters -notably Stephen Fry and Deborah Meaden) argued that the Act would IN NO WAY cause the destruction of antiques.

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ATG letter: Adventurer or artist maybe

06 March 2023

I have recently acquired this portrait miniature measuring 4 x 2½in (10 x 6.5cm) and I would be very interested to know if any of your readers can throw light on the identity of the sitter.

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ATG letter: Artist’s Resale Right is harming the secondary market at lower levels

27 February 2023

The majority of art dealers in the secondary market probably agree with Jeremy Taylor’s views on the Artist’s Resale Right (Letters, ATG No 2579) and had hoped that the Ivor Braka case (News, ATG No 2581) would be the start of a conversation.

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ATG letter: Artist GH Warr refused to go to war

20 February 2023

Regarding Christopher Selkirk’s letter in ATG No 2580 enquiring about a painting by GH Warr, I have no idea who the sitter is but readers might be interested in new information on the artist.

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ATG letter: Is this a schoolboy cricket prodigy?

13 February 2023

I wonder if any of your readers might be able to identify the sitter in this painting.

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