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News In Brief – including the launch of a car department at a west London auction house

19 April 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Chiswick Auctions launching a department for cars and automobilia.

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News In Brief – including the Louvre buying Eugène Delacroix sketchbooks

15 April 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of the Louvre Museum in Paris buying Eugène Delacroix's (1798-1863) sketchbooks featuring views of London.

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News In Brief – including a Doctor Who archive of photos and episode plans selling at auction

08 April 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of a Doctor Who archive owned by the late production designer and art director, Derek Dodd, selling at Roseberys.

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News in Brief - including the Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association (CADA) fair looking for a new home

01 April 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association (CADA) fair looking for a new home.

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News in Brief - including a Nobel prize-winning economist setting a new record for any item sold in an online-only sale

25 March 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a Nobel prize-winning economist setting a new record for any item sold in an online-only sale.

News in Brief – including Lyon & Turnbull no longer selling antique items made from rhino horn

18 March 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Lyon & Turnbull no longer selling antique items made from rhino horn.

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Ice pick carried by geologist on Captain Scott's South Pole expedition sells for £22,000 at Cambridge auction

18 March 2019

The ice pick carried by geologist Frank Debenham (1883-1965) during the doomed Terra Nova British Antarctic Expedition of 1910-13 sold for £22,000 (plus buyer’s premium) at Cheffins earlier this month. The estimate was just £200-400.

News In Brief – including Birmingham saleroom's new jewellery sale format

11 March 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a new jewellery sale format at Fellows in Birmingham

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News In Brief – including a tie-up between Masterpiece London and the Fine Art Asia fair

04 March 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Masterpiece fair taking a ‘pavilion’ within the Fine Art Asia fair.

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News In Brief – including the launch of Art UK's latest initiative

25 February 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Art UK's launch of a digital catalogue for the nation's public sculptures.

News In Brief – including Christie's returning a group of eight antiquities to Italy

18 February 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Christie's working with Italian authorities to voluntarily return a group of eight antiquities to Italy.

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News In Brief – including a remarkable Anglo-Saxon collection offered in Derbyshire

11 February 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the consignment of a large collection Anglo-Saxon objects excavated from a pagan cemetery for private sale at Hansons.

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Cambodian bell brings a high note to Peter Petrou auction at Christie's

04 February 2019

A large bronze Cambodian ceremonial bell from the south-east Asian Bronze Age was the top-seller at the Peter Petrou: Tales of the Unexpected auction at Christie’s last week.

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News In Brief – including a council's decision to sell-off works from its collection

04 February 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Hertfordshire County Council's consignment of Mod Brit pictures to Cheffins.

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News In Brief – the Bodleian Libraries' purchase of a rare late medieval book chest

28 January 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the Bodleian Libraries' purchase of a rare 15th century French Gothic coffer.

News In Brief – including Defra's notice for CITES object in the event of No deal Brexit

21 January 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Defra's notice regarding the movement of CITES-listed natural history items in the event of a No deal Brexit,

News In Brief – including Defra's survey to gauge impact of ivory ban

14 January 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of the launch of Defra survey to gauge the impact of the ivory ban.

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News In Brief – including the launch of a new auction house in Yorkshire

07 January 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including former Thomas Watson Auctioneers director David Elstob launching a new business in North Yorkshire.

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News In Brief – including a report on fakes in the vintage whisky market

21 December 2018

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a report on fakes in the vintage whisky market.

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Penguin patties and seal cutlets on the menu of the British Antarctic Expedition midwinter feast now up at auction in remarkable archive

17 December 2018

Penguin patties, seal cutlets and roast reindeer - and lots of whisky - were on the menu for a famous midwinter celebration meal, followed by ‘Sledges at 12.30’.

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