UK

The United Kingdom accounts for more than one fifth of the global art market sales and is the second biggest art market after the US.

Through auctioneers, dealers, fairs and markets - and a burgeoning online sector - buyers, collectors and sellers of art and antiques can easily access a vibrant network of intermediaries and events around the country. The UK's museums also house a wealth of impressive collections

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The words of God with a silver lining: miniature silver psalter comes to London book fair

13 May 2024

This miniature 17th century psalter in a contemporary pierced and engraved openwork silver binding is priced at £15,000 by Bernard Quaritch at Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair.

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Matterhorn pioneer’s book documenting tragedy peaks at £4000

13 May 2024

Mountaineer’s annotated book of tragic expedition to the Alps fetches 20 times estimate in Buckinghamshire auction

Peter Rose Pulham painting

Rare work by English surrealist Pulham appears at Newcastle auction

13 May 2024

A painting by the early English surrealist Peter Rose Pulham (1910-1956) will be offered at Newcastle saleroom Anderson & Garland later this month.

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Sponsor’s message: It’s a wonderful world

13 May 2024

Rupert Powell of Forum Auctions reflects on a busy year in the ‘stage-play’ of rare books

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Alfies unveils new street level arcade and seeks to bring in new visitors

13 May 2024

A large shark and tarot card reading might seem a bizarre way to bring visitors into a north-west London antiques centre but there is method behind the apparent madness.

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Shackleton’s farewell from South Georgia

13 May 2024

A letter from Ernest Shackleton to a supporter, written from South Georgia on the eve of his final departure on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, was offered at Charles Miller’s (24% buyer’s premium) latest Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art sale.

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Philip Mould collaborates on his first Treasure House stand

13 May 2024

Art dealer Philip Mould and interior designer Edward Bulmer first met in their early 20s while students at East Anglia University and have remained friends ever since.

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Picture postcards from Polar explorers delight at Lays

13 May 2024

Letters and postcard written by Antarctic expedition members were sent to New Zealand host family

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Bernini stars in first Dickinson sculpture exhibition

13 May 2024

Dickinson holds its first exhibition in the field with Renaissance artists going under the spotlight

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Colour plate books: Around the world with Norman Bobins

13 May 2024

ATG takes a whistlestop tour of the globe via the greatest recent collection of colour plate travel and costume books

Update on Welsh antiques fairs

13 May 2024

An update on the latest antiques fairs in Carmarthenshire and Anglesey

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Intourist: a journey of 30 years

13 May 2024

London dealership AntikBar brings a major collection of pieces relating to Intourist, the 20th century USSR travel company, to 'Firsts London' book fair.

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Trio of Egyptian sandstone reliefs stand out in a London sale selection

13 May 2024

A highlight of Apollo Art Auctions’ (20% buyer’s premium) April 27-28 sale was a trio of Egyptian sandstone reliefs from the Amarna period, the 17-year reign of the radical pharaoh Amenhotep IV known as Akhenaten.

Lessons in a collecting life

13 May 2024

Based on his own experiences and those of his clients, a seasoned rare books buyer offers advice on getting the most from the collecting journey

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Auction previews: Eye-catching lots to look out for

13 May 2024

A selection of stand-out lots coming up at a variety of auctions

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Single-owner Nelson obsession

13 May 2024

A collection of Nelson commemoratives amassed over 30 years includes pieces once owned by the man himself

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Events to look forward to: Firsts, London Map Fair, PBFA London and the Ephemera fair

13 May 2024

A wide range of dealers are set to offer a variety of items at upcoming fairs

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Collector interview: Tracking down detective works

13 May 2024

ATG meets Jeffrey Johnson, whose collection of classic ‘Whodunnits’ was recently on public display at the Grolier Club in New York

Mouseman oak dining table

Furniture given by Mouseman to his daughter emerges at auction

11 May 2024

Elements of a collection of ‘Mouseman’ furniture made for the daughter of Robert Thompson (1876 -1955) himself have come for sale in Yorkshire this month.

May 9 2024 CA Wine Book

A vintage publication saved from The Great Fire

10 May 2024

One of the earliest works on English viticulture comes for sale at Chiswick Auctions this month.

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