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Freeman’s new Market Street premises.

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Freeman’s moves to Market Street

The firm sold its 1808 Chestnut Street premises, a six-storey property built in 1924, earlier this year and is now leasing two buildings, still in the centre of Philadelphia.

Its main building at 2400 Market Street includes a gallery and saleroom above 5000 sq ft of staff office space. The first sale will be A Grand Old Flag: The Stars and Stripes Collection of Dr Peter J Keim on November 24.

Freeman’s is also leasing a second building in Philadelphia, at 1600 West Girard Avenue, as a saleroom targeting emerging markets and young collectors.

See interview in this issue.

Forum relauches wine website

Forum Auctions has relaunched its wine website bidforwine.co.uk after buying it in February 2018. It is led by wine specialist Richard Brierley, previously at Sotheby’s and Christie’s.

The auction site plans an average of two sales a month with an extra sale before Christmas. The auctions will be larger under the new platform with up to 400 lots and will also be hosted on thesaleroom.com.

Leicester office for Golding Young

Golding Young & Mawer has opened a valuation and consignment office in Leicester, to cover the Midlands area.

Auctioneer and consultant Richard Plant will run the office in Stoughton, east Leicester. It is the first valuation office established outside of Lincolnshire for the firm. Golding Young & Mawer operates salerooms in Grantham, Bourne and Lincoln and valuation offices in Louth and Stamford. It also has access to an office facility for London appointments.

Christie’s Young Collectors Club

Christie’s Education has launched The Young Collectors Club to help young art lovers increase their market knowledge.

The programme will include monthly events and talks with art advisers, artists, collection managers, funds, gallerists, Christie’s specialists and other young collectors.

The scheme offers two options to join and is aimed at 25-40 year-olds with an average spend on art of £3000- £10,000 a year. Christie’s Education, an arm of the auction house, has launched this initiative with artist’s agent MTArt Agency. The first event takes place on October 17.

Collaborations for TEFAF New York

Old Master dealer Colnaghi and antiquities specialist Cahn are among exhibitors participating in a series of curated booth collaborations debuting at the fourth edition of TEFAF New York Fall.

Sofie Scheerlinck, managing director of TEFAF New York said the initiative is part of ensuring fairgoers “have a new experience every time they visit”. This staging, which runs at the ParkAvenue Armory from November 1-5, features nearly 90 exhibitors including 16 newcomers.

Interior designer sales at Bonhams

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Items Christopher Hodsoll acquired to furnish Morville Hall, a National Trust property near Bridgnorth in Shropshire, that will be offered at Bonhams.

Collections from interior designer Nicky Haslam and decorator and dealer Christopher Hodsoll will be offered by Bonhams in the autumn.

First up on October 1 are items Hodsoll acquired to furnish Morville Hall, a National Trust property near Bridgnorth in Shropshire that is rented to private tenants.

The privately-owned art and antiques that he sourced for the occupants of the house are now being sold at Bonhams.

On November 20, Haslam will offer some of his collection from his 16th century hunting lodge in Hampshire where he has lived since 1978.

L&T launches London picture sale

Lyon & Turnbull will launch its new auction of traditional painting and sculpture in London next month.

The Classic Tradition sale on October 30 comprises British and European art from Old Masters to the 19th century.

The auction, to be held at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, has been put together by Rohan McCulloch, L&T’s head of British & European art who joined the firm in January from Chiswick Auctions.

L&T, that marks its 20th anniversary at Broughton Place in Edinburgh later this year, is planning a series of London auctions including a second Modern Made sale on November 14.

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In Numbers

40,000

The number of records and CDs that will be going under the hammer in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The auction in music shop The Attic on October 9 will be managed by Lichfield’s Richard Winterton Auctioneers. Valuer Stuart Hay said: “There’s every sort of music you can think of – 1950s, easy listening, 1980s pop, punk and death metal.” The record store closed in August after four years trading at the premises.

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Records and CDs from music shop The Attic will be offered at Richard Winterton Auctioneers.