Latest News Articles by Mark Bridge

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Golden Age walnut and the Rainhill Trials under the microscope in Oxford sale

02 April 2014

Eighty lots from a local estate ensured a flying start to Mallams’ recent sale in Oxford and provided an insight into the taste and interests of a collector buying 60 years ago.

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Oxford conference returns in September

10 March 2014

Following the success of last year’s Oxford conference for art and antiques professionals, Jeremy Lamond of Halls and Rupert Toovey of Toovey’s have announced the 2014 event will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 12-13.

Response to NAVA courses indicates demand for knowledge

10 March 2014

In 2013 NAVA ran its first course for Valuers & Auctioneers of Chattels and its fourth competition for Young Auctioneer of the Year.

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Arts Scholars achieve full Livery Company status

17 February 2014

On February 11 the Court of Aldermen formally admitted the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars as the 110th Livery Company of the City of London.

Somers dons the Master’s robes

28 May 2013

Nicholas Somers has been installed as Master of the Company of Arts Scholars for 2013/14.


Guns with a right royal heritage

11 October 2012

Fine and unusual English guns made for Indian princes formed the most lucrative sub-section of Holt’s latest London sale.