Latest News Articles by Noelle McElhatton

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Lawyer for dealers in Ivory Act appeal: ‘prepare to sell your antique ivory’

27 February 2020

A lawyer acting for dealers and collectors bidding to have the Ivory Act 2018 overturned warned antique ivory owners they need to “prepare to sell quickly” if judges reject the legal challenge.

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Ivory appeal will be streamed live on YouTube

21 February 2020

The final attempt by dealers and collectors to block the Ivory Act, taking place in the Court of Appeal early next week, will be live streamed on YouTube.

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Object lessons from Midhurst

17 February 2020

Two items in focus at Midhurst

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Why change a good brand?

17 February 2020

New Midhurst owner keeps the Emmott Promotions name going

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And the award for ‘best antiques in a movie’ goes to…

10 February 2020

Ever been distracted by the antiques in a movie or TV series and wondered if they were ‘right’ or where they came from?

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Trade urged to spread the word on sustainability

10 February 2020

A leading interior designer will tell a gathering of antiques dealers next month that the trade has been slow to promote antiques as reused items – at a time when sustainability and climate change dominate political and commercial agendas.

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Object lessons from Malvern dealers

10 February 2020

Despite or perhaps because of their macabre nature, antique medical instruments have a strong following, both among practitioners and general buyers.

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Horses for courses at Malvern flea

10 February 2020

Dealers have their favoured pitches at B2B’s Malvern Flea & Collectors Fair, as ATG discovers

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Antiques trade 'lagging behind on promoting its green credentials', celebrity interior designer says

05 February 2020

A leading interior designer will tell a gathering of antiques dealers next month that the trade has been slow to promote antiques as reused items – at a time when sustainability and climate change dominate political and commercial agendas.

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Ivory Act: court date set 'earlier than expected' for final legal challenge by dealers and collectors

31 January 2020

The battle by dealers and collectors to overturn the Ivory Act will enter its final phase on February 24 and 25 at the Court of Appeal.

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At Kempton this week: six objects to tempt interior decorators from £20 to four figures

30 January 2020

Kempton isn’t just the preserve of early-rising antique dealers (though some, like BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Ronnie Archer-Morgan, arrive only after 10am).

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Hemswell Antique Centres in Lincolnshire gives its dealers a helping hand to go digital

27 January 2020

On first appearance, Hemswell Antique Centres is your traditional dealer collective, only with more space and dealers than any other centre in Europe.

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New decade, new premises: six dealers opening new shops

20 January 2020

Here is a selection of gallery updates, including a new showroom and shop for a Hertfordshire business dating back to the 19th century.

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Anti-money laundering regulation - the art market must begin compliance

10 January 2020

The art market must now comply with the latest anti-money laundering law – despite a lack of clarity around some elements of the regulation.

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Unseen Christine Keeler photos and letters come to market

10 January 2020

Previously unpublished letters and photos belonging to the late Christine Keeler, who was the centre of a political scandal in the early 1960s after having affairs with both a government minister and a Russian diplomat, have emerged at auction and at a dealership.

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New anti-money laundering law: trade in paintings must comply, but not furniture, porcelain or books

08 January 2020

The ‘works of art’ covered by revised anti-money laundering legislation coming into effect in the UK this week exclude key collecting areas, after successful lobbying by art market trade bodies.

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Antiques trade welcomes plan to slash some business rates from April

06 January 2020

Trade bodies and dealers with shops have given a collective thumbs-up to the new Conservative government’s pledge to slash small business rates by half.

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Photo special: new Belfast fair – with an auction in the middle – sells Irish art and Titanic history

03 January 2020

A new fair launched by dealers at the Titanic Hotel Belfast in December included an auction with historic lots linked to the fair’s famous venue: the drawing offices where RMS Titanic was designed in 1908.

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Feel the fear and do it anyway: 10 top tips on selling at antiques fairs

02 January 2020

After collecting for years (an ATG reader writes), my house is like an old curiosity shop, minus the till. Object sits beside object, on top of other objects – and they have to go! My New Year's Resolution is to begin stalling out at fairs. Could you ask the experts for their secrets of success?

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At last! Some Christmas cheer for high street dealers

21 December 2019

Trade body leaders and dealers have given a collective thumbs up to the new Conservative government’s pledge to slash small business rates by half.