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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a treen model ship, Ottoman Greek silverware and an Art Deco Jazz coffee set

04 November 2019

With estimates from £80-5000, here are five previews of upcoming sales this week.

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Irish auction house Whyte’s teams up with Christie’s to disperse the Ernie O’Malley collection

04 November 2019

Dublin auction house Whyte’s will be offering works from the collection of leading Irish revolutionary Ernie O’Malley (1897-1957) on November 25. The sale is held in association with Christie’s and will take place at the Royal Dublin Society.

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Bourne Mill Antiques Centre in Surrey reopens as a 'lifestyle business' four years after devastating fire

03 November 2019

One of Surrey’s landmark antiques businesses, the Bourne Mill Antique Centre, is to reopen, four years after a fire devastated the Grade II-listed building and following a dispute with the building’s insurers.

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Top stories this week – including news of a 13th century panel found hanging in a kitchen selling for over £20m

02 November 2019

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a rediscovered panel by Cimabue (c.1240-1302) drawing dramatic competition at a French auction house.

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Christie’s offers Stephen Hawking letter at online auction

01 November 2019

A letter written by the late Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) to an old school friend is being offered at a Christie’s online sale.

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Queen Anne bracket clock, Godwin table and Roman glass bowls – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

01 November 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a Queen Anne bracket clock made by Francis Robinson that more than doubled estimate.

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French auction reform closer to reality as bill passes through Paris’ Senate

01 November 2019

A draft bill recommending further reform to the French auction system has passed through the Senate in Paris.

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New Jane Austen auction record for signed letter in New York

31 October 2019

A rare handwritten letter by Jane Austen (1775-1817) detailing a visit to the dentist has set a new auction record for a signed autograph letter by her.

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Rare prototype Star Wars figures could make auction record

30 October 2019

A new record for any Star Wars toy is anticipated next month with the appearance at auction of a rare prototype action figure.

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Stroud Auctions gets to the point with a huge collection of bayonets for sale

29 October 2019

Tom Mason’s collecting bug began when his father used to send him postcards and gifts from places he had been posted to in the Second World War, and on his return brought home a number of items of military memorabilia.

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Plea to trade for help to find stolen colourist painting

29 October 2019

A painting by British colourist Jeffrey Pratt (b.1940) was stolen from a private home in Surrey while the owners were away.

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New CEO for Sotheby’s following Patrick Drahi acquisition

28 October 2019

Sotheby’s has appointed Charles F Stewart as chief executive officer. Joining from communications and media company Altice USA, he takes over from Tad Smith who has served as CEO since 2015.

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Cimabue panel found hanging in kitchen sells for over £20m at auction in France – watch video of auction

28 October 2019

A panel ascribed to the Italian artist Cimabue (c.1240-1302) drew dramatic competition this weekend at French auction house Actéon, becoming the eighth most expensive Old Master ever sold.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a novelty Victorian vesta case, a 1930s Britains toy lorry and a rare portrait of Rousseau

28 October 2019

With estimates from £80-15,000, here are five previews of upcoming sales this week.

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They said what!? Cedric Morris, Charlotte Bronte and more from the art and antiques market

27 October 2019

Find out what members of the art and antiques trade had to say this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of the discovery of a previously unknown portrait of Nelson

26 October 2019

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a previously unknown portrait of the great British naval hero Horatio Nelson being discovered by auctioneer Charles Miller.

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Auction record for a £1.2m bottle of Scotch whisky

25 October 2019

The £7.6m sale of ‘The Ultimate Whisky Collection’ at Sotheby’s in London on October 24 included a single bottle sold for £1.2m (plus 21% premium).

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Rare Islamic gold dinar sets joint record at auction

25 October 2019

A rare Umayyad gold dinar dated 105AH (723AD) equalled the auction record for an Islamic coin when it was hammered down at £3.1m at Morton & Eden.

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Record total for Orientalist auction as Najd collection raises £33.5m at Sotheby’s

25 October 2019

Sotheby’s claimed the highest ever total for an Orientalist art auction when a single-owner sale raised £33.5m including premium in London earlier this week.