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Huge bidding battle as rediscovered Old Master military drawings take £125,000 at Sworders

27 July 2020

A sensational competition emerged at Essex saleroom Sworders this week as a pair of Old Master drawings attracted 12 phone bidders as well as internet interest.

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Top stories this week – including news of a restituted view of Dresden emerging at auction

26 July 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of an Old Master painting restored to the family of its original Jewish owner which will now be offered at Sotheby’s.

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Watches worn by Soviet space exploration pioneers come to auction in London

25 July 2020

Watches owned by the first human in space and the captain of a mission including the first spacewalk are coming up for sale.

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Meissen makes a big impact in private collection sale

25 July 2020

A very early and delicate Böttger Stoneware covered bottle vase featured in the Important Meissen Porcelain from a Private Collection auction at Bonhams in London sold for a hammer price of £105,000.

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'The King’s Speech' cigarette case sells for over 10-times estimate at Woolley & Wallis

24 July 2020

A royal presentation silver cigarette case given by George VI to his speech therapist Lionel Logue, the subject of the 2010 film 'The King’s Speech', sold for £61,000 at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury this week.

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Calder and photographer Callahan in the spotlight at Pace Gallery online exhibition

24 July 2020

Modern master Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is featured in an online exhibition by Pace Gallery this month.

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Penman calls off Petersfield fair in September

24 July 2020

The Petersfield Antiques Fair, which was scheduled to take place this autumn, has been called off.

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Complete set of the first edition Shadowless Pokemon cards comes to auction estimated at £25,000-35,000

24 July 2020

Collectors have a chance to bid for a complete base set of the first edition Shadowless Pokemon cards bought directly from original US publishers Wizards Of The Coast in 1999.

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Two more Galloway Fairs cancelled due to coronavirus

23 July 2020

Galloway Fairs has called off two upcoming events due to continuing complications over coronavirus.

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Early summer sales in Paris awash with modern design highlights

23 July 2020

Among the high-season sales traditionally staged in Paris in the early summer is a selection of auctions devoted to modern design.

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Unreleased vinyl of a demo recording by David Bowie comes to auction

22 July 2020

Wessex Auction Rooms in Chippenham is offering a 1966 demo recording by David Bowie on an acetate disc.

Bernardo Bellotto's view of Dresden

Sotheby’s to offer restituted view of Dresden acquired by Hitler's art dealer

21 July 2020

An Old Master painting restored to the family of its original Jewish owner will be offered at Sotheby’s next week with an estimate of £3m-4m.

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A Georgian seal, a Grayson Perry tapestry and a royal presentation cigarette case are among the five lots to watch at auction this week

20 July 2020

With estimates from £150-6000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of a £12 box of bric-a-brac yielding a rare sculpture now offered at Christie’s

19 July 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a Mannerist bronze by Antonio Susini (1580-1624) discovered in a box of bric-a-brac and now being offered at Christie’s in London.

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Eye of the Collector latest London fair to be rescheduled

18 July 2020

The inaugural 'Eye of the Collector' fair in London has been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus.

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TEFAF New York autumn fair cancelled due to coronavirus

17 July 2020

The delayed TEFAF New York 2020, postponed from spring to autumn, has now been officially cancelled.

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Irish writer and nationalist Erskine Childers’ sword stars in our pick of five auction highlights this week

17 July 2020

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Victorian 1827-pattern officer’s sword owned by Robert Erskine Childers that sold above estimate in Co Dublin.

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Auctions do their bit for charity with more than £379,000 raised during lockdown

17 July 2020

Auction houses did their bit for charity during lockdown – regional UK salerooms raised at least £379,597 (mainly for NHS related causes) during the period.

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Auction house Christie’s marketing chief has left the company

17 July 2020

Christie’s global chief marketing officer Amy Wexler is to leave the firm on September 1 after two decades at the auction house.

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Three continents, four auctioneers, 80 lots and 80,000 online watchers: Christie’s ‘One’ sale brings $421m

16 July 2020

A late work by Roy Lichtenstein topped the bill at Christie’s first ‘relay-style’ auction. The sale involved four auctioneers in different countries each conducting a section of the sale with the venues linked-up together via live streaming.