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Stanley Gibbons unveils refurbished Strand showroom

26 June 2020

Stanley Gibbons Group, which runs philately auctioneer-dealer Stanley Gibbons, numismatic dealership Baldwin’s and auction joint venture Baldwin’s of St James’s, will shortly reopen its newly refurbished shop and head office at 399 Strand in central London.

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The Fine Art Society relaunches in Soho two years after closing New Bond Street premises

25 June 2020

As galleries across the country reopen after months of lockdown, one venerable institution is preparing to stage a comeback even longer awaited.

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Overall total at Christie’s Classic Week falls as sales pushed back until the autumn

25 June 2020

The postponement of three top-end paintings and objects sales meant that the overall total generated by Christie’s latest ‘Classic Week’ in New York was well down on previous years.

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Connect Art Fair launches exhibition portal and announces charitable donation

24 June 2020

Although the inaugural summer edition of Connect Art Fair has been postponed, the organisation has been busy supporting dealers and the wider industry.

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German auction house Nagel begins insolvency process but remains operating as coronavirus hits trade

23 June 2020

Nagel in Stuttgart, which has been trading since 1922, has been so severely affected by the coronavirus lockdown that it has begun an insolvency process.

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New appointments across the art trade at associations and fairs

23 June 2020

An update on art dealer Movers and Shakers.

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An Art Deco pin, a French Empire mantel clock and a Louis Wain book are among the five lots to watch at auction this week

22 June 2020

With estimates from £50-8000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of an eBay seller's 'fake medal factory' run from their garden shed

21 June 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a trading standards investigation into a ‘fake medal factory’ in Derbyshire.

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William De Morgan jar and Portobello Road dealer’s nutmeg grater are among five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes

19 June 2020

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a William De Morgan red lustre jar that made five-times estimate and a silverplated nutmeg grater from the late Portobello Road market stalwart Joan Dunk (1930-2019) that went 15-times over estimate.

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Qianlong porcelain vase sells for nearly €2m as Paris auctions get going

18 June 2020

As the Paris auction scene gets back to business after the lockdown, an extraordinary Qianlong mark and period porcelain vase sold this week for €1.95m (£1.77m) plus buyer’s premium.

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Legal wrangle into disputed Frans Hals painting continues as investment firm wins right to appeal

17 June 2020

The legal dispute over a Frans Hals (1582-1666) painting sold via Sotheby’s by Old Master picture dealer Mark Weiss and Fairlight Art Ventures is set to reach the Court of Appeal.

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Olympia set to return in November offering the art and antiques trade a boost

17 June 2020

Dealers and organisers are looking forward to Winter Olympia on the date that the summer fair would have opened.

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Kempton Park antiques market to return next month

17 June 2020

After months of lockdown, Sunbury Antiques Market is reopening at Kempton Park Racecourse with a bumper schedule of three events planned for July.

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Dealers put themselves in the picture with Instagram art challenge

16 June 2020

How have you kept yourself busy during the long days of lockdown? Some people may have turned to drink but two dealers have turned to drink and dressing up and framed their exploits on Instagram.

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LS Lowry lithograph and English delft plate are among six lots to watch at auction this week

15 June 2020

With estimates from £160-8000 here are six previews of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of a Rembrandt self-portrait coming to auction

14 June 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a self-portrait by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69) – one of just three in private hands – being offered at Sotheby’s next month.

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Flog It! presenter and dealer Paul Martin teams up with auction house for NHS charity auction

13 June 2020

Former Flog It! presenter and dealer Paul Martin and auction house Dawsons have launched an auction to raise funds for NHS charities.

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Old Master dealers consign works directly to Sotheby’s for dedicated online auctions

12 June 2020

Sotheby’s is staging two online auctions of works consigned directly from 39 different Old Master dealers.

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Neoclassical cameo features among five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes this week

12 June 2020

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a Neoclassical agate cameo that made over 50-times estimate and a watercolour of Oxford from 1789 that went over 20-times estimate.

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Dealer Daniel Katz sells Sorolla’s study of a drunkard to National Gallery

11 June 2020

The National Gallery in London has bought a painting by Spanish artist Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) for £325,000 from London’s Daniel Katz Gallery.