Letters to the Editor


img_39-2.jpg

ATG letter: Supplement demonstrates book trade coping in crisis

01 June 2020

MADAM – Congratulations on the Books, Maps & Prints 2020 supplement in last week’s ATG.

ATG letter: Delivery and storage are a benefit of lockdown sales

01 June 2020

MADAM – I find it interesting to see that some auction rooms, who before Covid-19 were very unhelpful regarding postage and packaging, are now bending over backwards to provide either this service or free storage.

img_47-1.jpg

ATG letter: Searching for Seymour

11 May 2020

MADAM – I hope you are all keeping well in these challenging times. The reason for my writing is I am wondering whether ATG readers can assist me in searching for works by the 18th century racing artist James Seymour (c.1700-52).

img_47-2.jpg

ATG letter: Please broaden my horizon

11 May 2020

MADAM – I wonder if the collective, wonderful wisdom of the ATG community might be able to shed any light on this watercolour below, or the artist whose name seems to be ‘Jacopo’ or some variant – the vowels are not entirely clear. I suspect it is not the 15th century one!

img_39-3.jpg

ATG letter: Book trade good news… and a cross-dressing mystery to solve

04 May 2020

MADAM – I have recently polled our PBFA members to assess the state of the antiquarian book trade and asked in particular about any positive outcomes of the lockdown.

img_39-1.jpg

ATG letter: Kind fairies fly in to bring a portrait puzzle

04 May 2020

MADAM – Because I am so old my hen-pecking children have had me in lockdown since the beginning of March.

ATG letter: Thanks for keeping us up to date

27 April 2020

MADAM – I would like to express my appreciation to the editorial and other colleagues that have provided us with a copy of the ATG every week during this extraordinary time.

img_39-2.jpg

ATG letter: Two kilos – that’s a tiddler of a coin

27 April 2020

MADAM – Re: your report on the sycee sold at auction in Germany (International, ATG No 2438).

img_39-1.jpg

ATG letter: High price? Not for the archive of ephemera that came with it

27 April 2020

MADAM – In your recent report on the Toovey’s book sale (ATG No 2437) you mention the purchase of the Pear Tree Press publication 'Ten designs for Two Gentlemen of Verona'.

ATG letter: My thoughts on the retail world post-coronavirus

20 April 2020

MADAM – After this pandemic, retail will undergo a seismic shift even faster than the present move away from many high streets.

img_31-1.jpg

ATG letter: I am seeking royal approval but need to find this item

20 April 2020

MADAM – I am writing a book on the origins and makers of coquilla nut snuff boxes, a time-consuming and difficult task ideally suited to these trying times.

ATG letter: Well done on ATG digital and print

20 April 2020

MADAM – We read with interest the notice about the digital-only edition of ATG.

ATG letter: Redmile – creative designer, not architect

13 April 2020

MADAM – regarding the Auction Report in ATG No 2436, Anthony Redmile was not an architect, but a creative designer.

ATG letter: Evening Star – you came off the rails

13 April 2020

MADAM – The Art Market report in ATG No 2436 of the sale of Terence Cuneo painting 'Evening Star at Full Steam' at Sworders has come off the rails at a couple of points.

img_31-1.jpg

ATG letter: At a time when we could do with the bulldog spirit…

30 March 2020

MADAM – I wonder if your readers can help us.

img_59-1.jpg

ATG letter: We really started something here

16 March 2020

MADAM – The priest or Boatswain Starter, with string knotwork at each end, which is probably weighted with lead, and waxed (Letters, ATG Nos 2432 and 2433), is also called a Life Preserver, suggesting a defensive – as well as a proactive, attacking – weapon.

ATG letter: Pledge support for freeports

16 March 2020

MADAM – It seems to me that the art trade should be seriously lobbying on behalf of the freeports plan mooted recently by the government.

img_67-4.jpg

ATG letter: An ‘Encourager’ to tackle the rigging fast

09 March 2020

MADAM – Re: ‘Priest or for a press gang perhaps’, Letters, ATG No 2432.

ATG letter: Fraud has made me wary about giving ID details

09 March 2020

MADAM – As I understand it, the recent government legislation regarding anti-money laundering requires all buyers, established and new, to provide photographic ID and proof of address. This will then be stored on the auction houses’ databases.

img_67-2.jpg

ATG letter: Two letters about Bonhams' Oak Interior auction

09 March 2020

MADAM – Re: Hornby Castle Chair in the Bonhams Oak Interior sale (ATG No 2431). I have just returned from holiday to see ‘my’ old armchair staring out at me from the ATG front page. I thought you might be interested in a bit of its missing history.

News

Categories