Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters

Alice Strang

New joiners and returning faces in the art and antiques sector

23 September 2021

A round-up of Movers and Shakers across auction houses in the UK, Europe and US.

Bonhams Paris

Bonhams to open saleroom in Paris as Sotheby’s expands wine sales in France

22 September 2021

Auction house Bonhams is to open its first dedicated saleroom in Europe this month.

Madison Avenue

Stanley Gibbons starts bankruptcy process for subsidiary Mallett after New York lease dispute

21 September 2021

Stamp and coin dealership Stanley Gibbons Group has begun a Chapter 11 process in the United States for its US subsidiary Mallett Inc.

Anglo Saxon brooch

Anglo-Saxon brooch recovered but rest of hoard still at large

20 September 2021

A renewed plea for eight Anglo-Saxon brooches still missing following a theft in 1995 has been issued after the recovery of one of the group.

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Jewellery: Koopman Rare Art grows its presence with the arrival of two ex-Sotheby’s specialists

20 September 2021

After settling in to its new showroom in the West End, Koopman Rare Art has expanded its jewellery department.

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Reaching the heights of Lawrence of Arabia at auction

20 September 2021

As 1980s rocker Shakin’ Stevens once sang: ‘Green Door, what’s that secret you’re keeping?’

The Winter Arts & Antiques Fair at Olympia

Winter Olympia is back with 70 dealers standing

20 September 2021

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Winter Arts & Antiques Fair at Olympia in west London is returning.

More firearms licences required after law changes

20 September 2021

The government has reminded owners of certain old firearms that they will need to obtain a licence following a change in the law from September 22.

Duncombe Park

Fairs fair – autumn brings a strong line up of fairs around the country

18 September 2021

Following a hiatus for many events, a return to a stronger fairs schedule has been welcomed by buyers and sellers this season.

Carlton House Terrace

LAPADA announces autumn conference event

16 September 2021

Dealer association LAPADA has announced a return of its annual conference and this time it is being held in the autumn, as opposed to the usual February.

Kimberley and Sam at Koopman

New departments, hires and promotions – a round up of Movers and Shakers

14 September 2021

The latest jobs and expansion updates across the world of art and antiques.

Defra

Ivory Act faces final consultation ahead of ‘spring 2022’ enforcement

13 September 2021

The final consultation on the Ivory Act has been launched ahead of the near-total ivory ban coming into force in spring 2022.

Potburys

Potburys closes auction arm

13 September 2021

After 50 years of trading, Potburys Auctions in Sidmouth, Devon will close with the last sale scheduled for September 21.

Anglo Saxon brooch

Stolen Anglo-Saxon brooch returned to museum after 26 years

11 September 2021

An Anglo-Saxon brooch stolen from Rutland County Museum has been returned 26 years after it went missing.

Cy Twombly, Untitled 2007

Sotheby’s reveals consignment win via livestreamed video

10 September 2021

Sotheby’s chose to announce its winning of a prestigious consignment via a livestreamed video involving specialists across the US, Europe and Asia.

Gem books

Latest gem book launched by jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy

08 September 2021

Jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy has completed her triology of gemstone books this month.

The Garden Rooms

Tennants will host the ‘Harrogate’ fair

06 September 2021

Auction house Tennants has stepped in to host The Northern Antiques Fair later this month after its usual Harrogate venue was not available.

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Steve Jobs signature is a write rarity

06 September 2021

Apple founder Steve Jobs rarely signed autographs so a signature from the man behind the Apple computer, the iPod and the iPhone, is in hot demand.

Triceratops dinosaur skeleton

Largest triceratops skeleton ever discovered comes to auction in France

04 September 2021

The fossilised remains of 'Big John', the largest triceratops dinosaur ever discovered, will be offered by Paris auction house Binoche et Giquello next month.

Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair cancelled

01 September 2021

Fair organiser IACF has been forced to cancel its Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair scheduled for October 24 due to a scheduling clash with another event using the halls in north London.