Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
New joiners and returning faces in the art and antiques sector23 September 2021
A round-up of Movers and Shakers across auction houses in the UK, Europe and US.
Bonhams to open saleroom in Paris as Sotheby’s expands wine sales in France22 September 2021
Auction house Bonhams is to open its first dedicated saleroom in Europe this month.
Stanley Gibbons starts bankruptcy process for subsidiary Mallett after New York lease dispute21 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 recovered but rest of hoard still at large20 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.
Jewellery: Koopman Rare Art grows its presence with the arrival of two ex-Sotheby’s specialists20 September 2021
After settling in to its new showroom in the West End, Koopman Rare Art has expanded its jewellery department.
Reaching the heights of Lawrence of Arabia at auction20 September 2021
As 1980s rocker Shakin’ Stevens once sang: ‘Green Door, what’s that secret you’re keeping?’
Winter Olympia is back with 70 dealers standing20 September 2021
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Winter Arts & Antiques Fair at Olympia in west London is returning.
More firearms licences required after law changes20 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.
Fairs fair – autumn brings a strong line up of fairs around the country18 September 2021
Following a hiatus for many events, a return to a stronger fairs schedule has been welcomed by buyers and sellers this season.
LAPADA announces autumn conference event16 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.
New departments, hires and promotions – a round up of Movers and Shakers14 September 2021
The latest jobs and expansion updates across the world of art and antiques.
Ivory Act faces final consultation ahead of ‘spring 2022’ enforcement13 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 closes auction arm13 September 2021
After 50 years of trading, Potburys Auctions in Sidmouth, Devon will close with the last sale scheduled for September 21.
Stolen Anglo-Saxon brooch returned to museum after 26 years11 September 2021
An Anglo-Saxon brooch stolen from Rutland County Museum has been returned 26 years after it went missing.
Sotheby’s reveals consignment win via livestreamed video10 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.
Latest gem book launched by jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy08 September 2021
Jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy has completed her triology of gemstone books this month.
Tennants will host the ‘Harrogate’ fair06 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.
Steve Jobs signature is a write rarity06 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.
Largest triceratops skeleton ever discovered comes to auction in France04 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 Antiques & Collectors Fair cancelled01 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.