Latest News Articles by Matt Ball
What's cheap, cheerful and under a grand?11 April 2022
Ask anyone about a special item they bought and they will usually start by telling you how they came to own it. Here the ATG team recounts the story of 15 purchases, each one for under £1000
ATG conference: Going, going… green and online04 April 2022
Auctioneers get together to hear the latest market trends and top tips for 2022
Killarneyware chess set checks in at saleroom21 March 2022
During the 19th century visitors seeking out idyllic lakeland views caused a mild tourist boom in the southwest corner of Ireland.
Second-hand and sustainable: A special report from Auction Technology Group21 March 2022
Firms selling second-hand items such as antiques can now quantify the environmental advantages thanks to a new report. They can also improve their competitive edge by auditing and publishing their own green credentials.
Inside stories: How new focus on improving home spaces has boosted antique and vintage items21 February 2022
Long periods of life at home because of Covid restrictions for both lifestyle and work reasons have encouraged a trend for younger buyers in particular to target second-hand items from auction houses and dealers
Chess: Ah, that’ll be the good old Ruy Lopez opening06 December 2021
The World Chess Championship currently taking place in Dubai began on November 26 in familiar style.
Auctions give a boost to the latest retail sales figures23 November 2021
Rising sales of second-hand goods are helping to boost the UK's economy.
AMPs now exceed 800 but registration is not compliance08 November 2021
The number of art market participants (AMPs) registered with the UK tax authorities under the Fifth Anti Money Laundering Directive has now exceeded 800, delegates were told at the Art Business Conference last week.
Bottles held a fascination after rubbish tip discovery01 November 2021
When teenagers Mark and Simon Fletcher came across a Victorian ginger beer bottle sticking out of the ground in the garden of their new home at Old Clee, near Grimsby, 40 years ago little did they know that a collecting bug was about to bite.
Asian Art in London Indian and Islamic award winners announced21 October 2021
As its annual festival of exhibitions and sales gets under way, Asian Art in London has announced the winners of its Indian and Islamic awards.
Eastern promise: Asian Art in London award nominees announced18 October 2021
The awards shortlist for Asian Art in London’s East Asian art season have been announced.
The first edition: Where are they now?13 September 2021
Getting the first issue of ATG printed was not an easy task but many of the companies featured in it are still going strong today
Lockdown restrictions easing in Scotland and Wales welcomed by art and antiques sector14 August 2021
The relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in Scotland and Wales will enable the return of art and antiques events.
Covid easing delays impact event planning28 June 2021
Pauses to lockdown easing across the UK may affect plans for larger art and antiques events, fairs and markets in the coming weeks, while in Ireland a lifting of restrictions has begun.
A fair to make Brighton rock10 May 2021
Organiser tells ATG why the south-coast city is a great place for a new PBFA event
Online bidding: The key moment22 March 2021
Fifteen years ago an auction was held which heralded the online transformation in the bidding process and opened sales up to potential buyers across the world
Art and antiques trade in England to reopen on April 1223 February 2021
A ‘roadmap’ to how coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England will be eased has been revealed.
Online trading brings new confidence in second lockdown09 November 2020
Art and antiques businesses in England are more prepared for trading through this new lockdown having gained experience last time around.
Online trading and working behind closed doors during lockdown get the green light04 November 2020
The government has confirmed that art and antiques businesses in England will be able to continue trading behind closed doors during the new lockdown.
Art and antiques businesses in England start making lockdown plans03 November 2020
While waiting for full details of government guidance on the new lockdown in England starting from Thursday November 5, art and antiques businesses have been announcing their plans for the coming months.