Latest News Articles by Noelle McElhatton
Trade warned to be prepared for card fee changes06 November 2017
Auctioneers and dealers should prepare for the end of credit card surcharges from January 2018, a business trade body has warned.
Hailwood joins Woolley & Wallis as watch expert to boost firm's coverage of 'increasingly important' market01 November 2017
Adrian Hailwood, former director at Fellows responsible for watches, has joined Woolley & Wallis as wristwatch specialist in the firm’s jewellery department.
BADA in bid to attract more auctioneers-turned-dealers30 October 2017
Dealer body BADA is to relax its length-of-service rules of membership to encourage applications from former auctioneers.
Trade bodies welcome progress in fight against modern elephant poaching26 October 2017
A new CITES report stating that elephant poaching in Africa declined in 2016 for the fifth year in a row has been welcomed by antiques industry trade body representatives.
Departing LAPADA chief: Why the game isn't up for antique ivory23 October 2017
As Rebecca Davies heads back to the contemporary art world, she gives ATG her perspective on the big issues affecting fine art and antiques dealers
Sworders seeks to boost its fine art auctions with appointment of former CSK and Sotheby's specialist17 October 2017
Sworders has appointed former Sotheby’s, Christie’s South Kensington and Bonhams picture specialist, Jane Oakley, to expand the scope and frequency of its fine art auctions.
LAPADA seeks chief to stand up for the trade16 October 2017
LAPADA has begun the search for a new chief executive after the resignation of Rebecca Davies, prioritising a candidate’s ability to represent the trade’s interests to government.
Ivory threat: how to respond…16 October 2017
The art market’s trade bodies have issued guidance to their members on how to respond to the government’s consultation on ivory, launched on October 6.
LAPADA seeks new chief executive as Davies returns to the contemporary art world11 October 2017
Rebecca Davies, chief executive officer of LAPADA, is to leave the trade body at the end of December after three and a half years in the role.
Editor’s comment: finally, a chance to have your say on ivory09 October 2017
It’s taken more than a year to materialise but at last, the long-awaited consultation on ivory has arrived.
Desk used by WB Yeats sells at five times top estimate at Sotheby’s sale but letters to lover fail to sell27 September 2017
The desk used by poet WB Yeats has sold for £150,000 (£187,000 inc premium) this morning, five times its top estimate of £30,000.
Rising stars in calmer waters27 September 2017
Welcome to Antiques Trade Gazette’s annual barometer of Asian art, in which we read the runes of this most fascinating of markets.
Irish cultural figures protest at sale of Yeats Collection by Sotheby's26 September 2017
Leading players in Irish arts and culture have protested at the sale of the Yeats Collection by Sotheby’s tomorrow (September 27), urging the Irish government to intervene and save it for the nation.
Experts outline Brexit trade risk11 September 2017
Lawyers and accountants have drawn up documents laying out the issues facing the art and antiques trade to inform government as it negotiates the terms of Brexit.
Death of Artist’s Resale Right ‘is exaggerated’, lawyer says11 September 2017
Artist’s Resale Right, the royalty payable by a buyer to an artist or an artist’s estate for a painting resold for €1000 or more, is likely to be adopted by the UK along with other EU laws after Brexit.
Numismatists descend on London for the annual Coinex fair11 September 2017
Coin enthusiasts have plenty to think about as they arrive in London for the annual Coinex fair.
Omega Auctions re-catalogues Eleanor Rigby score lot after protest from Beatles producer’s family03 September 2017
Omega Auctions has revised its catalogue description of a score for the 1966 Beatles classic Eleanor Rigby, for sale on September 11, after a protest from the family of the group’s legendary producer, the late Sir George Martin, that they possessed the original score.
Editor’s comment: Sotheby’s serious intent in the silly season28 August 2017
It’s late August and the art market continues its summer slumber.
WB Yeats love letters among family collection for sale at Sotheby's18 August 2017
A unique collection of paintings and personal effects belonging to the family of Irish poet WB Yeats and his brother, artist Jack Yeats, will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in September. Several of the items, including the poet’s love letters, are fresh to market.
Willem de Kooning painting stolen 30 years ago resurfaces in US antiques shop15 August 2017
A $160m (£136m) masterpiece by Dutch-American abstract-impressionist painter Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) that had been stolen from a US museum 30 years ago has been discovered in an antiques shop.