Latest News Articles by Noelle McElhatton
Editor’s comment: shipping and delivery19 June 2017
On Twitter last week, auctioneer and TV pundit Paul Laidlaw vented about a high quote for delivery that far exceeded the cost of the object he was buying.
Trade bodies ‘ready to reach out’ to new ministers on antiques industry issues12 June 2017
Art and antiques trade associations are preparing to “forge new relationships” with the incoming government, in particular relating to the trade of antiques containing ivory.
Christie’s South Kensington veteran passes away07 June 2017
James 'Jim' Collingridge, one of Christie’s South Kensington’s first auctioneers and mentor to several senior auctioneer figures, has passed away at the age of 86.
General Election 2017: What the Tories, Labour and Lib Dems pledge on key issues affecting art and antiques05 June 2017
Brexit, tax, business rates, employment rights and ivory top the list of issues for the art and antiques sector, readers have told Antiques Trade Gazette, as the general election looms this week.
London mayor Sadiq Khan: ‘London’s art and antiques summer season is proof the city is open for business’31 May 2017
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has endorsed the publication of the Antiques Trade Gazette’s annual celebration of London’s summer season of fairs, exhibitions, auctions and events.
Why I love London – Rosanna Ranieri, Richard E Grant and Prosper & Martine Assouline26 May 2017
The city’s summer season attracts visitors from many walks in life. Here we talk to some high-profile fans of what London has to offer
Editor’s comment: The Conservative manifesto22 May 2017
While businesses and consumers absorbed the devil in the detail of last week’s Conservative manifesto, art and antiques business leaders were more occupied by what wasn’t in the 86-page document.
Trade greets tax reporting change delay02 May 2017
A now-postponed plan by HMRC to require businesses and the self-employed to file tax returns quarterly rather than yearly “would create havoc” if it was imposed as scheduled in 2018, dealers have told ATG.
Introduction: A necessary evolution02 May 2017
A hundred or so years ago, a group of booksellers gathered in London for their debut exhibition, with a catalogue that boasted no fewer than 15 original William Caxton books.
Flipping good return for Maori portrait by New Zealand artist Charles F Goldie28 April 2017
A portrait of a Maori chief by New Zealand artist Charles F Goldie (1870-1947) more than doubled its money in the space of five months after returning to its homeland from the UK.
Dealers welcome delay in shift to quarterly digital tax returns26 April 2017
The decision to delay and possibly shelve a requirement for businesses and the self-employed to file tax returns quarterly rather than yearly has been welcomed by dealer body BADA, which had lobbied against it.
Online bidding: Review of January-March 201721 April 2017
In the first of a series uncovering stories behind data from thesaleroom.com, Noelle McElhatton looks at the increasingly esoteric nature of high-value finds from house clearances
Your Gazette: any time, any device10 April 2017
Editor’s comment: ‘User-friendly’ is a term with varying definitions. For readers of Antiques Trade Gazette, whose work requires them to hit the road often, it should mean the content they want is accessible in as many ways as possible wherever they are.
Brexit hopes of Artist’s Resale Right demise may be premature – but it could be amended05 April 2017
In ATG’s coverage of Brexit in the past year, we regularly asked which EU-inspired law we could most live without. Unanimously the response was Artist’s Resale Right, a royalty on the resale of art hammered above €1000.
‘Extra obligations’ under new data protection law01 April 2017
Stricter rules around the collection and use of data will have a “significant impact” on the art and antiques business, delegates at an Auction Technology Group (ATG) seminar in London were told last week.
BADA chief lobbies Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on business rates rises and new tax reporting rules03 March 2017
The chief executive of BADA, Marco Forgione, has lobbied Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on imminent hikes to business rates and changes to tax reporting that are set to impact the trade.
Bowie and Ames collections help boost Sotheby’s profits in final months of 2016 but total year’s sales were down28 February 2017
Sotheby’s returned to profit in the fourth quarter of 2016, attributing this to improved commissions and growing market confidence, though sales for 2016 overall were down.
Trinder leaves Wotton Auction Rooms to join Dawson’s18 February 2017
Joe Trinder is leaving Wotton Auction Rooms, were he is auctioneer, valuer and cataloguer, to join start-up saleroom Dawson’s.
IVORY DEBATE: ministers not convinced that extending ban to pre-1947 antiques would save elephants07 February 2017
The government remains open-minded on proposals to extend its planned ban on trade in post-1947 ivory to antiques with ivory dating before this time, despite pressure from some MPs to do so.
COMMENT: economics rather than heritage will persuade MPs to heed the antiques trade on ivory31 January 2017
At ATG’s Seminar on CITES, Victoria Borwick MP started the ball rolling on our consultation with the government on ivory in a traditional way – by calling on the trade to write to their local MPs.