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Post box alert as thieves strike in Suffolk and Norfolk

26 January 2022

Royal Mail is on alert after a number of post boxes were stolen in Suffolk and Norfolk in recent weeks with a fear they are being sold online.

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Louvre and Sotheby’s team up to trace provenance of artworks bought by museum during Second World War

25 January 2022

The Louvre has agreed a partnership with Sotheby's to research the provenance of artworks acquired between 1933-45 by the museum.

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A Vienna Secession chair spotted in a junk shop is among five lots to watch

24 January 2022

With estimates from £400-4000, here is our pick of five lots coming up at auction this week.

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Top stories this week – including the upcoming sale of a ‘death penny’ issued to a First World War deserter

23 January 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a memorial plaque ‘issued in error’ to a British soldier who was executed for cowardice.

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Antiques specialists team up for their own antiques road trip for charity

22 January 2022

Dealer Steven Fyfe of Spencelayhs Antiques of Cambridgeshire and Robin Fletcher of Bentley’s Fine Art Auctioneers have embarked on a road trip to buy and sell antiques to raise money for their chosen charity.

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Table made from parrot coal stars in our pick of five auction highlights

21 January 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare Victorian table carved from cannel or so-called parrot coal.

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Industry updates: New auction house launched by art dealer and Bonhams continues European expansion

20 January 2022

The latest Movers and Shakers news across the world of art and antiques.