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Oxford conference returns in September

10 March 2014

Following the success of last year’s Oxford conference for art and antiques professionals, Jeremy Lamond of Halls and Rupert Toovey of Toovey’s have announced the 2014 event will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 12-13.

Response to NAVA courses indicates demand for knowledge

10 March 2014

In 2013 NAVA ran its first course for Valuers & Auctioneers of Chattels and its fourth competition for Young Auctioneer of the Year.

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ATG Digital now available

10 March 2014

A digital edition of Antiques Trade Gazette has been launched for all tablet users.

Jail for robbers who severely injured dealer

10 March 2014

One of two men who robbed an antiques dealer of a rhino horn in an attack which left the victim in hospital for weeks has been jailed.

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Dealers head across the Channel to sample French attractions

07 March 2014

A small contingent of dealers from the UK are currently travelling to Paris for the launch of Cipolat SA’s new biannual antiques fair.

Ben Janssens stands down as TEFAF chairman

06 March 2014

Following his severe cycling accident last August, Ben Janssens has regretfully resigned as chairman of the executive committee of TEFAF Maastricht.

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Nevinson watercolour at fine art sale in Yorkshire

06 March 2014

This picture by CRW Nevinson (1889-1946) is being offered at the Spring Fine Art Sale being held by Tennants in Leyburn, North Yorkshire on March 28-29.

Sotheby’s see 20% growth in net profits

05 March 2014

Sotheby’s have reported $6.3bn (£3.99bn) in consolidated sales for 2013, a 17% rise on the previous year.

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Ivon Hitchens sale is a cut above

05 March 2014

EXHIBITION – In 1956, the woodsman Ted Floate met Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) quite by chance but ended up managing the artist’s estate while also helping with framing and even giving other technical advice.

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King of the castle sets record at £8500

04 March 2014

The commercial fortunes of Victorian silver ‘castle top’ card cases, engraved or embossed with views of British landmarks, depend primarily on the scarcity of the scene depicted.

Portobello joins the silent greats of the silver screen

03 March 2014

It’s famously the backdrop to Richard Curtis’s film ‘Notting Hill’, starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts as well as the setting for many a TV drama over the years. Now it’s time for Portobello to take the starring role in a new film whose premiere takes place in Soho on March 14.

Auction house ties vendor fees to the reserve, not the hammer price

03 March 2014

A Suffolk saleroom set to hold their first auction in May are going for a new business model of flat vendors’ fees based on reserves rather than the hammer price.

Lord Inglewood named as new BAMF president

03 March 2014

The British Art Market Federation have announced that Lord Inglewood is to be their new president.

Marchant and the British Museum head for Art Antiques London

03 March 2014

Marchant, the eminent Kensington Church Street dealership, have signed up for Brian and Anna Haughton’s ‘Art Antiques London’ from June 12-18 in Kensington Gardens.

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The dealer who took the plunge by calling a Holt to finance

28 February 2014

People who change their lives by entering the trade often share something in common – they show what can be done with a passion for antiques plus drive, determination and chutzpah.

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Christie’s to offer important Old Master drawings collection

27 February 2014

Christie’s has announced a major consignment of Old Master drawings which will be offered over the next two years in a series of sales in London, Amsterdam and Paris.

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The pick of the saleroom

26 February 2014

This ice pick belonged to the explorer James W. Dell who accompanied Scott on his first effort to reach the South Pole in 1901-04, serving as an able seaman aboard the ‘Discovery’.

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Beano No 1 at Comic Book Auctions

26 February 2014

This copy of The Beano No 1 from 1938 will be offered in Comic Book Auctions’ latest sale closing on March 4.

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Pop in to this Hamilton show

26 February 2014

EXHIBITION – As an artist in search of inspiration, the arrest of your dealer might not be your go-to choice of subject matter.

US include antiques in ivory ban

25 February 2014

A ban on the commercial trade in elephant ivory “except in a very limited number of circumstances” announced by the USA this month promises far-reaching consequences for the antiques trade.