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Antiques on High in Oxford

Hunt on to save Oxford’s antiques centre

06 January 2017

Oxford’s sole antiques centre is hoping for a buyer to save it from closure in March.

Gold ducat Ferdinand I of Aragon

15th century gold coin found by dog-walkers heads to auction in Cornwall

06 January 2017

A rare European gold coin found by a dog-walker on a Cornish beach is to be auctioned in Penzance later this month.

Royal Memorabilia cheffins

‘Princess Diana’ auction of letters and mementoes at Cheffins draws huge media focus

06 January 2017

Under normal circumstances, an auction in the English regions is unlikely to command the attention of the global media. But throw in a few letters, photographs and effects from Diana, Princess of Wales, then it’s an entirely different proposition.

Duke Street

Dealer Johnny Van Haeften leaves St James’s and relaunches in south-west London

05 January 2017

Old Master dealer Johnny Van Haeften has relaunched his business from his home in south-west London following a property deal that has forced a clutch of dealers to vacate their Duke Street homes.

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Auctioneer Phillips bolsters Americas with hires from rival Christie’s

05 January 2017

Phillips has made two new hires in the Americas from rival Christie’s as it continues to expand in the region.

Greek coin

Big Apple's busy season starts with coin fair NYINC

05 January 2017

The hive of art world activity in the Big Apple in January kicks off with the New York International Numismatic Convention, or NYINC, which takes place at the Waldorf Astoria.

Hendrix guitar

Hendrix guitar leads Bonhams London memorabilia auction

04 January 2017

Guitars owned by music legends Jimi Hendrix and Prince were the stars of Bonhams December 15 Entertainment Memorabilia auction in London.

S Franses

St James’s planning row to go to court

04 January 2017

A planning row over the redevelopment of the home of St James’s gallery S Franses will go to court later this month.

Harry Wilson

Stanley Gibbons boss tells investors ‘better days are ahead’

04 January 2017

Troubled collectables firm Stanley Gibbons has promised investors it is close to a “turning point” after more than a year of major upheaval.

Nicholas Logsdail

London art dealer receives New Year Honour

03 January 2017

Lisson Gallery co-founder Nicholas Logsdail is among those who received recognition for their contribution to the art world in the New Year Honours list.

Beijing China

Trade believes antiques are exempt from new Chinese ivory ban

03 January 2017

Antiques trade leaders are hopeful that China’s newly-announced plan to impose a total ban on the ivory trade in the country will exclude antique ivory.

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Lotus car made famous by The Prisoner gears up for Dorset auction

03 January 2017

“I am not a number, I am a free man,” was the cry of Patrick McGoohan in TV series The Prisoner. The important number at the Charterhouse auction house on February 12 is £20,000-25,000 - the estimate for a 1963 Lotus Super Seven S2, the model made famous by appearing in that 1960s cult favourite show.

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Advertising Standards Authority says auctioneers ‘should be clearer on fees’

03 January 2017

The Advertising Standards Authority has said auctioneers need to be clearer when presenting their commission rates.

Chinese cloisonne tripod censer

Surrey vendor sells £2 charity shop Chinese censer for £21,000 at auction

02 January 2017

A woman from the village of Hindhead in Surrey made a spectacular return on a £2 charity shop purchase when her small Chinese censer was knocked down at auction for £21,000.

Violin

Review of the Year 2016: Top online prices

01 January 2017

ATG delves into the data of its sister brand, online platform thesaleroom.com, to uncover this year's top prices for items bought online at auction.