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“They are remarkable survivors from almost a century ago. They must have faced rocky and sandy terrain and may be war-weary.”

Charles Hanson, owner of Hansons Auctioneers, ahead of the auction of sandals worn by Lawrence of Arabia.

“This is the highest honour recognising his long service and contribution to the fine art and antiques trade. Congratulations.”

British Antiques Dealers’ Association president Victoria Borwick on the distinguished service medal awarded to West Sussex furniture dealer Richard Courtney.

“Low estimates bring high prices, high estimates bring no sales.”

Veteran commemoratives specialist Andrew Hilton at Historical & Collectable in Reading commenting on his biannual sales. 

“Willem Baron van Dedem wanted to share his passion for fine Dutch and Flemish paintings.”

National Gallery Director, Dr Gabriele Finaldi, speaking about the donation of four Old Masters from the collection of the former TEFAF president Willem Baron van Dedem.

“There could not be a better example of how to re-establish a reputation that urgently needed it.” 

The judges of top art history prize William MB Berger Prize for British Art History on their decision to award artist Winifred Knights.