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Messum's launches online shop for more affordable works

28 February 2018

Art dealership Messum’s in Cork Street in Mayfair has launched a shop from its website.

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From fifties fashion to Churchill: photographs by Elsbeth Juda go up for sale in London

28 February 2018

The Jewish Museum has opened a retrospective of the late British photographer Elsbeth Juda, a Jewish émigré who brought a new modernist artistic vision to Britain from Germany.

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Brunel technical drawing instruments are sharp seller at auction

28 February 2018

Brunel stories are like buses. Or maybe horse buses, considering the era. None for ages then all at once.

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“His eyes shine, his nose is wet, he’s about to move”… Guercino’s canine portrait set to lead Old Master offering at Cambridge auction – video

28 February 2018

A group of intriguing Old Masters being offered at Cheffins next month was the catalyst for the auction house holding its first London viewing. With the works including a rare, striking and potentially very valuable Guercino (1591-1666) dog portrait, ATG spoke to head of the Cambridge saleroom’s head of pictures Sarah Flynn about the upcoming sale.

‘Mousquetaire et nu assis’ by Pablo Picasso

Picasso in demand – Gurr Johns wins multiple bidding battles for Spanish painter’s works at Christie’s

28 February 2018

Works by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) led the latest sales of Impressionist & Modern and Surrealist art at Christie’s.

Robert Hardy

Harry Potter and All Creatures Great and Small actor Robert Hardy’s art and antiques collection comes to auction in Gloucestershire

28 February 2018

Sir Winston Churchill stetson and a name plaque from the door of the vet Siegfried Farnon from ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ are among the lots to be offered at auction from the estate of Robert Hardy (1925-2017) at Dominic Winter Auctioneers.

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Actor Russell Crowe sells film memorabilia and more in ‘divorce’ auction at Sotheby’s Australia

27 February 2018

Australian art, film memorabilia and jewellery all feature at Sotheby’s Australia’s auction of Russell Crowe’s collection candidly titled The Art of Divorce.

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Doctor Who script for very first episode owned by William Hartnell comes up at auction

27 February 2018

The original Doctor Who script for the first-ever Doctor Who episode is something always likely to attract high demand at auction. Chuck in the fact that it was used and owned by the very first Doctor Who actor, William Hartnell, and it just gets better and better.

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Beatrix Potter letters on farming advice sell for £10,000

27 February 2018

Rare letters written by children’s author Beatrix Potter just nine months before she died have sold at auction in Maidenhead.

Spider Man

A Spider-Man comic cover has set a new record at auction in Dallas

27 February 2018

A Marvel 1971 cover of Amazing Spider-Man #100 sold at a premium-inclusive $478,000 (£340,600) at Heritage Auctions in Dallas.

ILAB

Technology means “so many more bookselling opportunities” today says new ILAB president

26 February 2018

Sally Burdon is the new president of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

Degas

Stolen Degas painting found on a bus near Paris eight years after art theft

26 February 2018

Edgar Degas’ impressionist picture ‘Les Choristes’ (The Chorus Singers) was stolen while it was on loan to The Musée Cantini in Marseille in 2009 from Musee d'Orsay in Paris.

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Private collection of Republican-era Chinese ceramics stars at Chorley’s

26 February 2018

Chorley’s offers an important private collection of Republican-era porcelain at its sale of Asian Art, European Ceramics & Glass next month.

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Auction Technology Group announces merger with Lot-tissimo.com

25 February 2018

Auction Technology Group (ATG) - parent company of Antiques Trade Gazette and thesaleroom.com - has merged with German art and antiques portal Lot-tissimo.com.

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They said what?! The week (19-25 February, 2018) in quotes from the art and antiques world

25 February 2018

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others. This week we cover evolution in rare book fairs and busts that tick all the boxes.

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Bonhams promotes head of Chinese ceramics and makes new appointment to main board

24 February 2018

Bonhams has promoted Asaph Hyman to global head of Chinese ceramics and works of art.

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Police investigating £100,000 burglary from Harrogate antiques shop

23 February 2018

Police are investigating the theft of more than £100,000 worth of stock taken from a Harrogate antiques shop.

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Hornby owner buys stake in Stanley Gibbons Group to help reduce debt

23 February 2018

Stamp and coin dealership Stanley Gibbons Group has sold a stake to the owner of model railway and collectables retailer Hornby to help pay down debt.

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The First World War Victoria Cross winner whose tea rooms were bombed to bits in the Second World War

23 February 2018

Having suffered five wounds and been taken prisoner in the First World War, fortune could have smiled more favourably on Victoria Cross winner Corporal Sidney Day by the time the 1939-45 conflict came around.

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Handbags at dawn: Dispute between Christie’s and Heritage Auctions over three handbag specialists heads to US court

23 February 2018

A dispute between Dallas-based Heritage Auctions and Christie’s over the employment of Matthew Rubinger and two colleagues is heading to a US court.