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Whole lotta love for Led Zeppelin signed album and original cover artwork

13 August 2020

There were good times but no bad times for the vendors of Led Zeppelin memorabilia which came to auction recently and flew beyond estimates.

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Metal detectorist discovery of remains of 3000-year-old harness gives new insight into Bronze Age Scotland

13 August 2020

A discovery made by metal detectorists has been described as of national significance for archaeology.

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Police call for help to find stolen Cotswolds post box sawn from its mount

13 August 2020

A Royal Mail post box has been sawn from its mount in a Cotswold village and local police are hoping to trace it.

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Coronavirus: Battersea Decorative adjusts dates and adds virtual features for autumn staging

12 August 2020

The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair has confirmed it will go ahead as a physical fair with new digital features.

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Did these spectacles to be auctioned in Bristol once belong to Mahatma Gandhi?

12 August 2020

A pair of glasses believed to have once belonged to Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) are to be offered at auction in Bristol this month.

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New Devon auction house and a relocation for a Home Counties collectables specialist – the latest regional auction house news

11 August 2020

Movers and shakers – an update on auction house moves across the regions.

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An Art Deco figure, a rare cocktail book and a Mod Brit watercolour are among the eight lots to watch at auction this week

10 August 2020

With estimates from £250-12,000 here are eight previews of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of a new antiques TV show

09 August 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of dealer and restorer Gary Wallis starring in the new TV programme ‘Restoration Workshop’.

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Mayfair Art Weekend moves to October

08 August 2020

The annual festival of the London art world has been rescheduled.

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Heaps of Victorian silver scrapped after another spike in precious metal prices

07 August 2020

Another bounce in precious metal prices has led to more antique pieces of gold and silver being scrapped.

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Glass image of Nelson laying in state features in our pick of five auction highlights this week

07 August 2020

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a reverse engraving on glass of Admiral Lord Nelson lying in state at Greenwich Hospital. It sold for 22-times estimate in Norfolk.

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London Art Week initiative for the autumn takes women and frames as focus

06 August 2020

London Art Week is increasing its presence in the calendar and growing its digital platform with a series of events running during October.

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Welsh auction houses to continue to host virtual auctions despite room bidding now permitted

06 August 2020

The Welsh government has given auction houses the green light to open premises to the public this month.

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Government makes face-coverings mandatory at auction houses in England

05 August 2020

Wearing a face-covering when attending an auction house in England will become mandatory from Saturday August 8.

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Bust of British-Jamaican Crimean War heroine Mary Seacole sells for £101,000 at auction and heads to Nightingale Museum

04 August 2020

A terracotta sculpture of Mary Seacole (1805-81), who nursed dying and wounded soldiers during the Crimean War, will go on display in the Florence Nightingale Museum after it was sold at auction last week.

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Firsts book fair moves to London's Saatchi Gallery

03 August 2020

The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA) is moving its annual flagship event Firsts – London’s Rare Book Fair from Battersea to Chelsea.

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Seven highlights from the John Richardson collection at Sotheby’s

03 August 2020

A collection of paintings, sculpture, works on paper and prints owned by the late art historian John Richardson is being offered at Sotheby’s later this year.

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Top stories this week – including news of Adams fairs and IACF postponing London events

02 August 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of two more UK fair organisers being forced to call off events due to indoor venues remaining closed.

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London Art Week dealers report strength in online format

01 August 2020

During the seven days of London Art Week, St James’s gallery Colnaghi sold more than 50% of its exhibition.

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Pick of the week: Lucie Rie record as footed bowl takes $180,000 at Phillips

31 July 2020

The market for Lucie Rie (1902-95) reached a new high when Phillips New York sold this 5.5in (14cm) diameter footed bowl for $180,000 (£136,800) at its latest design auction.