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Super Bowl founder’s Limoges plaques fly to 34 times estimate in Florida auction

29 May 2024

An exceptional pair of 16th century Limoges enamels attracted remarkable interest after emerging for sale in Florida.

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BADA members get to grips with new EU import legislation

29 May 2024

Trade organisation holds event covering regulations that will impact art, antiques and antiquities dealers

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US Medal of Honor awarded to Ukrainian soldier to be auctioned for charity

29 May 2024

The only US Medal of Honor ever awarded to a Ukrainian soldier is being sold to aid Ukrainian humanitarian efforts.

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Floral dress worn by young Elizabeth II goes to auction

28 May 2024

Worn by the late Queen around 1930 and kept by her nanny ever since, the cotton dress goes to auction in June

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John Duncan Fergusson anniversary marked with 17 works at Lyon & Turnbull

28 May 2024

The 150th anniversary of the birth of the Colourist painter John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961) is being marked at Lyon & Turnbull on June 6.

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Charts of the human body, London, the world at the London Map Fair

27 May 2024

The annual London Map Fair, which bills itself as the world’s oldest and largest specialist antiques fair, runs June 15-16 at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington Gore.

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Wedgwood teapot is among five lots to watch

27 May 2024

With estimates from £300, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week

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Top stories this week including news of Roma Numismatics closing its doors

26 May 2024

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of London ancient coin business Roma Numismatics closing down.

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New auction high for an English silver coin

24 May 2024

An auction record for an English silver coin has been set in Zürich.

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Ian Bairnson’s Wuthering Heights guitar appears at Wiltshire auction

24 May 2024

Ian Bairnson’s guitar featured in Kate Bush’s debut 1978 hit 'Wuthering Heights' is being offered at Gardiner Houlgate in Wiltshire.

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Sotheby’s announces details of latest summer show

24 May 2024

Sotheby’s is hosting an exhibition in London this summer featuring 12 works loaned from museums. All the works are by artists who were born overseas but passed through or settled in the UK permanently.

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British Museum recovers more stolen works but over 800 objects still missing

24 May 2024

The British Museum has recovered a further tranche of stolen and missing objects from its collection.

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Sotheby’s new pricing structure comes into effect

23 May 2024

Auction house reduces buyers’ and sellers’ fees but rivals are yet to follow suit

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Top artworks set to star in LAPADA’s 50th anniversary exhibition

22 May 2024

Online show features everything from fine art to furniture, Asian art to antiquities

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Rare collection of Fabergé animals to go to auction

22 May 2024

Mostly acquired over a four-year period, a 20-lot collection of Fabergé animals comes to Elmwood’s

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American ‘freed slave’ badge soars above estimate at Ohio auction

22 May 2024

This humble but hugely powerful object is a Charleston free badge, an oval copper planchet worn by a freed African slave in South Carolina in the 1780s.

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Ancient gold objects stolen in brazen theft at Ely Museum

21 May 2024

Two valuable Bronze Age gold artefacts have been stolen from Ely Museum in Cambridgeshire.

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Dreweatts to offer Turner’s only known oil sketch from Liber Studiorum project

21 May 2024

Two works by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) have emerged from a private collection and will be offered at Newbury saleroom Dreweatts on June 12.

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Roma Numismatics to close doors this week

20 May 2024

London ancient coin dealers and auctioneers Roma Numismatics is to close.

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French Revolutionary bonnet is among five lots to watch

20 May 2024

With estimates from £400, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week