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At last! Some Christmas cheer for high street dealers

21 December 2019

Trade body leaders and dealers have given a collective thumbs up to the new Conservative government’s pledge to slash small business rates by half.

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Rare and early white porcelain sculpture from Chelsea factory bought by V&A museum

20 December 2019

A white porcelain sculpture made in the experimental years of the Chelsea factory has been acquired for the national collection of ceramics at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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Airfix models, a Chinese bronze censer and Australian silverware – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

20 December 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a pair of 19th century electroplated cups from Australia featuring heads of Aborigine people that sold above predictions.

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Teenage diary of 18th century stained glass craftsman bought by York University

20 December 2019

A 90-page journal kept by a 15-year-old boy has been purchased by the University of York for £3200 at auction.

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Star Wars memorabilia stars at auction: Five recent saleroom highlights

19 December 2019

Star Wars has always made money. Even with lacklustre reviews its newest instalment, released today, is likely to clean up at the box office this season. The memorabilia attached to the 42-year-old franchise is also enduringly popular, revolutionising the toy industry and remaining a subject of interest for many collectors.

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Spate of stolen south London animal troughs continues as another two go missing

18 December 2019

A further two Victorian animal troughs have been stolen in south London, following four that went missing in September.

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Victorian carol singing engraving after Rossetti offered in London Christmas exhibition

18 December 2019

An engraving of A Christmas Carol after Dante Gabriel Charles Rossetti (1828-82) is on offer at The Maas Gallery’s Christmas exhibition.