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Suffragette archive

What lots caught bidders’ eyes in the last week? Six auction highlights including a Suffragette archive sold at Catherine Southon’s latest sale

01 March 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a large scrapbook of ephemera relating to Isabel Seymour, secretary for the Women’s Social Political Union (WSPU), that sold at Catherine Southon’s latest auction.

Inman

Memorabilia from the estate of Are You Being Served? actor John Inman pops up at Newbury auction house

01 March 2019

The sale of a collection of John Inman memorabilia at auction has highlighted the 1970s star enduring popularity with collectors across the UK.

The ‘Toulouse Caravaggio’

The ‘Toulouse Caravaggio’ – painting found in French attic valued at £100m to be offered without reserve at auction

28 February 2019

A marketing drive has begun for the sale of a painting touted as the ‘Toulouse Caravaggio (1571-1610)’. The picture was unveiled in London today ahead of its auction in France in June.

Sotheby's

Private sales boost auction house Sotheby’s results as turnover jumps 16%

28 February 2019

Sotheby’s reported a 16% jump in sales last year to $6.4bn (£4.8bn).

Muller

Major selection of German Expressionist works come to auction in New York

28 February 2019

Swann Auction Galleries is to sell a major selection of German Expressionist works from one of the movement’s most important collections next week.

‘Le Port au soleil couchant, Opus 236 (Saint-Tropez)’ by Paul Signac

Pointillist painting of Saint Tropez by Paul Signac sets artist’s record at Christie’s auction

27 February 2019

A quintessential pointillist painting of the sun setting over the port of Saint Tropez made an auction record for Paul Signac (1863-1935) at Christie’s latest Impressionist & Modern art auction in London.

Alban Arms - A fine pair of Scottish steel and silver inlayed lobe butt pistols by Thomas Murdoch of Doune with 7.5 inch barrels circa 1760..jpg

First edition of new-look antiques arms fair in west London features international selection of dealers

27 February 2019

The inaugural staging of an expanded antiques arms fair in west London will welcome a number of European dealers.