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Profitable journey from Suffolk to Sydney

14 March 2011

A PICTURE discovered in a Suffolk village has sold for Aus$132,000 (£85,715) in Bonhams' saleroom in Sydney, Australia.

Dreweatts head for the racecourse

14 March 2011

DREWEATTS auctioneers have announced that they will make their first sortie into the racing world by sponsoring a race at Newbury Racecourse on Friday, April 15.

Shelley show to mark anniversary

14 March 2011

STOKE on Trent will shortly host the largest exhibition of Shelley and Wileman ceramics since the factory’s closure in 1966.

China pushes UK art market into third place

14 March 2011

CHINA has pushed the United Kingdom into third place as a player in the world art market and is now second only to the United States.

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Dinky’s South African odyssey finally brings rewards

12 March 2011

SOUTH Africa’s withdrawal from the Commonwealth in 1961 brought with it hefty import taxes on finished luxury goods: a difficult moment for Meccano, for whom the colonies were key markets.

Government tax review favours art and antiques

07 March 2011

ART and antiques could be one of the few winners in a UK government review to tighten up and streamline tax-relief rules.

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Marchig vows to fight on in ‘Leonardo’ case

07 March 2011

THE saga of the portrait sold by Christie’s in 1998 as ‘19th century German’, but now claimed as a long-lost work by Leonardo da Vinci, has taken a new turn following the dismissal of the complaint against Christie’s lodged by the work’s consignor.