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Christie’s return to 19th century European art sales

14 February 2011

CHRISTIE’S have decided to re-introduce dedicated 19th century European art sales, with the first taking place in London on June 15.

Bogus PayPal account scam sees shipped antiques disappear

14 February 2011

A NEW scam involving a fake PayPal account has come to light after a dealer lost £1200 of stock to an ‘overseas buyer’ who never paid.

Police make arrest in fake Churchill investigation

14 February 2011

OFFICERS from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Art and Antiques Unit have arrested a man in connection with the sale of fake Churchill memorabilia.

EU set to outlaw mounted rhino horn sales

07 February 2011

THE European Commission is expected to act shortly to halt the sale of all Victorian and Edwardian mounted rhinoceros horn.

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Russian Ambassador’s wine coolers make $105,000

07 February 2011

A RECENT sale at Doyle of New York included this pair of 208oz Regency silver-gilt wine coolers marked for Paul Storr, London, 1813-14 and retailed by Rundell, Bridge & Rundell.

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Sotheby’s to offer most extensive toy collection ever assembled

07 February 2011

THROUGHOUT this month, Sotheby’s New York are devoting an entire floor of their York Avenue headquarters to what they call “the largest and most comprehensive collection of magnificent quality European and American toys and trains ever assembled”.

Australian trade launch fight against Resale Right

07 February 2011

AUSTRALIAN dealers and auctioneers are joining forces to fight the current Artist’s Resale Right scheme introduced to the country seven months ago.