Auctioneers

The auction process is a key part of the secondary art and antiques market.

Firms of auctioneers usually specialise in a number of fields such as jewellery, ceramics, paintings, Asian art or coins but many also hold general sales where the goods available are not defined by a particular genre and are usually lower in value.

Auctioneers often provide other services such as probate and insurance valuations.

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Modern versions show classic qualities

07 November 2022

Modern, limited edition issues of well known books figured prominently among the best-selling lots in an October 4 sale held by Lacy Scott & Knight (22.5% buyer’s premium) of Bury St Edmunds.

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Tapestries covered in detail attract interest at auction

07 November 2022

Tapestries featured at both Dreweatts’ Chilham Castle auction and Flaxley Abbey sale.

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‘The most beautiful herbal’

07 November 2022

A copy of the 1543, first German language edition of a work that centuries later, in 'Printing and the Mind of Man', was declared to be “perhaps the most celebrated and most beautiful herbal ever published” was offered by Gloucestershire saleroom Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) on October 12.

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British falconry trophy flies into US sale

07 November 2022

The November 15 Silver & Vertu ‘signature’ sale at Heritage in Texas includes what specialist Karen Rigdon calls “probably the strongest collection of English silver that we’ve had in the last 10 years”.

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Rothschild taste sensations as bidders turn out in force at Exbury House sale

07 November 2022

The unashamed opulence of interior decoration that became known as Le Goût Rothschild as it spread from 19th century France to Austria, Germany and Britain is a style that has always been admired.

2567NE Edit SAS Cap Wiseman

Cap owned by a real SAS 'rogue hero' takes £16,000 at Kent auction

03 November 2022

The SAS has never been short of eager collectors wanting to splash out for militaria connected with the British special forces unit.

Hyde Park Antiques lots

Top US antique furniture dealer to sell stock at Sotheby’s auction as it downsizes New York premises

02 November 2022

New York dealership Hyde Park Antiques, founded in 1965, will sell nearly 500 lots at Sotheby’s next year.

Squadron Leader Scarf

UK buyer sought for record breaking RAF Victoria Cross medal

01 November 2022

An export block has been issued on a Victoria Cross medal in the hope a UK buyer will emerge.

Toadstools

Strong dollar drives rise in US purchasers to UK

31 October 2022

US buyers have boosted sales for UK dealers and auction houses this autumn after the slump in sterling.

Royal Worcester Patience teapot

Why living up to one’s teapot now costs more

31 October 2022

The 1882 Royal Worcester porcelain ‘Patience’ teapot has become a satirical emblem of the Aesthetic movement.

Jan Huygen van Linschoten’s travelogue

Linschoten’s travels reach £44,000

31 October 2022

A Dutch travelogue from the early years of Arctic exploration sold for £44,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) at Chiswick Auctions on October 26.

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Pick of the week: Mexican jar is choc full of saleroom interest

31 October 2022

In colonial Mexico cacao beans and vanilla pods assumed a similar status to tea leaves in England.

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Attackers under the sea and above the waves

31 October 2022

In 1888, in response to a tender issued by the War Office, Prof Archibald Barr and Dr William Stroud submitted an application for an optical range-finder patent to the Patents Office.

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Jackson’s northern exposure

31 October 2022

Highest price in five years is achieved for Manchester School and Staithes Group artist

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Thatcher depictions tick the box for bidders

31 October 2022

Judging by recent events, members of the Conservative Party might well look back longingly to the days of Margaret Thatcher when Britain’s first female prime minister brought a comparative measure of stability to government.

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Falklands appeal fuels £82,000 bid

31 October 2022

Relatively few gallantry medals available for what was short self-contained conflict, heroic stories involving highly collectable regiments, a relatively morally unambiguous backstory (for British collectors at least)… the Falklands War can generate high demand at auction.

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Born in Brecon, Aussie grit

31 October 2022

Lt William Emlyn Hardwick (1885-1918) was born in Brecon but by the time he enlisted to fight in the First World War he was living in Australia.

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Naval records shipshape up well

31 October 2022

Documents were consigned among contents of a house owned by the Arkwright family

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Trevanion and Kirk present a new kind of TV travel show

31 October 2022

Restoration expert Will Kirk, who appears on Bafta-nominated TV show The Repair Shop, has teamed up with auctioneer Christina Trevanion to present a new BBC daytime antiques series that launched this week.

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Cartoonist put politics to one side

31 October 2022

Much, much earlier than most other entries in a comics and comic art sale that ran at Heritage (25% buyer’s premium) from September 30 to October 2 were examples of the work of Winsor McCay (c.1866-67-1934), who was well known as an accomplished editorial and political cartoonist and for his work in the world of animation and cartoon strips.

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