Art market: Bowie sprinkles saleroom stardust

19 July 2021

Record for a painting by the music legend David Bowie leads a look at rockstar attempts at visual art


Wurlitzer steams into action

15 March 2021

Mechanical music will be going under the hammer on March 20 as part of the Miller & Miller auction in New Hamburg, Ontario.


One hundred vintage sewing machines offered at Canadian auction

01 June 2020

One of the key features of an online only sale held by Miller & Miller Auctions (18% buyer’s premium) in New Hamburg, Ontario, was a collection of around 100 vintage sewing machines assembled by Karl Koenig.


Rare Mughal coin spotted hanging on a bracelet sells for £248,000

27 January 2020

Discovered hanging on a gold charm bracelet, a rare Mughal coin has sold for Can$420,000 (£248,000) at a Canadian auction house.


Franz Bergman bronze figure features in British Columbia sale

10 June 2019

This Franz Bergman cold-painted bronze figure will feature in Maynards’ June 26 sale to be held in Richmond, British Columbia.

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Scene of the Gallipoli Campaign ‘rediscovered’ in Canada and offered by Petworth dealer

15 January 2019

A rare eyewitness depiction of troops landing in Suvla Bay during the First World War is on offer from dealer Rountree Tryon of Petworth and London.


RAF watch is a sale flier in Canada

17 December 2018

This Omega ‘Weems’ Royal Air Force pilot’s wristwatch below was one of the sought-after entries in a 311-lot auction of watches and jewellery at Miller & Miller (18/15% buyer’s premium) in New Hamburg, Ontario, on November 24.

North American auction calendar: November-December, 2018

05 November 2018

ATG’s calendar of auctions taking place in the US and Canada in November and December 2018.

North American auction calendar: autumn 2018

17 September 2018

A list of auctions in the US and Canada from September to December 2018.


Ottawa museum buys Canadian VC group

07 May 2018

One of the finest Victoria Cross medals awarded to a Canadian recipient will be staying in Canada thanks to a successf ul fundraising campaign.


Pioneers of Martinware market in focus at Canadian auction

12 February 2018

When Bill Kime, senior decorative arts specialist at the Waddington’s (20% buyer’s premium) saleroom, was contacted early last year by a couple from British Columbia about selling their collection of Martinware, he jumped at the chance.


Martin Brothers pottery flies into Toronto

20 November 2017

Working in late Victorian London, the Martin Brothers were true studio potters, producing their distinctive, whimsical pieces which today are highly collectable.


Export sought for Canadian VC sold in London

09 October 2017

An unusual medals sale has led to an unusual outcome. An application is to be made to export from Canada the Victoria Cross group won by heroic Lieutenant Colonel David Currie after it was bought by a British private collector.

Auction Calendar for North America

25 September 2017

While care has been taken in compiling this calendar, we strongly advise that you check with the saleroom concerned before travelling any distance in case of cancellations or postponements.

Sotheby’s Canada quit auctions to focus on private sales

18 February 2013

After 45 years, Sotheby’s are to cease holding auctions in Canada to focus instead on private sales and sourcing material for the international market.


Back in business with a £2m treasure

10 December 2012

Ritchies, the Toronto auction house founded in 1967 and declared bankrupt in 2009, are trading again. And in spectacular style.

American trade resurface after battling Hurricane Sandy

05 November 2012

The art and antiques trade in North East America and Canada is returning to business as usual following the interruption caused by Hurricane Sandy.


Thief strikes in Montreal

20 February 2012

AXA Art are offering a substantial reward for the safe recovery of two archaeological fragments – a 5th century BC Persian low relief showing the head of a guard and a marble head dating from the Roman Empire – which were stolen from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts during October 2011.


Camden Town in Canada

17 October 2011

THIS rare-to-the-market 1913 Dieppe painting by Camden Town Group painter Charles Ginner (1878-1952) was recently rediscovered in an important Canadian collection.

Ritchies slammed over record keeping

07 December 2009

The trustee appointed to oversee the collapse of Toronto-based Ritchies Auctioneers has presented a damning portrait of the company’s operations.

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