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Botticelli top at Sotheby’s for second year

31 January 2022

The January series of Old Master auctions at Sotheby’s New York was led by a Sandro Botticelli (c.1445-1510) painting for the second year running.

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Léger takes the leisurely approach

31 January 2022

This gouache by Fernand Léger (1881-1955), Les Loisirs, will be one of the highlights of the next sale at Clarke Auction Gallery in Larchmont, New York, on February 6.

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Fantasy meets very real interest

31 January 2022

Not just Harry Potter but also Tolkien and CS Lewis works generate serious demand in US

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Doll was given with royal seal of approval

31 January 2022

An English all-wooden doll originally presented by Queen Charlotte to her goddaughter sold for $200,000 (£148,000) at a US auction.

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Buyers keeping eyes on toys as investments

31 January 2022

A new American firm, LCG (Legacy Collectibles Group) Auctions, sold what it described as “the highest graded Cobra Commander GI Joe action figure in existence” in a timed sale last year.

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Clowning around on a tricycle

31 January 2022

A rare, early 20th century Fischer tin clown tricycle wind-up toy sold for a premium-inclusive $2300 (£1725) despite not being in working condition.

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How majolica mania takes over

31 January 2022

Couple of friends amassed extensive collections that led to a book and a major exhibition

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TEFAF to clash with Masterpiece London in busy June schedule

24 January 2022

The June calendar for art and antiques fairs is filling up as TEFAF revealed new dates.

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It’s a Harry Potter shocker at Heritage

24 January 2022

Bidding on an exceptionally fine, virtually mint first edition of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone offered in the special Firsts into Film section of a December 9-10 sale opened at $75,000.

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Dufy’s double value from British sporting events

24 January 2022

Two British sporting scenes by French artist Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) were among the best-sellers in auctions held within a day of each other on either side of the Atlantic.

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Image of Mickey Mouse challenging pirate to a duel offered at Heritage Auctions

24 January 2022

A rare black and white Disney production image of Mickey Mouse will feature as one of the highlights in the Animation Art auction at Heritage in Dallas from February 4-7.

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Marx prototype bikes feature among Milestone motors

24 January 2022

Milestone Auctions recorded some buoyant prices for rare variants of toy motorcycles in its sale last October (see ATG No 2516).

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Latest appointments at Sotheby's, Phillips and Freeman's

24 January 2022

Phillips has appointed Jean-Paul Engelen to the newly created role of president, Americas. In addition, he will continue as worldwide co-head of 20th century and Contemporary art.

Sloane Street Auctions

Industry updates: New auction house launched by art dealer and Bonhams continues European expansion

20 January 2022

The latest Movers and Shakers news across the world of art and antiques.

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Go on Amber

15 January 2022

There will be no shortage of international travel destinations featured in Potter & Potter’s next vintage posters auction in Chicago.

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New hires and salerooms – a round up of Movers and Shakers in the UK, US and China

11 January 2022

The latest jobs news across the world of art and antiques.

The Winter Show must go on – later

10 January 2022

Dealers on both sides of the Atlantic are hopeful 'The Winter Show' in New York will take place in the spring, after its January staging was postponed at the eleventh hour.

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German toys star but US money bank tops sale

10 January 2022

An early Märklin Central Station dating from c.1901-10 and made for the English market was one of the top-sellers in the large autumn toys sale held by Bertoia (20% buyer’s premium).

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Hooke passes sale examination

10 January 2022

Copy of ‘most influential work in the history of microscopy’ surfaces in Chicago saleroom.

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London candlesticks on offer in Pennsylvania

10 January 2022

Pook & Pook will hold a wide-ranging Americana and International auction on January 13-14 in Downington, Pennsylvania.

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