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Dorset police appeal for information following burglary at antiques centre

17 May 2024

Lone thief took several high-value items of jewellery

Girl in a Black Dress by Dod Procter

Early Dod Procter portrait turns heads at West Sussex auction

16 May 2024

A bidding battle broke out at Bellmans in West Sussex yesterday for an early and engaging portrait by Dod Procter (1890-1972), setting the second highest auction price ever recorded for the artist.

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Eric Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight guitar set to rock auction

16 May 2024

The guitar on which Clapton wrote 'Wonderful Tonight' carries an estimate of £300,000-400,000

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Model aircraft used to instruct earliest aviators goes to auction

15 May 2024

The model of a Blériot XI could be the earliest surviving aeronautical training model in existence

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New boss for auction firms Dreweatts and Forum Auctions

15 May 2024

The parent company of auction houses Dreweatts and Forum Auctions has appointed a new chief executive.

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Damascened casket linked to Henry VIII’s metalworker comes to auction in Barcelona

14 May 2024

Iron and gold inlayed casket depicting sieges of Boulogne sur Mer is attributed to court gunsmith and armourer Diego de Çaias.

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Christie’s website down, victim of apparent cyberattack

14 May 2024

Christie’s has been the victim of an apparent cyberattack that has brought down its website.

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Wreath believed to have been sent to Napoleon on Saint Helena takes five-figure sum in Spanish auction

14 May 2024

Bidders battled for a floral wreath sent by supporters of the exiled and imprisoned emperor.

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Monumental Stubbs picture comes to Christie’s Old Masters summer auction

14 May 2024

One of the largest pictures that George Stubbs (1724-1806) ever painted is coming to auction with a £7m-10m estimate.

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Antique arms and armour trade defends itself in wake of mail sword ban

13 May 2024

Antique arms and armour dealers and auctioneers have come together to lobby against couriers restricting delivery of antique examples.

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Pick of the week: Gillray in his own time and place

13 May 2024

Remarkably, although a very successful and popular artist, no accounts of the work of the Georgian caricaturist James Gillray (1756-1815) were published in England during his lifetime.

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A ‘dog kennel’ vesta case is among five lots to watch

13 May 2024

With estimates from £300, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Matterhorn pioneer’s book documenting tragedy peaks at £4000

13 May 2024

Mountaineer’s annotated book of tragic expedition to the Alps fetches 20 times estimate in Buckinghamshire auction

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Rare work by English surrealist Pulham appears at Newcastle auction

13 May 2024

A painting by the early English surrealist Peter Rose Pulham (1910-1956) will be offered at Newcastle saleroom Anderson & Garland later this month.

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Clipper by ‘the Irish Alfred Wallis’ sails into Dublin to set a record

13 May 2024

A picture by the artist dubbed ‘the Irish Alfred Wallis’ soared above estimate to bring a record at Dublin saleroom Adam’s (25% buyer’s premium).

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Sponsor’s message: It’s a wonderful world

13 May 2024

Rupert Powell of Forum Auctions reflects on a busy year in the ‘stage-play’ of rare books

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Alfies unveils new street level arcade and seeks to bring in new visitors

13 May 2024

A large shark and tarot card reading might seem a bizarre way to bring visitors into a north-west London antiques centre but there is method behind the apparent madness.

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Posters that steal the show

13 May 2024

Designs promoting exhibitions can be a great way to collect on a tight budget

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Klimt as a cheaper buy

13 May 2024

Like all artists born in the 19th century, Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) underwent a traditional academic training, studying at the Vienna Kunstgewerbeschule (now the University of Applied Arts, Vienna) from 1876-83.

MS Rau opens pop up in Colorado

13 May 2024

New Orleans art, antiques and jewellery firm MS Rau is expanding and will open a second seasonal location in Colorado, on June 6.

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