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The web shop window: Vintage litter bin

16 May 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Collecting classics: The market for books on political thought from Leviathan to Animal Farm

16 May 2022

If social media makes you feel like Big Brother is watching you, and if truth occasionally feels stranger than fiction, then like many bibliophiles you might be exploring books that suggest models for society and the role of the individual.

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Auction previews including two Second World War manuscript books

16 May 2022

A selection of 14 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and overseas.

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Previews: issue 2543

16 May 2022

A selection of 15 upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.

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Library of a fruitful thinker on agriculture

16 May 2022

Works offered in Essex saleroom belonged to ‘capable, colourful and forceful’ professor

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Obituary: Portobello dealer Glynne Clivaz

16 May 2022

Glynne Clivaz passed away peacefully on May 1, aged 92.

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Top stories this week – including news of a record price for an RAF Victoria Cross

15 May 2022

The most read stories on this website over the last week included news of a rare flying VC awarded to the commander of the RAF’s 62 Squadron selling at Spink.

Doucai porcelain vase with Qianlong marks

Rediscovered Chinese vase stars in our pick of five auction highlights

13 May 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rediscovered doucai porcelain vase with Qianlong marks that made over seven-times estimate in Hampshire.

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Farnham antiques centre targeted by thieves

12 May 2022

A Farnham antiques centre is hoping to track down items stolen after a break in last week.

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Titanic twists of fate: tale of two auction lots in the US and UK

11 May 2022

Fate played a cruel hand in the case of two Titanic passengers whose stories have come to light through recent auction lots.

Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe picture sold at Christie's

Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe makes second highest auction price of all time

10 May 2022

One of five different coloured versions of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe silkscreen from 1964 fetched the second highest auction price of all time when it sold at Christie’s New York last night.

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New appointments and premises across the world of art and antiques

10 May 2022

New faces at Woolley & Wallis, Runjeet Singh and Freeman’s are among the latest Movers & Shakers.

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Panel show forms an orderly Kew

09 May 2022

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park is well known for selling garden items.

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Winning the seal of approval: Emperor’s stamp from Wou Kiuan collection brings £13m

09 May 2022

A soapstone seal used by the emperor Qianlong to express his approval of paintings and calligraphy in the imperial collection sold at auction in Hong Kong for HK$131m (£13m) on April 29.

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Pick of the week: Taking note of current affairs

09 May 2022

Among the most extraordinary of all navigational charts are the lattice ‘stick maps’ used by Marshall Islanders.

Dunkirk scene by Ernest Procter

Dunkirk 1918 scene sets Ernest Procter record

09 May 2022

Setting a record price for the Newlyn artist Ernest Procter (1886-1935), a previously lost First World War scene generated strong competition at Lyon & Turnbull’s latest Modern Made auction.

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Woolley & Wallis internship aims to plug training gap

09 May 2022

Woolley & Wallis has launched an internship scheme to help train the next generation of art and antiques specialists.

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Second World War submarine’s Jolly Roger flag is among six lots to watch

09 May 2022

With estimates from £800-30,000, here are six previews of upcoming items.

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Koppitz dancers show the right moves

09 May 2022

'Bewegungsstudie', or ‘Study of Movement’, by Rudolf Koppitz, is the most famous of six tipped-in photogravures, each with a protective glassine sheet, that make up Pictures from the Tyng Collection, a 1931 publication of the Royal Photographic Society.

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