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Golden toilet theft arrests

04 November 2019

Arrests have been made in relation to the theft of a solid 18ct gold toilet by artist Maurizio Cattelan.

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Plea to trade for help to find stolen colourist painting

29 October 2019

A painting by British colourist Jeffrey Pratt (b.1940) was stolen from a private home in Surrey while the owners were away.

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Spate of south London cattle and horse trough thefts rises to four

22 October 2019

Local community groups across south London are calling on the antiques trade to be alert to Victorian animal troughs that have been stolen from four sites this autumn.

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Trade asked to help track down stolen jewellery from London home

22 October 2019

A collection of jewellery has been stolen from a London home and the family who owns them is hoping a member of the trade may spot one of the items if they are offered to them.

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Missing painting by John Lavery discovered by Dublin auctioneer Whyte's

04 October 2019

A painting by Sir John Lavery (1856-1941) consigned to Irish auctioneer Whyte’s by a man in Lancashire, has been identified as having been stolen 25 years ago from a British public school.

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Reward offered for return of antiques stolen from Sudeley Castle

26 September 2019

The antiques trade has been asked to help spot antiques from Sudeley Castle in the Cotswolds near Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, which were stolen earlier this month.

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Call for antiques trade to help find stolen south London cattle troughs

25 September 2019

A south London community is calling for the antiques trade to look out for a stolen cattle trough.

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‘Stolen’ Joshua Reynolds portrait at centre of controversy between UK family and Japanese museum

12 September 2019

A Japanese museum has claimed it bought a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds “in good faith and without fault from a respectable art dealer” after it was identified as being stolen from a UK stately home.

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Plea to antiques trade to help find stolen paperweight collection

11 September 2019

The owner of a collection of paperweights is calling on the antiques trade to look out for items that have been stolen from a car in south London.

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Stolen snuff shoe recovered after ATG article

05 August 2019

A snuff shoe stolen from a stand at a fair in June has been recovered following an ATG article alerting the trade.

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Appeal to trade for help to trace family heirlooms and antiques stolen from London garage

02 August 2019

A glove signed by boxer Muhammad Ali, a 2ft bronze Buddha, a 19th century silk Persian rug and a Persian limestone relief panel were among the items reported stolen in a burglary of a garage in Maida Vale, north London.

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Appeal for help to trace stolen snuff shoe from antiques fair

04 July 2019

A snuff shoe belonging to dealer J Collins & Son was stolen at the IACF Ardingly fair in West Sussex from a stand in the Norfolk Pavilion.

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Antiques dealer appeals for help from trade to locate stolen Japanese bronze from Portobello Road

03 July 2019

Antiques belonging to dealer John Langin of RA Barnes Antiques were stolen on two occasions from outside his stall at Portobello Road market last month.

Men charged over 2017 Feltham book theft

01 July 2019

Two men will appear in court in connection with the 2017 theft of rare books from a west London warehouse.

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International organised crime group arrested in €2m rare books heist

27 June 2019

Members of a crime gang believed to be behind the 2017 theft of 260 rare books in west London have been arrested in a joint operation with authorities across Romania, the UK and Italy.

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Appeal to trade to help find bronze statue stolen from Bedfordshire church

26 June 2019

A bronze statue of St Michael the Archangel that had previously been taken 19 years ago has been stolen again from its place at the top of a war memorial in the churchyard of St John the Baptist Church in Eversholt, Bedfordshire.

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Stolen Asian art recovered but much still missing from museum's collection

03 June 2019

Police have recovered a haul of stolen Asian artworks and returned them to the Museum of East Asian Art in Bath.

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“Book theft is not going to go away": Five-point plan to address the problem of stolen books

21 May 2019

In her talk titled 'Grey Matter – Detecting Stolen Books in Circulation' at a recent symposium organised by ILAB, Margaret Ford of Christie’s set out her own five-point plan to address the problem of stolen books – or books with title issues – in the market.

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International trade means keeping track of stolen items is more important than ever

21 May 2019

In the wake of more high-profile book thefts, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers is tackling head-on the sometimes thorny issue of provenance.

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Ram raiders hit Petworth fair

20 May 2019

Police appeal after jewellery and cash worth £830,000 stolen in night heist