Obituaries

Articles regarding the lives of late art and antiques dealers, auctioneers, collectors and people connected to the industry.


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Obituary: David Newell-Smith (1937-2017)

03 July 2017

David Newell-Smith, who together with wife Sonya ran the Tadema Gallery in Camden Passage, died on June 11.

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Obituary: Samuel ‘Beau’ M. Freeman II (1936-2017)

26 June 2017

Samuel Miller Freeman II – known to all as Beau – was a fixture in the Philadelphia auction scene for just shy of six decades.

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Obituary – James ‘Jim’ Collingridge (1930-2017)

19 June 2017

My father, Jim Collingridge, FGA, DGA, former deputy chairman of Christie’s South Kensington, died on June 3 at the age of 86.

James Collingridge of Christie’s

Christie’s South Kensington veteran passes away

07 June 2017

James 'Jim' Collingridge, one of Christie’s South Kensington’s first auctioneers and mentor to several senior auctioneer figures, has passed away at the age of 86.

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Obituary: Roy Davids

15 May 2017

We are sad to announce that Roy Davids, formerly head of Sotheby’s book department, died aged 74 on April 30 after a long illness.

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Obituary: Yvonne Reynolds

15 May 2017

Well-known Cheltenham antiques dealer Yvonne Reynolds sadly passed away on the April 11, aged 85 after a long illness.

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Obituary: Frank Herrmann

15 May 2017

Frank Herrmann, writer, publisher and auctioneer, died at his home in Essex on April 30, a month short of his 90th birthday, following a long battle with illness.

Antiquarian book trade loses two of its titans after deaths of Frank Herrmann and Roy Davids

08 May 2017

The antiquarian book trade has lost two well-known faces with the deaths of Frank Herrmann and Roy Davids.

Obituary: Steven Hyder

05 April 2017

A notice to our friends in the trade: I am sorry to have to inform you that Steven Hyder recently passed away, Angela Hyder writes

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Obituary: Rudolf Neumeister (1925-2017)

05 April 2017

Rudolf Neumeister, one of Germany’s longest serving auctioneers, passed away on February 23 at the age of 91.

Stephen Jarrett

Stephen Jarrett dies

25 March 2017

We regret to announce the death on March 11 of Cotswolds dealer Stephen Jarrett of Witney Antiques.

David Moss

Tributes paid to David Moss – journalist, friend and bon vivant par excellence

08 February 2017

Following the death of David Moss after a short illness last month, ATG has received numerous messages from friends, colleagues and people in the trade who knew him well.

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David Moss (1945-2017)

27 January 2017

It is with great sadness that we report the death, aged 71, of former colleague David Moss.

Graham Lay

Tributes pour in for Antiques Roadshow militaria expert Graham Lay

30 November 2016

Antiques Roadshow expert and militaria specialist Graham Lay has passed away. A well-known personality on the show for more than 25 years, his death was announced by the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.

Dealer dies in Abingdon stabbing

14 December 2015

The art and antiques trade is mourning the loss of prints dealer Justin Skrebowski, who was murdered in what appears to have been a random knife attack in Abingdon.

Hugh Scully and the early Information Superhighway

15 October 2015

With the death of ex-Antiques Roadshow presenter Hugh Scully at the age of 72, former Antiques Trade Gazette editor Ivan Macquisten looks back at what happened when he launched an online valuations business with the internet still in its infancy.

Sotheby’s former owner Alfred Taubman dies aged 91

20 April 2015

Former owner of Sotheby’s A. Alfred Taubman – and central figure in the auction price-fixing scandal – has died aged 91.

World's top collector dies aged 48

10 November 2014

Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani, once considered the world’s biggest art collector, died at his London home on November 9 aged 48.

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Ohly pieces underline burgeoning interest in tribal art

25 January 2013

The name of the late London dealer Ernest Ohly, who enjoyed international renown during his lifetime, was on everyone’s mind at one of 2013’s first major provincial sales.

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Tributes paid to David Barby

13 August 2012

Tributes have been paid to antiques expert and TV presenter David Barby, who has died following a short illness.

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