Obituaries

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


Tributes paid to Julian Mynott

29 May 2012

Tributes have been paid to an antiques dealer who was drowned along with his three-year-old son in a boating accident.

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Evidence of a dealer’s dedicated eye

23 May 2012

Duncan Campbell was a remarkable and unconventional dealer. His gallery in Thackeray Street, Kensington, was packed with pretty much anything that caught his eye, whether it was paintings, prints, pottery, furniture, or tribal art.

William McAdam Humble memorial service

04 April 2011

WE regret to announce the death of BADA member William McAdam Humble (known as "Mac") on March 17, following a brave fight against leukaemia.

Remembering Peter Burgoin

09 August 2010

WE regret to announce the death of fair organiser Peter Burgoin, of Arthur Swallow Fairs, last month.

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ABA mourn their president

23 November 2009

ONLY three weeks after it was announced that Antiquarian Booksellers Association president Alan Shelley was standing down because of ill health, we are sorry to report that he has passed away.

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Selling Silver: Here’s How

17 November 2007

As one dealer put it: “The How name is a little insurance policy for the future.”

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Ann Routh remembered…

12 February 2007

According to the terms of her will, when Ann Routh of Beverley in Yorkshire’s East Riding died in 1722, money and land were set aside from her estate to build a hospital in the Parish of St John or St Martin.

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Noortman dies of heart attack

16 January 2007

ROBERT Noortman, the high-profile Maastricht picture dealer and one of the founding fathers of the TEFAF Maastricht fair, has died of a heart attack, aged 60.See next week's ATG for a full report.

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Dave Aronson dies

15 January 2007

WE regret to announce the death on January 5 of long-time exhibitor and chairman of TEFAF Maastricht Dave Aronson. He was 60.

Barry Davies remembered

02 November 2005

A memorial service for Barry Davies, the well-known dealer in Japanese works of art who died in September, will be held on Monday, December 12.

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Trains born from a lifetime’s passion

28 April 2005

FOUR days prior to the Scientific and Engineeering sale April 3, CSK had another sellout success with 64 lots of model locomotives and stock, the bulk of which came from the collection of the late David Jenkinson.

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Trade mourning loss of two leading lights

04 April 2005

THE antiques trade is mourning the loss of two of the leading figures of their generation. Maurice Turpin (1928-2005), the Mayfair dealer in fine period furniture and objects and David Sanctuary Howard (1928-2005), Chinese export porcelain connoisseur, both died, aged 77, last week.

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Indian Sporting summer for Spode collectors

22 November 2003

David Drakard is well known for his contribution to our knowledge of British ceramics both as a longstanding member of the English Ceramic Circle and as the author of two books on blue printed wares.

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There’s only three Stanley Matthews

11 November 2003

In 2001, the year after the death of a local hero, Royal Doulton commissioned modeller David Biggs to design a character jug of Sir Stanley Matthews.

Stuck in the middle...

17 June 2003

WHEN he died tragically in a walking accident in Vermont last October, John Stewart Parry was still in full flow as a collector. A former advertising executive who lived in Gloucestershire, he began to buy antiques in the 1980s first for his home, Abnash House in Stroud, and then for an investment trust of which he was the primary advisor.

Bill Bertoia, pioneering toy auctioneer

13 May 2003

WILLIAM S. ‘Bill’ Bertoia, antique toy authority and founder of Bertoia Auctions in New Jersey, has died at the age of 52, after battling with cancer.

Gone fishin’… in Chelsea

30 January 2003

STRANGE to associate the HMV label in any way with fishing, but one of the highlights of Holt’s March 6 sale at the Duke of York’s Barracks, Chelsea, will be this rare copy of Tarpomania – the madness of fishing, written in 1908 by the industrialist and founder of His Master’s Voice, Eldridge Reeves Johnson.

Last post for founding father of the modern courier service

20 January 2003

TED Adams, who has died aged 72, helped Antiques Trade Gazette Coins and Medals correspondent Richard Falkiner set up what is thought to have been the first independent courier service in the UK.

Celebrating Susie’s centenary

16 January 2003

Susie Cooper’s (1902-1995) long career as a ceramics designer spanned 70 years and her output ranged over many styles including 1920s lustre, colourful blocky Deco, curvy shapes and sgraffito decoration.

Trade mourn leading figures

11 November 2002

The trade were in mourning last week following the deaths of New York-based dealer Tom Devenish, aged 84, Guildford dealer Charles Traylen, aged 96 and London silver dealer Michael Koopman, aged 56.

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