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

David Moss

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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


Selling Silver: Here’s How

17 November 2007

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.