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Chicago sale involves a journey to Germany, UK and India

21 December 2020

Posters promoting travel to a variety of destinations round the world were among the best sellers in a recent Potter & Potter (20% buyer’s premium) sale in Chicago.


Travel posters: Quality counts as classic examples at auction underline the appeal of rare works

21 December 2020

A ‘superb connoisseur’s collection’ of classic travel posters underlined the appeal of rare works from the biggest names of this genre


CADA dealers serve up a treat

21 December 2020

The Cotswold Art Antiques Dealers Association (CADA) has dubbed its Christmas campaign ‘A Table is Not Just for Christmas’, using its website and social media platforms to promote its members’ offerings.


Goodbye 2020, hello 2021

21 December 2020

A year like no other certainly produced more than a few significant challenges for the art and antiques trade but determination and flexibility – and, of course, the internet – have been key factors in businesses surviving and some even doing very well, as the ATG team reports


Pick of the week: Vincennes Louis XV dish takes £95,000

21 December 2020

This 12½in (32cm) Vincennes circular dish or plat d’entremets from the first Louis XV service sold for £95,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) at Woolley & Wallis.


Mouseman 'critters' chip in with their own creations

21 December 2020

Furniture by Robert ‘Mouseman' Thompson and more recent productions from the Kilburn workshop attracted the usual enthusiasm at Tennants (20% buyer’s premium).


Obituary: Ann Kiddell (1944-2020)

21 December 2020

During her time of over 20 years with LAPADA, Annie was more often the ’go to’ for most association enquiries. Hers was the voice of helpfulness and friendliness and it was quite a distinctive voice, gained largely over many years of enjoyably puffing on cigarettes. Ultimately it was smoking which contributed to the cancer she suffered in her latter years.

British and Irish book auctions: December 20, 2020-January 28, 2021

21 December 2020

Our regular listing of British and Irish book auctions.


Austrian artist’s rare auction appearance

21 December 2020

A group of works by the elusive Austrian émigré artist Marie-Louise von Motesiczky (1906-96) made a rare appearance at Chiswick Auctions’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest British & European Fine Art sale.


The name’s Lazenby – George Lazenby

21 December 2020

A gap in many collections of 1960s James Bond posters often involves rarities to promote On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby.


Phil Taylor’s cool stuff and Turkish delights

21 December 2020

A 1930s kilim hand-made in the Antalya region is offered for £2500 at Phil Taylor’s Cool Stuff’s New Year exhibition of Turkish rugs and pottery.


ATG's selection of hammer highlights from 2020

21 December 2020

Our pick of 12 monthly highlights sold at auction across 2020


News In Brief – including news of a stolen Presidential pocket watch

21 December 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of stolen gold pocket watch taken from a gallery in Camden Passage, Islington, London.


Auctions: surviving then thriving in 2020

21 December 2020

Whether it was holding live sales in the garden or in the front room – or with a parrot for company – auctioneers who were determined that the show must go on found a way to make it happen during the early weeks of the first lockdown (see photos).


Arabic work presents ‘complete book of the medical art’

21 December 2020

A rare complete copy of a famous Arabic medical text sold for £30,000 in a sale of manuscripts and other works on paper from the Islamic and Near Eastern worlds.


Giant Prize Crossword - Christmas 2020

21 December 2020

It’s time to pit your art and antiques brains against the ATG giant prize crossword.


Yes, it was a bit challenging…

21 December 2020

A bonkers year like no other did nevertheless have its highlights as the trade battled back


Bidder makes a holy order

21 December 2020

Model produced for pilgrims and tourists to Jerusalem in mind is a highlight as specialist sales launch


Olde Worlde charm… from 1847

21 December 2020

Quaintly titled book about Great Yarmouth was one of the varied attractions in Cambridge auction.


Designs evoke Art Deco style

21 December 2020

Poster auction in New York includes fine examples of British Art Deco rail travel designs