Around the Auction Houses


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Horse whispers and festive song at Hansons

13 November 2017

Not many new faces at salerooms can include among their experience “a trained horse whisperer”.

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Read all about it: Catherine Southon saleroom fifth anniversary

13 November 2017

In business for 20-plus years, former Sotheby’s auctioneer Catherine Southon, founder of the eponymous auction house and antiques TV presenter, takes nothing for granted.

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Turner prize is revived saleroom in the Borders

13 November 2017

It’s a new name and a new start for a Jedburgh saleroom this autumn.

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Auctioneers to create a New World Border

16 October 2017

Thomson Roddick has been running auctions across Scotland for more than 130 years but is now planning to expand its operations in the Borders.

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Marine themes: more means moor at Keys

16 October 2017

Keys is holding two specialist sales next year to whet the appetite. Not only does the Norfolk auction house have a shipshape selection dedicated to ‘local hero’ Nelson, but it has also secured the diploma collection of the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA), Tom Derbyshire writes.

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Peacock puts on a fine display

16 October 2017

Huge new auction centre ready to launch on the edge of Bedford includes five salerooms...

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Colourists hint at a bright future in London

28 August 2017

Security shouldn’t be too much of a problem when opening a gallery space if one of your new neighbours is a former prime minister protected by armed guards. But aside from Tony Blair’s London residence down the road, Lyon & Turnbull had plenty of its own reasons for choosing Connaught Street, just north of Hyde Park, as the location for its new showroom.

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Auction house opens a new sales chapter

28 August 2017

Dawson’s Auctioneers is a relatively fresh-faced newcomer to the auction house scene but is keen to open new chapters of business as soon as possible.

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Wigan saleroom boss feels he is a lucky man

28 August 2017

Some auctioneers believe they are rock stars when they take to the rostrum. But the owner of a new auction business in the north-west has been closer to real-life rock stars than most gavel-masters.

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SOFAA dinner 2017 in pictures

10 July 2017

Temperatures are usually high in London when the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers (SOFAA) hosts its biennial dinner and this year was no exception. The heat outside didn’t dissuade attendees from donning black tie and high heels to the event at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge on June 30.

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Debut medals sale for new Baldwin’s unit

02 May 2017

Networking is far more than a good chinwag. As Baldwin’s of St James’s medal specialist Mark Smith explains, it can also be good business.

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Car’s the star in extension tale at Suffolk auction

02 May 2017

It wasn’t so much a Road to Damascus moment for Edward Crichton but more the road back to Bury St Edmunds, a car journey that provided the Lacy Scott & Knight auctioneer with much-needed think time.

Saleroom news in brief

02 May 2017

News in brief from around the auction houses...

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Stamford estate of play a year later

28 April 2017

Just over a year since its launch, Stamford Auction Rooms is staging its first estate sale on May 27.

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Lawrences backs Camden Town Group display

18 April 2017

Lawrences of Crewkerne is co-sponsoring a major new exhibition of works by the Camden Town Group which runs at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton until July 8.

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Sworders ready for Christie’s veteran to make his mark

18 April 2017

Pinball machines, Francis Bacon paintbrushes and bear skeletons: is Essex ready for an Out of the Ordinary sale? Sworders managing director Guy Schooling believes so. He has just hired former Bonhams and Christie’s specialist Mark Wilkinson to launch a series of specialist sales at the Stansted Mountfitchet auction house.

Appointments at Chiswick Auctions and James D Julia

18 April 2017

ATG’s selection of appointments in the art and antiques industry.

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