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Sandford Orcas

Historic family collection from Tudor manor house comes to auction in Dorset

23 February 2024

The contents of Sandford Orcas Manor, a Tudor manor house occupied by just two families over the past 470 years, is coming to auction next month.

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Fascinating backstory of Mouseman furniture owned by same family since new comes to light

19 February 2024

Mouseman furniture is a hugely popular if not exactly uncommon sight at auction but it is not so often you see a group with a backstory as comprehensive as that coming up at a Buckinghamshire saleroom.

ATG issues

New online group aims to support dealers being targeted by thieves

19 February 2024

Market traders and dealers at fairs are being urged to join a Facebook group to share information to protect themselves from gangs of thieves.

The Selby Lowndes Tompion

Digital museum to fuel interest in clocks and watches

19 February 2024

A digital museum showcasing items from the celebrated clock collection of John C Taylor launches next month.

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Naval captain and the captor of Napoleon

19 February 2024

Memorabilia from the descendants of Captain Frederick Lewis Maitland – the officer Napoleon surrendered to on board HMS Bellerophon on July 15, 1815 – is coming to auction.

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Ownership dispute erupts over 10 Downing Street visitors book set for London auction

19 February 2024

The owner of a visitors book from 10 Downing Street dating from the Margaret Thatcher and John Major era plans to sell it despite the government saying it is official property.

Downing Street visitor book

Owner of 10 Downing Street visitor book plans sale after dismissing Treasury claim

14 February 2024

The owner of a visitor book from 10 Downing Street, during the Margaret Thatcher and John Major era, plans to sell it despite the government saying it is official property.

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Mug commemorating real-life crime 1823 style flies to 10 times estimate

12 February 2024

The murder of William Weare in the Hertfordshire village of Radlett in 1823 has been called the first trial by newspaper. It was also the first subject in the ‘crime and punishment’ series of earthenwares that proved curiously popular in the Victorian era.

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Noonans takes top coins and medals spot

12 February 2024

Noonans was the dominant player in the London coins and medals auction market in 2023 with a market share of almost 32%, ATG’s exclusive annual special report reveals.

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Dealers and auctioneers react after Sotheby’s shock changes to both buyer’s and vendor’s fees

12 February 2024

The surprise decision by Sotheby’s to cut its buyer’s premium and standardise its vendor fees sparked a wave of comments across the art and antiques trade.

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Shackleton’s Polar Medal blocked from export

12 February 2024

A temporary export block has been placed on Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Polar Medal in the hope a buyer in the UK can pay £1.7m.

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Classic fairs expands after a debut success

12 February 2024

A successful run at NEC Birmingham last year for Classic Antique Fairs has encouraged it to expand this year.

US auction house Morphy unveils transatlantic tie-up with Swiss firm

12 February 2024

In a move that will be watched closely by US and European auction houses, Morphy Auctions of Denver, Pennsylvania, has launched a new operation in Zwingen, Switzerland.

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Crowning glories: TV show sale nets more than £1m

12 February 2024

More than 470 costumes and props from Netflix’s The Crown series were auctioned by Bonhams, taking a hammer price total of £1.3m in a white-glove sale.

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Found in a cooker, in boxes, under a loose floorboard… the amazing Withers collection

12 February 2024

The extraordinary collection of the Bath dealer-collector George Withers (1946-2023) comes for sale across three days and two salerooms this month.

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Bidders get their teeth into bizarre Churchill memorabilia

12 February 2024

Sir Winston Churchill’s false teeth have been snapped up for a hammer price of £18,000 (plus 24% buyer’s premium) after a nail-biting bidding battle attracted would-be buyers from the UK and US.

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Bony slept here: Souvenirs from Napoleon's surrender come to auction

09 February 2024

A cache of memorabilia from the descendants of Captain Frederick Lewis Maitland – the officer Napoleon surrendered to aboard HMS Bellerophon on July 15, 1815 – is coming to auction.

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London Scottish Regimental Trust to sell Victoria Cross to fund upkeep of Westminster home

09 February 2024

The London Scottish Regimental Trust is putting up for auction one of the three Victoria Crosses that it holds.

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A Jaguar car and life-size Coronation carriage replica lead auction of Netflix’s The Crown props

08 February 2024

Bonhams' sale of 473 props from Netflix’s The Crown raises a hammer total of more than £1m in a white glove sale.

The premises of Pennsylvania auction house Morphy Auctions

Morphy unveils transatlantic tie-up

08 February 2024

In a move that will be watched closely by US and European auction houses, Pennsylvania-based Morphy Auctions has launched a new operation in Switzerland.

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