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TEFAF Maastricht

TEFAF Maastricht Showcase expands

21 November 2022

TEFAF Maastricht is expanding its Showcase section to include 10 galleries next year.

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‘The Day the Music Died’ poster sets auction record

21 November 2022

The only known poster from ‘The Day the Music Died’ became the most expensive concert poster when it sold for a premium inclusive $447,000 ($379,500) at Heritage Auctions of Dallas on November 11.

Second-hand items

Why a second-hand buy is a first-class acquisition

21 November 2022

Is buying second-hand set for an unprecedented period of growth?

Julian Radcliffe

Plea for professional body to boost standard of condition reports

21 November 2022

Forensic and scientific expertise recommended when it comes to condition reports and verification of attribution.

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Hampstead dealers fight antiques centre closure plan

21 November 2022

A group of dealers in north London is hoping to have more time to save their local antiques centre.

Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium

Hampstead antiques emporium to close after Christmas

16 November 2022

A group of antiques dealers in north London are hoping to have more time to save their local antiques centre.

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The £126,000 photos of Darwin’s evolution

14 November 2022

A rediscovered album of 19 cartes de visite portrait photographs documenting Charles Darwin’s changing visage over three decades sold for £126,000.

TEFAF date revealed for 2023

14 November 2022

TEFAF Maastricht is returning to its spring slot next year.

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Racehorse miniatures from museum founder come to Yorkshire auction

14 November 2022

Two miniatures of Derby winners belonging to John Bowes (1811-85), founder of the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, come for sale at Elstob & Elstob’s Ripon saleroom on November 30.

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‘Unique’ Follot set acquired for Wedgwood museum

14 November 2022

A Wedgwood Art Deco tea and coffee set and the original design drawings by Paul Follot (1877-1941) have been bought by the Victoria and Albert Museum and put on display at the World of Wedgwood museum in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Arthur Swallow Fairs launches new Cotswolds event

14 November 2022

A new decorative and salvage fair will launch next summer in the Cotswolds.

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Allen sale is $1.62 billion history maker

14 November 2022

Setting an all-time high for a single-owner offering, the auction of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s collection at Christie’s raised an extraordinary $1.62bn (£1.42bn) in New York.

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Paul Allen collection makes history as Christie’s hosts world’s first billion dollar auction

10 November 2022

Setting an all-time high for a single-owner collection, the auction of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s collection at Christie’s New York raised an extraordinary $1.62bn (£1.42bn) including premium.

Paul Follot tea set

Rare Wedgwood Art Deco tea set and drawings by French designer Paul Follot bought by V&A

10 November 2022

A Wedgwood Art Deco tea and coffee set and the original design drawings by Paul Follot (1877-1941) have been bought by the Victoria and Albert Museum and put on display at the World of Wedgwood museum in Stoke-on-Trent.

Thomas Jenner-Fust of Chorley’s

Chorley’s auction house changes hands

07 November 2022

Auction house Chorley’s has changed hands, with director Thomas Jenner-Fust buying the business with former colleague and friend Werner Freundel.

Items from the Hyde Park Antiques auction

New York dealership Hyde Park downsizes with Sotheby’s sale

07 November 2022

The New York dealership Hyde Park Antiques, founded in 1965, will sell nearly 500 lots at Sotheby’s next year.

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Olympia takes Flight as fair opens in challenging climate

07 November 2022

Sales were hard won at times during the opening days of the Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia.

Dr Clare McAndrew

Art fair attendances are bouncing back says report

07 November 2022

Attendance at art fairs around the world is recovering, according to the latest collector survey.

André Romain Guilmet torpedo clock

Guilmet’s torpedo clock boat shoots away at auction

07 November 2022

André Romain Guilmet’s industrial themed clocks, the epitome of Victorian ‘progress’, are an ever-popular series.

Fabergé buckle

Buckle up for a belting collection in Australia

07 November 2022

One of the leading buckles collections in the world, many bought at Portobello Market in London in its 1970s heyday, is coming to auction in Australia.

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