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Hindman and Freeman’s merge as major US auction house shake-up continues

15 January 2024

Chicago auction house Hindman has announced a merger with Philadelphia-based Freeman’s and the opening of a saleroom in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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Dealer’s books shine light on furniture history

15 January 2024

A major collection of books on furniture from the late dealer John Bedford is on display as part of a new exhibition at the University of Leeds.

Midlands April art fair is postponed

15 January 2024

The inaugural Midlands Art Design Antiques Fair (MADA) at Birmingham’s NEC has been postponed.

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Wedding textile takes 144 times its top estimate

15 January 2024

A 19th century silk weaving sold for a surprise £26,000 in East Sussex.

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Ruskin pottery factory collection in demand

15 January 2024

An extensive collection of pottery that came from the original Ruskin factory was in demand at Dreweatts.

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Budgen art comes to auction via Paul Martin

15 January 2024

Paul Martin’s first consignment in his new role as head of valuations at Henry Aldridge & Son came via a meeting with a family member of artist Frank Budgen (1882-1971).

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New Midlands fair MADA postponed

12 January 2024

Stable Events' and LAPADA's new venture at Birmingham's NEC may run in the autumn.

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Extensive furniture book library on display in Leeds

12 January 2024

A major collection of books on furniture from the late dealer John Bedford are on display as part of a new exhibition at the University of Leeds.

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Ruskin pottery collection stars in Dreweatts’ Interiors sale

11 January 2024

Pottery that came from the original Ruskin factory collection drew healthy competition at an auction in Newbury.

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TV’s Paul Martin celebrates first consignment in new role at Wiltshire auction house

11 January 2024

Paul Martin’s first consignment in his new role as head of valuations at Henry Aldridge & Son came via a meeting with a family member of artist Frank Budgen (1882-1971).

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Chicago auction house Hindman merges with Philadelphia-based Freeman’s

10 January 2024

Chicago auction house Hindman has announced a merger with Philadelphia-based Freeman’s and the opening of a saleroom in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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Rare central Asian textile takes £26,000 at Gorringe's

09 January 2024

A 19th century silk weaving sold for 144 times the top-estimate in Lewes on January 8.

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Art dealer Richard Green Gallery unveils new plans

08 January 2024

Leading London art dealership Richard Green Gallery is to focus on just one gallery on Bond Street, as it reveals the next generation of the family has joined the business.

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Third Burges brooch emerges at auction following Antiques Roadshow appearance

08 January 2024

The new discovery, unveiled on the BBC show Antiques Roadshow on Christmas Eve, comes for sale in Market Harborough on March 5.

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‘Giant among ceramicists’: tributes paid to specialist and TV stalwart Henry Sandon

08 January 2024

Tributes have poured in for the late ceramics specialist and Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon who died aged 95 at the end of last year.

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Police investigate collapsed Cotswold art gallery

08 January 2024

Cotswold art gallery Trinity House Paintings, which went into administration in June 2023, is being investigated by West Mercia Police.

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Early Kodak camera discovery leads to unexpected development

08 January 2024

The story of how a camera collector made an intriguing discovery after buying a very early Kodak camera

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Beautiful Quran bought for nearly £300,000 at Swiss auction

08 January 2024

The extensive auctions at Schuler (23/20/16% buyer’s premium) in Zürich always contain at least one truly spectacular result and the latest three-day sale was no exception.

Historic Stanley Gibbons business rescued thanks to ‘pre-pack’ administration deal

08 January 2024

Stamp and coin dealership and auction group Stanley Gibbons Group has been rescued from administration in a buy-out deal with owner Phoenix Asset Management.

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Stanley Gibbons and Baldwin’s rescued in an administration deal

03 January 2024

Stamp and coin dealership group Stanley Gibbons Group has been rescued from administration in a buy-out deal with owner Phoenix Asset Management.

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