Letters to the Editor


ATG letter: Seeking info on Denham Maclaren

10 May 2021

As part of my ongoing research I would very much like to hear from ATG readers and collectors who have furniture, art, or photographs, by the British furniture designer and interior decorator Denham Maclaren, or any information about him in the form of ephemera (receipts, publications, personal writings etc) however small.

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ATG letter: My mystery double sided picture of a racehorse and donkey

10 May 2021

I was wondering if ATG’s learned readers might be able to help identify the artist who has drawn this fabulous double-sided pen and ink I have.

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ATG letter: Mystery object – over to you…

10 May 2021

Having drawn a blank at the V&A and British Museum, might readers be able to identify this mystery object?

Printed catalogues

ATG letter: Printed catalogues are an easy to access, permanent record

03 May 2021

MADAM – Marian Waters’ letter (‘Online catalogues are not much good for a breakfast chat’, ATG No 2489) highlights what I also believe is an important issue.

ATG letter: Finding ivory expertise

03 May 2021

MADAM – re: Gavin Littaur’s letter (‘Ivory: don’t forget collector expertise’, ATG No 2487), I wholeheartedly agree.

ATG letter: can anyone define vintage?

03 May 2021

MADAM – A recent email from thesaleroom.com had, as a featured lot, a replica Darth Vader helmet described as ‘vintage’.

ATG letter: Online catalogues are not much good for a breakfast chat

19 April 2021

MADAM – The last 12 months have seen a somewhat inevitable shift towards the online sales catalogue, with honourable exceptions such as Lawrences and now Mallams.

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ATG letter: You’ve found that ATG-lovin’ feline

19 April 2021

Unni van Dort writes in to say “I attach a photo of Humbug the cat enjoying the latest edition of ATG. We both very much appreciate it!”

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ATG letter: Medway Queen would have been flying white ensign, not blue

12 April 2021

MADAM – I was interested to see the piece in ATG No 2485 relating to the sale of an ensign, claimed to be from HMS Medway Queen, by Bonhams of New York.

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ATG letter: The Old Master left next to my garage

12 April 2021

MADAM – In September 1989, a valuable painting was left by my garage in central Cambridge.

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ATG letter: Triptych ‘salvaged from a church’

12 April 2021

MADAM – Can your readers identify the workshop responsible for this ‘Last Supper’ triptych of glazed tiles, set on a slate and mortar matrix?

ATG letter: Ivory – don’t forget collector expertise

05 April 2021

MADAM – Re: Daniel Fearon’s letter concerning the ivory ban fiasco (ATG No 2486).

ATG letter: Live bidding at Dreweatt Neate was not key moment

05 April 2021

MADAM – I write with reference to ‘The Key Moment’ article in ATG No 2485, and specifically the bold statement that it was Dreweatt Neate’s auction on March 15, 2006, that offered live bidding via thesaleroom.com “…that launched the modern era of internet bidding among UK regional auction houses and paved the way towards the world of online auctions as we know them today”.

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ATG letters: Confined to a desk? VC captain was captured

05 April 2021

MADAM –In the Militaria & medals section in ATG No 2485 it was inferred in an article on Capt Leefe Robinson VC that following his Zeppelin exploits he was confined to a desk for the remainder of the war as a ‘celebrity pilot’.

ATG letter: Ivory fees – another committee fiasco

29 March 2021

MADAM – As I read the ‘Fees proposal for ivory exemptions’ story (front page, ATG No 2484), I was overwhelmed by an attack of the Victor Meldrews.

ATG letter: Small businesses under the radar

29 March 2021

MADAM – In his letter in ATG No 2484, Julian Vincent seems to suggest that a Conservative government is somehow on the side of the antiques trade.

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ATG letter: Before the baronetcy

29 March 2021

MADAM – I was interested to see the well-illustrated armorial from the Blane grant of arms sold at Reeman Dansie (News Digest, ATG No 2484), but it is not that of a baronet as stated.

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ATG letter: I wish I had bought all 27 of the Atkinson Grimshaws

29 March 2021

MADAM – I was interested to read the obituary regarding Ian Godfrey Appleby (1928-2021) in a recent edition of ATG (No 2484).

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ATG letter: Age brings wisdom when you need to shift heavy furniture

22 March 2021

MADAM – Simon Waters’ letter (ATG No 2483), reminiscing about his time as a 17-year-old at Knight, Frank and Rutley in the early 1960s, brought back memories of my own.

ATG letter: Not really ‘sharing the pain’

22 March 2021

MADAM – Re: ‘Fair loses appeal over early closure’, front page, ATG No 2484.

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