Special Reports

Gander & White

Shipping and delivery: The sea is green

25 September 2023

The industry is tackling the thorny issue of sustainability in shipping and delivery for art and antiques


Shipping and delivery: ‘Green living’ in a material world

25 September 2023

The UK government earlier this year announced it is giving packaging producers more time to be greener: it has deferred new rules to ensure the producers pay for the cost of recycling from 2024 to October 2025.

Beeswax cloth

Shipping and delivery: Waxing lyrically

25 September 2023

Beeswax wraps have become a popular alternative for food packaging. Dr Peter Cannon-Brookes, a British art historian and museologist (formerly keeper of art at Birmingham and at the National Museum of Wales), looks at the history of the waxed cloth and why beeswax could be important for the future of sustainable packaging


Shipping and delivery: Brexit is getting better but still a business burden

25 September 2023

It’s more than three and a half years since Britain left the EU on January 31, 2020.


Shipping and delivery: How auction houses deal with in-house shipping

25 September 2023

Many auction houses find offering a packing and delivery option too costly and time consuming especially for a wide variety of items from an 18 piece dinner service to a dining table and 12 chairs.

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Annual auction totals: Dreweatts retains top spot as market readjusts after the pandemic impact

20 February 2023

In the first test of the post-Covid era many of the UK’s top salerooms posted strong figures for art, antiques and luxury items across the calendar year.


Fools go Russian in: why the art world needs to consider sanctions carefully

11 July 2022

An expert view on how post-Ukraine invasion restrictions are giving the art market plenty to think about

A quick guide on what the Russian bans now entail

11 July 2022

The US, UK, EU and other countries have directed a slew of sanctions and restrictive measures at Russia which have seen the closure, suspension or quietening down of operations in Russia by international banks and companies, including some major international auction houses.


ATG conference: Going, going… green and online

04 April 2022

Auctioneers get together to hear the latest market trends and top tips for 2022


Second-hand and sustainable: A special report from Auction Technology Group

21 March 2022

Firms selling second-hand items such as antiques can now quantify the environmental advantages thanks to a new report. They can also improve their competitive edge by auditing and publishing their own green credentials.


1 million tonnes of carbon emissions saved by these 15 auction items

21 March 2022

Auction Technology Group recently worked with carbon research consultants Small World Consulting to discover just how positive an impact buying second-hand items at auction can have on the planet.

Taking responsibility for our own impact

21 March 2022

The auction industry plays an important role in accelerating the growth of the circular economy with the evolution of online auctions helping to facilitate the market for second-hand goods.


Shipping and delivery: How to go green when transporting art

24 May 2021

Much is made about the green credentials of antiques but transporting them can affect their carbon footprint

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Logistics and delivery firms say business is slowly getting better

24 May 2021

Green issues are coming to the fore but the focus for art and antiques delivery firms in the past year has been dealing with Brexit and the pandemic.


Online bidding: The key moment

22 March 2021

Fifteen years ago an auction was held which heralded the online transformation in the bidding process and opened sales up to potential buyers across the world


Shipping & delivery: New world border

14 December 2020

Deal or no-deal, logistics firms are as prepared as they can be for any eventuality for Brexit post-December 31


Brexit: Imports and Exports from January 1

14 December 2020

A number of changes will affect the import and export of goods from January 1, 2021, when items moving between the UK and the EU will have to undergo customs formalities and border control, like any other country.


Help build knowledge of ‘architect’ sitter

05 October 2020

Can you help to identify this gentleman architect sitter in this Giuseppe Bonito (1707-89) picture?

Anti-Money Laundering: Get ready for the latest directive regardless of Brexit

18 November 2019

Whether we have Brexit or no Brexit, the European Union’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive will come into effect in the UK on January 10 next year.


Leading the digital charge at Bonhams

07 October 2019

Chief marketing officer Marc Sands outlines his plans for online growth at the auction house.