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Rat packs sale punch in several versions

29 March 2021

A number of Banksy’s earlier prints from the early 2000s feature the subject of a rat.

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The web shop window: Portland stone chimney piece

29 March 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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From Zanzibar to the South Pole at Bonhams

29 March 2021

A travel sale held by Bonhams (27.5/25/20/13.9% buyer’s premium) offered the usual mix of books, pictures, prints and photographs – and to very good effect in doubling the high estimate total.

The Wallace Collection

Olympia Auctions backs cultural institutions in face of funding issues caused by coronavirus

25 March 2021

Olympia Auctions is planning to raise money for cultural institutions suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coins

Lorry driver sentenced after Bulgarian coins and antiquities seized at Dover

24 March 2021

A Bulgarian man has been jailed for two years after antiquities estimated to be worth more than £76,000 were found in his lorry by Border Force in Dover, Kent.

London Silver Vaults

Silver Vaults to remain but Koopman plans Mayfair move

22 March 2021

The future of The London Silver Vaults on Chancery Lane is secure thanks to a new landlord but long-time resident Koopman Rare Art is leaving for Mayfair.

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Stargazing search pays off at last for collector

22 March 2021

A long search for an 1914-15 Star had a happy ending after the Dix Noonan Webb (24% buyer’s premium) auction in London on February 17.

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Market organiser Sherman & Waterman looks ahead as events are set to return

22 March 2021

“I’m counting the days,” said a happy Mike Collins, director of market operator Sherman & Waterman as he ticks off the reopening dates for his antiques and vintage markets, centre and car boot.

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Comet interest proves to be a vendor’s streak of good luck

22 March 2021

View of The Great Comet by George Buchanan Wollaston flies high at London saleroom Roseberys

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Journey that is far from over

22 March 2021

Bonhams holds faith with specialist travel and exploration auctions

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There once was an artist called Lear…

22 March 2021

…whose painting skill is now clear… as a first selling exhibition for 30 years underlines

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Just a Few things you may be interested in

22 March 2021

Items assembled by well-known antiques dealer Ted Few will go under the hammer at London auction house Roseberys.

Chelsea Antiques fair

Chelsea fair autumn date and new director

22 March 2021

The Chelsea Antiques Fair has confirmed dates for the autumn and hired a new director.

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How to get away with murder

22 March 2021

Collection offered in London auction included Agatha Christie and other crime classics

The Open Art Fair

The Open Art Fair loses court appeal over early closure

15 March 2021

BADA Ltd, the organiser of The Open Art Fair, has lost an appeal against a small claims court ruling that said two dealers need pay only part of their stand fee as the event was cut short.

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William Hazlitt portrayed at his ‘great hope’ stage

15 March 2021

This rediscovered portrait depicts a youthful-looking William Hazlitt (1778-1830).

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Clerkenwell vintage fair is latest to keep virtual events going once live ones return

15 March 2021

Spring is here (ignore the weather) and fairs and markets are suitably blooming again with the prospect of getting back to business.

Bermondsey: a look on the bright side of life

15 March 2021

Silver dealer David Addlestone is a longstanding trader at the Bermondsey Antique Market in south London which is reopening on Friday, April 16.

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Pandemic? A perfect opportunity

15 March 2021

Spotlight on two London art businesses launched despite the challenges of lockdown

Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque by Sir Winston Churchill

Churchill enjoys finest hour in the saleroom

08 March 2021

Sir Winston Churchill’s towering presence in the art market was on full display last week as his auction record was broken four-and-a-half times over.

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