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The first edition of ATG led with news of VAT being applied to antiques.

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Inside we look back some of the earlier landmark issues from the first to the 2000th.

In just over two months from now we will also reach our 50th anniversary.

The first edition of ATG had a cover date of September 18 1971, following our now time-honoured tradition of using the Saturday after an edition comes out as our front page date.

Issue 2509 will conveniently carry the cover date of September 18 2021 – 50 years to the day after issue number one.