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100 years of Australian auction history – Leonard Joel celebrates its centenary

14 October 2019

Australian auction house Leonard Joel is releasing a book and hosting an exhibition this month to mark its centenary this year.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a 6ft King Kong figure, an antique roulette wheel and a Scottish colourist painting

14 October 2019

With estimates from £200-35,000, here are five previews of upcoming sales this week.

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They said what!? Museum acquisitions, recent rediscoveries and more from the art and antiques market

13 October 2019

In this week’s quotes roundup from the art and antiques trade we look at auction competitions, Welsh national treasures and more.

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Top stories this week – including news of the recovery of a stolen John Lavery painting

12 October 2019

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a painting by Sir John Lavery (1856-1941) consigned to an Irish auction house being identified as having been stolen 25 years ago from a British public school.

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Famous Welsh religious revival painting ‘Salem’ saved for nation

11 October 2019

The National Library of Wales has bought Salem by Sydney Curnow Vosper (1866- 1942) ahead of a planned auction.

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NAVA novice auctioneers hear how 'the ability to inspire bidders' is key to their careers

11 October 2019

Mastery of the challenging but essential art of engaging with bidders helped one young auctioneer win the coveted NAVA ‘Novice Auctioneer of the Year’ award this week.

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Christopher Dresser vase, Staffordshire pottery animals and a carved oak panel – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

11 October 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a Christopher Dresser vase that made over 40-times estimate and a group of Staffordshire pottery animals that fetched over 20-times estimate.