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Going, going… no, just starting

13 September 2021

Seventeen-year-old auctioneer with familiar surname tells us about his first sales

Battiscombe looks back on 20 years of SLAD challenges

26 July 2021

After 20 years as director general of The Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD) Christopher Battiscombe is retiring. Former Christie’s director Paul Hewitt will take over the post from September. Here, Battiscombe looks back over his time at SLAD

Collector interview: Noted down in my address book

31 May 2021

New reference work details an illuminating form of gift that took off in the Victorian era

He’s not the retiring sort: Jeremy Lamond looks forward to Woolley & Wallis back in auction action

19 April 2021

Auctioneer Jeremy Lamond looks forward to a packed sale schedule at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury.

Interview: Taking stock at Tomasso

05 April 2021

One year into lockdown and ahead of a select Sotheby’s sale of sculpture and bronzes, Dino Tomasso tells ATG how having the time to reflect has forged a new path – and name – for Tomasso Brothers Fine Art

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Interview: ‘Patience is a virtue when it comes to Brexit’ says dealer William Thuillier

01 February 2021

A flexible attitude and eclectic tastes have kept William Thuillier dealing in pictures for 40 years

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Collector interview: 'Why I'm favouring home-grown comics over high-profile US versions'

02 November 2020

Richard Sheaf, 44, is a collector and daily blogger on British comics.

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Collector interview: Completely in jewel control

17 August 2020

In the latest in ATG's occasional series of collector interviews, researcher, archivist, gemmologist, specialist and collector Georgina Izzard describes her fascination

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Collector interview: Longcase launched my interest

22 June 2020

Devon artist’s first buy is still his most precious – but joined by tables, militaria and much more

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Collector Interview: Crime scene investigator

26 May 2020

Jeremy Carson’s passion for collecting a very appropriate sub-genre of crime fiction – bibliomysteries – led to a career as an antiquarian book dealer.

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Interview: The lawyer and coin collector in the eye of a storm over trading tariffs

16 September 2019

Peter Tompa, cultural property lawyer and coin collector, on the US rules around three key collecting areas

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Paul Viney: The lessons I’ve learned

02 September 2019

Woolley & Wallis chairman Paul Viney is stepping down from the role after nearly 20 years building up the firm to be a regional powerhouse in UK auctions. Here he reflects on his experiences.

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‘Online bidders’ expectations are rising’

15 October 2018

We ask ATG’s Richard Lewis why thesaleroom.com is changing its commission fee.

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New LAPADA chief Freya Simms outlines what dealer members can expect during her tenure

18 June 2018

Public relations and fairs specialist Freya Simms is a mere two weeks into the job as chief executive of dealer body LAPADA but has hit the ground running.

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The latest market forces reflected in Art Basel’s 'The Art Market 2018 Report'

26 March 2018

The global report delivers the bigger picture for auctions and dealers but there are findings relevant to the mid- and lower-markets too.

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ATG's chief executive on purchasing Germany-based portal lot-tissimo: 'Bidders will have more choice'

12 March 2018

Auction Technology Group's chief sets out how online consolidation, such as the company's purchase in March of e-commerce portal lot-tissimo, will bring benefits to both buyers and auctioneers...

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Case study: Germany's online auction record

12 March 2018

An auction house in a small Bavarian town sold a Dutch Golden Age painting for more than 50 times its estimate back in November 2017 – setting a record for an artwork auctioned online in Germany.

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New head of the Met’s art squad, Rob Upham, discusses thefts, fakes, looted art and future plans

05 March 2018

Last year there were fears the Metropolitan Police’s Art & Antiques Unit would be closed after two of its members were seconded to the Grenfell Tower fire enquiry. However, in December the team was reunited and a new boss Det Sgt Rob Upham, with 23 years’ experience in the Met, was brought in to lead the team. ATG caught up with him recently.

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BBC Antiques Roadshow: 40 years of getting an antiques show on the road

18 September 2017

With the BBC’s hit series now 40 years old, we find out producer Simon Shaw's views on its success ahead of the broadcast of his last Roadshow series.

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Interview with Nic McElhatton: CSK chairman’s pride in the legacy

24 July 2017

Christie’s veteran Nic McElhatton believes the CSK model will be hard to replicate...

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