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Why The Best Antique Investment is Something You Love

Mary Claire Boyd, Fair Director of the Summer Art & Antiques Fair, passes on essential advice for investing in antiques. Investing in antiques can be rewarding and educational, but don’t expect an instant profit! Antiques are a medium- to long-term investment, but you will certainly enjoy living with them, and not many assets can make that claim. All antiques dealers will say, rightly, to buy what you love. But you can certainly follow a few...

‘Forgotten’ Whisky Cask Sells for Over £1m at Auction

A rare cask of whisky, purchased 34 years ago for £5,000, has sold at auction for a record-breaking £1m. The 374-litre cask distilled at The Macallan in Craigellachie, Moray on 5th May 1988 had been forgotten about for more than three decades after it was bought on a whim by an expat. However, the distillery reminded him that it was still maturing in the warehouse. Whisky enthusiasts from across the world were battling it out...

Art Management – The Art of Managing Art

Collection or art management is one of the most in-demand services for art collectors whose collection has reached a certain size or level of complexity. Specialists are needed to prevent short- or long-term damage to works of art, as well as to prevent the loss of time and money. An art advisor or gallery owner will often be unable to fill this role.Art management is inevitably a topic that the younger generation of collectors, who...

On the Scent of the Finest Lalique

An exceptional private collection of Lalique perfume bottles comes for sale at Lyon & Turnbull this month. The collection, numbering 150 different bottles was assembled over a number of years by a collector who had long fallen under the spell of René Lalique, will be offered in a live online auction on Thursday 17th February. Estimates range from: £300-500 to £20,000-30,000. ***RESULTS UPDATE*** The collection sold for a premium-inclusive total of £658,000. The aggregate was more...

007 Memorabilia Set to Go Under the Hammer at Ewbank’s

As we await the announcement of Daniel Craig’s successor as 007, Ewbank’s launches the latest in their continuing auction series dedicated to James Bond on February 11th. Rare film posters, first edition books, costumes and other highlights come together with combined hopes of tens of thousands of pounds – two posters alone are expected to take nearly £25,000 in the James Bond 007 auction. Two limited edition replica golden guns – one signed by both Roger...

The Beatles and John Lennon Memorabilia Set to be Sold at NFT Auction

YellowHeart, the NFT marketplace for music, ticketing and community tokens, and Julien’s Auctions have announced “Lennon Connection: The NFT Collection,” an exclusive auction presenting NFTs of Julian Lennon’s private collection of Beatles iconography and historic personal items from his father John Lennon. In this first of its kind event, the multi-faceted entrepreneur has curated a selection of rare and meaningful pieces from his intimate collection. This first drop consists of items of his father’s as well as...

Vintage Posters Up For Grabs at The 2022 Ski Sale

Lyon & Turnbull has announced a 2022 Ski Poster Sale which will be the largest edition to date. The auction, which begins on the 18th January 2022, will feature nearly 100 lots of unique, vintage posters advertising Swiss, French, Austrian and Norwegian ski resorts. The sale recognises the golden age of travel, from the beginning of the 20th century right through until the 1950s, a time where the first ski resorts fought with each other...

King Crimson’s Tony Levin Releases Classic Prints

This year was the 40th anniversary of prog rock band King Crimson’s Discipline album, and, when not out on the road with the band, bassist Tony Levin has been busy preparing a high quality print collection of eight of his favourite photos of the band through the years (of which six are from the Discipline era). All are archival prints, made by Jon Lybrook, of Intaglio Editions. • Eight stunning, limited-edition prints spanning Tony Levin’s...

George Bissill Artworks Auctioned by Mallams

The first tranche of a remarkable archive of work by a Derbyshire miner who became a successful artist in the Modern British canon comes up for sale at Mallams in December. The cache of paintings, drawings and prints by George Bissill (1896-1973) has been consigned by an Oxford lady whose father was left the contents of the artist’s home and studio in Ashmansworth, Hampshire almost 40 years ago. “The paintings have not been seen since...

Design and Collectables Marketplace The Bruno Effect Launches Online

Founded by Carmine Bruno, former 1stDibs International managing director, The Bruno Effect was created “to liberate the design world from friction when purchasing high-end furniture and collectibles online”. A new global marketplace connecting interior designers and collectors with a curated selection of furniture and collectibles from the world’s best antique, vintage and contemporary dealers, The Bruno Effect launches on 10th November 2021. (Top of page – Ronald Phillips George III Satinwood and Purpleheart side cabinet)...

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