Month: March 2022

Scouting for Toys: Inside Teesside’s famous toy auction house as a new TV show takes place behind the scenes

One of the world’s biggest toy auctioneers, Vectis, will feature in a new documentary series that will take a nostalgic look at some of the country’s favorite childhood toys. The famous Teesside-based toy auction house will feature in a new Fly on the Wall TV series which premieres tonight. The documentary is bound to be […]

Boss of rogue auction house who defrauded elderly homeowners in London jailed for five-and-a-half years

A rogue auction house boss, who targeted elderly homeowners in London’s wealthier areas, selling their valuables without permission and keeping the cash, has been jailed for five-and-a-half years. Veteran fraudster Peter Taylor, 62, printed persuasive flyers and business cards, posing as a legitimate antiques expert who could fetch good prices at auction for victims’ belongings. […]

Cash in the Attic will film at the Ilkley auction house as hidden treasures go under the hammer

This week’s general sale of home furnishings, collectibles, textiles and vintage accessories will be the subject of two episodes filmed for the BBC broadcast. It’s not the first time film crews have been present as part of Victoria Hall, although it’s been a few years since Flog It filmed at Hartleys around nine years ago. […]

Russian-owned auction house tries to distance itself from war

Russian troops had only begun invading Ukraine when managers of the Phillips auction house realized they had a problem. Public sentiment was building against the oligarchs and Russian interests. Sanctions were imposed, assets frozen. Some collectors expressed concerns that Phillips was owned by two wealthy Russians who also control one of that country’s largest luxury […]

Bonhams acquires Denmark’s leading auction house, Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers

Bonhams, the global auction house, has acquired Danish auctioneers Bruun Rasmussen, the leading auction house in Denmark. Financial terms are not disclosed. Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers joins Bukowskis, the Swedish auction house acquired by Bonhams in January 2022, and Bonhams Skinner, acquired by Bonhams on March 16, 2022, as part of the Bonhams network of international […]

Auction house Bonhams announces second acquisition in a week

London—Bonhams announced two acquisitions this month, bringing its year-to-date total to three after the January purchase of Bukowskis in Stockholm, Sweden. On March 16, the London-based private auction house announced the acquisition of American auction house Skinner, which is based in Boston, has an auction house in Marlborough, Massachusetts and conducts online sales . Financial […]

UK-based auction house acquires Boston-based Skinner

International auction house Bonhams has acquired Boston-based auctioneers Skinner, the companies announced earlier this week. The new company will be called Bonhams Skinner. The companies did not disclose financial terms of the deal, but Skinner, a dominant regional business that has gained national reach through its digital platform, will give Bonhams a major entry into […]

Albahie Auction House organizes auctions of handbags and fine jewelry

AlBahie held its second edition of the fine jewelry and handbag auction series on Wednesday at AlBahie’s main auction hall in Katara – the cultural village. Described as one of the most anticipated luxury events in Doha, the auction offered 66 lots, including some of the most luxurious brands and sought-after handbags, as well as […]

Bonhams acquires New England auction house Skinner. – ARTnews.com

Auction house Bonhams has acquired Massachusetts-based midsize competitor Skinner as the London-based company seeks to further strengthen its global and digital footprint. The acquisition, which was negotiated for an undisclosed sum, also follows Bonhams’ decision to expand into Europe last year. In January, Bonhams acquired Scandinavian house Bukowskis from its Swedish owners in a deal […]

Prestigious Fine Art Auction House Cowley Abbott Offers Free Appraisals March 16-17 | Company Profiles

Sometimes people collect art because they love a particular medium or subject, or because it has sentimental value. But they may not realize the monetary value it could also hold. This is where Cowley Abbott comes in. The fine art auction house was founded in 2013 in Toronto, and Montrealer Katherine Meredith joined the team […]

Russian auction house Phillips to donate $7.7 million to Ukrainian Red Cross

Prime auction house Phillips announced this morning that it will donate all net proceeds from its March 3 evening sale in London to the Ukrainian Red Cross, Artnet News reports. The 20th Century and Contemporary Art auction brought in £5.8 million ($7.7 million). Phillips had expected a much higher total of $32.5 million to $47 […]

Russia’s Phillips Auction House will donate all net proceeds from its London sale – $7.7 million – to the Ukrainian Red Cross

Phillips, who announced this morning, March 3, that she would be donating the entire net proceeds of her 20th Century and Contemporary Art auction in London to the Ukrainian Red Cross, raised £5.8 million ($7.7 million) for the organization. Prior to the event, the auction house had estimated that the 41 lots in the sale […]

Phillips donates £5.8m, the auction house’s share of its 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, to the Ukrainian Red Cross

Early-career female artists and British artists were the darlings of today’s auction of 20th century and contemporary art at Phillips in London, but they were never more than secondary in everyone’s mind. Hours before the sale, the auction house announced that it would donate all of its revenue from buyer’s bonuses and seller’s commissions to […]

Stockport auction house sells designer items for 90% less than RRP

Stockport auction house Simon Charles has listed masses of high-end designer goods at up to 90% off retail price. The auctioneers, who have been in operation for more than 70 years, will auction products such as Gucci, Christian Dior and Balenciaga. The company often holds high-end auctions where buyers can strike a very high-end deal. […]

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