Antique dealers have been opening their doors to customers once again following the easing of the lockdown. In order to re-open, they have had to make sure that shops are Covid-19 secure.
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Marc Alum, an expert for many years on the television programme Antiques Roadshow, told a reporter from the Daily Express that a Leica camera he valued almost 20 years ago was sold for a considerable amount more than his original valuation.
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After being closed for three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, antique shops have re-opened. There is cautious optimism amongst antique dealers that sales will pick up.
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The Bidding Room is a new BBC afternoon television show that claims to redefine what antiques are.
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The Ivory Act became law in December 2018 and severely restricts the sales of antiques containing ivory to a narrow range of items. The Friends of Antique Cultural Treasures Ltd launched a legal challenge to overturn the ban. On May 18th, 2020, the Court of Appeal dismissed its claim that the Ivory Act “went too far”.
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The government has announced, that provided its five coronavirus tests are met, antique shops may be able to open on Monday, June 15.
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Andrew Hill, the Financial Times’s management editor, has been working from home during the coronavirus lockdown. His workstation is an antique walnut secretaire desk that dates from the early 18th or late 17th century.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has explained that some shops selling non-essential items could re-open by June or July and this could include antique shops.
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The French state owns a large collection of antique furniture and has decided to sell part of it to support French hospitals dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Brattle Book Shop in Boston, America is closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The owner of the shop, Ken Gloss has found another income stream, selling personalised Zoom backgrounds.
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