The government revealed that it has received 60,000 responses to its public consultation on banning the trade of objects that containing ivory.
Currently, objects made (more…)
The Metropolitan Police Arts and Antiques Unit disbanded in June 2017 but has been reformed to tackle an increase in antique theft and fraud (more…)
Four antique dealers have recorded a song that they hope will become the new Christmas number one, competing against such stars as Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and the X Factor winner.
Charles Henson was (more…)
The latest retail figures show that UK sales increased by 0.3% in September and October 2017. Part of this increase is from increased purchases of art and antiques.
The annual sales (more…)
Valuable old coins in a shabby cardboard box were found stuffed in a drawer at Scotney Castle in Kent.
The National Trust acquired the (more…)
Senior government officials in the Indian state of Punjab have been accused of being involved in the export of antique Le Corbusier furniture from (more…)
Coutts, the private bank, has published its latest “objects of desire” index, which measures the increase in value of various objects.
In 2016, rare (more…)
The three detectives of the Metropolitan Police art and antiques unit have been redeployed to the Grenfell Tower fire investigation. The Met has said that the closure of the unit is temporary, but some in the antiques trade fear (more…)
The owner of an antique shop claims that a rocking horse was mysteriously thrown around his shop by ghosts.
He has CCTV footage that shows the 1960s rocking horse moving without anything being close to it. In the video from the CCTV cameras, the horse starts rocking then appears to be thrown off a shelf to the ground, seemingly all by itself.
The owner of the Barnsley Antiques Centre in South Yorkshire, Daniel Parker, told the Daily Mirror:
“The thing is I’ve tried recreating the movement. I’ve tried moving the toy backward and forwards in the way that it does on film, but it’s just impossible to recreate it.
“That movement just looks like it would have to be somebody on it. There’s absolutely no explanation.”
This is not the first eerie incident the shop has experienced. Parker goes on to claim that there have been hundreds of strange occurrences. Examples of these include a cabinet once exploding inside the shop and pictures on the walls moving.
The shop was formerly an 18th-Century mill. The mill owner died on the premises, giving rise to a belief among some that he is haunting the building.
Antique shops sell objects that are hundreds of years old, but is rare for antiques to come with a ghostly presence. Fine antique cabinets, antique desks, and antique sofas can be purchased in Lancashire antique shops and safely placed in the home without the fear of them mysteriously moving in the night.
A rare Rolex diving watch, which had been swapped for an antique table, has soared in value due to a specific type of dial.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner diver’s watch was (more…)