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Amnesty scheme for items made from endangered species

Tuesday 10 October 2017

NAVA Propertymark is delighted to partner with Border Force on a new initiative to remove endangered species items which lack provenance from circulation in an accountable and responsible manner. Read More...


Ivory ban consultation goes live: Have your say

Friday 06 October 2017

Nobody can deny that every measure should be taken to help protect the dwindling population of elephants, one of the most majestic animals on the planet. However, the ivory ban consultation announced today is sure to raise lots of questions and concerns for legitimate businesses. Read More...




Winner of NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year announced

Thursday 05 October 2017

Last night NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year 2017 was awarded to Georgina Hilton, a novice auctioneer at Christie’s in London with just four sales under her belt. Read More...


Mark Hill joins Dawson’s

Tuesday 29 August 2017

Dawson's have announced that renowned industry figure, author, television regular and 20th century design expert Mark Hill is joining the team as a specialist consultant. Mark will be holding biannual Modern & Contemporary Design auctions and will also be hold a specialist valuation day every month at their Berkshire saleroom. Read More...




Welcoming and educating new bidders

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Welcoming new bidders to auction sales has always been a core job for any auctioneer. The experienced auctioneer will be able to identify a nervous bidder and put them at their ease, inviting them into the process. If a bidder is comfortable in the saleroom environment they are likely to perhaps go that one more bid to secure a lot. Read More...


Halls come up roses with Chinese Vase

Monday 24 July 2017

A magnificent, large Chinese blue and white porcelain vase sold for a whopping £150,000 at a fine art auction in Shrewsbury this month despite having significant damage to its rim. Read More...


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