See inside August issue of Antique Collecting magazine

The August issue of Antique Collecting magazine is out soon – inside there’s everything from an exploration of Gillows of Lancaster’s contentious role in the slave trade to the growing demand for pieces of early IKEA furniture.

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Gillow Talk: Antique furniture expert Adam Bowett considers the role Gillows of Lancaster had in the slave trade as a new exhibition opens in the Lancashire city

Flat-Pack to the Future: IKEA furniture is flying out of European salerooms. Andreas Seising reveals the designs collectors should know about

Mind the Map: Chris Berry charts the development of London Underground maps and their collectability, including Harry Beck’s iconic design

Boldly Go: The striking designs of the Casablanca Art School are put in focus by African art expert Janet Rady


Red Letter Day: Paul Fraser unveils your next, best, collecting obsession: Qing dynasty Chinese stamps


The Greatest Showman: This month sees 1,500 treasures owned by Freddie Mercury go on show in London ahead of six landmark summer sales, Antique Collecting goes behind the scenes


Also inside:


Auctioneer’s Lot: Charles Hanson reports on a recent Moorcroft sale where pieces from its offshoot maker Cobridge Stoneware stole the show

Saleroom Spotlight: Contents from the family home of the world-renowned interior designer Anouska Hempel go under the hammer in Berkshire

Waxing Lyrical: Leading Cotswolds-based antiques dealer and expert David Harvey presents his top tips on how to assess an antique tea table