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22nd October 2013

Brompton’s proud to use the Art Loss Register

Brompton’s is proud to use the services of the internationally renowned Art Loss Register.

The ALR is the world’s largest private database of lost and stolen art, antiques and collectables. Its range of services includes item registration, search and recovery services to collectors, the art trade, insurers and worldwide law enforcement agencies. These services are efficiently delivered by employing state of the art IT technology and a team of specially trained professional art historians. The worldwide team has been deliberately constructed so as to offer a range of language capabilities as well as specialities.

Conceptually, there are two aspects to the business.

First, by encouraging both the registration of all items of valuable possessions on the database and also the expansion of checking searches, the ALR acts as a significant deterrent on the theft of art. Criminals are now well aware of the risk, which they face in trying to sell on stolen pieces of art.

Second, by operating a due diligence service to sellers of art and also being the worldwide focus for any suspicion of illegitimate ownership, the ALR operates a recovery service to return works of art to their rightful owners. In recent years, the service has been extended to negotiate compensation to the victims of art theft and a legitimising of current ownership.

The ALR’s pre-eminence in the field of stolen art has allowed the business to be instrumental in the recovery of over £160m ($320m, €230m) worth of stolen items.


October Sale – Shipping & Delivery

Brompton’s are also happy to announce that a representative from Alban Shipping will be on hand at the auction between 1pm and 6pm, to arrange customs paperwork and shipping, and to advise in regard to any export queries.

For all shipping enquiries please call Alban Shipping on +44 (0)1582 493 099