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Obituary – Manya Igel (1923-2017)

Last year art dealer Manya Igel described herself as “a bl**dy miracle, considering the life I lead”. Life did indeed throw much sadness and drama her way, but her fighting spirit always seemed to overcome the most traumatic events.

Born in Panevėžys in Lithuania, Manya and her devoted family moved to the Free City of Danzig. However, as war threatened Europe, her mother wrote to Russian friends in London and asked them to take care of ‘Little Manya’. Despite none of them replying, Manya managed to escape to England on the last Kindertransport to leave Danzig. Her older sister, Sara, and her parents did not survive the war.

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Published every week since 1971, Antiques Trade Gazette is affectionately known as ‘the Bible of the antiques trade’. A long tradition of authority, integrity and accuracy, makes it the essential read for everyone who loves antiques. With a subscription to Antiques Trade Gazette, you’ll stay ahead of all the developments in the art and antiques market, plus you’ll enjoy • A comprehensive auction calendar – see when and where every sale will be happening • Exclusive interviews with dealers, giving you the inside track on the trade • Breaking news on key industry developments • Secrets, stories and tips from leading specialists and collectors • Top lots advertised by auctioneers • Previews of the best art and antiques fairs and markets • Special supplements focusing on specific collecting areas

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