Friday 18 July 2014

Flog It Series 12:32 Newcastle 48

We are delighted to let you know that the latest Flog It! show that was filmed at Boldon Auction Galleries was aired yesterday. 

You can catch it on BBC iPlayer for the next 6 days.

Taken from BBC iPlayer:
This episode comes from the culturally rich North East as Anita Manning and Nick Davies descend upon the Discovery Museum, situated in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. Members of the public bring their antiques and collectables along to Europe's largest naval aviation museum and the antique experts share their knowledge of what everything is worth. There are some great items salvaged by a demolition worker and house clearance worker.
Plus, Paul finds out what the people of Tyneside make of Anthony Gormley's Angel of The North 15 years on.

We hope you enjoy watching!

Thursday 10 July 2014

Antique Sale Highlights June 2014

Sale highlights from our Fine Art & Antique Auction held on Wednesday 11th June 2014  

Our summer Fine Art and Antique auction got off to a roaring start with the sale of Lot 1, A Raleigh 49 cc pedal motorcycle which sold for £300 and Lot 2, an AJS model 16? 350 cc motorcycle which sold for £700 although Tom’s favourite lot, the Triumph Bonneville did not reach its reserve.

The highlight of the ceramics section was Lot 68, a Pablo Picasso Madoura white earthenware “Visage” plate which sold to the internet for £1100.  Other successful lots included a set of 6 Royal Doulton figures celebrating 70 years of Mickey Mouse which sold for £260,  a large Royal Crown Derby “Old Imari” tea set which sold for £650 against an estimate of £150-200, and 169 an Art Deco Tinos bronze Danish fluted bowl and bowl and cover which sold to the room for £400.

Exotic taxidermy continues to sell well with a Pangolin (also known as a scaly anteater) selling for £500 and a pre-1947 leopard skin with head mount selling for £350.

Items of local interest included Lot 200, a large album of postcards including Heworth Colliery, Consett, Anfield Plain etc and the launch of the Mauretania which sold for £800, Lot 207, a large collection of maps from Northumberland, River Tyne and South Shields etc which sold to the room for £1200, and Lot 478, a large silver salver depicting six iconic Newcastle buildings which sold to a telephone bidder for £1600.

Two interesting toy lots were the 1950’s Rail Racing car (also known as a tether car or “Spindizzy”) which sold for £1400 and the large scale 1930’s Mettoy tinplate, clockwork, twin propeller aeroplane which sold for £200.  Both lots  went to internet bidders.

We had a strong jewellery section in this sale with both gold and silver selling well.  Lot 295, an 18ct gold bracelet weighing 53.3 grams sold for £620 and Lot 363, a gold and enamelled circular pendant with 2 pomanders and 2 brooches sold to the internet for £550.

Along with the silver salver mentioned above, Lot 469, a hammered silver Arts and Crafts bowl decorated with semi-precious stones generated a lot of interest before selling to the room for £1250.

Fine quality jewellery also sold well with the following particularly good examples: Lot 314, a platinum and diamond Art Deco ring, selling for £850, Lot 451, an 18ct white gold solitaire diamond ring with approximately 1.25ct diamond selling for £1450 and Lot 462, a pair of diamond stud earrings each with 0.50 carat diamond selling for £1050.

There was a nautical theme to the best selling paintings with Lot 520 topping the bill.  The oil on canvas of “The Falcon King, Hong Kong” by John Bentham Dinsdale (1927-2008) sold to the internet for £1200, reaching its top estimate.  Lot 524 “Sailing boats on a river” by Arthur Knighton-Hammond (1875-1970) sold for £550, while a watercolour of the entrance to South Shields harbour by the talented local artist John William Gilroy (1868-1944) sold for £260.


The furniture section contained a good mixture of antique and more modern lots.  Older pieces included a late 19th century mahogany long case clock with satinwood and ebony inlays with an 8 day movement by Grimshaw and Baxter of London, which sold for £1250, while more more contemporary pieces were an oak Ercol day bed which sold for £450, a teak dining room suite which sold for £460 to the internet, and a reproduction Regency style D-end dining table and 8 chairs which sold for £450 against an estimate of £150-250.  One lot which generated a  interest was a Roland HP 11 digital grand  piano which sold to the room for £600, doubling its estimate.



We are now accepting entries for our  next Fine Art and Antique Auction which will be held on Wednesday 24th September 2014.      0191 5372630





Wednesday 2 July 2014

Changes to Valuation Dates


Our Open Valuation Dates for the Summer Months are:

Friday 11th July 10am - 12noon

Friday 25th July 10am - 12noon

Friday 15th August 10am - 12noon & 2pm - 4pm

Friday 29th August 10am - 12noon & 2pm - 4pm

No appointment necessary (6 items or less please)

We do accept items other days during the week if you have more than 6 items or these dates are not suitable for you.  Do check our online Auction Calendar where you can download a PDF of our Auction Dates and Acceptance Days - this can be found on the Auction Dates page on the website or call us on 0191 537 2630.

We hope you enjoy the glorious summer sunshine and come and visit us soon!

Best wishes, Caroline
(Please note these times differ slightly from the previous post, apologies if this has caused any inconvenience)