Wednesday 26 September 2018

Soldiers of Fortune?

A set of Britains toy soldiers and other figures

To be offered for Auction on Wednesday 3rd October

Viewing - Saturday 29th September, Tuesday 2nd October 2pm-6pm and morning of sale from 9am

Time to tinkle the ivories

A Steinway and Sons ‘Model K’ Upright piano, in a walnut veneered high gloss (polyester) finish, with third pedal.

Estimate £2,000-£3,000

To be offered for Auction Wednesday 3rd October 2018


Saturday 29th September 10am-1pm
Tuesday 2nd October 2pm-6pm
and morning of Sale from 9am

The Model K or "Vertegrand" was designed by Henry Ziegler a Director at Steinway and Sons in 1903.  It is the oldest unchanged upright piano design currently in mass production.  Each Steinway piano consists of more than 12,000 individual pieces making it a masterpiece of craftsmanship and an artwork in itself.

This piano was commissioned in 1991 and took 9 months to build.

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Another busy and successful day at Boldon Auction Galleries with ITV's Dickinson's Real Deal ...... details to follow when the Show will be shown on TV.

Thank you to all contributors and the crew.  
We hope you enjoyed the day at Boldon Auction Galleries

Our next Valuation Sessions are:
Friday 21st September                10am-12noon & 2pm-4pm
Saturday 22nd September          10am-1pm

Friday 5th October                       10am-12noon & 2pm-4pm
Saturday 6th October                  Closed
Friday 19th October                     10am-12noon & 2pm-4pm
Saturday 20th October                10am-1pm

Friday 2nd November                  10am-12noon & 2pm-4pm
Saturday 3rd November              10am-1pm
Friday 16th November                 10am-12noon & 2pm-4pm
Saturday 17th November            10am-1pm
Friday 30th November                10am-12noon & 2pm-4pm

Saturday 1st December              10am-1pm
Friday 14th December                10am-12noon & 2pm-4pm
Saturday 15th December           10am-1pm

6 items or less please – if you have more items we can make an appointment
If you have more than 6 items we can make a separate appointment to bring them along or we can come and appraise them in your home for large items and furniture.
For further details please see Auction Dates to view the Calendar or contact our office on 0191 5372630.

Boldon Auction Galleries are also available to carry out valuation days on behalf of local and national charities. Over the years we have carried out many Charity Auctions and other fundraising events. Please contact us for further information.

Friday 14 September 2018

The Friends of East Boldon Parks 
Scarecrow Festival
Saturday 15th September

Boldon Auction Galleries Entry 
'Lot One'
Number 17 on the trail

Come along and join in the fun on Saturday 15th September 
- there will be over 50 scarecrows 
to find around East Boldon
Trail Forms available from 
Grange Park, East Boldon 
12noon - 5pm

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Wednesday 12 September 2018

Join us on Wednesday 19th September when ITV's Dickinson's Real Deal will be filming the Auction ......................
Bag a Bargain at BAG

Lot 90.
A signed autographed James Bond 'Octopussy 007' special edition annual, signed by the cast.
Estimate £200-£300
To be offered for Auction Wednesday 19th September

Lot 75.
Two pairs of early 20th century miniature optician sample glasses, one pair with octagonal lenses and the other blue lensed glass with folding side panels. 5.5cm and 4.5cm wide (Auctioneer's glasses are not for sale !!)
Estimate £150-£200
To be offered for Auction Wednesday 19th September

Lot 30.
A Dorman Lockstitch sewing machine, numbered 11183. The Dorman Sewing Machine Company Northampton. 21cm high
Estimate £250-£300
To be offered for Auction Wednesday 19th September

Lot 45.
A Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson of Kilburn dark oak octagonal cheeseboard. 30 cm wide
Estimate £150-£200
To be offered for Auction Wednesday 19th September

Lot 150.

Theo Tobiasse (1927-2012), mixed media, signed, dated **69, 'Les Promeneurs `a Firenze'. 24.5cm x 34cm
Estimate £1,000-£1,500
To be offered for Auction Wednesday 19th September

Theo Tobiasse (1927-2012) was born in Israel and moved to Paris when he was seven years old.  Between 1942 and 1944 with the German occupation of Paris, Theo and his family lived with the constant fear of discovery and they remained in hiding during the occupation.  It was during this time that Theo’s love of books and drawings flourished. Following the liberation of Paris he began a career as a designer for Hermes creating window decorations, stage sets and tapestries.  In 1950 he moved to Nice where he continued to paint and held his first exhibition at the Palais de le Mediterranee in 1961 winning the grand prize.  In Nice his pictorial expression came into it’s own and his Expressionistic style shone through.  From 1980 Theo divided his time between Nice and New York exhibiting internationally.  He died in Nice in 2012 leaving behind a plethora of artwork in his distinct style of loose brushstrokes and rich colours.