Monday 29 October 2018


Our next free open valuation days will be held 
Friday 2nd November 10am until 12 noon and 2pm until 4pm
Saturday 3rd November 10am until 1pm
(up to 6 items)

Alternatively you can make an appointment from

Monday 5th November by calling 0191 5372630

 Don't forget we are open for viewing 
on Tuesday 30th October 2pm - 6pm

Lot 130
An Islamic Mosque lamp with trumpet neck and long pierced fretwork body leading to a
flared circular foot, with stylised motifs and calligraphy.
161 cm high
Estimate £200 - £300

To be offered at auction in our Antique and Interiors Sale Wednesday 31st October 


Halloween is coming ......

We found a lovely bag of spookilicous treats and a card left by two of our wonderful clients after Saturday mornings view. 

Thank you very much, the team will enjoy them on Auction day. 


Lot 131 A Nicole Freres Ltd Polyphon in a carved and ebonised case, with a monochrome panel of Musical Cherubs inside the lid, and stamped 4751, Timbro Variante, with 58 discs.   40 cm diameter.  Case 52 cm wide
Estimate £300-£400
Antique and Interiors Sale 31st October 2018

Wednesday 24 October 2018

A kaleidoscope of colour to brighten any Autumn day
to be auctioned 31st October at Boldon Auction Galleries

Lustre ~ a gentle sheen or soft glow

Lot 90 Antique and Interiors Auction (31.10.18)

One pair from over 15 sets of Lustres we have for Auction from a single owner private collection.

During the Victorian period glass bowls or candlesticks were produced and sold in pairs with attached prismatic drops of crystal or glass.  Designed to sit on a mantle piece or sideboard the prisms would reflect the light in the room.  When the sunlight caught the glass it bounced off creating small reflections on the wall.  Lustres were mainly produced in England and Bohemia (present day Czech Republic) and come in a variety of colours from clear glass to cobalt blue, peach, yellow, pink, mint green and one of the most popular colours red.  Etched and painted decoration was also popular as you can see here with the addition of portraits and foliage painted in roundals.

We are currently cataloguing for our next Antique and Interiors Auction 
on Wednesday 31st October

Catalogue will be on-line from 
Friday 26th October at 5pm

Friday 12 October 2018

Lot 174
A selection of Pelham puppets

To be offered at auction in our General Sale Wednesday 17th October

Pelham puppets were wooden marionette English made puppets produced from 1947 by puppet maker Bob Pelham.

The company started under the name 'Wonky Toys Ltd' being the name given to Bob Pelham during his time serving in the Second World War.  He was known as "The Wonky Donkey Officer" as he made small toy donkeys.  Starting with "Waloukas" simple toys made from wood and string, Bob Pelham began creating marionettes to sell to Children.  This was new in as much as previously marionettes had been made purely for professionals.  In 1948 the business changed its name to Pelham Puppets and the rest as they say is History.  

Based in first Wiltshire then Gloucestershire the business thrived until 1986 when Bob Pelham's wife Ann finally closed the business.  The company was then given a breath of fresh air in 2008 when former employee David Leech began again producing puppets - new lines and ones emulating former styles.

Multiple lots -  Over 20 pine church pews
To be sold in our General Sale Wednesday 17th October

Lot 39 A Studio glass vase

for Auction 17th October 2018 - General Sale 

The term Studio glass is the modern use of glass as an artistic medium to produce sculptures or three dimensional artworks.

Our next General Sale will be held on
Wednesday 17th October 2018 from 10am

Saturday 13th October 10am-1pm
Tuesday 16th October 2pm – 6pm
and on the morning of the Auction from 9am

Steinway sells for £5,200 (3rd October 2018)

Militaria Collection at Boldon Auction Galleries

A single owner Militaria Collection sold for over £24,000 in the Antique and Interiors Sale 3rd October.

A German NSDAP Officer’s visor cap, with gilt eagle, gilded aluminium oak leaf wreath and bearing NSDAP badge, with bright yellow piping and gilded aluminium cap cords and pebbled buttons sold £850 – 03/10/18