Friday 29 March 2019

Get ready to give those antiques a dusting off!! Newcastle Racecourse are hosting a Dealer Day alongside Dickinsons Real Deal on Saturday 13th April. Our Auctioneer Giles Hodges will be there to value your bobby dazzlers... You can take money on the spot or take your chances at auction, whatever your choice we are there to help find the best deal for you... You will have the chance to meet David Dickinson and grab some cash from those dusty goblets you had forgotten in the loft. Admission is free and there is no ticket necessary, just come along and bring the family.

Friday 22 March 2019

Meet our auctioneer Giles Hodges and David Dickinson at ITV's Dickinson's Real Deal Dealer Day

The next Dealer Day will take place at Newcastle Race Course on Saturday 13th April from 8am - 5pm

 Free Admission 

A fantastic set of 19th century Reid Northumbrian small pipes

To be offered for Auction in our Antique and Interiors Sale Wednesday 10th April

Lot 242. World War I trio including Territorial War medal to 'Pte A. D. Davies Northumberland Fusiliers', two other medals, various cap badges, a Christmas tin etc.

To be sold in our General Sale Wednesday 27th March 

Lot 84. Framed cartoon 'Look at that - and he says he has a bad back'

To be sold in our General Sale Wednesday 27th March

Lot 72.  Three T. G. Green storage jars and a mixing bowl

To be offered at auction in our General Sale Wednesday 27th March

Thursday 21 March 2019

Two Art Deco dancing figurines, circa 1930's, one holding aloft an alabaster ball, the other with arms outstretched, unsigned, size 29.5cm high and 27cm high
Estimate £150-£250
To be offered for Auction Wednesday 27th March

Friday 8 March 2019

Multiple lots of Sunderland Lustre
To be offered at auction in our Antique and Interior Sale Wednesday 13th March

Mostly made in the early 19th century Sunderland lustreware is a type of lustreware pottery made in several potteries around Sunderland.
There were supposedly 16 potteries around Sunderland and 7 of them produced the lustrewares.
Lustreware was not made in England before the start of the 19th century, and was initially developed in Staffordshire, where Wedgwood developed a pink or gold lustre finish about 1805, which they sold as "Moonlight".

The Sunderland factories mostly made fairly cheap and popular pieces, many of them plaques, especially rectangular ones with "picture frame" edges, typically with moral or religious images and texts, and jugs feature a design incorporating the bridge over the River Wear, or various heraldic - especially Masonic - devices.  These might be a transfer-printed image of a ship, celebrity, or building, or a painted personal inscription (known as presentation pieces). Many used the "splash lustre" effect, achieved by dropping drops of oil onto the lustred piece before firing.  Typical colours used are pink, orange and purple.

A fabulous selection of Royal Doulton 'Bunnykins'
To be offered at auction in our Antique and Interior Sale Wednesday 13th March
Royal Doulton Bunnykins tableware and figurines are popular ceramic designs manufactured as nursery dishes and collectible figurines. The chinaware line originated with artwork by Sister Mary Barbara Bailey (née Barbara Vernon Bailey), the daughter of Cuthbert Bailey, general manager of Doulton during the 1930s. Mary Barbara provided illustrations to the designers of Doulton & Co. to be used on tableware. Six Bunnykins figurines were produced based on Mary Barbara's illustrations in 1939 and were designed by Charles Noke. Discontinued during World War II, Bunnykins figurines were not reintroduced until 1969. Bunnykins continued to be produced in England until 2005. Bunnykins figurines and tableware are currently produced in Asia.

We have a wonderful selection of Bunnykins to be sold over several lots in our Antique and Interiors Sale Wednesday 13th March.

Lot 363 
to be offered for Auction 
Antique and Interiors Sale 13th March 2019

William Kay Blacklock
Oil on canvas
85 cm x 69 cm
Estimate £1,500 - £2,000

William Kay Blacklock (1872-1924) was born in Bishopwearmouth in Sunderland, moving to London where he married Ellen Richardson and attended the Royal College of Art. 

After completing his studies he moved to Edinburgh studying at the Edinburgh School of Art and then joined an artists colony in Suffolk.  His wife and daughter often acted as the artists models.  

Working in both oils and watercolours Blacklock exhibited 17 works at the Royal Academy between 1897 and 1918.  In later years he moved to Cambridgeshire and Leicester, dying in Polperro where he is buried.

Wednesday 6 March 2019

An Art Deco Carvacraft butterscotch Bakelite 7 piece desk set comprising of double inkwell, blotting board, blotter, stamp sponge holder, pen holder, calendar and desk tray.  With the label 'Carvacraft, Made in Gt Britain, A Dickinson Product'

To be offered for Auction in our Antique and Interiors Auction on the 13th of March 2019

The Carvacraft range was produced between 1948-1951 by the well known stationary company John Dickinson and Co Ltd.  The designer Charles Boynton captured the typical Art Deco streamlined curves beautifully.

John Dickinson Stationary Limited pioneered a number of innovations in paper making notably the use of Bakelite.  Bakelite was the first plastic made from synthetic components.  Developed in America in 1907 by a Belgian-American chemist Leo Baekeland and patented in 1909, it was revolutionary due to its electrical nonconductivity and heat resistant properties.

Diverse products were produced from radio and telephone casings to pipe stems, children's toys, kitchenware, firearms and jewellery.

Monday 4 March 2019

Free Valuation appointments 
are filling up quickly this week so do not delay  
- call 0191 537 2630 to book a time slot

Up Up and Away

Our Planes hit dizzy heights on Wednesday 27th February - wood working planes that is not aeroplanes !!

A superb collection which brought buyers from far and wide battled for lots in the saleroom and online.

The collection totalled over £6,000 with a single Norris A1 plane selling for a top price of £340 

True quality British craftsmanship