Friday 31 July 2020

Update 31/07/2020

With the new mandatory regulations for wearing masks offering added safety to our customers, Boldon Auction Galleries have decided to relax the restrictions on our Saturday morning viewings. Customers will no longer be required to view by appointment and are now invited to view via drop in from 10am until 1pm on Saturday viewings only. We will still aim to have no more than 20 people viewing per hour so queuing may be necessary. 

Don't forget to call the Saleroom to book
your Viewing slot for
Tuesday 4th August 9.30am - 6pm 
0191 537 2630

Antique, Interiors and General Sale will be held

Wednesday 5th August from 10am 


Saturday 1st August 10am - 1pm
Tuesday 4th August 9.30am – 6pm

Newcastle Omnibus Heritage

Lot 233
Four Tramways Licence badges
For Auction 5th August

Retro Lets Go

Lot 327
A quantity of stainless steel cutlery on a tea caddy
For Auction 5th August

Boldon Blue

Lot 324

A Pilkington Lancastrian vase, embossed 2501 to base

For Auction 5th August

Lot 1 5th August Auction

Lot 1 
A Renault Modus Dynamique 16v 1400 petrol, 76, 110 miles. 54 reg 

Musical Instruments in August Auction

A C. Wheatstone 69 button (keys) concertina, serial number 23702, circa 1905-1910, with box bearing label 'C. Wheatstone & Co. Inventors, Patentees and Manufacturers of Concertinas and Aeolas, 15 West Street, Charing Cross Road, London, WC'

C. Wheatstone & Co. was founded in London in 1824 making Concertinas and Aoelas until 1974.  The company was taken over in 1975 by Steve Dickinson.

A concertina is a free-reed musical instrument consisting of expanding and contracting bellows, with buttons (or keys) on both ends.  The English version was invented by Charles Wheatstone in 1829.

C. Wheatstone & Co. premises 15 West Street, Charing Cross.  
The company moved here in 1905.

Flying Scotsman

Lot 11.
A 'Flying Scotsman' wall clock

New Hobby?

Lot 60.
A collection of model kits including Revell, Italeri etc.

Looking to the future

Toys do not have to be old to be collectable.  Lot 165 is a great example of a collection of modern die cast Dinky toys.  With an estimate of £40-£60 you can afford to buy, play with and keep them for future generations.

Egg - tastic

Lot 172.
A Scrimshaw ostrich egg depicting 
Whaling scenes (a/f)

A Stitch in Time

Lot 187.
An early sampler by Anna Millard, aged ten years

Say It with Flowers

We are selling the contents of a Florist Shop on the 5th August
Everything from baskets, pots, ribbon, bags and more

Thursday 30 July 2020

The Sun Shines at Boldon Auctions

These Sunburst wall clocks are always a popular choice at Boldon Auctions.  This one is a large retro mid-Century inspired wall clock made by Newgate and promises to brighten any room.

On the Rails

For Auction 5th August along with other vintage toys and games


For Auction 5th August 2020

A John Clappison Hornsea Studio Craft vase
For Auction 5th August 2020

Tuesday 28 July 2020

Charming Chevron

Rare 1930's Art Deco Shelley Chevron pattern tea service sold for £1,200 in the 
22nd July Auction

Although the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on every industry, including the Fine Art and Chattels sector, auction houses continue to remain positive, with potential buyers turning to remote bidding in order to secure a sale safely and securely.

We have seen a dramatic rise in bidder registrations since our re-opening back in June as well as a huge growth in instructions received from both existing and new sellers bringing a vote of confidence for auctions, which allows people to complete their transactions while maintaining necessary social distancing.

In recent Auctions we have been able to increase the number of clients who can physically attend the auction on Sale Day and we encourage bidders to call ahead to book a coveted seat in the saleroom. 0191 537 2630.

Boldon Auction Galleries offer remote buying through platform broadcasting live, or by phone or commission bid.  Where ever you are or however you bid rest assured we are working hard for you.

Thursday 23 July 2020

Come and See Us

Entries accepted for booking items in for Auction

Friday 24th July 10am-12noon and 2pm - 4pm
Saturday 25th July 10am-1pm
No appointments needed - drop in and bring up to 6 items

Monday 27th July - Thursday 30th July by appointment.  
Bring as much as you like - 0191 537 2630

Wednesday 22 July 2020

Papers from the Past

Lot 182
Quantity of 17th Century indentures and other documents
for Auction 22nd July

Auction Day TODAY!

We are full to attend the Auction in person however there are still plenty of ways to bid.

1. Leave a commission bid with us either over the phone, in person during the Viewing (commission bidding forms are  by the Office window) or through our website

2. Book a telephone line.  Phone bids are only accepted on lots estimated at over £100.

3. Bid online through - you would need to register first with the-saleroom, but it is straightforward and simple to do so - you can then watch and listen to the auction live and bid if you wish.  Bear in mind there is an extra 4.95% plus vat to pay with this method.

4. Leave an auto bid with (this is like leaving a bid on our website however there is the extra charge as above for using this service unlike our website where there is no extra cost)

Tuesday 21 July 2020

What's your tune ?

Lot 96.
Various LPs and 45s including The Beatles, John Mayall etc.
Auction 22nd July 2020

Ahead or Astern ?

A brass Ships Telegraph by Charles D. Holmes and Co. Ltd, Hull 
for Auction 22 July

Engine Order Telegraphs (EOTs) are used to send a signal from the bridge to the engine room with instructions about speed and direction (ahead or astern)

Shine a Light

Lot 246
A copper and brass Ships light, No. 1827 by Thomas Grieve and Sons, North Shields
for Auction on 22nd July

A-Z for Wednesday 22nd July Auction !

Action Man and accessories, Books, Cars- Vauxhall Corsa and Toyota Auris, Dogs of Fo, Exercise Machine, Football memorabilia, Gold, Horse brasses, Industrial slicer, Jewellery, Keys, Lladro, Mirrors, Nautical lots, Oak and other furniture Pictures, Quirky lots, Retro furniture, Shelley tea sets, Toys, Unusual Lots, Vintage toys and games, Witch Ball, eXodus roof box, pair of gargoYles and garden statuary, freeZers and fridges

You need to book an appointment to View 
and attend the Auction on Wednesday
Please Call 0191 537 2630

Vauxhall Corsa hatchback

Lot 2. 
A Vauxhall Corsa hatchback, Special Eds 1.0 Ecoflex Excite, petrol, 2014, silver, mileage 41,000, MOT to December 2020 for Auction 22nd July.