Friday 28 August 2020

Snap Happy

Lot 248.

A Mini Leica digital camera and box

Estimate £30 - £50

For Auction 2nd September

From Russia with Love

Lot 221.
A Russian silver Niello cigarette case, Viktor Vasilyevich Savinsky, 4oz  
Estimate £150 - £250

Marvellous Marilyn

Lot 189.

Bert Stern, Photograph of Marilyn Monroe, 'Marilyn with Blue Rose's', with signed Certificate of Authenticity
Estimate £300 - £500

For Auction 2nd September

Super Staffordshire

Lot 318.  

A large pair of Staffordshire figures 'The Prince of Wales' and 'Queen Victoria'
Estimate £60- £100

Keep Looking Up......That's The Secret Of Life

Lot 362.

Charles M. Schulz, felt tip, 'Snoopy and Sally Brown', 40cm x 32cm, with certificate of authenticity
Estimate £300 - £500

Friday 21 August 2020

Local Artist

Tom McGuiness, Maquette 'Pitman Mining with a pick axe', 27 x 18 x 5cm, pine in Perspex case. Originally purchased by the vendor from the Bowes Museum, sold £440

Whats your Jam?

Records are still selling strongly - Lot 80 in the 19th August Auction was a mixed selection of vinyl; including The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and T-Rex finding its place selling at £280.

Hola to Lladro

 We had several pieces of Lladro porcelain in the auction of the 19th August.

Some of our favourites are -

A large Lladro group 'Flowers Forever', with box

sold £1,400

Two Lladro figures 'Somewhere in the Garden' and 'Lily Pad Love', with boxes

sold £240

A Lladro group 'River of Dreams', with box

sold £420

A large Lladro group 'Through the Park', with box

sold £600

Going For Gold

With the Gold price seeing a new high, the prediction is for the price to keep rising despite its ascent into uncharted territory.

It is a perfect time to sell and buy.

A handful of the lots that topped the scales in the Auction on Wednesday (19th August)

A 9ct bracelet with various gold charms, including a mounted half Sovereign etc., 32.5 grams sold for £580

An 18ct gold bracelet set with diamonds, weight 21.2 grams ( stamped 750) sold for £600

A 9ct gold charm bracelet, total weight 73.7 grams sold for £1,000

Two 9ct gold bracelets, weight 43.3 grams sold for £620

Steaming along

One of the Sale highlights on Wednesday was this stunning oil on canvas by local artist Bernard Benedict Hemy (1845-1913), 'Fishing Vessels and Steamship on the busy river Tyne alongside HMS Wellesley'. This lot steamed away at £1,000

Wednesday 19 August 2020


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.  Go to our website and click on the On-Line Auction Tab.

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)

Saturday 15 August 2020

Sew Pretty

Lot 186

A Singer 22IKI sewing machine, with case and accessories

Dreaming of Doulton

With lots of Royal Doulton figures in the Auction on the 19th August you will be spoiled for choice

Harry Nixon (b. 1886, d. 1955) joined Doulton in about 1900 as a general artist. He was closely associated with Charles Noke in the decoration of flambe ware and the Chang and Sung art ware of the early 1900s. 

Nixon is best know as the man responsible for figurine painting and the ‘HN’ series numbers on all figurines produced from 1913 recognise his role in their production.

Fast Pace Jaguar

Lot 2.

A black Jaguar F-Pace V6 S ADW D Auto estate, 2993cc, registered 31st July 2017, MOT 30th January 2021, mileage 4633

Estimate £15,000 - £20,000

For Auction 19th August