Friday 28 May 2021

Not one not two but FOUR cars for Auction!

Lot 1
A silver Vauxhall Corsa, first registered 2004, petrol (spares and repairs)

Lot 1a
A silver Mercedes SLK 230 Kompressor Auto, petrol, first registered 1999, MOT to November 2021, mileage stated 56,514

Lot 2
A Toyota Yaris, first registered 2010, petrol, mileage stated 29,877, V5 and some paperwork

Lot 3
A black Fiat Panda, first registered 2007, mileage stated 124,166, MOT September 2021, V5 and some other paperwork

All for Auction on Wednesday 2nd June.  

Viewing Saturday 29th May 10am-1pm and Tuesday 1st June 9.30am-6pm

June 2nd Auction selection of watercolours and oils

June 2nd Auction selection of watercolours and oils - for the full catalogue click here Catalogue

Auction Alert 🚨

🚨 ***Auction Alert*** 🚨 We are loving the cover of our catalogues! Fresh off the printer the catalogues can now be purchased in the saleroom for £2... Don’t forget viewing tomorrow is a drop-in session, from 10am until 1pm... #sale #catalogue #auction #boldonauctions #boldonauctiongallery #boldonauctiongalleries #boldonauctionsbestbits #art #johnhenrymole #gatheringbait #watercolour #artist

Rules of Engagement

Derby has it's Day

We have a super collection of Derby and Royal Crown Derby
in the Auction on 2nd June 2021  

Lot 11.
A pair of Derby figures of a lady holding a basket of flowers, with flowers in her hair and a young man playing a flute, both supported on a rococo style base, bears label 'Art Treasures Exhibition Christies 1932', numbered 722, 14cm high
Estimate £200 -  £300

Lot 4.
A pair of Royal Crown Derby Imari vases, painted marks, 15cm high
Estimate £80 -  £120

A perfect catch


We are getting all geared up for next weeks sale and look what we have found!!! This fantastic watercolour by local artist John Henry Mole. Born in Alnwick in 1814, John Henry Mole decided to put down the pen and pick up the paintbrush; leaving his job behind as a clerk in a solicitors office, Mole thankfully became a landscape artist. A wise choice we think! Look at how beautifully balanced his work of colour is in this piece ‘Gathering Bait’. The watercolour is dated 1867 and will be auctioned as lot 392 on Wednesday 2nd June. We would love to see where it ends up and how it ends up displayed... #JohnHenryMole #artist #boldonauctions #boldonauctiongallery #boldonauctiongalleries #boldonauctionsbestbits #art #gatheringbait

Thursday 27 May 2021

Beautiful buildings - 40 years at Boldon part 1

As part of our 40 years at Boldon celebrations we really wanted to share this look back at how different the gallery looked over the years. New street lights, new road, even a new bus stop... Same beautiful building!

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A Lifetimes Collection of Maritime Heritage

The Alfred Rodenby Collection of Sunderland
and North East Postcards, Silks, Maritime Ephemera,
Maritime Books, Oils, Watercolours,
Prints of Marine Interest and Collectables

Antique, Interiors & General Sale

Wednesday 2nd June at 10am

Saturday 29th May 
View via drop in 10am-1pm

Tuesday 1st June
View by appointment 9.30am-6pm 

Mr Rodenby was an extensive collector and donated part of his collection to the City of Sunderland several years ago.  The principal focus is Sunderland ship owners and their vessels. 

The collection is held in Sunderland Local Studies Library, City Library and Arts Centre, Fawcett Street, Sunderland.  (It is available to view on request.)

This library is dedicated to the collection of local and family history material covering the North East, with a particular emphasis on Sunderland.  Containing over 10,000 books, journals, maps, photographs, newspapers and local records. 

Boldon Auction Galleries are delighted to be auctioning the rest of this lifetimes collection on 2nd June.  Sunderland has been a place of shipbuilding for several hundred years and this collection highlights the significant Maritime heritage of Sunderland, on the banks of the river Wear in North East England.

Wednesday 26 May 2021

Artists of Northumbria for Auction

On the Orders of the Descendants of William Thomas Nichols Boyce; an unseen Collection of watercolours from both the Artist and other leading North East Artists will be offered for Auction on 2nd June 2021.

William Thomas Nichols Boyce was a Marine and Landscape painter in both oil and watercolour.

Born in Norfolk in 1857, the son of a master mariner, he moved with his parents to South Shields in 1872.  Boyce became first an apprentice joiner, then worked in a draper's shop before becoming a professional artist.

It was Boyce's watercolours of steam tugs, brigs, schooners and steam colliers (whilst including a wide range of climatic conditions in his work) which provided a valuable record of the transition from sail to steam before World War I.

He exhibited at South Shields Art Club, Bewick Club, Newcastle and from 1905 until his death in 1911 he was a regular exhibitor at Artists of the Northern Counties at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle.

Tuesday 25 May 2021

'Hard To Beat' North East Maritime Collection for Auction at Boldon


The Alfred Rodenby Collection of Sunderland
and North East Postcards, Silks, Maritime Ephemera,
Maritime Books, Oils, Watercolours,
Prints of Marine Interest and Collectables

Antique, Interiors & General Sale

Wednesday 2nd June at 10am

Saturday 29th May View via drop in 10am-1pm

Tuesday 1st June View by appointment 9.30am-6pm

View on-line from 28th May


For all further Sale Information & Valuation Days please visit our website or telephone the Saleroom 0191 537 2630

Friday 21 May 2021

Remembering David Jones


One of the collection of Miner's Strike Badges to be auctioned on Wednesday 2nd June.  

This badge is particularly interesting because it references David Gareth Jones one of two young men who died on the picket line at Ackton Hall colliery, near Featherstone in 1984 three days after the National pit strike had begun.

Pin your heart on your sleeve

We have a fascinating array of Miner's Strike Badges from across the North East, Scotland and Wales.  For Auction 2nd June 2021.

The miners' strike of 1984–85 was a major industrial action to shut down the British coal industry in an attempt to prevent colliery closures. It was led by Arthur Scargill of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) against the National Coal Board (NCB), a government agency.