Friday 28 October 2022

Bananas for Bananas?

Lot 304.

Matt J. Forster, Northumbrian Artist, watercolour, signed, dated **05, 'Still life Bananas', 48 x 69cm

Matt J. Forster is a Northumbrian based artist, know primarily for his bold original watercolour landscapes.  For auction 2nd November.

Miniature sculptures from the East

Some of our favourite lots coming up for auction on Wednesday 2nd November are these Netsukes.  

Time Pieces for Auction

We have a fab collection of pocket watches to be offered for auction on Wednesday 2nd November.

Eastern European Style


Two West German vases.

Estimate £20 - £40

Auction 2nd November

'Attacking Martian' Robot and 'Pioneer' Train

Lot 57.
A boxed Japanese battery operated 'Attacking Martian' robot and a boxed 'Pioneer train'
Estimate £80 - £120 to be offered for auction 2nd November

Child's Play

This fabulous large thatched black and white cottage Doll's House, 'The Hunting Lodge of Henry VIII', 68cm wide is for auction on the 2nd November.

Motor Cycle Enthusiasts

We have a large selection of Vintage 'The Motor Cycle' Magazines 
in the auction on 2nd November


Tribal Figure

Lot 51.  A tall carved tribal figure, purchased in a market in Kitwe, Zambia, 70cm height.  
For Auction 2nd November


Drumming at Boldon Auctions

 Lot 30.  A 'St Johns Ambulance' (Lincoln branch) drum.  For Auction 2nd November.  

Oriental Charm for auction 2 November


Tuesday 25 October 2022

Model Engines for Auction 2nd November


A swath of Lilliput Lane cottages


Sold £100, 19/10/22

Missed this lot?

Do not panic!

We have a Timed Auction online now with not only a village but a town of Lilliput Lane Cottages, as well as Border Fine Arts models and Royal Doulton.

Click this link to view: Timed Auction

The timed auction ends on Tuesday 1st November at 3pm. 

Never bid on a timed auction? 

It is very straightforward - here is all the info you need:

In a timed auction, there is no auctioneer taking bids from a live audience in a room. Instead, bids can be placed online, on each lot for a defined period of time. Once the time-period expires, the bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price. Note that the online surcharge is a reduced 3%+VAT.


Max bids (competitive bidding)


As a bidder, you can enter a max bid – the most you are willing to bid, and we do the rest. will bid intelligently for you, only enough to meet the reserve or stay in the lead.


End-time extension


Lot scheduled end times are displayed on the individual lot time. Note, lots are scheduled to close in 30secs intervals from each other. These scheduled end times are subject to change should bidding occur within 5mins of the scheduled end time.


If a bid is placed in the final 5 minutes of the lot’s scheduled end time, the end-time will be extended to protect against ‘sniping’ – the practice of bidders placing bids in the last few seconds preventing other bidders responding. Boldon Auction Galleries have set the lot extension to 5minutes, meaning a bid placed in the final 5 minutes extends the lot’s end time by 5 minutes.


Outbid notifications


You’ll see your ‘current bid’ when you log in and view the lot (often it will be less than your ‘maximum bid’). If someone bids higher than your maximum, will send you an ‘outbid alert’ via email to let you know, so you can decide whether or not to bid more.


Viewing is by online catalogue or in person Saturday 29th October 10am-1pm, Tuesday 1st November 10am – 12noon .  The sale ends on Tuesday 1st November at 3pm.

Payment is due by Friday 4th November at 12noon. 

All lots purchased must be collected by Friday 4th November at 5pm.

Buyer`s Premium 17.5% + VAT

Lots purchased online with will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 3% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed

The printed word again proved a good seller at Auction


Forty volumes of Pevsner Architectural Guides, 19/10/22, Sold £380

Philately fans at Boldon on the 19th of October


This Collection of Stamps sold for £220 in our latest auction

Selection of die cast models sold £380, 19th October Auction


Continental Delight - sold £110, 19th October Auction


Jazz Hands at Boldon - Honda Jazz sold £3,000, 19th October


2023 Auction Calendars now available


Boldon's Grocer's Slab is full of flavour

One of our favourite lots in the auction on 19th October was this super Grocer's advertising slab which sold for £540 to an avid collector of vintage Kitchenalia.

Tuesday 18 October 2022

Friday 14 October 2022

Bayonets, Bayonet, Bayonets

Some of the Bayonets for auction on 19th October.

Follow the link to view:

Life in Miniature - Timed Auction Tuesday 18th October - Tuesday 1st November

Lilliput Lane
was founded in September 1982 in the Lake District by sculptor David Tate and was known for its extensive range of realistic miniature handmade models of real English and Welsh cottages and scenes.  

It produced models ranging from The Tower of London and Tower Bridge to small fisherman's bothies and cottages. Usually based on a real building, Lilliput Lane Cottages are originally carved in wax, with each stone and shingle being added individually. From that model, a silicone mould is made, and from that mould, the final cottage is cast in Amorphite, which is a Lilliput Lane invention. The initial line released in that first September consisted of 14 models. Since the company name had not been determined as of yet, some early models, such as Dale House, Acorn Cottage, and Coach House, have no backstamp on them. This makes these pieces especially valuable to collectors. 

“We drive thousands of miles a year, photographing cottages in and around the country, the cold, wet ones, as well as the warm, comfortable ones. It’s from those photographs that we actually put a design together.” David Tate

In 1997 Enesco acquired the company and after moving to Langholm, Scotland in 2009, announced they were closing their production factory and ceasing the manufacture of Lilliput Lane in 2016.  

Nesting Doves

Lot 44.
An Archimede Seguso (1909-1999) 'Nesting Doves' art glass group, Italian

Estimate £60 - £120.  For auction 19th October 2022

Archimede Seguso was an Italian glass manufacturer known for his intricate glass vases, necklaces, and sculptures.

Local Lustre

Lot 42.
A 19th century purple lustre Sunderland 'Sailors Farewell' tankard and a Dixon wall plaque  
Estimate £80 - £120
For auction 19th October 2022