Friday 30 June 2023

Fab Four at Boldon !


Lot 327.  A collection of five 'The Fabulous Beatles' jewellery brooches  Estimate £100 - £150 for auction 5th July

Going solo for a solitaire


Lot 319.  An 18ct gold diamond solitaire ring, approximately 1ct, 2.5g, size 'M'.  
Estimate £600 - £1,000 5th July Auction

Fabulous Fope Earrings for auction


Lot 318.  

A pair of 18ct gold 'Fope' earrings, 11.5g  

Estimate £200 - £400 for auction 5th July

Mother of Pearl card case


Lot 315.
A mother of pearl card case and two tortoise shell boxes
Estimate £60 - £100
For auction 5th July

Russian Star


Lot 344.  Print, Vladimir Griegorovich Tretchikoff, 'Fighting Cocks', 62cm x 65cm. 
Estimate £40 - £60 for auction 5th July

Glance into the Past


Lot 340 for Auction 5th July A gilt framed miniature portrait of a gentleman, a na├»ve portrait of a child, a 'Portrait of a Lady', an oil on copper plate etc.  Estimate £100 - £150

Feeling inspired by the start of Wimbledon next week?

Dust off your rackets, bounce those balls and get ready for the most exciting grass court tennis championship in the world!

We have some classic items of Tennis equipment coming up for auction on the 5th July.

Thursday 29 June 2023

Good Luck EBSG Crew - Tall Ships Race Hartlepool 2023 !!

Boldon Auction Galleries are thrilled to be sponsoring seven Explorers from East Boldon Scout Group when they participate in the Tall Ships Race in July.  

They will be sailing from Den Helger in the Netherlands to Hartlepool over 5 days and aiming to arrive in Hartlepool on the 6th July.  The Explorers will be sailing on two ships Ocean Scout or The James Cook.

We wish them a Bon Voyage !

Wednesday 28 June 2023

I See You !!


For Auction 5th July is this terrific faience bottle vase, by Kari Christensen, 
for Royal Copenhagen, Denmark, number 170/2740, marks to base CK

Stunning marquetry


For Auction 5th July a side table with inset marquetry panel, details to follow

A window into the past


A 19th century oil on canvas portrait of a gentleman
For Auction 5th July

Where will this classic Volkswagen Camper Van take you ?


  • This beauty was first registered in 1973 
  • Petrol
  • Mileage stated 46,890
  • No MOT
  • Estimate £6,000 - £8,000
  • For Auction 5th July 2023
  • Come and View Saturday 1st July 10am-1pm, Tuesday 4th July 10am-12noon and 2pm-6pm

Wednesday 21 June 2023

John Pinches silver spoons


Lot 274  A cased set of twelve John Pinches silver spoons, sold £140, 21st June 2023

Diamond cluster

Lot 260.  An 18ct gold diamond cluster ring, 6.8g, size 'N', sold for £180, 21st June 

Japanese sword and scabbard

Lot 219. A Japanese sword and scabbard, sold £560, 21 June 2023

Mountainous landscape is magnificent at Boldon Auctions

Lot 299
George Blackie Sticks (1843 - 1900), oil, signed, dated 1873, 'Mountainous landscape with waterfall', 44cm x 36cm sold £320 (21 06 2023)

Time to Settle


Lot 398.  A late 19th century to early 20th century carved oak settle sold for £240 21st June

Terrific teak

 Lot 420.  A teak framed three seater settee and a pair of armchairs (possibly Swedish) sold £380 in the 21st June Auction

Swedish Star Lots

 Lot 418 A Swedish teak sideboard with five central drawers, sliding doors by Troeds 'Trio', designed by Nils Jonsson and an extending dining table with four chairs sold £400, 21 June 2023

One of the highlights of the 21st June Auction


A fine quality Victorian walnut mirror back credenza, in the manner of Gillows, the mirror back surmounted with urns, reeded pillar and crossbanded, below a breakfront with two marquetry panelled doors, flanked by two glazed doors, the whole with detailed mounted and bead work decoration, 198cm wide, 42cm deep, 225cm height, sold £1,400 (21st June 2023)

Super Slaters Sell at Auction


Lot 302.
John Falconer Slater (1857 - 1937), oil on board, signed, Seascape, 90cm x 120cm
Sold £440
Auction 21st June 2023

Mobler chairs hit top spot in auction


Lot 417.  These superb oak Danish chairs by A.M. Mobler (501) sold for £500 after a flurry of bids in the saleroom and on-line on the 21st June.

The Monthly Chronicle of North Country Lore and Legend at Boldon Auction Galleries

Lot 114.   Various books, to include 'The Monthly Chronicle of North Country Lore and Legend', sold £50 in the 21 06 2023 Auction

Vintage Airfix Kits

Lot 122.  A collection of Vintage Airfix kits, sold £140, 21st June 2023

Hornby and Meccano trundle out of the saleroom


Lot 106.   A Hornby Dublo train set and Meccano set No. 8, sold £80, 21 06 23 Auction

Games Games Games

Lot 79.  A collection of games consoles sold £220, 21st June 

Beswick at Boldon Auctions

Lot 47.   Twelve Beswick Beatrix Potter figures, a Beswick bird and two stands, sold £100, 21st June 2023

Eye Spy


Lot 60.  Opticians Viewing Board Sold £80 on the 21st June

Lot 3.  Opticians Viewing Board Sold £65 on the 21st June

Dancing out of the Saleroom

Lot 37. Three Wedgwood 'The Dancing Hours' and three 'The Dancing Hours in Floral Collection', with certificates.  Sold £200, 21st June

Get your Glam on


For auction 21st June

Continental bisque doll

For auction 21st June


Friday 16 June 2023

19th century Sampler

Lot 210. 
An unframed sampler, dated 1826.  Estimate £30 - £50, for auction 21st June

Thursday 15 June 2023

Telescopic Candlesticks

Lot 34.  A pair of telescopic silver plated candlesticks, estimate £20 - £40, for auction 21st June

Brilliant bamboo handled Minton Jugs


Lot 5.  Two Minton Majolica water jugs, with bamboo handles, stamped 618, 24cm and 19cm height, (and a salt glazed jar and cover not shown here) Estimate £40 - £60, for auction 21st June

Get involved!

People, community, wellbeing, and sustainability are at the forefront of what is important to Boldon Auction Galleries. 

Our close relationship with staff, customers and the local community paves the way for us to want to do better. 

That's why we have embarked on the quest to add the Better Health At Work Award to the long list of  awards, qualifications and certificates currently residing under the Boldon Auction Galleries roof. 

But, we don't want to stop at our own staff - we have used our social media to communicate the fun campaigns we have been launching recently to our customers, friends and followers in the hopes that we can reach more people and do more for the wellbeing of the wider community. 

Our campaigns have ranged from mental health one a day challenges, to one a day fitness challenges and many more. We have launched Fruit bowl Fridays (loved so much that it will be a permanent resident and not just a campaign) and we supplied staff with new water bottles to support in a daily hydration challenge. 

Staff have enjoyed participating and have set new challenges for themselves, such as the Great North Run (Auctioneer Giles Hodges will be participating in the 2023 GNR), and along the way we have encouraged as many people as we can reach through our social media channels. 

Sounds fascinating, right? 

We still want to do more, and we still want to reach more people. So we are asking you to get involved, join in with our campaigns, share your experiences and results, and share our channels on your feeds to encourage others to participate. 

We can't wait to hear about your experience on this journey with us.

With best wishes,

Boldon Auction Galleries 

A small independent business that cares and shares!

Wednesday 14 June 2023

Mouth of the Tyne Watercolour for auction

This fabulous T. S. Hutton (1865 - 1935) watercolour titled 'Mouth of the Tyne' is amongst a super selection of paintings which will be offered for auction on Wednesday 21st June.

Thomas Swift Hutton (1865 - 1935). Landscape and coastal painter in watercolour. Born in Edinburgh. Details of his early artistic training are not known but by the age of 27 he was exhibiting his work at the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts. He later moved to Newcastle and began exhibiting at the Berwick Club and later both the Royal Academy and the Scottish Academy.