Friday 28 July 2023

Great North Run


One of our Auctioneers Giles Hodges and his daughter Sasha are running the Great North Run again in September.

Their chosen charity is
Dementia UK, and they are running it in memory of Giles' father and Sasha's Grandfather

If you would like to sponsor them, please click on the link below

or, you can pop any spare change into the collection tin in the saleroom.

Thank you very much

Durham County Working Men's Club


Lot 224.  A 9ct gold fob 'Durham County Working Men's Club', 9.5g.  For Auction 2nd August.

Alien at Boldon Auction Galleries


Pick up an Alien at Auction Lot 91 on 2nd August

Fusee pocket watch

 Lot 232.

A silver pair cased fusee pocket watch

Estimate £50 - £80

For Auction 2nd August

Ring Ring

Lot 41.  A Bakelite telephone and a 1970's telephone

Estimate £30 - £50.  For Auction 2nd August.

Trading up?

Lot 222.  
A 1915 Ducat ring, in yellow metal mount, 8.5g total

Estimate £150 - £200.  For Auction 2nd August

Trio of Lamps

Lot 7.  Three Oriental fretwork electric lamps, 60 x 30cm.  Estimate £60 - £100.  2nd August Auction

Music Mad?


We have a super selection of LPs in the Auction on Wednesday 2nd August

Keep the Kids amused through the holidays?

Looking for a summer holiday hobby?  Look no further!

We have a vast array of brand new unused crafting materials in the Auction on 2nd August.

May the Force Be With You


We have lots of Star Wars figures in the next auction.

Lot 237.
A Star Wars figure, 'Yak Face'
Estimate £20 - £40
For Auction 2nd August 

Bacchanalia for the weekend

Lot 19.

A Minton majolica Bacchanalia ewer by Hughes Protat, shape 900, date code 1862 and a Palissy ware style plate, decorated with lemons

Estimate £400 - £600

For Auction 2nd August

Two Saabs are better than one

Lot 1 

Saab 9-1 Aero TTID convertible, diesel, mileage stated 178,833, with V5, MOT until February 2024.  Estimate £400 - £500

Lot 2
Saab 9-3 Airflow 120 DT estate, diesel, mileage stated 162,618, no V5, MOT until October 2023.  Estimate £300 - £400

For Auction 2nd August

Beautiful Bracelet at Boldon


Lot 226.
A yellow metal bracelet, stamped '916', 13g
Estimate £400 - £600
For Auction 2nd August

Thursday 20 July 2023

A Tale of Two Families

We are thrilled to be offering for auction a fascinating collection of memorabilia spanning World War I and World War II. 

We have a collection of First World War ephemera relating to Nursing Sister Jessie Arthur RRC and Nursing Sister Beatrice E. Arthur MDH.  To include a framed set of medals presented to Beatrice E. Arthur: French ‘Medaille d’Honneur’, 1917, 1914-1918 Star Medal, 1914-1920 British War Medal, 1914-1918 Victory Medal, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne silver medal, dated 1911 and a Territorial Force Nursing service Medal, together with a scrap book ‘Memories 1914-1919’ containing photographs and inscriptions of the Sisters travels during the war detailing a fascinating insight into the daily lives of the nursing staff aboard the HMS Mauretania in 1915 and beyond.  Estimate £100 - £150

We also have a Military Cross,  First World War trio to Captain G. E. Stephenson: 1914 Mons Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal and corresponding Dress Medals, Captain Stephenson’s Greatcoat, a canvas medical bag, containing a tin of unused ointment Anti-Gas, No. 3A, together with photographs.  Estimate £300 - £500    

A set of First World War medals relating to Corporal Robert Arthur, 6-2608, Northumberland Fusiliers who was killed in France 27th January 1918 to include: 1914-1915 Star Medal, 1914-1920 British War Medal, 1914-1918 Victory Medal, Death plaque, framed ephemera and photograph of Robert Arthur.  Estimate £50 - £100

A First World War Death plaque for William Rounsevell, a dog tag inscribed Lt Jno H. Lambert, CE-25th Northumberland Fusiliers, photographs and ephemera including an Edwardian photograph album 'Uncle Jack and Aunty Doris India Days'. Estimate £50 - £100

Military Cross (MC)

The Military Cross was instituted on December 31st, 1914 as a recognition of distinguished and meritorious service in battle in situations not sufficient to merit the Victoria Cross. The Military Cross can be awarded to commissioned officers of the substantive rank of Captain or below or Warrant Officers.  On performing a second or subsequent action, the recipient will be awarded a bar to the Military Cross to be worn on the ribbon.

On each arm of the silver-coloured Military Cross is an Imperial Crown and in the centre of the award is the ‘Imperial’ and ‘Royal Cypher’ of the reigning sovereign, GV, GVI or EIIR. The reverse of the award is plain with the year of the award engraved on the lower arm. The white ribbon is 1.375 inches wide with a central vertical purple stripe (0.5 inches wide). The bar is made of silver with a crown in the centre.

Football Fever is about to Kick Off


Not long until the nation is united once again to support our Lionesses! 

At Boldon Auction Galleries we can't wait to support, cheer and (hopefully) celebrate the Lionesses successes!

Tuesday 11 July 2023

An update on the 7 East Boldon Scout Group Explorers adventure of a lifetime.


After arriving in Hartlepool safely on Thursday after an eventful voyage, sailing through the worst sea storm ever recorded for this time of year, all of them were struck with sea sickness for the first 2 days!


Despite this they showed real resilience in carrying on and once they arrived at the Tall Ships Festival site they embraced the celebrations.  


This culminated in a Crew Parade on Friday followed by prize giving. Ocean Scout won a prize for youngest crew and James Cook won a prize for best radio communication throughout the race. 



They were proud to wear their sponsorship T-shirts on departure and for the parade and Crew Party on Friday night.  Boldon Auction Galleries were thrilled to be able to be a part of their adventure. 


Wednesday 5 July 2023

Peavey and Casio


Lot 180 A quantity of Casio DH-500's, a Peavey amp etc. sold £420 (05 07 23)

Books sell well at Auction

Lot 181 Seven boxes of books, to include fishing and geography etc. sold £460 (5 July 2023)

Summertime Hobby?

Lot 140 

A Hondo guitar sold £180 

(05 07 23)

Candid Camera

Lot 124 Cameras: Two Canon A-1, two Canon AE-1, Cannon F1, Cannon EOS 10 and two Nikon F (8) sold £480 (5 July 2023)

Lot 144 Two trays of cameras and lenses, to include Canon, Nikon and Pentax sold £760 (5 July 2023)

Railwayana steams away at Auction

We had a single owner collection of Railwayana for auction on the 5th of July, with a flurry of bidders in the room, online and commission bids there was certainly a lot of interest !

Some of our top picks:

Lot 86 sold £40

Lot 87 sold £320

Lot 103 sold £420

Lot 99 sold £220

Lot 98 sold £380

Lot 93 sold £520 

Lot 115 sold £520

Vaux Advertising Light


Lot 62. A Vaux advertising hanging electric light sold £150 (05 07 23)

Lladro and Nao continue to smash prices at Auction


Lot 71 Three boxed Lladro figures sold £140 (5 07 23)

Lot 46 A boxed Lladro 'Lamplighter' figure sold £70 (5 07 23)

Lot 18. Ten various Nao figures sold £65 (5 07 23)

Taxidermy at Boldon

Lot 66 A Stags head sold £70 (5th July 2023)

Lot 23 A case of Squirrels sold £60 (5th July 2023)