Thursday 28 September 2023

Derek English Contemporary Artwork

Derek English
Born in Jarrow, 1940.

English began his career completing an O Level in technical drawing and trained as an art teacher, where he first connected with the Op Art movement, precisely Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely, attracted by ‘the science of colour manipulation, it’s relationships and reactions’ (English).

As English’s career in teaching took priority, he later moved his focus to works portraying his love for landscapes, especially the mountains. Upon retirement, after a month long trek in Nepal, the Everest Range marked a milestone on his journey and his photographs and memories led a magnitude of inspiration for his MA in Fine Art.

English has always kept the same goal throughout, to have the observer respond and react to his work. There is depth to his life’s work, beyond the image lies more than meets the eye.

His work ranges from oil and watercolour paintings to prints, and we have a selection available to view online in our timed auction from the 27th September to the 11th October at 9am. To view in person we are open Saturday 7th October between 10 and 1, Monday 9th between 2 and 4, and Tuesday 10th between the times of 10-12 and 2-6.

Past exhibitions include Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, Pyramid Gallery, York, Montage Studio Gallery, Castleton, and galleries in Stokesley, Billingham, Derbyshire and Middlesborough.

Wednesday 27 September 2023



Lot 321,  Reproduction mahogany bar and two stools, Sold £240, 27.09.23

Gibson hits the right note


Lot 40, A  Gibson Les Paul Etune 99, number 140035992 (Signed?) and hard case, Sold £1,100,  27.09.23

Star Lot Star Quilt


Lot 247.  Two Durham Quilts, Sold £260, 27.09.23

Sovereign State


Lot 224.  One of several Sovereigns Sold at auction 27.09.23, this sold sold for £320.

Barking up the wrong tree


Lot 4, A Whitefriars style pewter coloured bark vase, Sold £40, 27.09.23

Tuesday 26 September 2023

Who's Who in Showbiz selling at Boldon Auction Galleries

We love this lot, its a who's who's of Showbiz.

Lot 235. An autograph book including; Joan Collins, Noel Coward, Boris Karloff, Jack Hawkins, Anna Neagle, Roger Bannister, Herbert Lom, Joyce Grenfell, John Gielgud, Eli Wallach, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Peggy Ashcroft, Michael Gough etc., estimate £100-£150, for auction 27.09.23

Calling all Musicians - we have a string of Guitars to tickle your ivories

Lot 36.
A PRS SE Santana electric guitar, model number K26791 and soft case, Estimate £100-£150 for auction 27.09.23

Lot 37.
A Harley Benton electric guitar and soft case (RB-612 classic series), Estimate £600-£100 for auction 27.09.23

Lot 38.
A Fender Super Champ X2 amp etc., Estimate £50-£80 for auction 27.09.23

Lot 39.
A Harley Benton electric guitar and soft case (RB-600 classic series@, Estimate £60-£100 for auction 27.09.23

Lot 40.
A  Gibson Les Paul Etune 99, number 140035992 (Signed) and hard case, Estimate £300-£500 for auction 27.09.23

Friday 22 September 2023

Contemporary Artworks Auction


Timed Auction of Contemporary Artworks by Derek English Live on-line from Wednesday 27th September 5pm, ends Wednesday 11th October 9am

For further information visit our website or scan the QR Code

Constructor's Championship?

We have some fabulous Corgi die cast toys for auction on Wednesday 27th September


Super 18th century silver at Boldon


Lot 230.
A silver mug, London 1775, William Holme and Nicholas Dumee, 280g
Estimate £150 - £250

Inspired by the Bard?


Lot 12.
A Royal Doulton Shakespeare 'Immortal Swan of Avon' jug, with certificate
Estimate £100 - £150

Bold as Brass?


Lot 214.
A collection of brass rubbings ex Victoria and Albert museum, some bear paper labels
Estimate £150 - £250

As Autumn approaches its time to get cosy

Lot 246.
Two Durham quilts
Estimate £60 - £80

We have a super selection of Durham Quilts for Auction on 27th September

Lot 245.

A green Durham quilt with pink reverse
Estimate £30 - £50

Coins at Boldon Auction Galleries

Lot 224.
A sovereign dated 1910, Estimate £250 - £350

We have a selection coins for auction on the 27th September

Lot 228.
A Georgian guinea dated 1782, Estimate £300 - £500

Whimsical 1930s Memories

Lot 213.

An autograph book from the 1930's containing a collection of sketches, cartoons, poems etc.
Estimate £40 - £60 (for auction 27th September 2023)

Not the standard?

Lot 209.
A canteen of '800' standard cutlery, approx. 3600g
Estimate £1,000 - £1,500 (for auction 27.09.23)

Whitefriars pewter Bark vase at Boldon Auctions

Lot 4.

A Whitefriars style pewter coloured Bark vase
Estimate £40 - £60, for auction 27th September

What a Cutie !

Lot 223.

A gold painted bronze novelty inkwell lid in the form of a Pug
Estimate £50 - £80

For Auction 27th September Auction

Play it again ?

Lot 40.

A Gibson Les Paul Etune 99, number 140035992 and hard case

Estimate £300 - £500

For Auction 27th September Auction

Tuesday 12 September 2023

Great North Runners Giles and Sasha

On an extremely hot September Sunday, Giles and Sasha ran the 13.1 miles from Newcastle to South Shields taking part in the World's largest half marathon.

We were there to cheer them on and are thrilled to say they have raised an incredible £1,569 for Dementia UK.

Thank you to everyone who supported them.


Friday 8 September 2023

Nissan X-Trail Columbia for auction


Lot 1.

Nissan X-Trail Columbia DCI, Estate, 4 wheel drive, 2.2, silver, diesel, registration R4 RSN, no MOT, mileage stated 73,000
Estimate £500 - £800, for auction 13th September

Golden Time


We have a collection of gold coins in the auction on the 13th September here are some examples