Sadly, we are changing the date for Sunday’s auction, to Sunday 29th January due to an Electrical problem at our building..

I’m very sorry to have to communicate this to our followers and subscribers, but we’ve been forced into moving this coming Sunday, ie the day after tomorrow’s sale, to the following Sunday, 29th January..

Yesterday afternoon the power died to the ground and second floors, which didn’t fix itself with fuse and DIY switch on and offs sadly.. The electricians came through today and it looks like the fault is significant enough to not allow either heat in the auction house or the range of WI-FI/Laptops/TV at the same time, which tbh is essential for us to run the day and have people viewing in advance as well.

Obviously this is all less than ideal, but the fix should be with us on Mon/Tue of next week as the Electrician is coming in to fit a new breaker circuit.. Apologies again and I hope you can all be understanding.. James

Our Initial Catalogue for 22nd January is up online, but NO VIEWING at the Saleroom on Friday 20th..

Hi Everyone – just a quick note to re-confirm that the catalogue has been online for a couple of days now, with a few last minute additions into the listings this evening, but one bit of bad news, is that due to unforeseen circumstances, we’re having to cancel Friday’s standard viewing day in Halifax… moving the first opportunity to view the catalogue in-person, to our normal 10am-5pm Saturday.. Thank you..

Antiques & Collectables Sale inc Peter Brook Art, Gold … (22 Jan 23) (


Looking Forward to the next sale on Sunday 22nd January and Thank You to everyone who attended our valuation days last week… Catalogue links to follow within the next 24hrs..

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you’re all well?

So firstly, thank you for all of the support at the valuation days last week – Hipperholme, Almondbury and Ripponden all went well and we met some lovely people across each site.. Thank you to each of the Church administrators for their help in hosting the events too – we’re planning on another three, in different regions around the valley/West Yorkshire in mid-late April!

So Sunday 22nd is looming quickly and just around the corner as our first sale of 2023 – the catalogue is coming together well although we are a little behind the curve in getting it launched.. all things being well this should be online by first thing tomorrow, Wednesday 18th.. Speak soon and please take a look at our Facebook page if you get a chance, for some sneak peeks across the catalogue so far..


January Valuation Days in Hipperholme, Almondbury & Ripponden..

Merry Christmas everyone, I hope you’ve all had a nice festive period across the last few days.. So.. what’s on for us in January with the exception of our 22nd January sale.. mmm…

We decided earlier on this year to try and host some valuation days, give that type of thing a try if you will, and diaries-wise, we’re set on January, from Saturday 7th to Saturday 14th, across a number of church venues in our region.

  • Saturday 7th January, Christ Church Hipperholme, 21 Brighouse Road, HX3 8EA
  • Wednesday 11th January, All Hallows Church Almondbury, Westgate, HD5 8XF
  • Saturday 14th January, Stones Methodist Church, Rochdale Road, HX6 4LA

Timings for each of the days is from 10.30am-3.30pm, and we’re hopeful of seeing lots of people at each venue, bringing down their heirlooms and treasures for a free valuation and perhaps to consign with us for sale by auction..

If you’ve got any questions then please drop us a line, and fingers crossed we’ll see some of you in a few weeks time.


PS if you know of anyone who might be keen, then please do share the below flyer x

Website Issues, first sale of 2023 on 22nd January, Top 10’s from 4th December & we’re on BBC TWO this coming Thursday evening!

Hi Everyone, I hope you’re all well and looking forward to a nice Christmas? So we’re winding down the saleroom as it stands, and I’m picking up on some legacy issues and outstanding accounts too, so keeping busy – due to issues with the website though we haven’t been able to update anything online over the last fortnight, so this blog is almost like an all-in-one catch up.. deep breath…

Firstly December 4th was a good sale all-in-all – as I’ve said to most of our regulars, the higher value lots outperformed themselves, the modest pieces we’re a little lower than we’d have wanted, and everything else fitted somewhere in-between! The rundown of lots is at the bottom of this blog post, with the top two being the little Sheepdog original by Peter Brook @ £5,600 and the incredible quartet of paperweights, which included a Bacchus/Baccarat example, hitting the heady heights @ £4,200..

Secondly our first sale of 2023 will be on Sunday 22nd January and we’ll be taking in goods for that sale in the first week of the New Year, so do drop me or the team a line if you’re keen to consign anything for that auction, or would like us to come and help with an appraisal or valuation.

Finally, as you may or may not be aware, we helped out the Antiques Road Trip team back in October by agreeing to include a last-minute consignment from their Celebrity Antiques Road Trip programme, and I’m pleased to say that this is due to air on BBC TWO this coming Thursday 22nd December, at 5.15pm, so tune in for some chuckles I hope, or at the very least an “I know those guys!” moment.. We’re proud to be a part of the show, but to be honest the items didn’t blow us away when the consignment came through the door, and this was reflected somewhat in the hammer prices – it just shows how hard it can be for their experts to pick up a sleeper or headline grabber given a limited budget and only a few shops to hit!

4th December’s Top 10:

  • Lot 22a – Peter Brook ‘Sheep Dog Working’ Original – £5,600
  • Lot 99c – Collection of Four Millefiori Paperweights – £4.200
  • Lot 22b – Peter Brook ‘Sheep Dog’ Original – £3.100
  • Lot 275 – Gold Sovereign Coin Bracelet – £2,100
  • Lot 200 – Boxed Ladies Rolex Oyster Wristwatch – £1,900
  • Lot 201 – Early Rolex Prince 18ct Gold Doctor’s Watch – £1,800
  • Lot 276 – Half Sovereign Gold Charm Bracelet – £1,500
  • Lot 100 – Ned Thomas Welsh Rugby Memorabilia – £1,250
  • Lot 99d – Collection of Four Millefiori Paperweights – £1,100
  • Lot 279 – Gold Coin Locket & Chain – £950

Hope you’re all looking forward to our sale on Sunday 4th December!

Good evening, I trust you’re all well? So we’re 99% there with the catalogue and I’m pleased to attach the below link for you all to have a look across all of the interesting bits and pieces that are in with us for you to bid upon on Sunday..

Fingers crossed that we’ll be seeing a fair few of you for viewing tomorrow and Saturday, plus on the sale-day – if you’ve got any questions about any of the items, then please do drop us a line.. Thank you.. James

We’re sadly having to put the sale back one week, to Sunday 4th December..

Good morning, so a little bit of bad news I’m afraid, in that due to some struggles at home for me across the weekend just gone and the last few days too, primarily down to a very poorly cat and not being at the saleroom as a result, I’ve not had the time needed to do the catalogue justice and most importantly, for it to have had enough visibility and enough of a duration online pre-sale….

We’ll still get the initial listings up and online this week, likely Thursday evening, but now instead of hosting on Sunday 27th November, our last sale of 2022 has moved to Sunday 4th December..

Please accept my apologies for the last minute change – the catalogue link will be added to the website as well as our FB page later this week..


Next Auction, one week today on Sunday 27th November

Good evening everybody – so we’re just seven days away from our next auction sale, and as ever, we’re up to our neck’s in cataloguing and sorting, plus I’ve had another cat/pet emergency yesterday/today, this time with my little white/tabby Sam, so sadly sorting him out has put us behind a little, we’ll update both our website and our FB page as we go, over the next 48hrs.. Will keep you posted over the coming days once the initial version of the catalogue launches..

The interesting pieces and collections we’ve got this time around include:

  • Good Collection of Royal Crown Derby Imari 1128 pattern tea and homewares;
  • Royal Albert Moonlight Rose & Old Country Roses;
  • A set of Gold Sovereigns, plus an amazing bespoke gold coin bracelet featuring five 1850’s Young Head Victoria sovereign coins;
  • A Pair of Ladies Omega 9ct Gold Watches;
  • A Lovely 18ct Gold Rolex Prince Doctor’s Watch, plus a very nice Gold Rolex Tudor Gent’s Watch;
  • A Great piece of Late Victorian Rugby Sporting Memorabilia, to include a Welsh National Team Cap, Inscribed National Team Pocketwatch, plus the framed team photograph;
  • A Great Piece of Original Signed Boxing Memorabilia from Muhammed Ali;
  • A Good Collection of Original Pressing Rolling Stones LP Records;
  • Various Pieces of Vintage Designer Studio Glass;
  • Various Examples of Losol Ware Pottery;
  • More Border Fine Arts Figures inc Farming and Huntsman Examples;
  • Some Interesting militaria pieces, including an early 1900’s Giant Hallmarked Silver Army-Issue Shooting Shield;
  • A Large Assortment of Cigarette cards, some quite rare;
  • Various Vintage and some rare Woodworking planes inc Norris examples;
  • Signed Philippe Noyer Lithographs + an interesting and possibly quite rare Male Nude/Homoerotic signed photo-art piece, by Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989);
  • Antique + 1920’s-40’s Hallmarked Silver pieces inc William Comyns, Robert Garrard, & Walker and Hall;
  • Some Rock/Indie Music Memorabilia inc Oasis, AC/DC & Midlake..

Recap on Results from 6th November and looking forward to our final sale of 2022, on Sunday 27th November..

Good evening everyone, I trust you’re all well, staying safe and keeping warm as we move towards the winter months.. I and the team here are doing okay, busy as ever, with a few new faces on Sunday inc another John on the team, Jonathan who is one of our new clerks, and Vickie in the office too..

The 6th November catalogue was an interesting one, nothing that in advance was going to set the headlines, but on the day itself there were certainly items that way outperformed their estimates, with the two notables being the Triggs Guildford fusee mantel clock at £1,450, and the Victorian Cranberry glass mirror at £950.

Our next sale is on Sunday 27th November, so do get in touch during this coming week if you’d like to consign anything for that date – in the meantime, please take a look at the below top 10 from Sunday, and I hope you all have a great weekend 🙂 James

  • Lot 28 – Triggs of Guildford Fusee Mantel Clock – £1,450
  • Lot 30 – Victorian Cranberry Glass Mirror – £950
  • Lot 44 – 19th Century Viennese Swiss-Made Enamel Rotary Clock – £800
  • Lot 47 – Quartet of Chinese Plates and Bowls – £800
  • Lot 15 – Pair of Chinese Cloisonne Vases – £750
  • Lot 35 – Zodiac Penny Slot ‘Answers for Love’ Arcade Machine – £650
  • Lot 17 – Norris A7 Woodworking Plane – £600
  • Lot 52 – Pair of mid-18th Century William Gould Silver Candlesticks – £600
  • Lot 60a – 19th Century De Bruyn Still Life Oil – £500
  • Lot 151 – Hammersley Floral Tea Set – £500

Our initial catalogue for Sunday 6th November, now online!

Good evening everyone, I hope you’re all well and not too many of you have had this recent covid wave – stay strong and healthy please 🙂

So there’s still another 50-60 or so lots to add in across Thursday, but for now I’m pleased to attach a link to the current catalogue listings for Sunday, at around 280 lots or so…, most likely we’ll be around 350 in total.. a bit more manageable for the team at the weekend! Highlights are the Lowrys, Peter Brooks, Chinese Antiques, Antique Silver, Norris Woodworking Planes, Border Fine Arts Classics, Coalport/Royal Albert/Copenhagen/Doulton Services, Rolex and Seiko Watches, Gold & Silver Jewellery, Vinyl/LPs etc etc.. here are the links to both catalogues as they stand – hope to see a few of you over the weekend for the viewing and the sale day.. James