Top Results from Last Sunday’s sale, and looking forward to our next Auction on 20th February!

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you’re all doing well and having a decent start to 2020?

So last weekend’s sale was interesting, some highs, some lows, but all-in-all a good day for our vendors/sellers with some fierce bidder battles and above average hammer prices..

So don’t forget, our next auction is two weeks today and if you’re keen to want to sell with us and enter your goods into our February catalogue, then you’ve got until next Monday 14th, Valentines day, to get in touch.

Below is a list of our top ten hammer prices from Saturday 30th:

  • Lot 168 – Smiths Imperial 9ct Gold Watch w/18ct Strap – £1,500
  • Lot 153 – 18ct Gold Bracelet – £650
  • Lot 157 – 14ct Gold Bracelet – £520
  • Lot 159 – Gold & Diamond Engagement – £440
  • Lot 150 – 9ct Gold Padlock Bracelet – £420
  • Lot 169 – Cased Longines Gents Wristwatch – £320
  • Lot 116 – Arts & Crafts Trapezoid Bespoke Cabinet – £320
  • Lot 171 – Pair of Omega Ladies & Gents Watches – £300
  • Lots 204 & 206 – Sets of United Cutlers of Sheffield Sterling Silver Cutlery Sets – £300 each
  • Lot 14 – AA Circular Enamel Advertising Sign – £280

Onwards and upwards to our next sale on Sunday 30th January + Top 10 results from yesterday’s sale!

Good evening everyone, hope you’re all well – so yesterday’s sale was quite interesting and it was nice to see so many new faces in the sale-room.. Thank you to our customers for making the day what it was 🙂

So first off the next sale for us is on Sunday 30th January, and we’re open for taking in of goods this week, as well as collecting sold items, if you’d like to drop in. Our top ten results, financially, from yesterday’s sale are as follows:

  • Lot 210 – 18ct Diamond Cluster Ring – £800
  • Lot 112 – Pair of Bronze Storks – £650
  • Lot 200 – 9ct 21g Gold Chain – £320
  • Lot 110 – Pair of Antique Legal Document Boxes – £200
  • Lot 26 – Double Sided Watsons Soap Enamel Sign – £180
  • Lot 143 – Large Dark Red Persian Rug – £180
  • Lot 92g – Royal Dux Setter Dog Figure – £170
  • Lot 205 – 1912 Half Sovereign Gold Coin – £170
  • Lot 10 – Pair of Kingfisherman Yorkshire Oak Stools – £160
  • Lot 149b – Large Dark Red Persian Rug – £160

Speak soon, stay safe and take care everyone..


Our Initial Saturday 15th January Catalogue Now Uploaded!

Good evening everyone, so here’s the uploaded catalogue link via Easylive Auctions, for this coming Saturday’s sale – with viewing in-person here in Halifax on Thursday and Friday 10am-5pm, plus the Saturday morning. To be clear, our sale days are 99% normally the Sundays, but we’ve had to make this one off change on this occasion.

Just under 300 lots at present, so a small first auction of the year for us, with a few more pieces for me to add in tomorrow, with more jewellery, rugs, toys, ceramics and collectables in particular.

Thank you for everyone’s interest and do drop us a line if you’ve got any questions..

PS Hello to all of our new blog followers off the back of the business’ Antiques Road Trip debut earlier this week (we’re on again this Tuesday afternoon btw!)


Happy New Year to Everyone and thank you all for a great Year-One and a great 2021!

Good evening to all of our blog followers and web supporters – thank you to everyone who have bought and sold with us this year, who’s commented and endorsed, who’ve spread the good word and passed on goodwill, basically to all the good people who have helped us on our journey since the start of the year, thank you so, so much!

Our top ten of the year includes the amazing 19th Century French serpentine desk at just under a £6,000 hammer price, the miniature Norris plane at £3,700, the Franck Muller watch at £2,000, the French Gold Coin Bracelet at £1,800, the incredible Wainhouse Tower Model at £1,600, the Indian 22ct Gold Necklace Set at £1,450, a rare set of British War Medals at £1,100, the Burmese Ruby & Diamond 18ct Gold Ring at £1,000, the 18ct Diamond Cluster Ring at £950, and finally the great locally acquired Moreau bronze classical figure, back in May, at £900…

The auction diary for 2022, starts on January 9th and follows on very third Sunday, to:

  • January 30th, February 20th, March 13th
  • April 3rd, April 24th, May 15th
  • June 5th, June 26th, July 17th
  • Aug 7th, Aug 28th, Sep 18th
  • Oct 9th, Oct 30th, Nov 20th, Dec 11th

Here’s hoping for a brilliant 2022 and thank you again for everyone’s support across the last twelve months 🙂

Collectables from Generation to Generation – maybe time to sell?

Good morning blog/web followers, I trust you’re all well, not on a petrol or diesel hunt and gearing up for the autumn!?

I just thought I’d drop in a blog about something I’ve discussed face-to-face with a number of buyers and sellers this week, on the topic of how collectables’ values and appeal can dissipate, and conversely grow from generation to generation..

Whether it be dark wood furniture, cut-glass & crystal, Lilliput Lane cottages, EPNS & silver-plate, art prints opposed to originals, there are numerous examples over the last 2-3yrs of auctionable and saleable items’ appeal, just dropping off the edge of a cliff.. Collectors with a resale interest who didn’t sell their Goebels/Hummels figures back in the early 2010’s, or on a similar note aficionados of Swarovski, or Lladro perhaps, might now be kicking themselves over their widely accepted downturn in values.

So who’s to say going forward which of the rubber stamped quality brands that we all see at auction might suffer the same fate? Moorcrofts are on somewhat of a steady decline, sterling silver scrap values have slipped over the back-end of the summer, who’s to know which types of vintage and antique gems might slide before we get to 2024, and furthermore whether or not collectors might want to liquidate before any investments turn too far south.

The antiques & general auction industry had a boom period after the first 2020 covid lockdown, but as we’re returning to normality now, maybe Autumn 2021 could be the time to start selling..? Covid import/export restrictions aside, the US and Asian collectors’ markets are still strong and most auction-houses ship worldwide.

As to what type of artisan pieces or antiques the next generation of younger buyers might be drawn towards, my bets are on post-modern furniture, retro art glass.. anything art-deco.. no fortune telling I’m afraid and we’ll all see what the future holds I’m sure!

Next sale or us is on Sunday 17th October @ 1pm, keep an eye on our Facebook page for any preview photos and the catalogue, here’s a link to our FB hub:

Thank you for everyone’s support and interest, and all the best to all of our buyers and sellers for a bumper rest of the year!


Thank you all for a Great 25th July Sale

Hi Everyone – so Sunday’s sale was a success, a little bit of a lull with some of the office furniture mid-way through the sale, but nonetheless still a great day for both our sellers and buyers..

Best results from the auction were the two 18ct Diamond Rings, at £1,000 & £950 respectively, plus the group of Mercantile/Naval medals, at £1,100.. In the end we managed to get the Alien vs Predator table away after the sale for £455, with a couple of other post-sale deals, however the large Duresta sofa, arguably one of the nicest things in the catalogue, is still for sale and can be privately acquired from ourselves if you can reach the £300+commission reserve we had against the piece.

We’re taking goods in as we speak for our next sale, so do drop us a line if you’re keen to take advantage of our market-leading seller commission, at just 10%+VAT.

One final point is around reviews and sharing the new-found love you might have for the business! If you’ve had a good experience with us so far during 2021, or simply just like what we’re doing, appreciate the friendliness alongside the professionalism etc, then please do pop a review into our Google business page, or into Facebook – any leg-up or support you can provide is really genuinely appreciated 🙂 Thank you and all the best to everyone for a great summer!


Next Auction on 4th July Everyone… I’m finally over the shock of the Antique French Desk’s hammer price!

Hi Everyone, hope you’re all staying safe and enjoying some sunshine, picking up some antique bargains here and there, and welcoming of a blog or two from yours truly!

So last time out was a bit of a milestone for us hitting a £5,000+ hammer price for one of our lots, the Antique French Louis XVI-style desk.. to say I didn’t see that coming would be an understatement, but nonetheless I was really pleased for the family concerned for it to have done so well. That as well as the Gents Franck Muller watch at £2,000 were both brilliant results for us. Here’s the link to Halifax Courier article:

So 4th July should be a good sale, the two Norris Woodworking planes are the star lots so far, but we’re open for consignments all the way up to the afternoon of Wednesday 30th June, if you’re keen to sell with us.

Thank you for supporting the auction and do drop me a line if you’re interested in selling or buying with Halifax Mill Auctioneers. If you’re a Facebooker then do feel free to add yourself as a friend with a ‘like’ or ‘follow’, thanks again..