Episode Three is this coming Wednesday, featuring experts James Braxton and Natasha Raskin-Sharp, with the second episode of our run in Series 24, the following Tuesday 11th, featuring David Harper & Izzy Balmer.. here’s a link and here’s hoping that we come across well on the TV!!
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!
‘That’s the Way to Do it’ – Thank you for Attending our 5th Sep Sale!
So just a quick message to the good people who have added yourselves to our blog, to update you on how Sunday’s auction went – thankfully it was a good one. The only slight downside was how the puppets’ hammer prices fared, but overall it was a successful day – here are the top results, plus don’t forget that our next sale is on Sunday 26th September 🙂
- Wainhouse Tower Model: £1,600
- Collection of Indian Gold Jewellery: £1,450
- Boxed Omega Geneve Watch: £800
- Pair of Stinton Royal Worcester Small Vases: £550
- Royal Dux Chariot Figure: £420
- Royal Worcester Fruits Miniature Tea Pot: £440
- Pair of Signed James Skerrett Worcester Tiles: £360
- Early RAF Wall Clock: £340
- Henry John Yeend King Small Oil on Board: £220
- Trio of Wade Punch & Judy Puppets: £220
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..