Rolex Watches, First Edition Books, Vinyl Records, Barbies, Steiff Bears, Clocks, Gold Jewellery, Art, Doulton/Royal Albert/Shelley/Beswick.. lots to look forward to for 3rd April!

Although we’ve not got an auction tomorrow on Sunday 13th, there is an awful lot to look forward to in our April catalogue, here are a few of the highlights so far:

  • A Rolex Daytona 6263/0 Gents Wristwatch w/service guarantee card (photo inc)
  • A Rolex Oyster Perpetual 18ct Gold Ladies Wristwatch w/box & paperwork + guarantee & service receipts (photo inc)
  • Good Collection of First Edition Books inc Raymond Chandler, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, John Lennon, Dylan Thomas, Joseph Conrad etc..
  • A Good Variety of Gold Jewellery inc a mayor/mayoress set, sovereigns, gold pocketwatches, chains, rings etc..
  • Various German and French Mantel Clocks + a lovely Smiths wall-clock
  • Two Extensive Royal Albert Old Country Roses Tea & Dinner Services
  • A Large Array of Vintage and Gold-Nibbed Mentmore/Platignum Fountain Pens
  • Some great vintage toys include boxed and near-mint Barbie Dolls & Steiff Bears

We’re still accepting goods all the way up to Thursday 24th March for this next sale, so if you are keen to add to what is currently looking like a great catalogue, then please do not hesitate to get in touch, either on the phone to 01422 649669/07712 566791, or via email to

Rolex Gents Daytona Wristwatch
Rolex Ladies Oyster Perpetual 18ct Gold Wristwatch

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 🙂

Update on our 7th November Auction – Top 20

Good afternoon everyone, hope you’ve all had a lovely week and that you enjoyed Sunday’s sale, some ups and downs, but a good day all-in-all, happy vendors and happy buyers!

The highlight was how the Barbie dolls performed, my most unexpected hammer of day was £130 for the Victorian Gypsy Mirror, and my heart-warming chuckle of the day was seeing Sally (Office Manager) bringing in some throws from our house for buyers to wrap around them in-case they got too cold 🙂

So our Top 20 results from Sunday are as follows – we’re taking in and accepting goods as we speak for the next sale, so please do get in touch if you’re interested:

  • 19th Century French Gold Coin Bracelet – sold for £1,800
  • Pokemon First Generation Card Set – sold for £850
  • Gents Gold Sovereign Ring – sold for £500
  • Gold Topaz Ring & Necklace – sold for £380
  • Joblot of Various 9ct Gold – sold for £360
  • Triple-Entente Belgian Pocketwatch & Gold Parts Pocketwatch – sold for £320
  • Collection of Hornby Train/Railway Sets – sold for £280
  • Mens’ 9ct Gold Cufflinks – sold for £280
  • Gold Charm Bracelet – sold for £260
  • 1990’s Lego Train Set – sold for £240
  • Illuminated Land Rover Sign – sold for £190
  • Triang Train Set w/Buildings etc – sold for £180
  • Mattel 1960’s Barbie Doll – sold for £180
  • Mattel 1960’s Barbie Doll – sold for £170
  • Mattel 1960’s Barbie Doll – sold for £160
  • Gold Topaz Ring & Necklace – sold for £150
  • Palm Beach Barbie Doll – sold for £150
  • Philip Heath Ulla Lost Mid-size Doll – sold for £140
  • Royal Yacht Britannia Naval Uniform – sold for £135
  • 19th Century Windsor Chair – sold for £130

Welcome to our 17th October Sale everyone!

Good morning bloggers/followers, hope you’re all doing well – so here is the link to our next sale, this coming Sunday:

There a couple of additional lots to add in across the remainder of today (Wednesday), so the total will likely be around 330 once we’re said and done! For those of you who are interested in the Antiques Road Trip filming and part of the day, their experts have consigned 20 items with us, so take a look and maybe see if you can guess the twenty?! Best score so far is 5/20!!

On the Road Trip front, the only other thing to mention, sadly, is that the experts, James Braxton and Natasha Raskin-Sharp, are sadly not going to be with us on the day itself due to covid filming concerns and restrictions, but the cameras and STV’s production crew are.. whatever the case it should be an exciting day 🙂

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!


Sunday Sunshine & Just a Few Days to go until the 26th September Catalogue goes live!

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you’re all doing well, buying, selling, acquiring, loving your antiques and getting some bargains 🙂

So we’re in the middle of sorting and cataloguing right now, a little delayed compared to our normal upload day, but slowing getting there, poorly cats partially the cause!

Best of the bunch so far, there are still a few days left to consign items before this Wednesday though, include:

  • An Early Stanley Cased Theodolite w/two other Theodolites
  • Trio of WWII Floating ‘Bailey’ Bridge Documents and Plans inc 1944 Naval Pontoon Supplement
  • Collection of Large Interia Puppets
  • Pair of Miles Sharp Early Hove Edge/Brighouse Watercolours
  • A Lovely Antique Kents Pedestal Knife Sharpener
  • Large Collection of Various pieces of Silver & Gold Jewellery & Coins
  • A Number of Collectable David Bowie Items inc Rare late 70’s Young Americans Mirror, plus various LPs & Vinyl
  • Various Japanese Heritage Pieces and Campaign Chests

We will send out another blog once the catalogue is live on Easylive, see you all soon!


‘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