News & Blog 2017

Ercol revival continues to exceed demand

5th July, 2017

Twenty years ago the idea of G-Plan, Ercol or other 1960’s and ‘70’s furniture making reasonable , never mind good money at auction, would have been an anathema to most people in the salerooms. Now, h... Read more »

Auctioneering 'Buzz' is modern and trendy

30th June, 2017

An 18 carat gold, diamond, sapphire and emerald bee shaped pendant brooch heads the next Collective Auction at The Grantham Saleroom on Wednesday 5th July. Oozing quality it mirrors the standard of t... Read more »

Congreve clock fascinates collectors

12th June, 2017

Clock collectors have been fascinated with the Congreve clock for the past two centuries. Originally invented by Sir William Congreve in 1808 and presented to the Prince Regent in that year to great a... Read more »

Incense Burner Ends Up Smelling Of Roses

9th June, 2017

The Asian Art sale at The Grantham Auction Rooms on the evening of Wednesday 7th June once again proved the buoyancy of the market as a variety of objects found new homes across the world, achieving a... Read more »

Orient Excess

23rd May, 2017

The Grantham Auction Rooms are delighted to showcase another Asian Art Sale on Wednesday, 7th June at 7pm. A tremendous mix of items can be found, with several hundred lots and counting. The illustr... Read more »

Leading lights in glass manufacturing

12th May, 2017

Glass manufacturing in the 18th Century was at its peak in England. Always diverse, handmade and although sometimes made using crude implements some of the most intricate and sophisticated pieces were... Read more »

Who called 999?

10th May, 2017

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own fire engine, and not just a corgi model, now may be your chance to own this 1987 Dennis fire engine, registration D374 DBK. Dennis is one the UK’s most well-... Read more »

Long John Silver sighting in Bourne

6th May, 2017

Long John Silver couldn’t have hoped for better than the offering of gold, silver and collectable coins in the May Collective Sale at The Bourne Auction Rooms. As well as the usual offering of gold ... Read more »

Judging A Book By Its Cover

25th April, 2017

With its battered extremity, scratched and tarnished giltwork, split spine and general dishevelment, I walked past a cumbersome Victorian album once or twice during cataloguing for the Collective Sale... Read more »

Last Orders For 3 Grantham Pub Signs?

21st April, 2017

The Collective Sale at The Grantham Auction Rooms  on Wednesday 3rd May includes three local pub signs; illustrations of social history and quirky objects which bring a smile and decorate any interior... Read more »

The Satuma Love Affair

12th April, 2017

From the 1830’s America tried to trade with Japan. Diplomacy failed and so did the arrival of a US 72-cannon warship in 1846 entering Tokyo Bay. Renewed attempts both diplomatic and otherwise continue... Read more »

Bags of Quality for sale at Grantham

22nd March, 2017

The forthcoming Collective Sale at The Grantham Auction Rooms on Wednesday 5th April contains an exquisite private collection of luxury handbags and jewellery. This who’s who of fashion names include... Read more »

Beswick development was a master stroke

10th February, 2017

The firm of Beswick was established in Longton, Stoke on Trent in 1894 by James Wright Beswick. In its early days it was mainly known as a producer of dinner and teawares. It was not until the 1930’s ... Read more »

Architectural salvage sale success

30th January, 2017

With over 3,500 people viewing the online catalogue the Architectural Salvage Sale on Saturday 28th January was always going to be a virtual sell-out. View day was freezing with a biting wind and sal... Read more »

Now is the time to buy

25th January, 2017

With Christmas a distant memory and 2017 in full swing, our second sale of the year at The Grantham Auction Rooms is just around the corner on Wednesday 1st February. It is therefore time for this val... Read more »

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