Anderson & Garland

Anderson & Garland is an auction house in Newcastle. They were established in 1840 as a consolidation of two businesses in the North East of England – Anderson Son & Hedley and Atkinson & Garland.

In 2005 they moved to new premises in Westerhope, just outside Newcastle.

Among the major estates they have handled over the years are the contents of Swarland Hall and Lampton Castle.


Outsider art

Huge Outsider art collection comes to auction in Newcastle

26 September 2017

One of the UK’s largest collections of Outsider art will to be offered for sale at Newcastle auctioneers, Anderson & Garland next month.

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Julian Thomson takes the helm at Anderson & Garland

25 September 2017

Newcastle auction house Anderson & Garland is under new ownership after Julian Thomson and Fred Wyrley-Birch bought out the previous owner Andrew McCoull.

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Medal at auction recalls when England won the first World Cups

07 June 2017

When you hear that a team with ‘Auckland’ in the title won the first football World Cup, two obvious questions immediately come to mind: the first World Cup was surely won by Uruguay in 1930, wasn’t it? And... when have the Kiwis ever been any good at footy?

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Tribal art gathering pace in regions

18 April 2017

Auctioneers and vendors are quickly discovering that Europe’s country houses, furnished with the routine period objects that no longer generate great excitement, can occasionally yield valuable souvenirs of a colonial past.

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Gold from Geordie shores: £150,000 collection emerges from Cullercoats bungalow

25 July 2014

The centrepiece of Anderson & Garland’s sale in Westerhope, near Newcastle, last month was the eclectic Walton Temple collection.

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Barberi’s miniature masterpiece takes £6200 in Newcastle

18 April 2013

Collectables specialist Fred Wyrley-Birch at Anderson & Garland was seriously impressed by this micromosaic plaque, offered for sale at Westerhope, near Newcastle in their latest fine art sale. And so were buyers.

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Silverware to be sold to support Durham memorial

21 March 2013

Over 130 lots of silverware that once graced the tables of the Durham Light Infantry’s officers’ mess are to be sold at auction to raise funds for a new bronze memorial statue for Durham.

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Francis Bacon rugs remain an enigma after second withdrawal

24 September 2012

A pair of rugs signed Francis Bacon, and thought to relate to the artist’s early career as an interior decorator, have been withdrawn from sale for the second time in three years.

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Lalique vase sets provincial record at £280,000

17 September 2012

This Lalique ‘cire perdue’ vase was discovered by Anderson & Garland in a house just outside of Morpeth, Northumberland during a routine probate valuation.

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When miners won the world cup…

30 August 2011

THE uplifting story of how West Auckland FC won ‘the first world cup’ has gone down in the annals of English football.

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Tyneside treasure sets new record at £270,000

23 December 2010

THE year 2010 ended as it began with spectacular prices for Chinese works of art.

Jacobson art collection makes £664,000

17 March 2008

“THE high point of my career,” was how auctioneer John Anderson described his most recent sale. He had waited 30 years but finally got the chance to offer the Lionel Jacobson collection at Anderson & Garland on March 11-13.

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All at sea for the first time and earning a £52,000

18 December 2007

A copy of the earliest printed sea atlas sold for a record £52,000 to a Dutch dealer in an Anderson & Garland sale of November 28.

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At the sign of the penguins – £46,000

27 March 2006

Before embarking on his 1907-09 expedition to the Antarctic, Ernest Shackleton sent Ernest Joyce and Frank Wild on a crash course in printing and had a press and associated materials loaded onto the Nimrod.

Anderson & Garland move and revamp their sales programme

30 March 2005

LEADING north east auctioneers Anderson & Garland are to leave behind their city centre premises in favour of a suburban warehouse-style saleroom.

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Vettriano’s early fan reaps £26,000 reward

20 October 2004

JACK Vettriano (b.1951) is not an artist normally associated with the North East of England, but one of the lesser known facts about Britain’s Most Popular Artist is that one of his first one-man exhibitions, if not the first, was held at the Corrymella Scott Gallery in Jesmond, an upmarket suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1992.

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That’s another fine sale you’ve gotten me into!

20 July 2004

“WHEN Mr Woods came into our saleroom and invited us to see his collection,” said Anderson & Garland’s collectables specialist John Anderson, “we just couldn’t believe that such a unique selection of memorabilia could have been sitting in a house only a dozen miles from our premises.”

A&G move secondary rooms

29 October 2003

THE Newcastle upon Tyne auctioneers Anderson & Garland are to relocate their second-string saleroom to a new purpose-built building at Westerhope. The firm took over Pattisons Rooms at Crawcrook near Gateshead in 1983 where for 20 years they have held their fortnightly sales of Victorian and later furniture and effects supporting the quarterly sales held at Marlborough House in the city centre.

A Garland for Robertson

15 September 2003

With the retirement at the end of this month of the Alnwick auctioneer Ian Robertson, Newcastle-upon-Tyne auctioneers Anderson & Garland are to assume control of the 40-year-old business.

Businessman knows the going rate of Grimshaw

24 July 2003

There were some interesting signs of the times when the superbly preserved Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-93) canvas, Autumn Gold, right, came under the hammer with an estimate of £40,000-70,000 on the first day of the Newcastle sale held by Anderson & Garland (15% buyer’s premium) on June 17-20.

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