Olympia Auctions

Olympia Auctions is a hub of specialist auctioneers in Olympia, London.

Formerly known as 25 Blythe Road, it was established in 2007 by Thomas Del Mar and now has a regular roster of dedicated live auctions in fields including antique arms, armour and militaria, decorative art, Indian and Islamic Art, film posters, British and Continental pictures and photographs.

The firm also conducts online-only auctions.


Silver auction previews: including a George V bowl modelled on the Winchester measure

26 August 2019

A selection of silver lots coming up in the salerooms.

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Eyewitness view captures last action of the Indian Mutiny

20 May 2019

Painted by Lt Gen Henry Hope Crealock (1831-91), this 6ft 8in (2m) wide pen and ink drawing is an eyewitness account of The Action of Bareilly – the battle of the last stronghold of Indian independence in 1858.

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Eyewitness sketches of the Indian Mutiny emerge at Olympia Auctions

08 April 2019

A 2m (6ft 7in) pen and ink drawing, estimated at £5000-7000 in Olympia Auctions on April 17 in west London, forms an intriguing eyewitness view of the final moments of the Indian Mutiny.

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The 25 Blythe Road auctions collective is relaunching under the brand of Olympia Auctions

29 January 2019

The London auctions ‘hub’ of 25 Blythe Road will now operate under a single banner of Olympia Auctions.

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What lots caught bidders’ eyes this week? Five auction highlights including a Renaissance revival ewer and a vodka-drinking Russian

07 December 2018

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week include a piece by the ‘crystal king of England’, a Japanese style sword, a vodka-drinking Russian figure and a Renaissance revival ewer.

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Meiji cloisonné provides boost to English salerooms

03 December 2018

An unusual dish from the workshop of Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845-1927) sold for £18,000 at Woolley & Wallis on November 14. But this was not the only example of top-tier Meiji cloisonné for sale last month.

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De Waal Netsuke collection brings welcome addition to Blythe Road auction

03 December 2018

A welcome addition to the November 21 Asian Works of Art sale at Matthew Barton (24% buyer’s premium) of 25 Blythe Road in west London were 79 netsuke from the collection belonging to Edmund de Waal, author of the bestselling memoir 'The Hare with Amber Eyes'. London Japanese art dealer Max Rutherston helped organise the sale and took this section of the auction.

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What lots caught bidders’ eyes this week? Five auction highlights including Edmund de Waal’s netsukes and a Lalique bronze hand mirror

30 November 2018

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights that sold at auction in the last week including a netsuke collection, a Lalique mirror and rare Georgian silver.

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Raise your cap to Kapo’s Jamaican art

26 November 2018

Since Jamaica declared independence in 1962, art on the Caribbean island has swung between two major styles: ‘mainstream’ and ‘intuitive’.

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Box clever: Five boxes coming up at auction this month

16 November 2018

Whether you are a collector of silver boxes or cigarette cases, a variety of shapes and sizes are on offer at auction. Here is a selection coming up at auction next week.

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Five auctions to watch this week (November 5-11, 2018) featuring Star Wars' Walrus Man, Winston Churchill's hat and an Art Nouveau poster

05 November 2018

A Walrus Man Star Wars figure, a hat once belonging to Winston Churchill and an Art Nouveau poster are among our previews from upcoming sales this week.

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De Waal netsuke at auction – minus hare with amber eyes

29 October 2018

Netsuke from the collection of ceramicist and author Edmund de Waal, made famous by the 2010 memoir 'The Hare with the Amber Eyes', go under the hammer in London.

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Five auctions to watch this week (October 15-21 2018)

15 October 2018

From an Armada table to a Titanic return poster, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Saleroom selection: Three works at regional salerooms below £1000

09 April 2018

Three modestly valued works drawing attention at salerooms across the UK.

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Design for Albury war memorial makes £1500 at auction of former V&A director’s collection

05 April 2018

A watercolour design for a First World War memorial in the village of Albury in Surrey was among the works bringing demand at the auction of former V&A director Dr Alan Borg’s collection.

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Saleroom selection: five lots from former V&A director’s collection offered at auction

27 March 2018

Works from the collection of Dr Alan Borg, former director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, will be offered at auction tomorrow at London saleroom 25 Blythe Road with estimates ranging from £100 up to £1000.

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Victorian silver snuffbox with Montefiore crest takes £40,000 at Blythe Road auction

05 June 2017

A Victorian silver snuff box engraved with a view of East Cliff Lodge in Ramsgate sold for a mighty £40,000 (plus 22% buyer‘s premium) at Matthew Barton‘s sale held at 25 Blythe Road, London, on May 24.

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Russian stars in very British affair as private London club sells art

24 April 2017

An ‘Unfashionable’ single-owner collection from a London club attracted trade and private buyers. The 98-lot sale on April 5 was held by British pictures specialist Harry Moore-Gwyn at 25 Blythe Road (20% buyer’s premium) in West Kensington.

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Having a laugh down at the private London club artwork sale

24 April 2017

Nearly a quarter of the sale total at the auction held by Harry Moore-Gwyn at 25 Blythe Road (20% buyer’s premium) in West Kensington on April 5 came from a collection of original cartoons.

Ivan Pokhitonov painting at auction

Painting by Russian artist Pokhitonov among auction lots from private London club

29 March 2017

A private members’ club in London is selling a collection of paintings that once hung on the walls of its grand dining room, drawing room and corridors.

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