Sheffield Auction Gallery

Founded in Sheffield in 1840, Sheffield Auction Gallery were previously known as ELR Auctions before rebranding and moving to new premises in 2011. In 2014 they joined forces A. E. Dowse & Son.

The South Yorkshire auction house hold regular general sales as well as more specialist sales of fine art, silver, antiques, collectables, jewellery and watches. 


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Buyers dig deep for classical ‘Roman’ bust at Sheffield auction

08 October 2018

A classical marble bust took an unexpected £129,000 at Sheffield Auction Gallery on September 21.

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Medals recall striking talent of ‘Bomber’

14 May 2018

The footballing power of mighty George Brown led to his nickname of ‘Bomber’ decades before the title went to Gerd Müller. Brown’s glory days were with Huddersfield Town FC, a power in the land 90 years ago.

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Huddersfield Town and Manchester United football legends remembered in auction lots

17 April 2018

What do Denis Law and George ‘Bomber’ Brown have in common? The answer is Huddersfield Town, whose miraculous survival in the Premier League seems to have been confirmed after beating Watford 1-0 in the latest round of games.

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Strong demand fuels high prices for live-steam models

30 October 2017

“A very niche but hugely vibrant market,” said specialist auctioneer John Morgan of the hobby of live-steam modelling.

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WATCH: Sheffield auctioneer sells “fantastic piece of engineering” as model train bid to £13,400

12 October 2017

An extraordinarily detailed steam engine built by a modelmaker over many years has sold at auction for £13,400.

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Model locomotives steam into auctions in Sheffield and Sherborne

18 September 2017

Model steam trains are a niche collecting area but examples which precisely match the actual engines they represent can make thousands of pounds.

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Rolls-Royces from different eras gear up for auctions

07 February 2017

Sheffield Auction Gallery uses the rather euphemistic term ‘weathered patina’ when describing the condition of a Rolls-Royce it has estimated at £1000-1200 in its February 24 sale.

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Impressive RAF Bomber Command medals of Squadron Leader Sydney Clayton offered at Sheffield Auction Gallery

10 January 2017

With the heroics of ‘the few’ in the Battle of Britain more or less guaranteeing auction interest, it is easy to overlook the incredible bravery of bomber crews.

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The Osbournes swoop on Black Sabbath memorabilia

15 September 2016

The Osbourne family have snapped up Black Sabbath memorabilia ahead of a planned auction in Sheffield.

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Early Earth aka Black Sabbath memorabilia coming up at Sheffield auction

13 August 2016

Ozzy Osbourne is famous for not only fronting the trailblazing heavy metal band Black Sabbath but also drink and drugs and wild antics such as biting the head off a bat on stage.

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Fierce bidding for Stephenson’s bright spark in Sheffield auction

22 January 2014

The unexpected high point of the latest sale held at Sheffield Auction Gallery was this rare survivor – one of two miner’s lamps entered for sale by a local vendor.

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Fab four Subbuteo set in Sheffield

18 January 2013

These figures representing The Beatles were manufactured by Subbuteo, the name made famous by the series of table-top games mainly concerning football but also other types of sport.

New home and new name for Sheffield auctioneers

17 January 2011

YORKSHIRE'S ELR Auctions have moved to new bespoke premises, rebranding as the Sheffield Auction Gallery.

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Cock of the north crows at £5400

07 July 2004

AN impressive sight at 24in (61cm) high on its hardwood base, this Japanese Meiji period bronze cockerel provided the clear highlight of the quarterly antiques and fine art sale conducted by ELR (15% buyer’s premium) at the Sheffield Saleroom on June 11.

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