North-east England

Virgin and Child painting

Old Master hidden away for a century emerges at Newcastle auction

11 July 2024

An Old Master recently reattributed to the Renaissance painter The Master of Marradi (fl.c.1475-c.1500) has emerged for sale at Newcastle auction house Anderson & Garland.


Franklin searchers found themselves in need of help

24 June 2024

The McClure Arctic Expedition of 1850 was one of the Franklin rescue missions but ended up with the ironic fate of getting trapped themselves.

Peter Rose Pulham surrealist painting

Newcastle saleroom sets auction record for surrealist Pulham

06 June 2024

Pictures by the early English surrealist Peter Rose Pulham (1910-1956) are relatively rare at auction but the interest garnered by a few works that emerged recently suggested they are on the rise commercially.


Tiffany rings up the sales at Emporium

03 June 2024

When antiques-hunting in Northumberland, the fine market town of Morpeth is well worth a visit.


Time to beehive yourself

03 June 2024

The Beehive in Alnwick, which offers the “largest second-hand vinyl collection in the North” has been owned by Mark and Sam Hobrough for seven years.


Plenty to see at the Old Forge

03 June 2024

In use at Ford as a blacksmith’s forge until the 1970s, these days it is known as Old Forge Antiques where you can find gents’ vintage clothes, antiquarian books and much more.


The varied delights when antiques-hunting in Northumberland

03 June 2024

The privately owned Ford & Etal Estates is described in tourism-speak as “one of Northumberland’s best kept secrets”.


Displays stand out at auction even without a toy

27 May 2024

The importance of an original box in good condition to the value of a toy is well known. But what about a display without any toy in sight, box or no box?

Peter Rose Pulham painting

Rare work by English surrealist Pulham appears at Newcastle auction

13 May 2024

A painting by the early English surrealist Peter Rose Pulham (1910-1956) will be offered at Newcastle saleroom Anderson & Garland later this month.


I saw the potential for growth

22 April 2024

Antiques business takes root in a former chicken house/mushroom farm


Barehead spoon boasts early date

22 April 2024

A highlight of Anderson & Garland’s (25% buyer’s premium) recent silver sale was a particularly early and rare North Country seal top spoon.


New event for Scottish Borders region as fair to be held at Paxton House

25 March 2024

The Scottish Borders region welcomes a new fair in the summer at Paxton House, less than a 10-minute drive from the coastal town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Ethiopian shield

Ethiopian shield taken from battle of Maqdala withdrawn from auction

01 March 2024

The owner of an 19th century Ethiopian shield has decided to withdraw it from auction at Anderson & Garland.


Donald Duck butts in thanks to ‘Walt Disney’ greeting

22 January 2024

The Doll & Bears Sale at Vectis (20.83% buyer’s premium) in Stockton-on-Tees included this rare Disney Donald Duck from the 1930s.


Titanic memorabilia fascination surfaces once more at auction

22 January 2024

A tartan deck blanket, a pocket watch and a first-class dinner menu were all top-sellers in the latest auction of Titanic, White Star and Transport Memorabilia at Henry Aldridge & Son (plus 26.4% buyer’s premium).


Condiments of the season: mustard pots bonanza in the saleroom

02 January 2024

Single-owner collection forms biggest dispersal of mustard pots at auction for many years


Strike a little light on Tyneside

11 December 2023

While mustard pots and caddy spoons made up much of the silver smallwork in Anderson & Garland’s (25% buyer’s premium) silver sale on November 28 (see ATG No 2619), it did also contain one notable example of a Dutch miniature.


Silver: Cutting the mustard

20 November 2023

The forthcoming sale of a collection of around 100 silver mustard pots in Newcastle highlights the connection between the northeast and the rise of the commercial trade in English mustard


‘Three months’ became 32 years for Hexham antiques market

13 November 2023

When he launched his midweek antiques fair in the Northumberland market town of Hexham in 1991, Colin Caygill told the manager of the Wentworth Leisure Centre where it was held that “he would give it a go for three or four months”.


Aussie uniform heads back Down Under

30 October 2023

Although Gallipoli in the Great War became a defining moment in Australian nationhood and identity, the second Boer War from 1899-1902 featured the first-large scale involvement of troops from Down Under.