North Yorkshire


Rock ‘n’ Roll ‘n’ Ryedale: Bill Haley gold disc stars at auction

23 October 2017

Back at No 1, 60 years after driving teenagers wild and their parents to despair, Bill Haley’s Rock Around the Clock was the star of Pop and Rock Memorabilia sale at Ryedale Auctions (17.5% buyer’s premium) in Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, on September 29.

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Impressive militaria at auction and a moustache to match

19 October 2017

Apart from having one of the best moustaches you will ever see and a title almost as long as his facial decoration, De Weledg Heer P Lamaison Van Heenvliet put togather an impressive collection of military and related tribal artefacts.

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Bomb alerts triggered off at two auction houses in same week

16 October 2017

Bomb alerts disrupted two separate northern auction houses last week when the alarm was sounded over militaria items included in sales.

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St Ives group artists shine at reopened Tate St Ives and in national auctions

14 October 2017

The picturesque Cornish seaside town of St Ives inspired a generation of now well-known artists and sculptors, most of whom are regular names at auction and in dealerships.


Previews: £30,000 plus

09 October 2017

A letter billed as one of the most important items of ephemera from the Titanic to be offered at auction will go under the hammer at Henry Aldridge & Son on October 21 in Devizes, Wiltshire.


A Spicer terrier with a tale

02 October 2017

Early to spot the rise of interest in taxidermy, Tennants’ (18.5% buyer’s premium) latest Natural History sale on September 20 was led by a top-quality diorama with a back story adding to its appeal.


Galloway Antiques Fairs comes to Duncombe Park

18 September 2017

This c.1780 portrait of a young girl with a pet dog is among the pieces offered at the upcoming Galloway Antiques Fair at Duncombe Park.


Silver linings and more in uniform treasure trove

18 September 2017

Two aspects of soldiering – a touch of glamour and life at the deadly sharp end – were illustrated in two lots at a Tennants (18.5% buyer’s premium) antiques and militaria sale at Leyburn.

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Dutch civil servant’s tribal art and militaria collection emerges at Yorkshire auction

12 September 2017

The wide and varied militaria and ethnographica collection of the civil servant and financial expert De Weledg. Heer P. Lamaison Van Heenvliet (1857-1941) will be offered later this month at Tennants of Leyburn.


Brooch with Queen Victoria connections set to glitter in North Yorkshire auction

11 September 2017

This Victorian turquoise and diamond brooch is inscribed verso 'Had Belonged to Dear Grandmamma V. From Mama VR, 14th April 1871'. To Beatrice. It carries an estimate of £3000-5000 at Tennants in Leyburn on November 18.


Indian summer at new saleroom

11 September 2017

By serendipity rather than design, Dawson’s (20% buyer’s premium) August 26 sale in Maidenhead, Berkshire, included several fine Indian works of art. Just the type of entries appealing to a broad and informed audience that can help put a fledgling saleroom on the map (Dawson’s held its first sale this January).


The buy of the needle

04 September 2017

Shown here is the central medallion of a patchwork and appliqué quilt believed to have been produced by some patriotic sewer to mark the 1815 marriage of Princess Charlotte, the Prince Regent’s daughter, to Prince Leopold of Saxe- Coburg-Gotha.


Rare Beatles concert poster from 1963 sells at Tennants for nearly three times estimate

21 August 2017

Back in December 1962, a Yorkshire show promoter booked a new Liverpool band to play at Harrogate’s Royal Hall on the strength of their first record which had charted at No 17 a couple of months earlier.


Two becomes one and life goes on in Leyburn

14 August 2017

Condensed into one day instead of the usual two, the Summer Sale at Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) nevertheless provided a bird’s eye view of the middle market which these triannual ‘fine’ auctions at Leyburn traditionally offer.


Flat cap or bathing suit: take your pick at Tennants

14 August 2017

Southern softness and northern grit were both on display at Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) of Leyburn on July 15.

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Newark 1646 and the story of English Civil War siege coins at auction

28 July 2017

Poor old Newark. A bit like Belgium and Poland over the centuries, in the English Civil War the English Midlands town ended up in the wrong place in wartime – stuck in the middle - as armies trampled back and forth across it or lay siege. The town’s misfortune is a coin collector’s gain, however, as the lozenge-shaped coins minted in Newark during the conflict have become familiar and fairly common visitors to the salerooms.

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Beatles 1963 concert poster result shows demand for early memorabilia at auction

26 July 2017

Demand for Beatles memorabilia is always high, so for rarities in this collecting field the prices will naturally be hefty.


Early poetry from JRR Tolkien comes to auction in Yorkshire

26 July 2017

A collection of poetry to be sold at Tennants Auctioneers in Yorkshire includes some of the early works of Hobbit author JRR Tolkien.

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Busy bar scene by Norman Cornish takes £16,000 in Yorkshire auction

18 July 2017

The second highest ever price at auction for ‘pitman painter’ Norman Cornish (1919-2014) was set at the latest sale held at Tennants in Leyburn, Yorkshire.

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Wimbledon memorabilia served up in North Yorkshire auction

11 July 2017

It’s that time of year again, although Murray and Konta (at the time of writing) are spoiling the now traditional game of ‘how early are the Brits going to crash out of Wimbledon’ and a double win is actually a possibility.