Monday, 19 September 2016

Antiques Road Trip

Save The Date !

We are delighted that the BBC Antiques Road Trip Show filmed at Boldon Auction Galleries in March will be aired on Tuesday 27th September BBC1 4.30pm.

This is the second instalment of the latest road trip adventure with Paul Laidlaw and Claire Rawle. 

Claire finds out about the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade and military-mad Paul goes giddy when he visits a military observation post in Blyth.
The competition is well and truly on. Paul finds some RAF stereoscopic aerial reconnaissance photographs of German U-boats at a great price, but will they make the big profit he needs to clinch victory from new girl Claire when they go to auction at Boldon Auction Galleries, East Boldon, Tyne and Wear?


We are accepting entries for our upcoming General Sale
to be held on 
Wednesday 28th September 2016

and our next Antique and Interiors Sale
which will take place on 
Wednesday 12th October 2016.  
We will value up to 6 items on our Free Valuation Days, however if you have more than 6 items or you are unable to attend the Free Open Valuation Days, please call our office on 0191 537 2630 to arrange an appointment for a Free Valuation or Free home visit for larger items and collections.
Monday 19th September
9.30am - 4.30pm

Accepting entries
(Appointment only)
Tuesday 20th September
9.30am - 4.30pm

Accepting entries
(Appointment only)
Wednesday 21st September
9.30am - 4.30pm

Accepting entries
(Appointment only)
Thursday 22nd September
9.30am - 12.30pm

Accepting entries
(Appointment only)
Friday 30th September 
10.00am - 12.00pm
2pm - 4pm

Free Open Valuation Day
(Up to 6 Items)

Saturday 1st October 
10am - 1pm

Free Open Valuation Day
(Up to 6 Items)

"Out of clutter, find simplicity"
Albert Einstein
Boldon Auction Galleries - Front Street - East Boldon - Tyne & Wear - NE36 0SJ
T : 0191 537 2630  E :  W :

Monday, 12 September 2016

We have many beautiful items of jewellery in the Antique and Interiors Sale
on 14th September

Autumnal Delights at Boldon Auction Galleries - - -

Lot 30

A Victorian Sunderland pink lustre frog tankard  'The Weathers Fair, the seasons now, drive on my boys, God speed the plough'
12.5 cm high

Estimate £100 - £150

Lot 21

A tall Madras ware vase decorated with autumnal leaves, printed mark
Estimate £40 - £60

Lot 5

A Clarice Cliff 'Celtic Harvest' teapot, marmalade pot, fruit bowl etc.
Estimate £40 - £60

The above lots will be offered for Sale on Wednesday 14th September from 10am.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

We don't always see what is beneath our feet!

Our Auctioneers recently valued this fabulous but worn large patterned carpet square for £20-£40

Obviously our customers in the saleroom had different ideas about the tasteful piece and it sold for a marvelous £320

Friday, 19 August 2016

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Below are a selection of lots from our recent 
Antique and Interiors sale!

Friday, 12 August 2016

Toy Story at East Boldon

From Airfix to Meccano to Corgi and beyond - Boldon Auction Galleries have it all coming up for Auction on Wednesday 17th August from 10am.

We have a large collection of Meccano, Mamod, Airfix, Corgi, Comics, Football Annuals, Hornby, Sporting ephemera and more.....
Meccano is a model construction system created in Liverpool by Frank Hornby in 1901, consisting of reusable metal strips, plates, angle girders, wheels, axles and gears that are connected together using nuts and bolts.  The word Meccano is thought to have derived from the words “Make and Know”.
The first sets under the new Meccano name were numbered 1 to 6. In 1922 the No. 7 Meccano Outfit was introduced, which was the largest set of its day, and the most sought after because of its model building capabilities and prestige.
From 1926 onwards the Meccano pieces changed colour with regularity as did the numbering and labelling of the sets.  The nine basic Meccano outfits (numbered 00 to 7) were replaced by eleven outfits, labelled 0, A to H, K and L, the old No. 7 Outfit becoming the L Outfit. This L Outfit is often regarded as the best of the largest Meccano outfits. In 1937 the alphabetical outfit series was replaced by a numeric series, 0 to 10, the L Outfit being replaced by the smaller No. 10 Outfit. Although reduced in size from the L Outfit, the No. 10 Outfit became Meccano's flagship set and remained relatively unchanged until it was discontinued a half-century later in 1992. Accessory sets were retained, numbered 1A to 9A, that converted a set to the next in the series (for example, accessory set 5A would convert a No. 5 set to a No. 6 set). As had been the case from early days, Meccano Ltd would also supply individual Meccano parts to complement existing sets.
In 1961 a Mechanisms Outfit and a Gears Outfit were added to the range, and in 1962 outfit 00 was withdrawn. During 1970's electronics were introduced, and the current black coloured plates were changed to blue. The range of sets was reduced by one with the deletion of the old No. 9 set and the renumbering of the old No. 0 to 8 sets to No. 1 to 9. The No. 10 set remained unchanged.  Airfix Industries purchased Meccano the following year adding new kits - Army Multikit, Highway Multikit, Plastic Meccano, Pocket Meccano and two Clock Kits.

In 1978 the range of Meccano sets was further reduced and changed with the replacement of the No. 2 to 8 sets by six completely new sets, labelled A and 1 to 5. The old No. 9 and 10 sets were left largely unchanged. In 1981 all existing Meccano sets were discontinued and “Meccano Junior” was born.  By 1985 this was replaced with three “Premier Meccano” sets and two “Motor Sets”.  Owing to high demand however 1985 also saw the re-introduction of the old Meccano No. 1 to No. 10 construction sets from 1981.  Another change happened in 1989 with the re-introduction of the “Plastic Meccano Junior” sets being brought back.  Theme sets, “Action Control” sets with infrared controls and a “Motion System” were also introduced in the 1990’s.  Meccano is now manufactured in China and France and is part of the Spin Master toy company.
For all lots and images please view our on-line Catalogue

What are you waiting for come along and release your inner child!

Don't forget that we are open for Viewing:
Saturday 13th August 10am - 1pm
Tuesday 16th August 2pm - 6pm 
and on the morning of the Auction from 9am