Our next sale will take place in Coldingham Hall on Saturday December 9 at 11a.m. It will be a special Christmas Sale full of unusual last minute present opportunities! We are taking in goods at the moment for this sale so please do get in touch.
Our last sale took place on Saturday September 30 2017 in Coldinham Hall. There were around 240 Lots of art, antiques, curiosa and Asian. Our headline lot was a Reliant Robin Royale Limited Edition – one of the last 100 made (1999). It sold after the sale for the reserve. However, the new owner, who believes the car is worth a lot more money, has instructed us to re-offer it in our firt sale of 2018. So it was goodbye and hello to the Reliant Robin!
Also in the sale was a complete set of The Birds of Britain (12 vols 1953) which sold for £180 including premium; and a Spitting Image 1980s Margaret Thatcher teapot which achieved a rather more modest £24! Sell through rate was just over 80%.
Selling at auction provides a great opportunity to de-clutter your home, attic or garden shed AND you can realise some welcome cash in the process. At the same time, somebody else acquires a new object which will be useful or, maybe, treasured in their own home. In a world of shrinking resources, that is called recycling. There are benefits all round to sellers, buyers and the community.
Reliant Robin Royale sold September 30 for £2,000
COLDINGHAM BORDERS AUCTIONS held its first sale of Antiques, Art & Collectables on May 13 2017 in Coldingham Public Hall.
The sale saw almost 70% sell through with room and Internet bidders. The top price of £10,000 was achieved by a mid-20th century enamelled and gilded Buddha statue. A horseshoe-back Chinese folding chair realised £3,000.
There are many benefits to selling locally. We are not as stuffy as the ‘posh’ auctioneers and we will sell most things (except large furniture, beds, dodgy old electrical goods, ivory and goods connected with endangered species), provided it will fetch a minimum of £10. The big auctioneers now only take lots that have the potential to make thousands of pounds, it can take up to six or nine months to get an item into sale, and you will likely be kept waiting for a further couple of months to get paid!
COLDINGHAM BORDERS AUCTIONS is prepared to pay out to sellers within seven days and place your item in the next sale (four auctions a year). Our auctions are broadcast live on the internet using auctioneer specialists Easyliveauction.com so every item we sell is available to a worldwide audience directly connected for the day to Coldingham Public Hall!!! Or, you can bid ahead of the auction and get your chosen lot at the cheapest price.
Prior to holding our sales, they will be on view for two days, all day, in our own storage building off 4 Coldingham High Street and just 50 yards from the Public Hall from 0830 until 1030. Day of sale viewing is 0830-1030.
What sells these days? This is just a short list: small, decorative items of furniture; collectibles like old advertising materials (posters, cans, whisky miniatures and memorabilia) ; motoring memorabilia; Chinese and other Oriental porcelain, furniture and decorative items; garden furniture including benches, seats, statues, sundials, etc.; local oil paintings; bronze statues and ornaments.
Valuation Weekends: We shall be available on selected weekends ahead of our sales at our premises 4, Coldingham High Street for no-obligation valuations and to take in goods. At other times, we can accept items for sale next door at The Coldingham Gallery.
Coldingham Borders Auctions: work proceeding on our premises February 2017
At our champagne private view May 10 2017
Photograph September 21 2017 with LOT 240 parked outside!