Coldingham Borders Auctions

 Our next sale will be an Easter Sale and will take place on Saturday, March 31 2018. Please click on this link to access the catalogue which is hosted by Easylive Auctions

 Our premises off Coldingham High Street TD14 5NL

Our Easter Saturday Sale will be our biggest so far with 380 lots

Amongst some of the more interesting items are an antique collection of Chinese and Japanese butterflies, a Louis Vuitton automobile trunk (ca. 1910), a Reliant Robin Royale motor car (1959) which has been sold once (and paid for) and is being offered again, and a large collection of photographic glass plates (ca. 1885) emanating from a closed Dundee studio and acquired by the vendor more than 30 years ago. There is also a private collection of blue and white, including Delftware, and many Chinese/chinoiserie lots. And, for the musically inclined, there are two hand-made 5-string base guitars

The business is owned by Paul & Sulee Harris who opened the Coldingham Gallery in the village in 2011. They also operate the business Chinese Art in Scotland which is online and which has a 100 sq m showroom next to the auction premises.

The auction is broadcast live on and their 13 year-old daughter, Lucy, handles the online bidding.

Our last sale took place on Saturday December 9 2017 in Coldingham Hall. There were around 260 Lots of art, antiques, curiosa and Asian. One of our headline lots was a Reliant Robin Royale Limited Edition – one of the last 100 made (1999). The new owner, who believes the car is worth a lot more money, has instructed us to re-offer it in our first sale of 2018. So it was goodbye and hello to the Reliant Robin!

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 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 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!


Auction Dates

Our next sale is on Saturday March 31 at 11am in Coldingham Hall

All Lots for sale will go online 10 days ahead at where you can then view our catalogue for the sale and either place bids ahead or bid online live at the auction.


Paul or Sulee Harris on 01890 771896, 01890 771840 or 07717 618400.

If we are out do leave a message.

Paul & Sulee Harris trading as Coldingham Borders Auctions, 4-6 High Street, Coldingham TD14 5NL