Fit for a Duchess – The Gems & Jewels at the Royal Wedding 2018

Fit for a Duchess – The Gems & Jewels at the Royal Wedding 2018 The second most anticipated wedding of the year (in the opinion of Biddle & Webb – our auctioneer Ellie is also getting married this year!) took place on Saturday, and what a jewellery feast it was. As I love everything jewellery,…

TO THE FUTURE!

James Quarterman I’m in my third and final year of undergraduate study, where I have specialised in the history of artworks produced in fifteenth and sixteenth-century Italy and Northern Europe, and nineteenth-century European capitals (with a bit of twentieth/twenty-first century British and American modern art on the side). These periods of art history have always…

Acorns Children’s Hospice Great Gatsby Ball Auction

We support a fantastic charity Acorns Children’s Hospice who provides, support, fun and laughter for children with life limiting or life threatening conditions and their families. Acorns Children’s Hospice are celebrating their 30 Years Anniversary and we are excited to be part of this celebration. We will be hosting the Charity Auction at the Acorns…

Probates

Probate valuations are a very important service we offer at Biddle & Webb. A probate has to be undertaken with professionalism, sensitivity, organisation and speed from start to finish. So we start with the initial first telephone call or sometimes e-mail, either from a Solicitor or Executor to an estate. The most frequently asked questions…

The Commercial Sale

The weekly commercial sale offers a broad selection of items from a wide diversity of vendors. Frequently lost in transit items will feature prominently. Following a holding period by the carrier to allow for claims or repatriation these goods need to be cleared to free up expensive storage space. The commercial sale may also include…

The REP’s Grand Costume Sale

Birmingham Repertory Theatre is one of the most important and influential theatres in the history of the English stage. In 2017, The REP embarked on an ambitious fundraising campaign called REP First, which aims to raise £1million. Funds raised will go towards staging new productions, offering more training opportunities and welcoming more participants and audiences…

The Complete Property Service

Last week saw me making calls to a plumber and a locksmith. Something that might surprise you, but the recent cold weather has caught a few people out and has caused some of our probate solicitor a few headaches. As a problem solver offering a comprehensive property service, I was happy to help. The frost…

Celebrating our 30th anniversary, Gatsby style!

The start of our 30th anniversary year has provided everyone at Acorns Children’s Hospice with the perfect opportunity to thank our dedicated supporters and volunteers.  Since 1988, we’ve been providing short breaks and end of life care to local life limited and life threatened babies, children and young people and today we have three hospices…

Probates: Where do you Start?

Organising the deceased estate of a loved one is often a stressful and distressing time. The probate process can seem quite a daunting prospect; where do you start, how do you effectively administer an estate and its contents? As a probate and asset valuer I am used to visiting households across the midlands, assisting executors…

My New Role

This story starts in November of last year. I had just completed my MA in Art History and Curating from the University of Birmingham. I had been looking at a job application for a part time receptionist position at a firm of Auctioneers in Birmingham. I really wanted to work in Birmingham, as in the…

Marketing Unusual Items

At Biddle & Webb, you never know what will enter the auction doors, at any time! I have come across many unusual items that I have never heard of, let alone seen. During December a variety of stationary engines and a JB Type Morris Postal Van entered our salerooms. My first initial thought was, who…