DEEDS NOT WORDS

Biddle & Webb’s May Interiors Auction has a variety of interesting and unusual finds – topping the list is Lot 335: An early 20th Century Suffragettes movement tricolour fabric sash with the slogan ‘votes for women.’ The sash, passed down through generations of the vendor’s family, belonged to Ms Dora Webster of Birmingham. Ms Webster,…

International Stamp Treasures!

The word ‘Serendipity’ was coined by Horace Walpole in ‘The three Princes of Serendip’ and means, amongst other things, stumbling upon interesting discoveries in a casual manner. Now, when looking through the estate of a deceased person one never knows what will be found and such was the case recently when a 150 volume stamp…

Wine Al Fresco!

It’s somewhat surprising that in 2017 people still worry about how the wine they choose will be perceived by their friends. Shouldn’t it simply be a matter of choosing a grape, style or region you really like and enjoying it? Introduce food into the equation and it can get even more complicated. On the continent…

Announcing Biddle & Webb’s qualified Gemmologist, Jennifer Pardoe

I should have known from my penchant for everything sparkly that I was always destined to work in the world of jewellery. I am extremely grateful to Biddle & Webb for giving me the opportunity and support to study my Gemmology qualifications with the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Now as a qualified Gemmologist it…

April 8th Interiors Sale

Auction catalogue: April 8th Interiors Sale, 10am Lot: 94 ¬†Estimate: ¬£400 to ¬£600 An 18ct yellow gold ruby and diamond line bracelet, set alternately with round cut rubies and round brilliant cut diamonds aeach set in an articulated link, hallmarked with a Sheffield import mark for 1997, length approx. 18.5cm, weight approx. 13.9g. Lot: 82…

A Glider in a Garden?

Here at Biddle & Webb, we often come across the most remarkable stories in the most unassuming places. However, Mr Bob Arnold’s MK 2 Goevier is an exceptional example. It is not every day that we are called to an original Schemp-Hirth WW2 glider in the back garden of a house in a cul-de-sac. Mr…

Biddle & Webb teams up with Winterbourne House & Garden

Edwardian Splendour in the heart of Birmingham. The tarmac driveway leading to Winterbourne may not be familiar to the family who lived here, but the wonky roof line (an intentional design feature) and the crunch of gravel underfoot in the walled garden would make them feel much more at home. Winterbourne was built in 1903…

Treasure Quest

Are there treasures in your living room? Antiquities in the attic? Gem stones, jewels or just your grans old tea set? So often we seem oblivious to the true value of our ‘clutter.’ To solve this everyday mystery, Biddle & Webb Auctioneers and Valuers are encouraging households across the country to rummage amongst the forgotten…

Biddle & Webb Property

In our ever-evolving digitised modern world it is easy to equate the traditional with the outmoded. But here at Biddle & Webb, we take a stand for traditional, public auctioneering. Our open market, data driven approach to selling combines the best of both worlds when selling property at auction. Biddle & Webb provide a coherent…

December Interiors Realised Prices

Here are some beautiful lots sold at our December 10th Interiors Sale. Come along to our next Interiors Sale on January 14th 2017! Lot: 13 A ruby and diamond line bracelet, featuring a line of approx. 56 graduated rectangular cut rubies, flanked to either side with a line of approx. 71 graduated round brilliant cut…

Acorns Charity Stall

Christmas Fundraising for Acorns Children’s Hospice In the spirit of the season, Biddle & Webb auctioneer’s are excited to be raising funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice on Saturday 10th December. Established in 1988, Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust is a registered charity offering a network of care for life limited and life threatened babies, children and…