Virtual Jewellery Valuations with Jennifer Pardoe FGA DGA

I’m back! When I packed up my loupe and scales to head on maternity leave last year the world was a very different place. We were still in the first lockdown and I know I was extremely hopeful that the pandemic would be over by Christmas. Alas, I’m back at work and the world is…

Asset Valuations – Just about Everything under the Sun

What do wedding dresses, tyre recycling machinery and three barns in a farmer’s field have in common? Not immediately obvious but they are all items Biddle & Webb’s asset valuation team have been asked to value. We supply specialist asset valuations and inventories to predominantly landlords and their advisors usually solicitors or accountants, so they…

New Hires in the Age of COVID-19

In August, we announced that despite current circumstances, our business has continued to thrive. This month, we are excited to be taking our growth to a new stage: over the remainder of the year, Biddle & Webb will be taking on four new employees. Our company started out as a family-run business, and we have…

Evolution in the Time of Coronavirus

You don’t need us to tell you that times have changed. For many businesses, our current climate has spelled trouble, but here at Biddle & Webb we’ve changed for the better.   If you’ve used our services in the last couple of months, you’ll already know how crucial our website has become to the way…

Portraits of the Past: Leonard Parker Gamgee

For the past few months, Biddle & Webb have been delighted to store a fascinating collection of portraits, courtesy of the University Hospitals Birmingham Charity. Painted by various artists between the 19th century and mid-20th century, the portraits depict prolific surgeons working in Birmingham hospitals during this period. Before the collection is put to auction,…

Portraits of the Past: John Hall-Edwards

For the past few months, Biddle & Webb have been delighted to store a fascinating collection of portraits, courtesy of the University Hospitals Birmingham Charity. Painted by various artists between the 19th century and mid-20th century, the portraits depict prolific surgeons working in Birmingham hospitals during this period. Before the collection is put to auction, we would…

Portraits of the Past: William Withering

For the past few months, Biddle & Webb have been delighted to store a fascinating collection of portraits, courtesy of the University Hospitals Birmingham Charity. Painted by various artists between the 19th century and mid-20th century, the portraits depict prolific surgeons working in Birmingham hospitals during this period. Before the collection is put to auction, we would…

Diamonds in the Rough – Two Surprising Finds

Biddle & Webb valuers always have plenty of work on their hands – from handling probate clearances to evaluating items for our Interiors auctions, there is always something going on. Though each job is unique, some items make for especially interesting finds, and in the wake of our February auction, it’s safe to say that…

L. S. Lowry – A Famous Face

At Biddle & Webb, we can never predict what will come through our doors – no two auctions are ever the same, and we delight in the weird and wonderful items we encounter. Lately, however, one name has cropped repeatedly: across our November and December auctions, we have been privileged to sell three prints by…