Q & A with our jewellery specialist, Jennifer Pardoe FGA DGA

We thought it would be fun to ask a few questions to our jewellery specialist, Jennifer Pardoe FGA DGA, about her personal thoughts on jewellery and the industry…  Q: Are you more of a new or pre-loved jewellery girl? A: I like both. Of course it is always nice to be bought something brand new…

Why should I buy my wine at auction?

I was asked this question recently and it struck me that with a plethora of alternatives available to the wine buyer it deserved some consideration. My first tip is that there is always the opportunity to pick up a bargain. Our wine auction is very much geared to the private buyer with most lots being…

Devotion and Daring: The Ladies of Llangollen

A mahogany chest of seemingly royal lineage has found its way to Biddle & Webb Auctioneers, Birmingham. Relatively unassuming at first glance, the box appears to be a typical example of a Georgian brass bound campaign chest. However, upon further inspection a fascinating history is revealed. Engraved into the corner plaques are four time-worn inscriptions:…

Spring Wine Auction

The most recent wine sale took place on Thursday 7th March. With over 160 lots this was our biggest sale in over twelve months achieving a 100% sold rate and with consignments from our private vendors all exceeding their estimates. Highlights were the performance of the assorted vintage ports and the classic Bordeaux wines including…

A GREAT FIND!

Trevor is one of our most experienced valuers at Biddle & Webb Auctioneers. He conducts house visits on a weekly basis, providing a free verbal valuation. He has over 25 years valuing experience. During one of Trevor’s house visits at Mrs. Barlow’s house, he viewed a fantastic selection of jewellery, silverware, watches and furniture; such…

Happy to go the extra mile…at least to Surrey

Biddle & Webb sell a property for £460,000. Not much of a news story as we are property auctioneers. However, if I take you behind the headline figure there is a story. It starts with me sitting in a solicitor’s office, a lovely Georgian building a mile or two away from our Birmingham saleroom. The…

Poppy Appeal

Remembrance Sunday, which falls on 11 November in 2018, is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. With Remembrance Day coming up, we would like to support The Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal by donating our vendor commission on the upcoming…

Problem Solved! 

As public auctioneers we like to think of ourselves as problem solvers – our auction and estate management services offer a variety of solutions for solicitors, executors and vendors alike. Biddle & Webb can help to monetise a broad selection of chattels- be that property, cars, jewellery and silver or antiques. Biddle & Webb undertake…

Who do we work for? Vendor or buyer…

As public auctioneers we act as a middleman between two customers: the vendor and the buyer, and we believe it is important to protect the interests of both parties – but how do we do this? For our vendors, we ensure a confidential, efficient and approachable service. For our buyers we have a transparent sales…

George Weissbort: A Modern Traditionalist

George Weissbort was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1928 – at five years old he and his family moved to London. Initially training under Arthur Segal, during the Second World War Weissbort attended the central School of Arts and Crafts. It was there he studied under tutors such as Bernard Meninsky, John Farleigh, Ruskin Spear…