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…

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…

Mid-Year Update

What a year so far. Its difficult to know where to start. I could talk about our commercial success and about the steady increase in our weekly sales. I could also talk about the success of our property sales and the rise in jewellery and watches from our new valuation office in the Jewellery Quarter. However…

Simplifying Wine Tasting

“Ripe and supple tannins”  “Pronounced tertiary aroma’s”  “Hints of farmyard with a long elegant finish”  These are all examples of terminology used by the wine trade to talk to each other. Sadly it is also terminology that has no resonance at all with 90% of the wine buying public and in many cases actually alienates and intimidates many people who…

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: 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…

ARE YOU A PRIVATE EXECUTOR?

It is a fact of life the we are all going to die eventually and while not a pleasant topic of conversation it is my experience that those that talk and then plan for this inevitable moment reduce the difficulties that their surviving family will have to face. Arguably, a will is the most important…

My Childhood Memories

I was born in 1962 four years after Biddle and Webb was started by my Dad Ernie Biddle and his business partner the mysterious Mr Webb. Mum used to say I was their lucky charm. Up until 1962 life was tough but following the thaw of that biblical winter the business started to leap forward….