Jewellery Highlights from 2018

The past year has been an exciting and busy one for Biddle & Webb throughout the business and I would say personally I have felt it quite keenly as our jewellery offering has increased month on month. So, I’ve decided what better way to start 2019 than by rounding up the highlights from 2018. There…

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…

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…

The Beauty & The Bear

The Cartier brand is synonymous with luxury and expense, but alongside their classic, timeless and sophisticated designs, they have also made their fair share of novelty jewellery. Biddle & Webb are delighted to be offering a 1960s example of this whimsical side to Cartier. Not only are we auctioning a piece from a top quality…

Probate Training

Throughout my training in probate valuations I have gained a breadth of experience working in a professional environment, I have been surprised by the sheer variety of contents belonging to estates from war medals and Royal Mint Jubilee coins to tractors and rotavators. I started my training through shadowing Jeremy and Ellie, both enhancing and…

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…

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…

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…