How our House Clearances Unearth Hidden Treasures

At Biddle & Webb, much of what we do concerns deceased estates – our probate services are a great source of pride for us, but they are also the source of some of our most incredible items. A crucial part of our work with probate cases is our house clearing service: before every clearance, our…

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…

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…

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…

July Jewellery, Silver, Watches & Interiors Sale – Highlights!

Lot: 8  – A 1960s Cartier 18ct yellow gold novelty bear brooch, designed as a bear wearing a necker chief, set with a sapphire cabochon eye with surrounding eight-cut diamonds and a ruby cabochon nose, one ear stamped ‘S CARTIER’, the other stamped ‘L86?6’ (rubbed), hallmarked London import for 1964, with makers mark JC, brooch…

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…

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…