What will we find next?

As part of my role within the probate team at Biddle and Webb, I prepare inventories and valuations for deceased estates, and also assist with court of protection valuations. We have recently undertaken clearance of the sellable items from a deceased estate in Henley-In-Arden. In the process we have retrieved a vintage Fordson tractor, uncovered…

A History of Harborne

Biddle & Webb Auctioneers are proud of our Brummie heritage; based in the heart of the city for the past 60 years, we are keen advocates of the area – as well as the accent. We regularly enjoy hosting a number of free valuation events across the West Midlands – meeting local people, valuing local…

I’ve lived ‘ere all me loif and I day know yow was ‘ere!

Biddle & Webb are teaming up with Sandwell Museums to offer summer valuation events Sandwell; if you know where it is in the first place (it’s the part of the Black Country made up of West Bromwich, Wednesbury, Smethwick, Oldbury, Rowley Regis and Tipton by the way) for many is a really unlikely place to…

April 8th Interiors Sale

Auction catalogue: April 8th Interiors Sale, 10am Lot: 94 ¬†Estimate: ¬£400 to ¬£600 An 18ct yellow gold ruby and diamond line bracelet, set alternately with round cut rubies and round brilliant cut diamonds aeach set in an articulated link, hallmarked with a Sheffield import mark for 1997, length approx. 18.5cm, weight approx. 13.9g. Lot: 82…

A Glider in a Garden?

Here at Biddle & Webb, we often come across the most remarkable stories in the most unassuming places. However, Mr Bob Arnold’s MK 2 Goevier is an exceptional example. It is not every day that we are called to an original Schemp-Hirth WW2 glider in the back garden of a house in a cul-de-sac. Mr…

Biddle & Webb teams up with Winterbourne House & Garden

Edwardian Splendour in the heart of Birmingham. The tarmac driveway leading to Winterbourne may not be familiar to the family who lived here, but the wonky roof line (an intentional design feature) and the crunch of gravel underfoot in the walled garden would make them feel much more at home. Winterbourne was built in 1903…

Treasure Quest

Are there treasures in your living room? Antiquities in the attic? Gem stones, jewels or just your grans old tea set? So often we seem oblivious to the true value of our ‘clutter.’ To solve this everyday mystery, Biddle & Webb Auctioneers and Valuers are encouraging households across the country to rummage amongst the forgotten…

Where it all began…

Occasionally as I am sat outside a client’s house, in my van (well Biddle & Webb’s but it feels like mine and I do wash it) I do think back to the time when I started at BW. The day is still clear in my mind and I can even remember the date 12th Feb…

ALAN: Q’s & A’s

Q1. When did you start working at Biddle & Webb and what was your job role? Ans. ”I started working at Biddle & Webb 47 years ago (1969) on an Easter Tuesday. When walked through the door I was given a pen, pad and chalk and started cataloguing! The first thing I catalogued was a…

Sourcing Goods

I was reading a letter the other day published in a well-known weekly antiques trade publication. It had been sent in by the owner of a recently opened regional auction room. He was asking readers how he could obtain more clients and make the residents in his catchment area more aware of the new business…