Diamonds in the Rough – Two Surprising Finds

Biddle & Webb valuers always have plenty of work on their hands – from handling probate clearances to evaluating items for our Interiors auctions, there is always something going on. Though each job is unique, some items make for especially interesting finds, and in the wake of our February auction, it’s safe to say that…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Probates

Probate valuations are a very important service we offer at Biddle & Webb. A probate has to be undertaken with professionalism, sensitivity, organisation and speed from start to finish. So we start with the initial first telephone call or sometimes e-mail, either from a Solicitor or Executor to an estate. The most frequently asked questions…