Portraits of the Past: John Hall-Edwards

For the past few months, Biddle & Webb have been delighted to store a fascinating collection of portraits, courtesy of the University Hospitals Birmingham Charity. Painted by various artists between the 19th century and mid-20th century, the portraits depict prolific surgeons working in Birmingham hospitals during this period. Before the collection is put to auction, we would…

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…

George Weissbort: A Modern Traditionalist

George Weissbort was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1928 – at five years old he and his family moved to London. Initially training under Arthur Segal, during the Second World War Weissbort attended the central School of Arts and Crafts. It was there he studied under tutors such as Bernard Meninsky, John Farleigh, Ruskin Spear…

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…

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

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…

The REP’s Grand Costume Sale

Birmingham Repertory Theatre is one of the most important and influential theatres in the history of the English stage. In 2017, The REP embarked on an ambitious fundraising campaign called REP First, which aims to raise £1million. Funds raised will go towards staging new productions, offering more training opportunities and welcoming more participants and audiences…

Celebrating our 30th anniversary, Gatsby style!

The start of our 30th anniversary year has provided everyone at Acorns Children’s Hospice with the perfect opportunity to thank our dedicated supporters and volunteers.  Since 1988, we’ve been providing short breaks and end of life care to local life limited and life threatened babies, children and young people and today we have three hospices…

Marketing Unusual Items

At Biddle & Webb, you never know what will enter the auction doors, at any time! I have come across many unusual items that I have never heard of, let alone seen. During December a variety of stationary engines and a JB Type Morris Postal Van entered our salerooms. My first initial thought was, who…

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…