Re-designing the status quo

Biddle and Webb’s 12th November Interiors auction will include the bespoke creations of Birmingham born inventor Peter Morrison. Peter Morrison – an accomplished designer and entrepreneur, created his first product in 1999: The Technical Development Ring for grass roots football development. In both 2003 and 2004 Peter consecutively won British inventor of the year Platinum…

October Art Highlights

There is a lot to be excited about at the beginning of autumn here at Biddle and Webb. In the wake of our most successful wine and spirits sale to date last week, with a 96% sold rate, we are fast approaching our October Interiors auction, which includes the contents of a recently sold Grade…

Marketing (at) auction house

‘Marketing is the science and art of exploring, creating, and delivering value to satisfy the needs of a target market a profit’ Philip Kotler  A company can rarely be successful without a proper marketing strategy. This is not just the responsibility of one department, it is the responsibility of everybody in the company, because everything…

Inside the Jewellery Box

Jewellery is a funny topic, in a sense that it creates such an emotional attachment unlike any other object. Granted there is an underlying material value which ultimately makes it desirable, but still, sentimentality outweighs this entirely in most cases. I’m taking a look inside some of Biddle & Webb’s staff’s jewellery boxes to uncover…

Have you received your Christmas cards yet?

I don’t know about you but the one part of Christmas I enjoy most is receiving those Christmas cards to people we do not see regularly, perhaps loved ones who live abroad. Here I am not referring to the ‘Boast Post’ type of letters where you receive a standard letter telling you of their 6…

Tips for buying Furniture at Auction

FURNITURE is one of the most common things that can be found in nearly every auction nowadays with a variety of reasons why it is good to buy from an auction house rather than a high street retailer, as auctions can be a cheaper alternative, have select furniture that is not easily found in shops…

DIAMONDS ARE A GIRLS BEST FRIEND

Buying jewellery at auction can often be a fun experience leading to you owning a unique piece of jewellery unlike anything you would purchase on the high street. Here at Biddle & Webb our June 5th fine jewellery sale is full of beautifully cut diamond rings, something which excites our jewellery expert Jennifer Pardoe. Buying…

REVAMPING YOUR HOME AT AUCTION

The beauty of shopping for your home furnishings at auction is that you are guaranteed to walk away with beautiful unique pieces which only you will have. Particularly if you are an eclectic person with a love for all things vintage then buying at auction is the perfect place for you to revamp your home….

AUCTIONEERS TOP PICK: MARCH SALE – YABU MEIZAN TEA CADDY

Jeremy Thornton’s top pick of the March sale goes to a beautiful Japanese Meiji period satsuma tea caddy by craftsmen Yabu Meizan. In each of Biddle and Webb’s auctions there are always stand out pieces which get the team and buyers excited. This month’s special item realised an incredible £18,000. Auctioneer Jeremy Thornton spotted the…