Upgrading your Collection ~ “Keep the Best and Sell the Rest”

Over the years, most Dealers will have spent a great deal of their time in auction salerooms, either viewing or bidding on goods offered for sale. This remains the case today, notwithstanding the fact that the majority of salerooms now offer online bidding facilities, typically via such portals as www.the-saleroom.com . In like manner, many […]

Victorian Staffordshire Figures ~ An English Folk Art

From the Late 18th Century, the Staffordshire Potters were successful in creating and developing a mass market for pottery figures, at prices affordable by the then burgeoning working class. These, in the form of animals, buildings and popular figures of the day adorned the homes of those who could not dream of aspiring to ownership […]

“All Things Auctioneering” with John Crane of Cato Crane Auctions

On the last day of October, volunteers and supporters of Shropshire Cat Rescue were treated to a delightful and informative evening at Salop Unison Club, when John Crane of Cato Crane Auctions offered us a glimpse of what really goes on in the country’s auction salerooms. His fascinating talk, entitled “All Things Auctioneering”, lifted the […]