BBR Auctions: Going off-piste with collectables

BBR Auctions: Going off-piste with collectables

Alan Blakeman of BBR Auctions, Elsecar takes us on a trip to the Alps with a snowy-themed collectables idea. It’s that time of year again where, to escape the post-Christmas lull, we flock in search of holidays and city breaks to have something to look forward to in 2018. While...

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A fighting force in the saleroom

A fighting force in the saleroom

As Christmas comes around, homes across the world will see new additions added to the already bursting toy boxes in nurseries and play rooms, with new fandangle must-haves taking centre stage and what remains of last year’s toys being left of the shelf. Yet at Sheffield Auction Gallery, their recent...

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BBR Auctions: Glad Tidings of Collecting and Joy

BBR Auctions: Glad Tidings of Collecting and Joy

With Alan Blakeman of BBR Auctions, Elsecar In the middle of cataloguing for BBR’s ‘Winter Wonders’ mixed antiques auction on December 3rd, I came across a delightful small tin featuring a heartwarming image of a truly jovial Santa Claus, aka Father Christmas, writing the name Alan on his Extra Good...

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BBR Auctions: An industrial Royal seal of approval

BBR Auctions: An industrial Royal seal of approval

With Alan Blakeman of BBR Auctions When I was a young lad, I was out playing one day when a glimmer of glass floating around the edge of a water-logged weir caught my eye. With typical childhood curiosity, I defied all knowledge of hazards my parents warned me of and...

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BBR Auctions: Who says collecting is child’s play?

BBR Auctions: Who says collecting is child’s play?

With Alan Blakeman of BBR Auctions, Elsecar It’s that time of year again. No more ironing uniforms, no making up packed lunches, no dreaded school run. Just six summer weeks of pure family bliss. A time for BBQs, family days out, and long walks in the country, there are plenty...

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BBR Auctions: Stuck between a rock and an antiques place

BBR Auctions: Stuck between a rock and an antiques place

With Alan Blakeman of BBR Auctions For those that don’t know me, my lifelong hobby and passion in life, apart from collecting, is rock climbing. Aside from the thrill of it and the welcome respite from the hurly burly lifestyle of running an auction house down at Elsecar Heritage Centre,...

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BBR Auctions: Bygone Bacco

BBR Auctions: Bygone Bacco

While having bacco in your pocket might be becoming a thing of the past, the fascinating social smoke trail it blows around us means that tobacciana continues to be a rising commodity within the antiques and collectables scene.

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