Toy & Collectors Sale

Saturday 27th September 12.30pm
We are currently accepting items for this auction
Final date for entries 30th August

Antique & Fine Art Sale

Wednesday 10th September 10am

On view Sat 6th Sept 9am-12.30pm
Mon & Tues 8th & 9th 9am-4.30pm

Fine Wines, Port & Whisky Sale

Friday 21st November 2014

Fine Wines, Port, Whisky Sale

We are currently accepting items until October 20th


Autumn Sale 10th September 2014

10 Sep

HARTLEYS auctioneers and valuers based at Ilkley in West Yorkshire, is one of the leading auction houses for antiques and fine art sales outside London. Since its foundation in 1906, the company has built up an enviable reputation for reliability, integrity and unquestionable professionalism.

  • Several catalogued Fine Art and Antique Auctions each year
  • Weekly Victoriana and General Auctions including approximately 900 lots per week
  • Specialist Toy/Collectors sales and Wine sales
  • Written professional valuations for Probate, Insurance, Family division etc, on single items or complete house contents
  • Free verbal appraisals on items consigned for sale
  • House Clearances

Brian Shields Braaq World Record

Brian Shields Braaq.  Once again the pendulum has swung in the direction of Ilkley for the World Record auction price for an oil painting by Brian Shields, or Braaq.

At Hartleys sale on March 26th, the hammer fell at £56,000 for a view of a racecourse (possibly Doncaster) entitled “Does the mean there’s no dinner now?”

Another sporting picture entered by the same owner, this time with a cricket match in progress, and called “I bloody hate cricket” went to the same buyer for £42,000.  Three other “Braaqs” all his more usual semi-industrial and townscape views achieved between £12,000 and £14,000 each.

Since the start of 2012 when these paintings have really taken off in price, Hartleys have sold a total of thirty six Braaq oils, all from throughout the United Kingdom except for one from Sweden.  The database of sellers many of whom still hold several examples and buyers who often specialise in particular subjects, is now growing into a significant marketing tool for future sales.

Amongst the other categories in this fine arts sale such as jewellery, ceramics, silver and furniture was a special section of 110 lots devoted to militaria and sporting items including a wide variety of items.  A rare 19th century Saxon heavy cavalry sword reached £1,550, a late 18th century cavalry officers sword £1350, a pair of German U-boat binoculars £700, a 19thcentury full suit of armour £950, and a Beretta shotgun £640.  The section was rounded off with a selection of taxidermy and trophies including a preserved perch in case by J. Cooper London 1873 selling for £1000, and a preserved barbel in case “caught at Harwood 1921” at £980.  It is hoped a further section of this kind will be added to a regular fine sale in the next few months.


Hartleys Spring Sale Results

A very polarised set of results for Hartleys Spring Fine Sale in Ilkley on March 26th produced a total of £350,000, some excellent prices, a buy-in rate overall of 25% and a World Record auction price for a painting.


Wine & Spirits Sale

A convivial roomful of buyers gathered at Hartleys’ annual wine sale in Ilkley on November 22nd paying over £57,000 for 450 lots of fine wine, port and old spirits
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