1818 Auctioneers

1818 Auctioneers are an auction house in Milnthorpe, Cumbria in the Lake District. The firm dates back to 1818 and was previously known as Kendal Auction Rooms before the company was rebranded in 2009.

Their regular sales offer items including fine art, furniture, antiques and collectables, and they also conduct house clearances and valuations.


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Caterpillar Club races to record

02 November 2020

Gold pin awarded to Second World War Polish pilot later executed after the Great Escape

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Major general sought after by militaria fans

07 September 2020

A group of three watercolours depicting Indian scenes attributed to Major General John Brownrigg Ballasis (1806-90) attracted interest at a timed sale held this summer by 1818 Auctioneers (20% buyer’s premium) in Milnthorpe, Cumbria.

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Pick of the week: New peak for Wainwright as sketch of the fells climbs to £10,200 record

06 July 2020

A record price of £10,200 was paid last month for a pen and ink sketch by fell-walking legend Alfred Wainwright at 1818 Auctioneers of Milnthorpe, Cumbria.

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Intaglios cutting a deeper impression and making higher prices

29 June 2020

Interest in glyphic art, that reached its collecting apogee during Grand Tour collecting, is resurgent once more.

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Neoclassical cameo features among five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes this week

12 June 2020

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a Neoclassical agate cameo that made over 50-times estimate and a watercolour of Oxford from 1789 that went over 20-times estimate.

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Movers and Shakers - new appointments across the art and antiques market

10 March 2020

An update on new appointments and expansions including at 1818 Auctioneers, Charterhouse and Swann Auction Galleries.

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A Suffolk watercolour, grape shears and Chinese tea caddies are among six lots to watch at auction

10 February 2020

With estimates from £120-3000 here are six previews of upcoming items in the next fortnight.

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Giant boots go under the hammer in Cumbrian auction 12 years after Antiques Roadshow appearance

11 July 2019

Two giant right boots, made as a marketing gimmick to advertise a Lancashire shoe shop, will be offered at 1818 Auctioneers next month.

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Howard comfortably unearthed

24 June 2019

Featuring in the same two-day auction as a £7000 cache of Beatrix Potter ephemera found in a Cumbrian Victorian villa which had made national headlines, this less-heralded sofa impressed at 1818 Auctioneers (17.5% buyer’s premium).

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In rust we trust for Marklin make

27 May 2019

Rusty, dusty and damaged, but bearing the magic of Marklin, a pre-First World War toy train emerged from the garage at a local house clearance. It starred in a collectors sale at the Cumbrian saleroom of 1818 Auctioneers (20% buyer’s premium inc VAT).

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Rusty and damaged Marklin toy train set found in a garage pulls away to £6500 auction result

20 May 2019

It may have been rusty, damaged and lying in a garage in a state of disrepair but a pre-war clockwork toy train set still sold for a hammer price of £6500 at a Cumbrian auction house.

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Stuart Devlin's unique design proves a surprise nest egg at auction

29 April 2019

Two cased Stuart Devlin silver gilt surprise eggs of unique designs sold for £4400 at 1818 Auctions (20% buyer’s premium) in Milnthorpe on April 1.

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Penning an escape from the Battle of Arnhem

08 April 2019

A 23-year-old paratrooper’s account of escaping the Battle of Arnhem sold for £3200, over 10 times the top estimate at 1818 Auctioneers (20% buyer’s premium inc VAT) of Milnthorpe, Cumbria, on March 5.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a Fred Yates painting, an engraved pin head and a drawing by Japanese artist Hokusai

01 April 2019

With estimates from £300-£15,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Lyons teashop lithographs serve to cheer

25 June 2018

Like many businesses scarred with bomb damage in post-war Britain, Lyons teashops were in need of cheering up.

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Window seat looks good at Cumbrian auction

19 February 2018

Another classic piece of English furniture to go well above expectations was a Regency mahogany window seat in the style of George Bullock offered by the Cumbrian firm 1818 Auctioneers (17/12% buyer’s premium).

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Sculptures hard to figure out in Cumbrian auction

26 June 2017

Standing by the stairs of a modest Cumbrian seaside home, a pair of 19th century treen figures dominated the sale, both physically and in price terms, at 1818 Auctions (20% buyer’s premium inc VAT) at Milnthorpe on June 6.

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Snapshots of the ever popular Beatrix Potter collecting market

20 March 2017

An auction house which sold a 1937 handwritten letter by Beatrix Potter is offering another fascinating collection related to the children’s author just over two months later.

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Legendary rare 1970s album from Courtyard Music Group sells for £1200

07 March 2017

It will come as no surprise that signed Beatles albums are some of the top sellers in the entertainment memorabilia collecting field. But have you heard of the Courtyard Music Group?

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Letter by children's book author Beatrix Potter at Cumbria auction

14 January 2017

The beautiful Beatrix Potter children’s books are highly collectable in themselves but the author’s world provides a far wider and very popular collecting scene.

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