25 Blythe Road

25 Blythe Road is a hub of specialist auctioneers in Olympia, London.

It was established in 2007 by Thomas Del Mar and now has a regular roster of dedicated live auctions in fields including antique arms, armour and militaria, decorative art, Indian and Islamic Art, film posters, British and Continental pictures and photographs.

The firm also conducts online-only auctions.


Art Nouveau advertising poster

Five auctions to watch this week (November 5-11, 2018) featuring Star Wars' Walrus Man, Winston Churchill's hat and an Art Nouveau poster

05 November 2018

A Walrus Man Star Wars figure, a hat once belonging to Winston Churchill and an Art Nouveau poster are among our previews from upcoming sales this week.

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De Waal netsuke at auction – minus hare with amber eyes

29 October 2018

Netsuke from the collection of ceramicist and author Edmund de Waal, made famous by the 2010 memoir 'The Hare with the Amber Eyes', go under the hammer in London this month.

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Five auctions to watch this week (October 15-21 2018)

15 October 2018

From an Armada table to a Titanic return poster, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Saleroom selection: Three works at regional salerooms below £1000

09 April 2018

Three modestly valued works drawing attention at salerooms across the UK.

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Design for Albury war memorial makes £1500 at auction of former V&A director’s collection

05 April 2018

A watercolour design for a First World War memorial in the village of Albury in Surrey was among the works bringing demand at the auction of former V&A director Dr Alan Borg’s collection.

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Saleroom selection: five lots from former V&A director’s collection offered at auction

27 March 2018

Works from the collection of Dr Alan Borg, former director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, will be offered at auction tomorrow at London saleroom 25 Blythe Road with estimates ranging from £100 up to £1000.

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Victorian silver snuffbox with Montefiore crest takes £40,000 at Blythe Road auction

05 June 2017

A Victorian silver snuff box engraved with a view of East Cliff Lodge in Ramsgate sold for a mighty £40,000 (plus 22% buyer‘s premium) at Matthew Barton‘s sale held at 25 Blythe Road, London, on May 24.

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Russian stars in very British affair as private London club sells art

24 April 2017

An ‘Unfashionable’ single-owner collection from a London club attracted trade and private buyers. The 98-lot sale on April 5 was held by British pictures specialist Harry Moore-Gwyn at 25 Blythe Road (20% buyer’s premium) in West Kensington.

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Having a laugh down at the private London club artwork sale

24 April 2017

Nearly a quarter of the sale total at the auction held by Harry Moore-Gwyn at 25 Blythe Road (20% buyer’s premium) in West Kensington on April 5 came from a collection of original cartoons.

Ivan Pokhitonov painting at auction

Painting by Russian artist Pokhitonov among auction lots from private London club

29 March 2017

A private members’ club in London is selling a collection of paintings that once hung on the walls of its grand dining room, drawing room and corridors.

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Nepalese bronze sets house record for Matthew Barton

24 November 2016

West London auction firm Matthew Barton has set a house record with the sale of a Nepalese bronze after it was hammered down at £85,000.

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25 Blythe Road adds photographs to the sales roster

03 September 2014

Photographs are the latest discipline to join the roster of sales at 25 Blythe Road, the West London auction hub built around arms and armour auctioneer Thomas Del Mar Ltd.

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Silver ostrich raises its head at Blythe Road sale

08 November 2012

This 19th century silver ostrich made in Hanau is among the highlights of Matthew Barton’s auction offering silver, ceramics and jewellery at London’s Blythe Road on November 20.

Blythe Road to sell pictures online

17 September 2012

The hub of specialist auctioneers in West London, 25 Blythe Road, founded by arms, armour and militaria specialist Thomas Del Mar, is launching web-based picture sales.

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