Anderson & Garland

Anderson & Garland is an auction house in Newcastle. It was established in 1840 as a consolidation of two businesses in the North East of England – Anderson Son & Hedley and Atkinson & Garland.

In 2005 it moved to new premises in Westerhope, just outside Newcastle, and in 2017 the firm changed hands after Julian Thomson and Fred Wyrley-Birch bought out the previous owner Andrew McCoull.

Among the major estates the saleroom has handled over the years are the contents of Swarland Hall and Lampton Castle.


Peter Rose Pulham surrealist painting

Newcastle saleroom sets auction record for surrealist Pulham

06 June 2024

Pictures by the early English surrealist Peter Rose Pulham (1910-1956) are relatively rare at auction but the interest garnered by a few works that emerged recently suggested they are on the rise commercially.

Peter Rose Pulham painting

Rare work by English surrealist Pulham appears at Newcastle auction

13 May 2024

A painting by the early English surrealist Peter Rose Pulham (1910-1956) will be offered at Newcastle saleroom Anderson & Garland later this month.

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Barehead spoon boasts early date

22 April 2024

A highlight of Anderson & Garland’s (25% buyer’s premium) recent silver sale was a particularly early and rare North Country seal top spoon.

Ethiopian shield

Ethiopian shield taken from battle of Maqdala withdrawn from auction

01 March 2024

The owner of an 19th century Ethiopian shield has decided to withdraw it from auction at Anderson & Garland.

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Titanic memorabilia fascination surfaces once more at auction

22 January 2024

A tartan deck blanket, a pocket watch and a first-class dinner menu were all top-sellers in the latest auction of Titanic, White Star and Transport Memorabilia at Henry Aldridge & Son (plus 26.4% buyer’s premium).

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Condiments of the season: mustard pots bonanza in the saleroom

02 January 2024

Single-owner collection forms biggest dispersal of mustard pots at auction for many years

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Strike a little light on Tyneside

11 December 2023

While mustard pots and caddy spoons made up much of the silver smallwork in Anderson & Garland’s (25% buyer’s premium) silver sale on November 28 (see ATG No 2619), it did also contain one notable example of a Dutch miniature.

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Silver: Cutting the mustard

20 November 2023

The forthcoming sale of a collection of around 100 silver mustard pots in Newcastle highlights the connection between the northeast and the rise of the commercial trade in English mustard

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Baxter’s tangerine dream became reality in Whitefriars form

02 October 2023

Geoffrey Baxter’s Banjo vase, part of the Whitefriars’ Textured range, was released in a range of three colours in 1967.

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Fruitwood box finds its sense of plaice but spoon bids stay selective

05 June 2023

Treen boxes and silver caddy spoons were sold as part of the Fine Silver sale at Anderson & Garland

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Hulk heads price list in Newcastle comics sale

05 June 2023

Around 750 lots of comics featured in a May 10-11 auction held by Anderson & Garland (25% Buyer’s Premium) of Newcastle.

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Pioneering Arrowsmith atlas admired for elegance

15 May 2023

The County Durham-born cartographer John Arrowsmith (1790-1873) was responsible for one of the first ‘modern’ atlases of the 19th century.

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Stitch in time: embroidered sampler makes 35 times estimate in Newcastle

15 May 2023

The best needlework samplers continue to bring prices far above more routine examples.

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Dictionaries at the double at Newcastle auction

03 April 2023

First published in 1755, Samuel Johnson’s 'A Dictionary of the English Language' had taken eight years to compile with six helpers.

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Transparencies bring to light the secrets of a French work

09 January 2023

Les Portes Fermées ou Les Doubles Surprises, a rare and tiny French work of c.1820, sold for £1600 at a Newcastle auction.

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Shelley’s Art Deco icon makes a punchy price in Newcastle

05 December 2022

Shelley first introduced the geometric Vogue and Mode shapes in 1930 – both the designs of Eric Slater who had worked at the factory since the end of the First World War.

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Coper and Rie studio pottery supply stays healthy

31 October 2022

Ceramics by Hans Coper (1920-81) and Lucie Rie (1902-95) have been assimilated into the collecting sphere of Modern British art with spectacular effect.

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Pick of the week: 1930s Cleveland furniture builds interest at auction

24 October 2022

In the early 1930s, following the closure of its ironstone mines, unemployment in the east Cleveland region of North Yorkshire reached a harrowing 90%.

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Comics galore on Tyneside

12 September 2022

Newcastle auction house Anderson & Garland is holding The Comics Auction on September 28-29.

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Sheila Fell work climbs to third-highest price

12 September 2022

One of the highest prices for a work by Sheila Fell (1931-79) came at Newcastle saleroom Anderson & Garland’s (25% buyer’s premium) latest Country House & Fine Interiors auction.

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