Batemans

Batemans is an auction house and valuation firm based in Stamford in Lincolnshire.

Established in 2001 by the artist and antiques dealer Ron Bateman with his daughter Kate Bateman, the firm initially occupied the Stamford Corn Exchange on Broad Street in the centre of Stamford. Having moved to a modern saleroom on Ryhall Road, it is now run by Greg Bateman and sales regularly include items such as fine art, collectables, jewellery, watches, silver and coins.


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Hungarian reality and fantasy

11 October 2021

Striking composition of artist who fused themes and styles is sold to Budapest gallery.

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Swig from this if gripped by gout

13 September 2021

This 16in (39cm) mid-18th century saltglazed stoneware bottle has two relief moulded medallions to the shoulder.

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Peach of a lot consigned in a plastic bag attracts 100 bids

26 July 2021

Very much to current collecting taste is the 6½in (16.5cm) ‘peach bloom’ saucer dish shown here, offered by Batemans (20% buyer’s premium) on July 3.

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Rolex Daytona is £30 bargain in lockdown

14 June 2021

In these days of the internet search engine and the live bidding platform, it is reassuring to know that bargains are still out there.

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Porter’s oak chair for guarding in comfort brings strong bidding at Batemans

17 May 2021

Intended to keep servants warm in the draughty watches of day and night at the entrances to grand houses, this porter’s chair was bought at Christie’s in 1989 and used in the vendor’s living room ever since.

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Cracking result, second time

15 March 2021

This 22-carat gold and enamel egg was the largest of a baker’s dozen made by Garrard in 1983 for a treasure hunt organised by Cadbury’s.

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Batavian box gives buyer something to chew on

24 August 2020

The centuries-old Indonesian habit of chewing betel nut, the fruit of the reach palm, was quickly adopted by settlers from the Dutch East India Company who appreciated both its psychoactive properties and its importance as a local social ritual.

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Two collections of football programmes at auction surge over estimates

10 August 2020

While Manchester United and early FA Cup match programmes often make the big money at auction, a group on offer at a West Sussex saleroom showed that far less famous names can also make the running.

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Remarkable mustard pots from Shennan collection turn heads at Evesham sale

13 January 2020

The sale at Kingham & Orme (20% buyer’s premium) in Evesham on December 6-7 included the second instalment of the remarkable Shennan collection of silver mustard pots, this time featuring examples made in the reigns of George IV to Victoria (1821-1901).

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Music box tunes in at 20-times guide

28 October 2019

Selling at some 20 times the estimate, a 19th century mahogany-cased music box was the surprise success at Batemans’ (20% buyer’s premium) sale at Stamford on October 5.

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Ornithological auction flyers from renowned masters

21 October 2019

Two modestly estimated watercolours by the Victorian ornithological painter Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935) emerged as the star sellers in an auction in South Yorkshire.

Beswick Huntsman

Beswick hunted down at Batemans' auction

09 September 2019

The first lot up at the Batemans (20% buyer’s premium) sale at Stamford on August 3 was this 8¾in (22.5cm) long 'Huntsman', model 1501, stamped 'Beswick England' and the painter’s number '94'.

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Carved coral Tripani adviser

24 June 2019

Italy – or more specifically Sicily – came up trumps for Stamford auction house Batemans (20% buyer’s premium) in the form of this 4½in (11cm) carved coral and copper-gilt urn and cover.

Stuart Devlin candelabra

What to buy: Five auctions to watch this week (October 1-7 2018)

01 October 2018

Among the plethora of auctions across the UK this week, here are five highlights from upcoming sales, including a Stuart Devlin candelabra at Catherine Southon.

Carrara marble sculpture

Five Grand Tour collectables coming up at regional auctions next month

31 August 2018

Specimen marble tops, micro-mosaics, plaster intaglios and marble neoclassical sculptures – objects such as these were typical purchases for the Grand Tourists who visited the sights of classical civilization in the 18th and 19th centuries. All regularly appear at auction.

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Psychedelic music poster by Martin Sharp captures Sixties spirit at Batemans auction

20 December 2017

The psychedelic posters produced to promote the likes of Bob Dylan, Cream and Jimi Hendrix encapsulate the spirit of the Sixties – and can catch the eye at auction, such as the Batemans sale this month.

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Time warp reveals a Girtin Windsor watercolour

30 October 2017

The clearance of a neglected local property by Lincolnshire auction house Batemans (20% buyer’s premium) unearthed several treasures including two watercolours by the 18th century British painter Thomas Girtin (1775-1802).

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Batemans heads for the border with Berwick views

09 October 2017

A pair of watercolours depicting Berwick-upon-Tweed, the northern-most town in England, turned up at Batemans (20% buyer’s premium) on September 2.

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Cups and bowl serve up £10,500

28 August 2017

Offered as a job lot, these 2¾in (7cm) tall Chinese cloisonné stemmed cups and tea bowl pictured here were entered into the August 15 sale at Stamford auction house Batemans (20% buyer’s premium) by a private vendor content with the £50-70 estimate.

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Jumbo collection of Heyde figures

14 January 2017

ALSO offered at Batemans on December 3 was a wilder scene than the docile cattle mentioned in the story left.

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