Batemans

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

It is run by members of the Bateman family including Ron Bateman, who worked for over 40 years in the antiques trade before launching the auction business, Greg Bateman and Kate Bateman who is a well known specialist appearing on on BBC TV programmes such as Flog it! and Bargain Hunt.


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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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