Bishop & Miller

Bishop & Miller are an auction house and valuers in Stowmarket, Suffolk. They were founded in 2015 by Oliver Miller who previously worked at Bonhams and Lockdales.

They hold regular art and antiques sales as well as specialist auctions offering items such as furniture, books, jewellery, silver, toys, ceramics, coins and works of art. They also stage timed and no-reserve auctions.


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‘One of the best’ by Arnesby Brown

11 November 2019

Like John Constable before him, the 19th century painter John Arnesby Brown (1866-1955) found endless inspiration in the low horizons and expansive skies of East Anglia. He was also interested in light and atmosphere and the effect of sunshine and shadow on the landscape.

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Bicorne bidder from the US

28 October 2019

This felt bicorne hat is of a type worn by all ranks of the British heavy cavalry and most light cavalry officers until replaced in 1812 by crested helmets and shakos.

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Lloyd’s candlesticks are Suffolk cover stars

30 September 2019

Pair of candlesticks light up auction with surprise result.

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Two Chinese results underpinned by cautious cataloguing

26 August 2019

Bowl and chicken cup impress in Suffolk and Berkshire salerooms.

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Bronze Age shield discovery comes to Suffolk auction

26 August 2019

An example of a Bronze Age Yetholm type copper alloy shield from c.1300-975BC is for sale as part of the new Gentleman’s Library Auction format taking place at Suffolk saleroom Bishop & Miller on September 5.

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The latest Movers and Shakers across the art and antiques market including new auctions in cars and collectables

13 August 2019

An update on recent appointments or launches at auction houses and dealers.

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Pet food signs serve up tasty sums

03 June 2019

Coming fresh to market from a corn merchant’s shop, seven early/mid- 20th century enamel signs extolling Spratt’s pet food for dogs, cats and canaries attracted UK collectors to Bishop & Miller’s (20% buyer’s premium) Stowmarket sale on May 17.

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Classic special forces beret brings a very special price

13 May 2019

A classic SAS beige beret from the Second World War has sold for what is believed to be a record-breaking £17,500 hammer price.

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A superb selection of sentimental samplers

25 March 2019

Among the most desirable of all needlework samplers are those associated with pupils at the Ackworth School, founded as a co-educational boarding school in 1779 by the Quaker physician John Fothergill and still thriving today.

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Elizabethan beaker is rare survivor of war meltdown

11 March 2019

Silver across five centuries caught the eye at provincial sales in February.

Chandelier

George II chandelier among the five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

15 February 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a George II chandelier and an architecture model of the Piazza del Duomo in Pisa.

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Musical duet offering from Bowie and Sheeran

10 December 2018

Musicians from different generations provided sound results at Suffolk saleroom Bishop & Miller (19% buyer’s premium).

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Auctions showcase David Bowie as musician, artist and collector

20 November 2018

Not only was David Bowie a rather good musician, but he turned his talents to art as well. His diverse talents are encapsulated by two lots sold in separate UK auctions, with the first coming at Suffolk saleroom Bishop & Miller on November 10.

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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Caskets box clever at sales

05 November 2018

The name of the Russian Arctic circle riverine port of Kholmogory derives ultimately from the Finnish Kalmomäki for ‘corpse hill’ or ‘cemetery’, but this is regarded as coincidental to its reputation for carved bonework.

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Wristwatch previews: £501 - £2000

09 July 2018

A selection of wristwatch previews.

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A welcome breeze for fans of fans

18 June 2018

Two notable single-owner collections, augmented by items from the round of Oriental art sales, made spring a bumper crop in the specialist world of fans.

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Oriental art is latest specialist sale for Suffolk saleroom

14 May 2018

Suffolk auction house Bishop & Miller is holding its first-ever specialist Oriental Art and Antiques Sale on May 24.

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Hammer highlights: Furniture stars at regional sales

12 March 2018

On a lesser scale than the exceptional £35,000 George II chairs at Holloway’s sale, but standing out from the general run of brown furniture, were other encouraging results across the country in February.

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Buffalo Road musician sets Miller on way to specialist sale

12 February 2018

Three years since he launched his Suffolk auction house Bishop & Miller, managing director Oliver Miller is fine-tuning his sales line-up.

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