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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Appointments at BADA, Bishop & Miller and Elstob & Elstob – a round up across the art and antiques sector

12 July 2022

Our latest news on hires includes new faces at auction houses and a dealer association.

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Bishop & Miller expands to Norfolk

11 July 2022

Bishop & Miller is expanding into Norfolk this autumn with a new saleroom and team.

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Chests from four centuries apart

20 June 2022

These two oak boarded chests, made to similar techniques four centuries apart, were offered for sale recently.

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Oak sales revived in Suffolk

14 February 2022

Specialist auctions staged in Stowmarket with expert input show encouraging signs

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James I shoehorn makes fitting appearance in first oak and country sale held at Stowmarket saleroom

08 November 2021

Other than the growing body of his surviving work, little is known about Robert (or Robart) Mindum.

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Handy if you have pressing concerns

08 November 2021

If you wanted to keep the strings of a tennis racket taut, you could do with a tennis racket press – a device consisting of a frame closed by a spring mechanism.

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Suffolk saleroom Bishop & Miller targets the oak market

30 August 2021

Suffolk auction house Bishop & Miller is launching a series of designated oak furniture and works of art sales with the input of former Bonhams specialist David Houlston.

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Relics reveal a distinguished military family

09 August 2021

The Galloways were a distinguished Victorian military family, as a number of items sold at Bishop & Miller (22% buyer’s premium) revealed.

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Collector's guests at Georgian-themed dinners turn out for dispersal at Suffolk auction

28 June 2021

Richard Miller (1947-2018) was a man with many interests and a good eye.

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Wonderful ways to wine and dine at Suffolk sale

28 June 2021

While wine served by Richard and Sheila Miller was generally drunk from Georgian glasses, it could come to the table via these later talking points.

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Galaxy of film production roles in a long career

05 April 2021

Thirteen lots in the exotically named Dr Atomicas Journey into Cool auction at Bishop & Miller in Stowmarket on May 7 have been consigned from an individual who worked for 30 years in the film industry with some of the biggest names.

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Honouring a respected nurse

22 March 2021

Medal group awarded to First World War nurse is coming up at Bishop & Miller auction.

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Uniforms and archive of famed Galloway military family

22 March 2021

Stowmarket saleroom Bishop & Miller’s Military, Medals & Weapons auction on April 30 features items from a distinguished Victorian military family.

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New hires and appointments at auction houses in the UK and US

24 February 2021

An update on the latest appointments at auction houses including at Bishop & Miller, Phillips and Clevedon Salerooms

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Bidder makes a holy order

21 December 2020

Model produced for pilgrims and tourists to Jerusalem in mind is a highlight as specialist sales launch

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Our pick of 12 pieces of continental porcelain appearing at auction in December

30 November 2020

A special selection of European continental porcelain coming up in UK auctions and abroad.

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Chinese brush pot makes £23,000 at Bishop & Miller

30 November 2020

The Bishop & Miller's (25% buyer’s premium) recent sale of Asian Art in Stowmarket was topped by two pieces of Chinese red overlay white glass: a brush pot with three ribbed bands and a scrolling foliate body and a vase with a scrolling leaf design.

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Affordable art: Three works sold for under £1000 including a Tom Scott watercolour

05 October 2020

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a Tom Scott watercolour.

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Auction previews: issue 2447

15 June 2020

Fifteen upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK.

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More auction houses return to rostrum with online-only sales

13 May 2020

Lots Road Auctions, The Canterbury Auction Galleries and Bishop & Miller are among the latest auction houses to plan a return to the rostrum and hold live online only sales.

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