Golding Young & Mawer

Golding Young & Mawer started with Thomas Mawer in 1864. In its current form, the business is the result of a merger between Golding Young & Co of Grantham and Thos. Mawer & Son of Lincoln in 2010.

A further merger with Richardsons Auctions occurred in 2013.

As well as regular fine art auctions and general sales, the company also offers valuation, transport, removals and house clearance services.


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Penguin patties on the menu raise over £15,000

19 January 2019

Six lots relating to Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-09 offered in a January 3 sale held by Golding Young & Mawer (20% buyer’s premium) raised £15,150 in all.

Una and the Lion coin

Three lots to watch at auction this week including a British Antarctic Expedition menu and a Queen Victoria Una and the Lion coin

02 January 2019

The first week of the new year means we are back in the saleroom and here are three previews from upcoming auctions over the next few days.

Penguin egg

Are Polar exploration memorabilia auctions like buses? You could be waiting for ages for one and then three come along at once.

30 December 2018

From a penguin egg to a menu of penguin patties, January sees significant items relating to Polar exploration offered at sales at Golding Young & Mawer, Stroud Auctions and Tennants Auctioneers.

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Penguin pattie for you, sir? Ernest Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition menu comes to auction

17 December 2018

Penguin patties, seal cutlets and roast reindeer – and lots of whisky – were on the menu for a famous meal which was followed by ‘Sledges at 12.30’.

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Penguin patties and seal cutlets on the menu of the British Antarctic Expedition midwinter feast now up at auction in remarkable archive

17 December 2018

Penguin patties, seal cutlets and roast reindeer - and lots of whisky - were on the menu for a famous midwinter celebration meal, followed by ‘Sledges at 12.30’.

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Beef encounter as Victorian works test the ‘Cow’ Cooper market

10 September 2018

It’s fair to say the work of Victorian animal painter Sidney Cooper (1803-1902) is not flavour of the month.

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Saleroom selection: three modestly valued works including hunting scenes

03 September 2018

Three modestly valued works in regional sales, sold for under £900.

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Buttons up at the Bleasdales sale

27 August 2018

‘More affordable’ Lucie Rie lots head a selection of hammer highlights from summer sales.

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Chiparus Art Deco dancer steps up at £15,000

02 July 2018

Art Deco bronze and ivory figures continue to do well – despite the imminent legislation that could render some of them illegal to sell.

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Masses of Marvel at Golding Young & Mawer

28 May 2018

Marvel comics in considerable numbers were a feature of a May 10 sale held by Golding Young & Mawer (20% buyer’s premium).

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Laplander top of the world in Lincoln sale

19 February 2018

Three 19th century porcelain figures from a Peoples of Russia series consigned to Lincoln auction house Golden Young & Mawer (20% buyer’s premium) by a local vendor attracted interest from the US to Russia.

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Great Grantham selection of Victorian jewellery

05 February 2018

A set of five Victorian diamond six-point star brooches sold for £26,000 at Golding Young & Mawer (20% buyer’s premium) on January 24. As each star has a hook fitting and a screw fitting for attachment, the set was probably once part of a suite consisting of frames for a tiara, necklace, earrings and brooches.

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Sir Philip the spaniel shows his sale bite

29 January 2018

A pastel portrait of a fashionable young Georgian woman in an ostrich feather hat and blue coat with her dog topped the picture section at Lincolnshire saleroom Golding Young & Mawer (20% buyer’s premium).

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Narwhal’s twisted appeal

02 October 2017

Narwhal tusks, once sold for colossal sums to Elizabethan gentleman as unicorn horns, continue to be in demand as sculptural natural history objects of contemplation.

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Previews: £5001 - £30,000

11 September 2017

ATG’s weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.

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A slave to the clock

15 November 2013

Gents of Leicester, the first company to market electric bells in the UK, began to produce the electric clock system, known eventually as the Pulsynetic in the first decade of the 20th century.

Lincolnshire salerooms complete merger

11 April 2013

Long-standing auctioneers Richardsons of Bourne Auction Rooms have joined forces with fellow Lincolnshire saleroom Golding Young & Mawer, thanks to a merger effective from earlier this month.

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Duck jug is a Victorian silver novelty

21 December 2012

Modelled as a rearing duck, this late Victorian silver and clear-glass novelty claret jug will be included in Golding Young & Mawer’s sale in Grantham, Lincolnshire on January 9.

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An Aboriginal star of sale and screen

24 August 2012

The multitude of television shows devoted to antiques are rarely popular with the antiques trade as a whole – in a well-worn argument some credit them with the disintegration of the dealing community itself – but auctioneers are ready participants both for the publicity and the prospect of a decent consignment.

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Hats off to Drake

07 July 2012

Flick through the pages of an issue of ATG in the 1980s and there are many references to the rising market for Royal Doulton character jugs.

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