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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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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Ratcliffe’s interiors in Lincoln

21 May 2012

On May 26 Golding Young & Thomas Mawer will offer for sale the contents of a Lincolnshire antique dealer’s home.

Golding Young acquire Thomas Mawer as proprietor retires

07 June 2010

LINCOLN saleroom Thomas Mawer and Son has been sold to Grantham auctioneer Colin Young.

Golding Young acquire Eley’s

05 January 2009

Golding Young have acquired fellow Lincolnshire auctioneers Eleys.

Muted end to the Colin Wilson monkeys saga

04 August 2008

The final chapter in the story of ‘The Colin Wilson Monkeys’ ended quietly on July 30 when they sold at auction for an unspectacular £25,000.

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Now a third Giambologna monkey emerges

25 March 2008

Is the final chapter in the story of Colin Wilson's ‘Giambologna’ monkeys about to be written? Not, it seems, without a twist in the tale.

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Photos of Canadian settlement project sell in Lincoln

17 March 2008

It was in 1908 that the American entrepreneur Charles Barnes convinced the British Columbia Development Association (BCDA), a London-based investment syndicate, to purchase 6000 acres of land to establish a farming community for British settlers next to the Thompson River.

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Steel-plated and copper-bottomed - the origins of the tank in 1915

24 June 2006

Before The Great War the Lincoln engineering company, William Foster and Co, was synonymous with the very best threshing machines. By 1918, managing director Sir William Tritton, together with Major W.G. Wilson, had been credited by the Royal Commission as the inventor of an armoured fighting vehicle forever known as the tank.

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Hope (or Smith) for the furniture market

16 August 2005

Lincolnshire auctioneers Golding Young established a new house record on August 10 when they sold this superb mahogany breakfront side cabinet right for £135,000 (plus 15 per cent buyer’s premium).

Lincoln Net pulls in bids

20 July 2004

INTERNET enquiries do not always translate into bids but Golding Young (15% buyer's premium) received enquiries from as far afield as India, America and Australia for pieces among the 1100 lots illustrated on their website for their May 5 sale.

Changing times and traditional magic

31 March 2004

GRANTHAM auctioneers Golding Young, like many provincial operations, are changing their sales format this year, moving from specific “antique” sales and “general” sales to more inclusive events to meet the changing scene.

Auctioneers team up to boost sales in the provinces

07 May 2002

Three Lincolnshire auctioneers are setting aside their competitive differences and collaborating on a week-long series of sales in the county.

Urbino majolica istoriato dish

23 April 2001

UK: This Urbino majolica istoriato dish, depicting the cutting of Samson’s hair and attributed to Francesco Xanto Avelli di Rovigo, was discovered in a box of effects following a clearance at a Fenland farmhouse and entered for sale at Golding Young & Co. of Grantham on April 11.

Collection of Meiji is an attraction in Lincolnshire

02 April 2001

UK: ORIENTAL antiques rarely make the strongest contribution to provincial sales – although they have provided a few hugely gratifying if rather embarrassing sleepers before today – but the first day of this Lincolnshire sale featured a private collection of Meiji works of art that attracted strong bidding from the specialist trade.

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