Halls Fine Art

Halls Fine Art is part of a UK company of auctioneers, estate agents and chartered surveyors. It was founded in 1845 in Shrewsbury in the West Midlands.

Halls Fine Art auctions include jewellery, paintings, furniture, silver, watches, coins, medals, militaria, ceramics, books and toys. Its other services include written valuations for insurance and inheritance tax.


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English slipware lights up Shrewsbury saleroom

16 August 2012

Made around 260 years ago, a rare English slipware press-moulded dish came undamaged from a Welsh Marches vendor into the Shrewsbury salerooms of Halls, lighting up the eyes of fine art director Jeremy Lamond whose specialty is ceramics.

British auction houses announce ambitious expansion plans

14 August 2012

Regional auctioneers are showing their confidence in the future as they embark upon new building projects.

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Coronets emerge at Shrewsbury sale

20 June 2012

The fine pictures, silver and jewellery auction at Halls of Shrewsbury on June 27 will offer for sale the coronets and accompanying robes bought in the second quarter of the 19th century from Garrard & Co Ltd and worn by the Earl and Countess of Cavan.

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Earl’s Arabian races to £326,000 house record in Shrewsbury

25 October 2010

GENERATING a 25-minute bidding battle at Halls' sale in Shrewsbury on October 20, The Earl of Oxford's Roan or Bloody shouldered Arabian by John Wootton (c.1682-1764) set a new house record when it was finally knocked down to an anonymous UK buyer for £326,000.

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Caughley collection makes £56,000 in Shrewsbury

10 May 2010

MORE than 130 pieces of Caughley blue and white porcelain from a Worcestershire collection sold for £56,000 when it returned to Shropshire for sale at Halls in Shrewsbury.

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Waterway records take £6600 in Shrewsbury

23 February 2009

JAMES BRINDLEY lies amongst these Rocks,He made Canals, Bridges, and Locks...

Halls to launch new sales format

15 December 2008

Shrewsbury auctioneers Halls will have a new format for their weekly sales in the new year.

Halls answer buyers’ call for cheaper lots

29 September 2008

Quarterly sales of modestly-priced art and antiques, which were introduced for the first time this year by leading Shropshire auction house Halls, are to become a regular fixture in the company’s sales calendar.

Halls buy back business as Humberts withdraw

02 June 2008

ESTATE Agents Humberts’ withdrawal from the fine art and antique auctions market has led to new intiatives elsewhere.

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Godwin table thrown in a skip makes £40,000 in Shrewsbury

27 May 2008

This walnut table by the English architect-designer Edward William Godwin (1833-86), was spotted by Jeremy Lamond from Shrewsbury-based Halls during a routine valuation visit to a house in the Welshpool area.

Humberts acquire Halls fine art in expansion plan

07 September 2007

Humberts of Gloucestershire have bought the estate agency and fine art auction business of Halls of Shrewsbury.

Halls staff prove mettle tackling a deadly consignment

26 March 2007

Halls auctioneer Jeremy Lamond expected the relaunch of his Shrewsbury saleroom to be the biggest challenge of the month. But a small box of antiques consigned for sale soon changed that.

Tragedy as Richard Allen dies in road accident

25 July 2006

FRIENDS, relatives and colleagues have been shocked by the death of Richard Allen, former Director of Halls fine art auctioneers of Shropshire, in a road accident last Thursday. The tragedy occurred as Mr Allen was returning from a viewing.

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Music box sings at £5200

23 December 2004

Halls (15% buyer’s premium) "It was quite a rare object, in good working order and sang beautifully.”

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Imperial China backs up timely triumph

08 September 2004

A QUALITY furniture grouping and a small, but strong, Oriental section contributed to the upbeat performance of Halls (15% buyer's premium) 258-lot sale on July 14, the top lot of which, a £24,000 George III mahogany longcase, was illustrated on the front cover of Antiques Trade Gazette No. 1650 dated July 31 and August 7.

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Longcase clock sells for treble-estimate

10 August 2004

PART of a collection of antiques from a late Shrewsbury area farmer’s estate, this 8ft 6in (2.59m) mahogany longcase clock made in 1765 by London clockmaker Ellicot was in original condition when it appeared at the Welsh Bridge saleroom of Halls' Fine Art on July 14.

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Lamond turns sleuth and solves 150-year-old puzzle

10 August 2004

IN 1851 it wowed the world when it won the Council Medal at the Great Exhibition, but for decades its whereabouts have been a mystery. Now, after years of research, Jeremy Lamond, a director of Halls Fine Art, of Shrewsbury, has solved the puzzle of what happened to the first ever exhibition sideboard.

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Majolica rarities still hold firm

22 June 2004

WHILE recent months have seen some softening in the majolica market as a whole, scarce pieces by good makers continue to attract bids close to those they did three or four years ago. Pictured right is one of George Jones’ best-known Stilton dish designs, modelled as a thatched bee skep on a rustic base of mottled greens and browns that also includes a registration lozenge for 1872.

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Estimating the silver trade

02 June 2004

DESPITE the well-documented vagaries of the silver and electroplate market, if vendors can forget the price history of the previous two decades it is still possible to hold a successful sale of country house tablewares.

Expansionist policies paying off... Solid day’s buying at Shrewsbury after auctioneers widen appeal to vendors

31 March 2004

WEEKLY antique valuation days at their recently opened estate agency in Welshpool have begun to pay dividends for Shrewsbury-based auctioneers Halls (15% buyer's premium), and specialist Jeremy Lamond hopes that the firm’s presence there will help broaden their Welsh client base.

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