Richard Winterton

Richard Winterton are an auction house based in Lichfield, Staffordshire. The present company was set up in 1997 but director and auctioneer Richard Winterton comes from a family with a background in auctioneering dating back to 1854.

Regular auctions are held at the Lichfield Salerooms with specialist sales including categories ranging from pictures, antiques, tribal art, toys and garden statuary to vintage textiles and collectable cameras.


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Five sales to watch at auction this week including vast collections of pedal cars, hole punches and Ysart glass

02 September 2019

With estimates from £200-15,000, here are five previews of upcoming sales this week.

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Hammer to go down on 40 years of collecting hole punches at Lichfield auction

19 August 2019

Antique stationery fans have plenty of purchasing choices: from writing slopes and desks, to ink stands and stationery boxes. But for the true connoisseur have they thought of collecting hole punches?

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Howzat? Cricket book at £6400

08 July 2019

Disbound, but complete and still in the original covers, an 1830 first of William North’s Correct Account of all the Cricket Matches Played by the Nottingham Old Cricket Club from 1771 to 1829 came into bat in a recent Staffordshire sale with an estimate of just £50-100, but went on to score £6400 online via thesaleroom.com.

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Collection of Wedgwood Fairyland lustre and rare cricket memorabilia – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

05 July 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a surprise result for art pottery in Macclesfield and a discovery of Wedgwood Fairyland lustre in Nottingham.

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English delftware and Thunderbirds artwork once owned by Bob Monkhouse – six auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

07 June 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes English delftware, an early acoustic gramophone, Thunderbirds artwork and a Qing period double gourd vase.

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Elgar masterpiece found in autograph book snapped up at Midlands auction

01 April 2019

A rediscovered melody by Sir Edward Elgar has been bought by a private buyer at auction in Lichfield after it was found in an autograph book.

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Marvel Comics collection including first appearance of the Fantastic Four makes five figures at auction

30 March 2019

A collection of Marvel comics kept in a bank vault after coming a whisker away from being stolen has sold for £15,200 in total at a Staffordshire saleroom.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a Lowestoft pug, an undiscovered melody by Elgar and Russian avant-garde art

25 March 2019

With estimates from £150-15,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Drinking the profits – a brief history of wine antiques

25 March 2019

Pouring wine at the table from a standardised machine-made bottle is a relatively new custom. For centuries before the Victorian era, wine was typically bought and stored in the barrel and decanted into bottles or jugs only before use at the table.

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Lost Elgar masterpiece found in autograph book is heard for the first time in 100 years as it heads to auction

14 March 2019

A rediscovered melody by Sir Edward Elgar will be offered at auction in Lichfield after it was found in an autograph book.

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Auction houses launch new sales categories across the regions

27 February 2019

Bloomsbury, Bellmans and McTear’s among firms with new sales scheduled.

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Three early pieces of pottery and glass at auction

07 January 2019

Serendipity had it that three early pieces of European pottery and glass – two of them dated – were offered for sale across a trio of English regional auctions in a matter of days in December.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a mirror linked to the Titanic and a Martin Brothers pottery dog.

10 December 2018

With estimates from £1500 to £30,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Auctioneer shows a golden James Bond poster touch

25 June 2018

The morality laws of pre-liberal Ireland added to the allure and market value of this Goldfinger poster offered by Richard Winterton (17.5% buyer’s premium).

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ATG letter: Premium rise would be unfair

11 June 2018

MADAM – In response to letters on credit card fees and buyer’s premium at auction houses in ATG No 2345, I would argue the assumptions made are misplaced – certainly in the case of how our auction house works.

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Dalek playsuit for when little ones want to exterminate, exterminate

10 May 2018

I could wax lyrical about the full-size Dalek coming up for auction at a Staffordshire auction house Richard Winterton on May 21. But various versions tend to be offered relatively frequently, to be honest. How often do you have the chance to buy a ‘Dalek Playsuit’, though?

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Ornate boxes are Brighton beautiful

04 December 2017

For a relatively brief period during the 19th century, small silver boxes decorated with British landmarks found an eager following among the honeymooners and day-trippers of Georgian and Victorian England.

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New sales complex for Staffordshire auction house

27 August 2015

Staffordshire auctioneers Richard Winterton have embarked on an expansion which will create six salerooms in total across two sites.

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Art Deco classics ring a bell

09 May 2014

Designed and manufactured by the Siemens factory in Woolwich from 1929, the 200 Series dial telephone (aka the Neophone) is today considered an Art Deco design classic and the first truly modern telephone.

Richard Winterton heads back to Lichfield city centre

19 November 2012

Richard Winterton is moving his family-owned auction business back into Lichfield city centre after a gap of nearly 30 years.

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