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.


Elgar

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.

Hobbit

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.

Martin Brothers

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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A case used for keeping pet crickets

29 October 2012

This small 6in (15cm) object made of gourd, ivory and pierced tortoiseshell would have originally housed crickets in 18th century China.

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Corporate art collection comes to market

27 June 2012

Richard Winterton Auctioneers of Lichfield, Staffordshire will be offering for sale on July 5 a corporate collection of original artwork to include works by Vida Gabor, Jean Chaleye, Sue Ryder and Byron Howard among others.

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Arctic conditions help to push the bidding

23 January 2010

This graduated pair of Staffordshire shaped oval meat platters are printed in green with scenes from the rare and desirable ‘Arctic Scenery’ series.

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Mother Superior Mouseman

11 January 2010

AS part of a decision to downsize, St Joseph's Convent at Haunton in Staffordshire sold the remainder of their collection of oak furniture and accessories by Robert Thompson (1876-1955) at Richard Winterton of Lichfield.

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Selling the Wright stuff

15 August 2006

This recently discovered oil landscape by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734–97) will be offered for sale by Richard Winterton at Hilliards Cross, Lichfield on August 31.

Wintertons Fine Arts to leave Lichfield

10 August 2005

Wintertons are moving out of the Lichfield Auction Centre as part of a plan to join their property and livestock divisions under one roof in a new auction centre.

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Eremon chases glory again with £2600

23 December 2004

Richard Winterton (15% buyer’s premium)Trained by Tom Coulthwaite, who schooled a number of high-class jumpers in the first decades of the 20th century, Irish-bred Eremon was one of the top chasers of his era. And 1907 was very much his year.

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Beswick prices keep moving on up

11 December 2004

Pick up a copy of a Beswick price guide from the late 1990s and it will tell you that the Galloway Bull, designed by Arthur Gredington, was made in three versions.

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Novelty loco draws a long train of bidders to Burton on Trent

08 December 2004

A novelty locomotive sweet container for Chlorodyne Lozenges (probably some form of cough drop) proved a star attraction at Richard Winterton’s December 1 collectors’ auction in Burton on Trent last week.

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