Spicers (formerly Dee Atkinson & Harrison) is an auction house in Driffield, Yorkshire. It hold regular auctions of antiques, fine art, furniture, household items and classic cars and motorcycles sales

Dee Atkinson & Harrison was founded in 1885 and was originally known as Cook & Dee. In May 2019 the firm was renamed Spicers by former employee Andrew Spicer who took over the fine art business, removing the ties to the estate agency branch of Dee Atkinson.


Artistic skills better than admin, it seems, judging by views of Mauritius

07 August 2023

Thomas Bradshaw has been described as a poor civil servant but a brilliant artist.


Dam Busters poster is stirring stuff

16 January 2023

Considered one of the best British movies about the Second World War, the British quad-sized poster for 'The Dam Busters' (1955) was not too bad either.


Relic from an airship disaster offered at Spicers

09 August 2021

A small fragment of a significant airship comes up for auction at Spicers in Old Goole, East Yorkshire, to mark a tragic centenary.


Music box plays a big £27,000 part in auction

10 May 2021

John Gresham was a third-generation member of a wealthy Hull timber-importing family.


Qing blue and white porcelain bowl carries an auspicious message

21 September 2020

This 9in (23cm) Qing blue and white porcelain bowl decorated in underglaze blue with squirrels in fruiting bears a Qianlong (1736-95) six-character seal mark and is probably of the period.


Brid buffet serves up vintage treats

02 March 2020

The vintage contents of a railway station buffet offered in East Yorkshire were not the most upmarket pieces – nothing made more than £2000 – but more than 400 people packed the room and online bids came from India, the US and Finland. It gave veteran auctioneer Andy Spicer only his second white-glove sell-out in 35 years on the rostrum.


Fine Finnish: Aalto in Hull

09 December 2019

Rising in inverse ratio to the decline in classic English furniture has been the interest in 20th century design pieces such as the silver birch table and four chairs sold at Spicers (20% buyer’s premium) in Driffield on November 29.


Spicer breathes new life into East Yorkshire fine art auctions

06 May 2019

The fine art auction business of Dee Atkinson & Harrison in Yorkshire has been renamed Spicers by former employee Andrew Spicer.


Saleroom selection: three modestly valued works including hunting scenes

03 September 2018

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


Saleroom selection: Three works under £1000 in regional sales, including Samuel John 'Lamorna' Birch watercolour

27 August 2018

A selection of three works from UK regional salerooms sold for £1000 or under.


Love detected in the East Riding

03 July 2017

This medieval gold posy ring with a Lombardic inscription is a type that was common in England and France in the 13th and early 14th centuries. After around 1350, Gothic script became popular.


US bidder wins battle for £6900 stereoscope

25 May 2012

This Victorian achromatic cabinet stereoscope was one of the more unusual offerings among the 540 lots offered at Dee Atkinson & Harrison’s recent sale at Driffield and proved the stand-out seller.

£48,000 haul from the attics and cellars of country house

22 September 2004

While Dee, Atkinson & Harrison's (10% buyer's premium) August 20 sale did not comprise the best quality works from Ganton Hall, Scarborough, there was no shortage of competition for the there-to-sell and fresh-to-market residual contents from its attics and cellars ensuring that the 483-lot outing eclipsed its £30,000 estimated hammer total at £48,000.

A steady start for furniture standards

28 April 2004

THE March 5 sale at Dee Atkinson & Harrison's (10% buyer's premium) West Yorkshire saleroom was the first antiques offering of the year and, after an 83 per cent selling rate on nearly 700 lots, the auctioneers took encouragement from the way the market seemed to be picking up, with furniture, at last, edging out of the doldrums.