Thomson Roddick Scottish Auctions

Thomson Roddick Scottish Auctions hold quarterly sales of antiques and works of art in both their Edinburgh and Dumfries salerooms.

In addition, they also stage regular home furnishing and interiors sales, as well as specialist collectors’ sales in areas such as coins, banknotes, toys, dolls, model railways, fishing tackle and other sporting items.

They also have representatives in Fife and Perthshire.


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Saleroom selection: three works under £1000 including a watercolour by Hercules Brabazon Brabazon

24 September 2018

Three modestly valued works in regional sales, all sold below £1000 including a watercolour of a North African market scene by Hercules Brabazon Brabazon.

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Buyers become silver surfers

10 September 2018

UK dealers buying foreign silver, overseas bidders taking British work and generally solid interest for traditional pieces of mid-ranking silver brightened up the normally quieter late summer sales across the country.

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Jockeys ride in at £2500

27 August 2018

This watercolour, below, by Frederic Whiting (1874-1962) took a multi-estimate £2500 at Thomson Roddick’s (15% buyer’s premium) Edinburgh saleroom on August 9.

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Petrol pump globe lamp at £5000? That’s the spirit

02 April 2018

One says Scottish rather than Scotch except when one is referring to the spirit – or indeed, motor spirit as evident at the Edinburgh rooms of Thomson Roddick Scottish Auctions (17.5% buyer’s premium).

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Auctioneers to create a New World Border

16 October 2017

Thomson Roddick has been running auctions across Scotland for more than 130 years but is now planning to expand its operations in the Borders.

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'Flowers & Gardens of Madeira' watercolour sells at Thomson Roddick

25 September 2017

Sold for £560 by Thomson Roddick (17.5% buyer’s premium) on September 6 was a watercolour by Ella Du Cane (1874-1943).

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Bidders focus on naval binoculars

18 September 2017

Enhancing a growing reputation at Edinburgh auction house Thomson Roddick (17.5% buyer’s premium) for optical instruments, a recent sale included 18 lots of binoculars and the like.

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Frost is hot in a volatile climate

28 August 2017

A raft of contemporary and post-war art featured in the busy August schedule in Scotland. Such art remains a picky and tempestuous market north of the border. The latest results were scattered with a mix of bullish and more subdued results.

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Cranes fly high at Edinburgh sale

08 May 2017

Symbols of good fortune and longevity in both China and Japan, cranes cast in bronze with incised decoration were simply catalogued as oriental at the April 10 sale held by Edinburgh auction house Thomson Roddick (16% buyer’s premium).

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The early bicycles taking design beyond the Boneshaker and Penny Farthing

19 April 2017

Boneshakers and Penny Farthings were the forerunners of the bicycle we know now but were hardly practical as everyday transport for the masses. Step (or pedal) forward the ‘safety bike’.

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Visitors welcome at Walpole’s residence... but no children

19 August 2013

A printed broadside from 1791 that gained visitors admission to Strawberry Hill in Twickenham, the home of Whig politician Horace Walpole, came up at auction this month and sold at £2000.

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Oak box with Robert Burns inscription

23 November 2012

This carved oak box (with later leather case) is believed to have been the property of the poet Robert Burns and dates from his days as an exciseman.

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Jacob Epstein bronze appears North of the Border

16 August 2012

Thomson Roddick Scottish Auctions will sell the collection of the late Andrew Elliott, a solicitor, plantsman and well-known patron of Scottish art who was involved in establishing the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh at their sale in the city on August 30.

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Unknown drawings by ‘father of British watercolours’ comes to light in Edinburgh

22 December 2008

A Borders property provided Thomson Roddick (15% buyer's premium) with a sensational discovery for their sale in Rosewell, Edinburgh on December 4.

Saints above estimates...

14 May 2003

EDINBURGH auctioneers Thomson, Roddick & Medcalf (15% buyer’s premium) dispersed 532 lots at their Edinburgh saleroom on March 15 and auctioneer Sybelle Medcalf felt the market held up pretty well considering the international climate.

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