Welcome to Anderson & Garland of Newcastle

Established in 1840, we are the leading firm of Auctioneers and Valuers in the North of England & Scottish Borders and one of the largest independent auction houses in the UK.

With over 20 specialist departments, we hold up to 60 auctions a year in categories including Contemporary Art & Design, Music, Silver, Jewellery & Watches, Fine Art and Comics, to name but a few.

Our state-of-the-art, 20,000sq ft purpose-built saleroom, located just off the A1 in Newcastle, offers ample free onsite parking and is just a few minutes’ drive from both Newcastle International Airport and Central Station.

Anderson & Garland operates Internationally, providing valuation and auction services worldwide. With clients in over 105 countries, our reach spans the globe, ensuring the best market knowledge and highest possible prices.  

In recent years we have set world records in several collecting areas including Rolex watches, Lalique glass and Modern Outsider Art. Our specialists offer an unrivalled personal service which, combined with careful marketing and a deep understanding of the world of art and antiques, ensures the best possible client experience.

Anderson & Garland is the only firm in the North East that is a member of SOFAA (Society of Fine Art Auctioneers)

SOFAA is the only professional body exclusively representing fine art auctioneers and valuers in the UK.

The Society was formed in 1973 to provide a professional body for specialist firms throughout the United Kingdom. The membership includes leading provincial specialist auctioneers.

The Society aims to provide guidance to its members to ensure the highest possible standards of practice in all regards, and encouragement and reassurance to clients that their best interests will be served at all times.

 

 

Our History

Anderson & Garland can trace their origins back to 1840 and is the leading Fine Art Auction House in the North of England and Scottish Borders today.

An amalgamation between Newcastle's Anderson, Son & Hedley and Atkinson & Garland in 1913, gave birth to the present trading name, and for the following 75 years the firm was based at Anderson House, Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne - the first purpose-built auction rooms outside of London at the time.

After an explosion in the antiques industry in the 1970’s & 80’s Anderson & Garland grew significantly, and in 1988, due to an increasing pressure on space, the company relocated for only the second time in its history, to a larger premises at Marlborough House on Marlborough Crescent, Newcastle. Here the firm was immediately able to take advantage of its vastly increased display and selling opportunities. The first day of the inaugural auction realised record figures for certain items and a record for a single days selling at the time.

By 2005, further expansion meant another move. This time to a purpose-built saleroom in Westerhope, just of the A1, in Newcastle. With ample free parking and just minutes’ drive from Newcastle international airport and Central Station, this state-of-the-art facility, with its spacious light galleries and connectivity, is perfectly equipped for today’s fast paced business environment.

Having embraced internet marketing and live bidding way back in the noughties, the firm's British clients have now been joined by those from across the globe. Today we have clients in over 100 countries worldwide, allowing us to achieve the highest prices possible for our vendors.

Throughout its history Anderson & Garland have had the pleasure of selling many special high value items and collections. Some highlights include:  The Merrivale Stable, a unique work of art by iconic street artist Banksy, which sold for £1,000,000. (inc fees); the stunning Jacobson Collection, which included works by L.S.Lowry, Henry Moore and David Bomberg; a world record breaking Lalique vase which sold for £280,000; and the Heppe Collection of rare Outsider Art.

Today, with over 180 years’ experience, and over 20 specialist departments, we continue to offer the best service, by far, to solicitors, bankers, trustees, executors and private individuals in our region and beyond. So, whether you’re selling a single item, a collection, or whole house contents, it pays to choose Anderson & Garland.

 

Fred Wyrley-Birch, Director (left), Julian Thomson, Managing Director (center), Alison Orgill, Director (right).

 

 

Still moving with the times! 
In 2022 we added the first electric cars to our corporate fleet. If you would like to know more about our sustainability pledge click here

 

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