We hold three musical instrument auctions each year at our auction house in Newcastle and accept entries Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and selected Saturday mornings by appointment.
Our auctions contain a varied selection of stringed instruments to include violins, violas, cellos, basses and bows. We sell to collectors, professional players and dealers across the globe.
Items of particular interest include:
Violins by: Vuillame, Gagliano and Lamy.
Quality pre-1940's English, French, German and Italian violins
Quality Stradivari and Amati style instruments
Quality Bows and Cases
Our specialists offer free, personal and friendly pre-sale valuation advice, either at our offices, by email or by arranging a home visit. For higher value collections we travel throughout the UK.
Single objects through to whole collections welcome.
French Mircourt violin by J. Thibouville-Lamy, Sold £950
Italian violin from the workshop of Giovanni Maria Ceruti, Cremona c.1923, Sold £2,200
Carlo Fernando Landolfi, Mediolani Gartiae, 1756, Sold £3,200
An octagonal violin bow, by William E. Hill & Sons, Sold £2,800
Auction is always the best way to realise the true value of your possessions. All of our auctions offer live online bidding which, together with our extensive worldwide database of collectors, dealers and enthusiasts, ensures that your items have every opportunity to obtain the best possible price. We act as your agent at all times and are here to maximise your return, for which we take a fixed percentage commission.
Please be wary of firms that recommend that you don't sell at auction, but instead, steer you towards selling privately, for a fixed price, to their 'awaiting buyers/collector's'. They themselves are often the ones actually buying the items from you, at a less than generous price, to sell on for a large profit.
Anderson & Garland work hard to achieve the best prices for vendors. Take a look at a few of our highlights below, or try our Sold Lot Search to see more results. It's easy to get a free, no obligation valuation from our experts - simply complete the form below and we'll get back to you within 48 hours.