Haddenham On-Site Sale Stunner!
Posted On: 23 Jun 2021 by Greg Bateman


Haddenham On-Site Sale Highlight

On a rather colder than usual High Summer Sunday Batemans of Stamford held an eclectic On-Site Sale at Haddenham, Cambridgeshire. With anything from single rings, tassels and lampshades, up to entire carved wooden doorways, it was a extremely fun and eventful day!

 Comprising the entire contents Haddenham Galleries, Cambridgeshire, a long running gallery and shop, the lots including ethnic art, collectables and jewellery, plus vintage and antique items collected by the owners Alastair and Hazel Hull over the last 50 years, who catalogued, photographed, set up, and managed the auction in partnership with Batemans On-Site Team.

We have received a great many lovely compliments from bidders who attended the sale both in person and online, and are grateful to everyone who helped. Special mention must go to our Auctioneer David Palmer who stood and banged the gavel (actually an improvised gavel in the form of a wooden lamp base as he'd forgotten his own gavel!) for a grand total of 9 hours of selling - entertaining us all the way though! And a final thank you to all the bidders that signed on and listened, and sat socially distanced in the marquee tent, for watching, laughing along and buying!

With 697 lots across the day there were only 2% of the lots unsold - a fantastic success! 

The undoubted 'Star of the Show' was Lot 672 - an ancient bronze sculpture, modelled as Buddha sitting in the teaching position on a lotus flower, only 11cm high.
It was offered for sale with pre-sale estimates of £150 - £200 but absolutely smashed these following a total of 73 bids across a frenetic 1½ minutes. It sold to an International Far Eastern online bidder for a spectacular e £5,400 (incl. 20% B.P.)
The full sale catalogue can still be viewed here: www.batemans.com/haddenhamcatalogue

If you have an ancient bronze sculpture to sell, or have an entire lifetime collection and are looking for Batemans to hold a dedicated On-Site Sale, please contact us on 01780 766466 or valuations@batemans.com and have a look at our SELLING page.