The Winnington Sale

5 November 2013

New Single Owner Private Collection

We are delighted to announce our first single owner sale - the private collection of the Winnington family, whose family seat was originally at Stanford Court in Worcestershire. The collection includes items from Stanford, the late Sir Francis's and Lady Winnington's home at Brockhill Court in Worcestershire and their London property. The sale which takes place on the 5 November wil include 500 lots of furniture, porcelain, works of art and a broad collection of paintings including a superb portrait of Henry VIII.  Some wonderful sewing boxes and tools which have come to light as part of the collection will be auctioned in our December Sewing Sale.


You can find out more about the Winnington Collection by clicking on this link.

The Winter Sewing Sale

4 December 2013

To include Tunbridge Ware

Our Winter Sale will take place on the 4 December this year and Tunbridge Ware, Mauchline and related Souvenir will be included as part of the sale. We have consigned some wonderful items from the collection of the late Diana Pelham-Burn, who died last year and was described in her Telegraph obituary as 'the international authority on thimbles and other needlework tools'. The sale will also include some outstanding pieces from the Winnington family collection.


Visit our Auction page to learn more about the viewing times and catalogues

An Introduction to Bleasdales' Sewing Sales


Bleasdales Limited is the only auctioneer worldwide to specialise exclusively in the sale of antique sewing tools and accessories.


Robert Bleasdale, who founded the company in 2009, has more than 30 years of experience within the auction world and held his first specialist sewing sale in 1989. As an auctioneer he has achieved a number of world records including the sale of an Elizabethan thimble in 1990 which made £18,000.


At Bleasdales we use our extensive expertise to source sewing items from all over the world, many originating from pre-eminent private collections. Each of our sewing sales includes a broad spectrum of objects from antique thimbles to beautifully crafted sewing boxes and we always strive to source the best quality pieces.


Happily one of the great attractions of sewing tools and accessories is there are plenty of areas of collecting that are still very affordable for new buyers - do take the time to look at our Sewing Tools and Accessories Pages which will give you more information about different specialist collecting fields.


We plan to expand our sale programme in 2013 so we won't just be holding  a Winter Sewing Sale and Tunbridge, Mauchline and Souvenir Ware Sale so  remember to keep an eye on the site 


Antique Valuations

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In addition to our specialist sales we provide a comprehensive valuation service. We value not only sewing antiques and accessories but fine art and general antiques.

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Sewing Sale Results 2013


Antique Sewing Tools and Accessories

Buy or sell antique thimbles, etui cases, sewing boxes, clamps, needlecases, silver pincushions, work and sewing boxes with Bleasdales Sewing Sale Auctions. 

Tunbridge, Mauchline and Related Souvenir Ware Sale


Find some of the best examples of beautifully crafted Tunbridge, Mauchline, Tartanware and Souvenir Ware, dating from the 18th and 19th centuries in our regular sales.

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