Our next Sewing Sale is on 16 July ....

To find out more about summer and winter sales visit our Auctions Page

Highlights from our Winter 2013 Sewing Sale

Our Winter Sale took place on the 4 December this year and included Tunbridge Ware. We had consigned some wonderful items from the collection of the late Diane Pelham Burn and collectors bid from all over the world. Results are published on our Auction Page.


Visit our catalogue pages to learn more buying past catalogues. 

The Winnington Collection Flies

Bleasdales' First Single Owner Sale on 5 November is a Big Hit

The response to our first single owner sale was fantastic - the private collection from the homes of Anne, Lady Winnington and the late Sir Francis Winnington BART (d.2003) whose family seat was originally at Stanford Court in Worcestershire, attracted interest not just from the UK but also from overseas collectors. The collection included items from Stanford, the late Sir Francis's and Lady Winnington's home at Brockhill Court in Worcestershire and their London property. A superb 17th century portrait of Henry VIII made £12000 while a rare specimen cabinet made £7200, Lady Winnington's collection of 19th century dolls also sold particularly well.


You can find out more about the Winnington Collection and its history if you click on this link.


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


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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