Our next timed online sale will be in 2024...


Every lot in our regular sales are published online with full catalogue details at 
One-to-one personal viewing can be arranged directly with
Robert Bleasdale
(contact details below)
Sale Enquiries
+44 (0)7983 304880         



Printed Catalogue


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£15 (incl. Worldwide P&P)


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Payment for current and archive catalogue is by cheque only and should be made payable to Bleasdales Ltd.


Please click through to our catalogue page for further information on ordering.


Alternatively you can view all our lots online at the_saleroom.com or view the PDF of the printed catalogue by clicking on the link below:


Our Sales

Sales take place via the online service the-saleroom.com as a timed
online sale normally starting at 10am (GMT).
Click on this link if you want to learn more about the differences between timed sales and live sales.
Click on this link for tips on bidding at a timed auction.

Buyers Premium and Commission Charges
The-saleroom.com charges an additional 4.95% commission direct to buyers for using their auction service.  We are pleased to tell you that we have made the decision to absorb this additional cost ourselves and buyers will only pay our usual buyers’ premium of 20%.
If you want to familiarise yourself with timed online sales then please visit the-saleroom.com and look at their frequently asked questions page and perhaps view an online sale already in progress

How do I collect any lots I have bought?
We offer an at cost worldwide postal delivery service.  There will also be opportunities to collect your purchases from us directly but this will need to be organised by prior appointment observing UK Government regulations/recommendations at the time.


To arrange an appointment for collection of lots please contact Bleasdales Ltd directly: 
+44 (0)7983 304880

We hope you will enjoy our sales from the safety of your own home and please do get in touch if you have any questions.



Summer Sewing Sale 2021

Summer Sewing Sale Results 16 June 2021
Summer Sewing Sale Results 2021.pdf
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PDF of Bleasdales Online Summer Sewing Sale 16 June 2021
Bleasdales Sewing Sale Summer 2021 Catal[...]
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Winter Sewing Sale 2020

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Winter 2020 Sewing Sale Results.pdf
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Summer Sewing Sale 2020

Bleasdales' Summer Sewing Sale 2020 full sale results
Summer Sewing Sale 2020 Results.pdf
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Bleasdales' Summer Sewing Sale Catalogue PDF
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Winter Sewing Sale  2019 Results

Top Ten Bleasdales Winter Sewing Sale 20[...]
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Bleasdales Winter Sewing Sale 2019 Full Results
Bleasdales Winter Sewing Sale 2019 - Res[...]
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Summer Sewing Sale 2018 Results

Full Summer Sewing Sale Results
Bleasdales July 25 2018 Sale Results [...]
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Top Ten Results - Winter Sewing Sale 2017
Top Ten Bleasdales Ltd - Winter Sewing S[...]
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Bleasdales Summer Sewing Sale 2017- Top Ten

Top Ten Bleasdales Summer Sewing Sale 19 July 2017
Bleasdales Summer Sewing Sale 2017 Top T[...]
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Winter Sewing Sale 2016

Winter Sewing Sale 2016

Wednesday 30 November 10am


A collection of 43 thimbles depicting the American presidents in coloured emamels and designed by the late Peter Swingler made £4000 hammer on the day. A portrait of Obama had been the last commission in this series and now with the arrival of Donald Trump, as president elect, it remains to be seen whether the new owner will a commission a new addition by a different maker.


Enamel was certainly the flavour of the day with two pretty Staffordshire pieces a thimble holder and needlcase (bodkin), emamelled with flowers and decorative designs making just under £1000 each.


It will come as no surprise to those who have been following the sewing sales in recent years that a Tunbridge Ware Sewing Companion in the form of a Brighton Pavillion turret made £1800 hammer, while a Tunbridge Ware nutmeg grater designed as a very pretty but humble cottage made not so humble £800. 


Viewing took place on

Monday 28 November  10am - 5pm
Tuesday 29 November 10am - 5pm

Wednesday 30 November restricted viewing from 9am 





Staying in Warwick

Warwick is a historic town in the heart of England. The picturesque town is a very popular tourist destination because of the beautifully preserved ancient castle of Warwick which dates back to the 11th century. There are a number of hotels and pubs as well as privately owned houses which provide Bed and Breakfast. For futher information please contact:


Warwick Tourist Board
+44(0)1926 492212


The Lord Leycester Hospital Warwick

Our Winter Sewing Sale 2015, incorporating Tunbridge Ware, took place on 2 December at the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick. Appropriately it was a Tunbridge Ware piece which produced one of the top prices of the day - a beautifully detailed sewing table dating from the 1840s with geometric design sold for £3,500 hammer. Palais Royal perfomed extremely well again as did a collection of very desirable visiting cards, in a variety of materials, which belonged to collector Dr Ian McFeeters.


Our next sale will take place at the Great Hall, Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, England in the Summer of 2016    

Bleasdales Winter Sewing Sale Catalogue 2015
Bleasdales Winter Sale 2015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.9 MB]

The Summer Sewing Sale including Mauchline Ware and the collection of the late Phyllis Savage 
Wednesday 22 July 2015


Bleasdales Summer Sewing sale included the collection of the late Phyllis Savage, one of the earliest members of the Dorset thimble society - a passionate and popular collector who went on to collect not just unusual thimbles but a wide vaiety of interesting sewing tools and boxes. 


Her stunning collection of enamelled Norwegian thimbles proved to be particularly desirable amongst collectors.

Bleasdales Summer Sewing Sale 2015
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Click on the PDF below to print Winter Sewing Sale Results

Winter Sewing Sales 2014 Results.pdf
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Summer 2014 Catalogue
A pdf of our Summer 2014 Catalogue
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Summer 2014 Results
Sale Results Summer Sewing Sale 2014.pdf
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Sewing Sale Results 2013

Sale held on Wednesday 24 July 2013


We had some great results for our first Summer Sewing sale held on the 24 July. As most collectors would expect antique sewing boxes made some of the best prices - a beautifully detailed regency penwork box made £2000 hammer while a Victorian papier mache work table made £1500. We had two small sections devoted to treen and antique textiles and both proved popular with one group of world textiles selling for over £3000.


Click on the PDF below to download or view our Summer Sewing Sale Results.

Summer Sale Results 2013
Sewing Sale Results Summer 2013.pdf
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Winter 2014 Catalogue
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Sale Results 2012

Tunbridge, Mauchline and Related Souvenir Ware 4 December 2012
Tunbridge Mauchline Results 2012.pdf
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The Sewing Sale 5 December
Sewing Sale Results 2012.pdf
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A Mauchline Ware Sewing Etui

Click on the catalogue below to our view our November 2023 Sewing Sale

Robert Bleasdale explores the origins and hidden secrets of this rare box that was sold in our November 2022  sale for £6520 - click on the box to learn more...

Click on the catalogue below to view the Summer Sewing Sale 15 June 2022

Click on the catalogue below to view the Winter Sewing Sale 2021

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Bleasdales' Winter Sale featured in 'Country Life'

Country Life - Feb 2016

'Country Life' journalist, Huon Mallalieu, captivated by Sewing curios - Read more...

Mauchline Ware

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