New Records for Bowie, Rolls-Royce and Hockney
11 September, 2018
New Records for Bowie, Rolls-Royce and Hockney<
New Record Auctions  David Bowie, Rolls-Royce and David Hockney have become the talk of the auction world with news of records being set in their auctions.  Here, we take a look... Read Full Article >
5 Famous Paintings By Van Gogh
08 September, 2018
5 Famous Paintings By Van Gogh<
Van Gogh - The Icon, The Failure? Vincent Van Gogh was a Duct Post-Impressionist painter who's widely regarded as having a massive influence on Western Art.  Despite living a... Read Full Article >
Artwork Created by AI is Heading into an Auction
05 September, 2018
Artwork Created by AI is Heading into an Auction<
Artwork Created by AI in Auction A portrait of Edmond Belamy is heading into an auction. If you don't know who he is then that's fine because he was created using Artifical... Read Full Article >
The Story of Pablo Picasso
04 September, 2018
The Story of Pablo Picasso<
Famous Artists - Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter born in Malaga, Spain in 1881. He's credited as being one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. A man of... Read Full Article >
Strangest Items in Auction Part 2 - The Seven Year Itch Dress (2011)
26 August, 2018
Strangest Items in Auction Part 2 - The Seven Year Itch Dress (2011)<
Part 2 - Marilyn Monroe's Dress from Seven Year Itch  The next auction to enter our list features some of the most revered items and memorabilia in cinematic history. Debbie Reynolds... Read Full Article >
What's the world's most expensive chocolate?
17 August, 2018
What's the world's most expensive chocolate?<
To'ak Chocolate - The Most Luxurious Chocolate in the world Featuring two ingredients, cacao and sugar, it's imperative the quality is absolute.  Luxurious doesn't come close.... Read Full Article >
Macallan 1926 - The World's Most Expensive Whisky
16 August, 2018
Macallan 1926 - The World's Most Expensive Whisky<
Macallan 1926 - The Holy Grail of Whisky  Considered the pinnacle of whisky, a famous auction is on the horizon because a rare Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 whisky is heading into auction -... Read Full Article >
225 Years of the Louvre Museum
09 August, 2018
225 Years of the Louvre Museum<
The History of The Louvre Museum The Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre) is celebrating its 225th anniversary this year. A world landmark, 6 million people visit it each year and it's home... Read Full Article >
George Harrison's Guitar is up for Auction
08 August, 2018
George Harrison's Guitar is up for Auction<
George Harrison Guitar Heads to Auction Beatles Fans! What a piece of memorabilia this is! George Harrison, one of the legendary members of The Beatles is circling the news. The guitar he used... Read Full Article >
Han Solo's Jacket Heads Into Auction
04 August, 2018
Han Solo's Jacket Heads Into Auction<
Where's The Rest of The Outfit? Again? We wrote an article exploring the sale of Han Solo's blaster for $550,000. You can read it here.  Coming to an auction is a 600-lot behemoth... Read Full Article >
World's Most Expensive Superyachts - The Eclipse
28 July, 2018
World's Most Expensive Superyachts - The Eclipse<
The Eclipse - World's Most Expensive Yachts  Welcome to our new series which looks of the most luxurious yachts in the world.  In this article, we are exploring the aptly named... Read Full Article >
Most Expensive Artworks Ever Sold - William George & Co.
26 July, 2018
Most Expensive Artworks Ever Sold - William George & Co.<
Why do People Pay so Much for Art? When hear or read that a painting has sold for an amount you cannot comprehend, how many times have you asked yourself, what are they buying? The art market... Read Full Article >
How much is the Mona Lisa worth?
23 July, 2018
How much is the Mona Lisa worth?<
How much is The Mona Lisa Worth? The Mona Lisa (La Joconde in French) is arguably the most famous painting in the world. It receives 6 million annual visits from its climate-controlled room in The... Read Full Article >
Most Expensive Football Memorabilia Sold - UK
18 July, 2018
Most Expensive Football Memorabilia Sold - UK <
Most Expensive Football Memorabilia - UK Edition Sporting memorabilia brings us a little closer to some of the greatest moments ever seen. Examples of iconic moments in sport could be Jonny... Read Full Article >
Over 6,000 Bottles of Whiskey is Heading into Auction
15 July, 2018
Over 6,000 Bottles of Whiskey is Heading into Auction<
Why Do We Collect Things? Collecting can be a crusade, adventure and an ultimate challenge for people.  We have all collected something in our lives, I collected the original... Read Full Article >
Winnie the pooh map sells for $430,000
13 July, 2018
Winnie the pooh map sells for $430,000<
100 Acre Wood Triples Estimate at Auction As far as auctions go for illustrations, this one is quite amazing.  Winnie-The-Pooh, everyone's favourite bear, has become the... Read Full Article >
Restorations Gone Wrong - Top 5
12 July, 2018
Restorations Gone Wrong - Top 5<
Restorations Gone Wrong - 2018 Restorations are one of the biggest challenges a museum can face. Not only because of the potential cost and time away from viewing but the complexities of working... Read Full Article >
Top 5 Tips For Buying Art - 2018
02 July, 2018
Top 5 Tips For Buying Art - 2018<
Top 5 Tips For Buying Art   Buying art for a home can be a tricky process. If you're buying for a young person, how do you choose an artwork which ages well? If you're buying for... Read Full Article >
Han Solo Blaster sells for $550,000
29 June, 2018
Han Solo Blaster sells for $550,000<
Han Solo blaster Sells For $550,000 Han Solo - everyone's favourite space cowboy has become the talk of a recent auction when the blaster he used to fight the empire in Return of the Jedi... Read Full Article >
First Blockchain Art Auction
28 June, 2018
First Blockchain Art Auction<
Blockchain Art Auction For the first time ever, blockchain has been used in an art auction. Dadiani Fine Art, who managed the auction, became the first gallery to accept... Read Full Article >
Vase brought in Shoebox Sales for £12.5m
08 June, 2018
Vase brought in Shoebox Sales for £12.5m<
Chinese Vase Goes Over 20 Times its Estimate It's happened again but this time, not 150 times over. Chinese Porcelain is becoming a huge market. In our previous article... Read Full Article >
The $150m Nude Painting
07 June, 2018
The $150m Nude Painting<
Record $150m Pre-Sale Estimate for a Painting A new record has been set as a nude painting by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani received a $150m pre-sale estimate before it hit the... Read Full Article >
First Van Gogh Sells in France After 20 Years
05 June, 2018
First Van Gogh Sells in France After 20 Years<
Van Gogh Sold in France After 20 Years A painting by Van Gogh, the first to be sold in France for over 20 years, has sold in auction. How's your French? via... Read Full Article >
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Has Struck William George!
05 June, 2018
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Has Struck William George!<
The 2018 World Cup at William George & Co. The World Cup is soon upon us! in 9 days, there will be 32 countries who are aiming for the most prestigious prize in world... Read Full Article >
The Future of Bonhams
29 May, 2018
The Future of Bonhams<
Bonhams up For Sale? Again? There has been some news making ground in the auction world and it's not the million-pound whisky that was recently sold at auction becoming the most... Read Full Article >
The Brand New Bidding Platform from William George
26 May, 2018
The Brand New Bidding Platform from William George<
WG & Co Launch New Bidding Platform William George & Co, the UK's leading online auction house released their new bidding platform on 18th May 2018. The aim of this new launch was to... Read Full Article >
Solo - A William George Auction
18 May, 2018
Solo - A William George Auction<
Solo - A Star Wars Art Auction With William George We felt it was better describing the auction in no other way than that famous text itself. Check out the video below! In a galaxy far far... Read Full Article >
Massive $800m Art Auction of Rockefeller Art
16 May, 2018
Massive $800m Art Auction of Rockefeller Art<
Rockefeller Estate Auction Reaches $832.5m One of the most well-known families in the world, the Rockefellers, are celebrating an auction record after their auction (The Collection of... Read Full Article >
The 500th LaFerrari has sold in auction to benefit Central Italy earthquake victims
05 April, 2018
The 500th LaFerrari has sold in auction to benefit Central Italy earthquake victims <
Ferrari Create Special Edition LaFerrari A LaFerrari has sold at RM Sotheby’s last weekend for a massive £5.5 million ($7m) and set a new record for the most paid for a... Read Full Article >
5 Most Expensive Artworks sold at auction in 2017
26 March, 2018
5 Most Expensive Artworks sold at auction in 2017<
The Most Expensive Artworks sold at auction in 2017 With the auction market rebounding in 2017 - buoyed by record sales across Cars, Art, Jewellery and more, we take a look at the 5 most... Read Full Article >
William George & Co. Art Series: Gouache Paintings
21 March, 2018
William George & Co. Art Series: Gouache Paintings<
Exploring Art: Gouache Paintings Welcome to another addition to our Art series which is going to look at one of the oldest painting mediums, gouache. So far we have explored some of the... Read Full Article >
William George & Co. Art Series: Acrylic Paintings
19 March, 2018
William George & Co. Art Series: Acrylic Paintings<
Exploring Art: Acrylic Paintings Read time 4-5 mins William George & Co. invite you to part 4 of our art series. So far we have looked at the impactful world of oil painting, the... Read Full Article >
William George & Co. Art Series: Pastel Art
15 March, 2018
William George & Co. Art Series: Pastel Art<
Exploring Art: Pastel Art Read time 7-8 mins William George & Co invite you to delve into the brilliant nature of pastille art. So far, we have looked at the bright and rich nature of... Read Full Article >
William George & Co. Art Series: Watercolour Paintings
12 March, 2018
William George & Co. Art Series: Watercolour Paintings<
Exploring Art: Watercolour Paintings Read time 3-4 mins After delving into the rich world of oil paintings, William George & Co invite you to explore the unknowable world of watercolour... Read Full Article >
William George & Co. Art Series: Oil Paintings
09 March, 2018
William George & Co. Art Series: Oil Paintings<
Exploring Art: Oil Paintings Reading time 5-6 mins William George & Co. invite you to explore the beautiful and vivid world of Art with us. We will be taking a look at the story behind... Read Full Article >
The Elephant in the room
27 February, 2018
The Elephant in the room<
The elephant in the room. It’s time to tame the beast that is humanity's greed... Peterborough, England: William George & Co are a forward-thinking, proactive auction house... Read Full Article >
Strangest Items in Auction Part 5 - Iceland (2008)
08 February, 2018
Strangest Items in Auction Part 5 - Iceland (2008)<
Strangest Items in Auction Part 5 - We made it! Read time 6-7 mins We have reached the end of our countdown and saved the best until last. However, choosing our favourite was not an easy task.... Read Full Article >
Strangest Items in Auction Part 4 - The Million Pound Coin (2010)
01 February, 2018
Strangest Items in Auction Part 4 - The Million Pound Coin (2010)<
Part 4 - The Million Pound Coin - 2010 Read time 6-7 mins Creating a flagship product Imagine you’re planning your next line of products and you want to offer something truly unique... Read Full Article >
Strangest Items in Auction Part 3 - Da Vinci Manuscript (1994)
25 January, 2018
Strangest Items in Auction Part 3 - Da Vinci Manuscript (1994)<
Part 3 - Da Vinci’s Manuscript - 1994 Read time 4-5 mins The next auction to enter our series is a manuscript from the legendary Leonardo da Vinci. Man of Many Talents Not many... Read Full Article >
Strangest Items in Auction Part 1 - Roman Empire (193AD)
11 January, 2018
Strangest Items in Auction Part 1 - Roman Empire (193AD)<
Part 1 - The Roman Empire – 193AD Read time 4-5 mins The Roman Empire The Biggest of Them All? There are still discussions about the true size of the Roman Empire. One thing that is... Read Full Article >
Strangest Items in Auction. 5-Part William George & Co Series
04 January, 2018
Strangest Items in Auction. 5-Part William George & Co Series<
New Auction Series Read time 3-4 mins William George & Co would like to start 2018 with a new series which looks at the strangest items to have ever been auctioned. The Making of the... Read Full Article >
The Last Leonardo Da Vinci, or is it?
16 November, 2017
The Last Leonardo Da Vinci, or is it?<
Salvator Mundi - A World Record Breaker Read time 4-5 mins A world record was broken yesterday, no it wasn’t the most crackers eaten in a minute or the worlds highest dive, it was... Read Full Article >
500,000 Reasons to Ban the Sale of Ivory
08 November, 2017
500,000 Reasons to Ban the Sale of Ivory<
24 Hours a day, 7 Days a week. The internet has changed the way we trade and is only growing bigger. This is a fantastic opportunity for business to flourish and consumers to expand the range of... Read Full Article >
2517 Years of Wonderful and Sometimes Weird Auction History
04 November, 2017
2517 Years of Wonderful and Sometimes Weird Auction History<
Auction noun 1. a public sale in which goods or property are sold to the highest bidder.   Was it During the Roman Empire?  So now we know what it means but where did it all... Read Full Article >
Artist Spotlight The Lone Potato
13 October, 2017
Artist Spotlight The Lone Potato<
Today's featured artist is The Lone Potato. Here's what she has to say about her art. "My art delves into our deepest desires & aims to portray passion in its purest form. This... Read Full Article >
Artist Spotlight Callum Kirkland Street Artist
12 October, 2017
Artist Spotlight Callum Kirkland Street Artist<
Feature artist with Willam George & Co Auctioneers PHLOE is a contemporary urban illustrator. Taking influences from street graffiti, politics, pop culture and the ever-changing social climate... Read Full Article >
We are proud to announce we are now NAA members
19 April, 2017
We are proud to announce we are now NAA members<
William George & Co. joins the National Auctioneers Association. We have joined the National Auctioneers Association, a testament to our continued commitment to professionalism and providing a... Read Full Article >
Hidden piano treasure could be worth life-changing money
22 March, 2017
Hidden piano treasure could be worth life-changing money<
A thorough search of any average home and you’re sure to find a host of coins hidden under sofa cushions, behind furniture or tucked away for “safekeeping” and forgotten... Read Full Article >
Christie’s to close South Kensington saleroom and scale down in The Netherlands
16 March, 2017
Christie’s to close South Kensington saleroom and scale down in The Netherlands<
Auction house Christie’s has announced that it will be closing its South Kensington saleroom and although the news of the impending closure does not have come as a great surprise,... Read Full Article >
Auctionata files for insolvency
03 February, 2017
Auctionata files for insolvency<
The online auctioneer, Auctionata Paddle8, which merged last May, has filed for insolvency to restructure the business. The Berlin-based parent group announced on 19 January that it is holding... Read Full Article >
The £200m mansion that includes over 100 pieces of artwork
26 January, 2017
The £200m mansion that includes over 100 pieces of artwork<
A look Inside the £200m House A newly built Bel Air mansion has become the most expensive house ever listed in the US when a press release announced it would set you back an eye-watering... Read Full Article >
Chinese vase goes 150 times over estimate in shock auction sale
26 January, 2017
Chinese vase goes 150 times over estimate in shock auction sale<
Hot Property - Chinese Antiques  Chinese vases seem to be hot property at the minute with another one making headlines after selling for £252,000 at auction. The rare altar... Read Full Article >
Founding father’s letters sell for a massive £2.1 million
20 January, 2017
Founding father’s letters sell for a massive £2.1 million<
Letters from Our Fathers Earlier this week we looked at some letters from Princess Diana which made headlines after selling at auction for five times their estimates but now a series of... Read Full Article >
Handwritten Princess Diana letters sell for FIVE times estimates at auction
17 January, 2017
Handwritten Princess Diana letters sell for FIVE times estimates at auction<
Six handwritten letters, which were sent by Princess Diana to a Buckingham Palace steward have sold for £15,100 at auction, far exceeding the £2,300-£3,600 estimate. The letters... Read Full Article >
John Lennon’s forged Beatles autographs sell at auction
12 January, 2017
John Lennon’s forged Beatles autographs sell at auction<
John Lennon was notorious for being the joker in The Beatles and now a newspaper that he forged the rest of the fab four’s signatures on has sold for £2,000 after pre-auction estimates... Read Full Article >
Dog walkers unearth 15th century gold coin
12 January, 2017
Dog walkers unearth 15th century gold coin<
The rare, Ferdinand I of Aragon gold coin was found back in 1996 by a couple walking their dog along Loe Bar beach in south west Cornwall. Relatives of the finders are now consigning the ducat... Read Full Article >
The guitar Jimi Hendrix owned for the longest sells for over £200k
16 December, 2016
The guitar Jimi Hendrix owned for the longest sells for over £200k<
Jimi Hendrix’s 1951 Epiphone FT79 acoustic sold at auction in London earlier this week for a massive £209,000, doubling estimates in an auction that featured a host of other memorabilia... Read Full Article >
18th century Chinese seal breaks world record
15 December, 2016
18th century Chinese seal breaks world record<
Chinese Imperial Seal Sells for €21m An 18th-century Chinese imperial seal sold for a staggering €21 million at a Paris auction this week. The seal garnered such interest that the lot... Read Full Article >
Rare Enigma machine sells for £367,000
09 December, 2016
Rare Enigma machine sells for £367,000<
WW2 Enigma Machine Sells for Over £350k An extremely rare and fully operational World War II Enigma machine has just fetched a world record £367,000 at auction. Beating the previous... Read Full Article >
Artist Spotlight: Scott Hendrie
08 December, 2016
Artist Spotlight: Scott Hendrie<
This week, we are delighted to introduce our featured artist, Scott Hendrie. Born in Scotland in 1973, Scott is a much travelled and a careful observer of people, animals, cultures and the... Read Full Article >
The oldest surviving Nikon has just became the most expensive
02 December, 2016
The oldest surviving Nikon has just became the most expensive<
The camera was only the third Nikon ever produced and is believed to be the oldest surviving camera from the now famous company, it sold at auction in Austria for a... Read Full Article >
The most famous gun in French history has just sold for £370,000
01 December, 2016
The most famous gun in French history has just sold for £370,000<
The Most Famous Gun in French History Makes a Killing The revolver that wounded French poet Arthur Rimbaud has been sold for £370,000 at an auction in Paris. Rimbaud was shot by his lover... Read Full Article >
Rare handwritten Anne Frank poem sells for £119,000
25 November, 2016
Rare handwritten Anne Frank poem sells for £119,000<
Anne Frank Poem Quadrupels Estimate The rare example of Anne Frank’s handwriting was sold at an auction in The Netherlands for four times its estimate. The auction house’s co-director,... Read Full Article >
Worlds most expensive Pokemon card sells for over £40,000
24 November, 2016
Worlds most expensive Pokemon card sells for over £40,000<
The Most Expensive Pokemon in the Card Pokemon has once again become a worldwide success following the release of it’s Pokemon Go app which attracted more than 20 million active users and... Read Full Article >
Demand for dodo skeletons far from extinct
23 November, 2016
Demand for dodo skeletons far from extinct<
Way back at the start September, we wrote about a very rare dodo skeleton that was to be placed into auction and yesterday the auction finally took place. It was the first near... Read Full Article >
Tiny jar gathering dust makes a million
18 November, 2016
Tiny jar gathering dust makes a million<
A tiny porcelain jar bought in 1946 for just £9 10 shillings has just been sold at auction for an astonishing £1 million with fees. The rare Chinese imperial doucai jar was expected to... Read Full Article >
Legendary pilot Eric Brown’s medal collection to go to auction
11 November, 2016
Legendary pilot Eric Brown’s medal collection to go to auction<
There are not many more interesting lives than Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown’s, the most decorated pilot in Royal Navy history and dubbed the greatest pilot of all time, he... Read Full Article >
Oh! You Pretty Things. Bowie art collection triples estimates
11 November, 2016
Oh! You Pretty Things. Bowie art collection triples estimates<
He famously said that “Art was, seriously, the only thing I’d ever wanted to own” in an interview with the New York Times in 1998 and it seems that the allure of the David... Read Full Article >
Ivory debate rages on despite new legislation
01 November, 2016
Ivory debate rages on despite new legislation<
Following on from our article a few weeks ago, about ivory and the new UK law prohibiting the sale on ivory objects made after March 1947, a shocking new Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall documentary... Read Full Article >
Robin Williams’ extraordinary bicycle collection triples estimates
28 October, 2016
Robin Williams’ extraordinary bicycle collection triples estimates<
Last we wrote about Robin Williams’ massive bike collection going into auction to raise money for two of his favourite charities and now that the auction has ended details have... Read Full Article >
Britain’s rarest coin found in a child’s pirate treasure chest
26 October, 2016
Britain’s rarest coin found in a child’s pirate treasure chest<
The rarest British coin ever made has been found by a labourer from Hertfordshire and the 300 year old Queen Anne Vigo five guinea coin could be worth up to £250,000. The coin was made by... Read Full Article >
Eagle eyed car booter bags a bargain
19 October, 2016
Eagle eyed car booter bags a bargain<
When an unsuspecting bargain hunter stumbled across an interesting old vase at a car boot sale, little did they know what they had just bought for a mere £10. The buyer was alerted to the... Read Full Article >
Robin William’s sprawling bike collection set to continue his legacy
18 October, 2016
Robin William’s sprawling bike collection set to continue his legacy<
Robin Williams’ legacy will live on forever through an acting career which includes over 100 credits but now, 2 years after his death, his prized bicycle collection is set to go to auction and... Read Full Article >
£8.5 million fake in the art scandal of the century
08 October, 2016
£8.5 million fake in the art scandal of the century<
£8.5m Art Scandal A painting sold by Sotheby’s in 2011 has recently been discovered to be a fake, the work which was believed to have been by Dutch artist Frans Hals was subject to... Read Full Article >
Huge teapot collection smashes estimates
05 October, 2016
Huge teapot collection smashes estimates<
Huge teapot collection breaks estimates The biggest collection of teapots in Britain recently went up for auction and drew worldwide attention from as far afield as Canada, Japan, and Taiwan,... Read Full Article >