New auction is an instant hit

17 January 2018

The first auction of the new year at Halls Fine Art has proved to be an instant ‘hit’ with buyers. For two days prior to the auction, the saleroom was very busy with viewers and on the day of the auction the number of online bidders registering for the auction was over double the usual… Read more »

Painting by pioneer Dame Laura Knight to be sold in March

14 December 2017

Halls Fine Art havesecured for sale, a work by Dame Laura Knight, the first woman elected to full membership of theRoyal Academy. The mixed media picture of hop pickers, which is valued at around £3,000, will be sold in our silver and jewellery auction on March 21.   Consigned by a South Shropshire collector,… Read more »

Nursery due to open at former primary school site in Maesbury

08 December 2017

A former Shropshire primary school is being transformed into a nursery for more than 100 youngsters. Unicorn Day Nursery will create up to 30 jobs when it opens at the old Maesbury Primary School near Oswestry. The building is currently undergoing a £100,000 refurbishment and an opening date has been earmarked for January or February…. Read more »

Oswestry gym turns into computer company headquarters

30 November 2017

An iconic vacant church building in Oswestry is in the process of becoming the headquarters of a thriving IT software and consulting company – which could soon be expanding. The building in Market Gate has been run as a gym previously and is now being refurbished as the headquarters of Bluestonex. The company, which helps… Read more »

Enthusiastic trade for calves and weanlings at Bishops Castle

28 November 2017

We can report a good entry of 350 genuine suckled calves and weanlings sold to a crowd of enthusiastic purchasers at Bishops Castle Auction on Thursday, November 23.   Overall, steers averaged 238p per kilo and £815 per head with highs of 313p per kilo for a 235-kilo Limousin from Messrs Bowen and Bowen, Penthryn,… Read more »

Second part of important Caughley porcelain collection sells for £17,000

27 November 2017

The second part of the Caughley Society president’s important collection of porcelain sold for more than £17,000 in Shropshire on Wednesday last week. Pictured above is avery rare Caughley dessert tureen, cover and stand painted with the Flowery Cartouche pattern, circa 1785-92 which sold for £700. The collection, assembled by the Rev Maurice Wright and… Read more »

Football signed by Rio Ferdinand to be auctioned for cancer charity


  Former Manchester United and England captain Rio Ferdinand has joined forces with his boxing trainer, Richie Woodhall, in a... Read more ›

Chinese vase sells for £50,000 at Shrewsbury auction


  An impressive series of Asian art auctions held by Shropshire fine art auctioneers Halls continued when a rare Chinese... Read more ›

Specialists heading to Pershore!


  Ever wondered what a piece of jewellery, family silver or Asian art is worth or if a dusty painting... Read more ›

Rare manuscript detailing Battle of Waterloo prizemoney sells for £3,700


A rare manuscript detailing the prizemoney granted for the Battle of Waterloo and capture of Paris in the 1815 sold... Read more ›

Pembrokeshire coins and medals collection sells for £14,500


A collection of coins and medals assembled by a late Pembrokeshire collector sold for £14,500 when it went up for... Read more ›

Richard’s portrait miniature collection sells for £31,000 at Halls


A single-owner collection of fine portrait miniatures that belonged to Richard Allen, the late fine art director at Halls in... Read more ›

Rare manuscript detailing Battle of Waterloo prize money to be auctioned


  A rare manuscript detailing the prizemoney granted for the Battle of Waterloo and capture of Paris in the 1815... Read more ›