Sheffield Auction Gallery (Auctioneer and Valuer)



2015-06-26 10:48:28

Sheffield Auction Gallery (formerly ELR Auctions) is a South Yorkshire auctioneers and valuers specializing in a variety of antiques, fine art and collectibles.

The company rebranded itself as the Sheffield Auction gallery in January 2011, after moving into their new high-tech saleroom.

Along with conducting auctions, the company also offers a range of valuation services and advice from its team of experts.

Regular auctions

The company conducts two different types of regular auction. These are:

Quarterly Antique and Fine Art Auctions

These auctions traditionally take place in March, June, September and December. They take place in the building’s ground floor saleroom and will usually hold between 400 and 600 lots of single items and small collections to large country estates, consigned for auction from both private individuals to Solicitors and Executors of Estates from within the Derbyshire and South Yorkshire region.

These are specialist catalogued auctions comprising glass, european ceramics, oriental ceramics & items, silver plate & white metal, silver, jewellery, watches, maps, engravings, etchings, lithographs, limited edition and signed prints, watercolours, oils, textiles, works of art & collectables, statuary, light fittings, toys & dolls, mirrors, scientific instruments & barometers, clocks including Longcase, and fine, period furniture.

Fortnightly Antiques and Collectibles Auctions

These auctions, which take place in the ground floor saleroom each fortnight on a Fridays from 11am feature approximately 500 to 600 lots and include everything from single items consignments, small collections and estate clearance.
Items include glass, european and oriental ceramics, pottery and porcelain, tea and dinner services, silver and silver plate items, jewellery and watches, paintings and prints, mirrors, collectors items, books, magazines and ephemera.

Specialist auctions

There are also several specialist auctions held every year, in the following categories:

Antiquarian & Modern Books

These auctions take place approximately three times a year and comprise in the region of 300 to 400 lots. They include everything from single book consignments, to small collections and comprehensive library collections.

Since these regular sales began early in 2006 they have become increasingly popular and include many local interest antiquarian books, modern first editions, children's books and annuals, illustrated books, plus many boxed lots. Also covered in these sales are comic books, annuals, autographs, photographs, magazines, film & theatre programmes, playbills & film and theatre posters.

Medals & Militaria

These auctions take place twice a year, in February and August. They have grown steadily in popularity and now hold approximately 100 to 200 lots.

Sales include gallantry medals and awards, knives, swords, powder flasks, binoculars, books, badges, photographs, bayonets, rifles, uniforms, pistols and other arms and weaponry plus other associated collectable items.

Toys and Games

These auctions take place approximately three times a year.

Items included in these very popular sales include train sets, board games and toys from manufacturers such as Corgi, Lima, Tri-ang, Airfix, Meccano, Dinky, Simon & Halbig, Pelham Puppets, Schuco, Hornby, Dublo, Wrenn and Bing. They also feature teddy bears and dolls.

Football Programs & Sporting Memorabilia

These sports memorabilia auctions take place twice a year, in March and September. They contain anywhere from 500 to 800 lots and include everything from single items consignments and small collections to a lifetimes worth of collecting. They cover all sports such as football, rugby, cricket, fishing, snooker, golf, tennis, speedway, motor racing and boxing.

The Football items include many local, national and International clubs from single programmes and bound volumes of league and non-league clubs etc from all levels of the game. Pre-war memorabilia is of particular interest, including early Wisdens and old sporting photographs.

Paintings & Prints

These auctions are usually held with the Quarterly Antiques Auctions however there will occasionally be additional auctions take place as consignments from galleries and museums are also accepted along with private vendors from within the Derbyshire and South Yorkshire region.

These are specialist catalogued auctions comprising watercolours, oils, prints including signed limited editions, maps, engravings, etchings, lithographs, aquatints, pencils, pastels, modern art and abstract works.

Postcards, Coins, Stamps, Cigarette Cards & Banknotes

These auctions take place twice a year, in February and August.

Jewellery & Silver

In addition, the company plan to conduct specialist auctions in both these areas during 2011.

Auction Catalogues



Notable sales


  • An exceptional mid XIX century ebony table cabinet by Friedrich Ludwig Hausburg of Liverpool, sold for a record price of $60,000


  • An oil on canvas by John William Inchbold, sold for £30,000


  • A first edition copy of Ian Fleming’s ‘Casino Royale’, sold for £12,000


  • A rare Steiff Teddy Bear sold for £5,500
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