Books & maps

The Fieldings books and maps department are happy to advise on a single work or an entire library or collection, from a rare 16th Century manuscript to a first edition Harry Potter. Collecting antiquarian books or selling a collection can be complex. Let our experienced valuers take the difficulty out of the process and guide you through selling, or advise you on starting a new collection. Read more

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We offer a free valuation service every Tuesday at our saleroom between 10am and 4pm as well as regular Valuation Events in other venues.

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Collecting children's books

We are all children at heart and at this time of year what better way to give in to the child inside than dust off those books that gave us...

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Auction Life magazine Autumn 2019

Twice a year we produce our company magazine 'Auction Life' which tells our clients and potential clients about the exciting lots we have sold and...

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Simply Weird & Wonderful

On Saturday 26th October, Fieldings are to offer the most wonderful collection of items that could only be described as eclectic!  The...

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Don't forget Will on the Antiques Roadshow...

Will filmed at the beautiful 18th Century National Trust property located near the village of Strangford, in County Down, Northern Ireland over...

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Collecting first editions – an investment...

by Will Farmer    Ernest Hemingway once said, "There is no friend as loyal as a book." And if you are one of the many investors who...

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Just in the Nick of time for Christmas

Nick Davies (Director and jewellery, silver and watch specialist) talks us through the upcoming Christmas auction, that will take place on...

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We are not just a pretty face !

Many of our specialist valuers and auctioneers you will recognise from your screens. Would you like us to come and see you? We are happy to come...

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Our next auction

The Christmas Sale - Silver & Jewellery: Saturday 7 December 2019

Lot 800

An 18ct hallmarked diamond solitaire, emerald cut claw set stone, weight approximately 4.60ct, colour…

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Lot 800

Lot 498

A gentleman's 18ct gold Rolex Submariner wrist watch with batons and date facility to a black dial,…

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Lot 498

Lot 807

A platinum diamond set bracelet with two old cut centre stones each approximately 1.25ct, within…

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Lot 807

Lot 494

An gentleman's 18ct Rolex Oyster perpetual cosmograph Daytona wrist watch, batons and three…

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Lot 494

Lot 100

A Georgian hallmarked silver wine cooler and conforming liner formed as The Warwick Vase detailed…

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Lot 100

Lot 499

A lady's 18ct gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust wrist watch with diamond set batons and date…

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Lot 499

Lot 497

A gentleman's stainless steel and gold Rolex submariner wrist watch 16613T, with batons and date…

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Lot 497

Lot 578

An 18ct diamond solitaire ring, emerald cut claw set stones, weight approximately 2.00ct, colour H/I,…

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Lot 578

Lot 589

A platinum diamond solitaire ring, old cut claw set stones weight 4.20ct, colour L/M, clarity I1, to…

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Lot 589

Lot 430

A stainless steel gentleman's Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner meters first Submariner wrist watch,…

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Lot 430

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Fieldings house book record - a first edition of J.R. Tolkien ‘The Hobbit’ sold for £10,000.

Bill's most memorable find - a small collection of late 19th century coloured maps of Manhattan during its development which sold for £4,000.

Bill's dream find - a full set of 19th Century John Gould’s ‘Birds of Paradise’ illustrated volumes.

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