Arthur Pickles, Mayor of Halifax

Lot #261: Framed Halifax mayor picture/photograph - Arthur Pickles OBE JP

Lot #261: Framed Halifax mayor picture/photograph – Arthur Pickles OBE JP

In this week’s sale, we have this very striking portrait of Arthur Pickles OBE JP. He was an architect and property developer by trade, Liberal Party politician and, in 1951, became Mayor of Halifax.

He was a member of a nationally famous, local family. He was the elder brother of actor and broadcaster, Wilfred Pickles. His son was, James Pickles, circuit judge, barrister and newspaper columnist. His daughter, Christina Pickles played Ross’ mother in the long-running sitcom, Friends. His granddaughter, Carolyn Pickles, is also an actress who has appeared in The Bill, Emmerdale, Broadchurch and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1.

Antiques, Collectables, Jewellery and Furniture sale

Lot #93: Antique shop display set of 5 Hignett's Cavalier cigarette display packets

Lot #93: Antique shop display set of 5 Hignett’s Cavalier cigarette display packets

This Friday’s sale will be an Antiques, Collectables, Jewellery and Furniture sale with over 300 lots of fine art, pottery, furniture, glass, decorative objects and much more.

We’ve selected a small sample of the various items to feature below. You can click on each image to super-size.

Lot #3: Clipper ship lamp no. 1255 – Dumbarton, Scotland – dated 1869 Lot #3: Clipper ship lamp no. 1255 - Dumbarton, Scotland - dated 1869

Lot #1: White vintage Singer 221K sewing machine in case Lot #22: Bronze carp vase (as found)

Lot #35: Weihrauch air rifle in case

Lot #35: Weihrauch air rifle in case

Lot #35: Weihrauch air rifle in case Lot #35: Weihrauch air rifle in case

Lot #64: Antique glass Albany Acid Drops sweet jar Lot #98: Antique glass chemist bottle. Pot. Perman (potassium permanganate)

Lot #82: German Eagle stamped cutlery set

Lot #82: German Eagle stamped cutlery set

Lot #134: Folder of 19th century prints of old Halifax & Hebden Bridge Lot #134: Folder of 19th century prints of old Halifax & Hebden Bridge

Lot #134: Folder of 19th century prints of old Halifax & Hebden Bridge Lot #134: Folder of 19th century prints of old Halifax & Hebden Bridge Lot #134: Folder of 19th century prints of old Halifax & Hebden Bridge

Lot #157: Antique piano form silver-fitted musical sewing box Lot #157: Antique piano form silver-fitted musical sewing box

Lot #166: String of white coral beads with 18 ct gold clasp Lot #159: Well carved, gold-mounted Cameo Lot #169: Ladies cocktail watch and string of coral beads with 9 ct gold clasp

Lot #199: Small Roger Hampson oil painting "Denton Street no. 455" Lot #199: Small Roger Hampson oil painting "Denton Street no. 455"

Lot #221: Tracy Savage - "The Kiss" signed, limited-edition print no. 23/295 Lot #221: Tracy Savage - "The Kiss" signed, limited-edition print no. 23/295

Lot #239: Alan Stones signed, limited-edition print. No 78/85, "Wanderer" Lot #239: Alan Stones signed, limited-edition print. No 78/85, "Wanderer"Lot #222: Alan Stones - signed artist proof no 20/20, "Observer" Lot #222: Alan Stones - signed artist proof no 20/20, "Observer"

Lot #216: Small antique oak coffer

Lot #216: Small antique oak coffer

Lot #216: Small antique oak coffer Lot #216: Small antique oak coffer

Lot #217: Antique dressing table/writing box

Lot #217: Antique dressing table/writing box

Lot #223: Antique pitch pine library steps

Lot #223: Antique pitch pine library steps

Lot #294: Large, oak drop-leaf extending dining table Lot #294: Large, oak drop-leaf extending dining table

Lot #243: Oak hall table Lot #243: Oak hall table