June 2019


The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

Date: Friday, 7th June 2019 10:30

This auction features an impressive collection of military lots, including several stellar military archives, a number relating to one family. If you're interested in medals and militaria, this auction certainly won't dissapoint, with lots comprising further military medals alongside swords, muskets, shotguns, pistols and even an inert mill bomb.

Of course, militaria is just one category represented in The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction this June. Some other noteable highlights are a series of impressive model ships, a fine collection of camera equipment, attractive antique furniture and a statement zebra skin lounge stool. Hermes, the Greek god of travel amongst other accolades, is well represented! This auction features an impressive bronze figure of Hermes, and a collection of stunning Hermès scarves. 



The Jewellery Auction

The Jewellery Auction

Date: Wednesday, 5th June 2019 10:30

 This auction is dedicated to jewellery and features over 220 very varied lots. Highlights include lot 209 (£2000-3000) an art deco style diamond ring, lot 83 (£3000-5000) a GIA certificated diamond ring and lot 97 (£2000-4000) a diamond and green gem set three stone ring. Estimates range from £30 to £6000, come along to one of the open veiwings and see the items in person. Have something to sell? Just email images to auction@mctears.co.uk for a free auction estimate. 


May 2019







The Rare & Fine Whisky Auction

The Rare & Fine Whisky Auction

Date: Friday, 24th May 2019 10:30

This auction is set to feature some fantastic whiskies from some of Scotland's most well known distilleries, such as Macallan, Springbank, Glenfiddich and Laphroaig, as well as some hidden gems.
Consignments will be accepted until Wednesday 1 May 2019. For more infomation please click 'Consign Now', or email whisky specialist Graeme Maxwell - whisky@mctears.co.uk.


The Coins & Banknotes Auction

The Coins & Banknotes Auction

Date: Tuesday, 21st May 2019 10:30

This dedicated 6 weekly auction will features over 130 lots including rare banknotes, gold and silver as well as collectible coins. Lot 613 is particularly interesting- an archive of early Scottish banknotes from The Leith Banking Company. With 35 sovereign lots (some with two included) there are plenty to look at. If it is silver you are after then 26 lots include items worth checking out.


The Watches Auction

The Watches Auction

Date: Tuesday, 21st May 2019 12:30

This specialist auction is the only one of its kind in Scotland and takes place every 6 weeks. The sale includes over 150 watches, estimates range from £30 to £8000. Several rare and important watches are included such as lot 752, a Rolex 'Batman' watch (£8000-12000) and lot 751, rare Doxa divers watch (£2000-3000.) For gold lovers, lot 815 fits the bill, an eighteen carat Baume & Mercier watch (£2500-3000) but if it is vintage you are interested in then there are tens of watches to suit. 



The Jewellery Auction

The Jewellery Auction

Date: Sunday, 19th May 2019 13:00

This auction features a wealth of jewellery- over 300 lots with estimates ranging from £30 to £30,000. Lot 48 is the star of the show, a very impressive diamond solitaire ring set with a radiant cut diamond of over 6.00 carats (£25,000-35,000.) Lot 3, a stunning and quite rare Belle Epoque diamond brooch is estimated at £10,000-15,000. Lot 271 is a vivid green tourmaline ring also set with diamonds (£500-800) and is only one of many dress rings included in this sale. 





Paintings, Drawings & Prints Online

Paintings, Drawings & Prints Online

Starts: Thursday, 18th April 2019 09:00
Ends: Sunday, 12th May 2019 20:00

This online only auction includes remarkable works from prominent British printmakers such as Henry Rushbury, Stanley Anderson, William Lionel Wylie and William Armour, as well as a number of pictures spanning three centuries ranging from oils to watercolours.



April 2019


Paintings, Drawings & Prints Online

Paintings, Drawings & Prints Online

Starts: Thursday, 18th April 2019 09:00
Ends: Sunday, 12th May 2019 20:00

This online only auction includes remarkable works from prominent British printmakers such as Henry Rushbury, Stanley Anderson, William Lionel Wylie and William Armour, as well as a number of pictures spanning three centuries ranging from oils to watercolours.




The Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments Auction

The Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments Auction

Date: Friday, 26th April 2019 10:30

This auction features a collection of musical instruments, from a selection of violins to a rare Grafton plastic alto saxophone, along with an array of clocks including two brass lantern clocks of 17th century design and two clocks by Jaeger le Coultre, as well as plentiful offerings of scientific instruments. 


The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

Date: Friday, 26th April 2019 11:30

From a rare Japanese Daiya Spaceman to an Art Deco figure by Sosson… a stellar range of figures are amongst the auction highlights of The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria and Furniture Auction this April. 

Maybe you're in the market for an impressive military medal collection? This auction has it covered, with an extensive range of medals covering WWII, WWI and earlier. Amongst these interesting lots, a rare Edward Medal might be the thing to catch your eye. 

With a little something for everyone, this auction catalogue comprises over 100 lots, including Liberty & Co pewter, pistols and postcards, a model submarine and a Sailors Valentine. 


The Sporting Medals & Trophies Auction

The Sporting Medals & Trophies Auction

Date: Friday, 26th April 2019 12:30

An auction dedicated to medals and trophies, from the 19th and 20th centuries, awarded for football, golf, tennis, rugby, cricket, curling and other sports.

The impressive auction line-up features over 100 lots relating to Scottish, British and international football, including medals awarded to some of the best known – and loved – teams in the great game. Medals won by players for Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United F.C., Aberdeen, Kilmarnock, Motherwell, St Mirren and of course lots relating to two of Glasgow’s biggest teams, Celtic and Rangers, are amongst over 100 lots which will go under the hammer next Friday. Of course, medals aren’t the only feature of this auction, with match worn jerseys, autographs, commemorative football whisky and small footballing archives coming under the hammer this month.  


The Silver Auction

The Silver Auction

Date: Thursday, 25th April 2019 10:30

This auction features a collection of silver snuff boxes, including two by Nathaniel Mills, along with Georgian, Victorian and Art Deco tea services, as well an array of silver items including a selection of Scottish silver. 


The Asian Works of Art Auction

The Asian Works of Art Auction

Date: Thursday, 25th April 2019 12:00

This auction features a collection of Japanese swords and tsuba, along with a selection of Japanese iron kettles and of woodblock prints, as well as Chinese, Japanese and Indian silver works of art, with plentiful offerings in ceramic, bronze and ivory. 


The British & Continental Ceramics & Glass Auction

The British & Continental Ceramics & Glass Auction

Date: Thursday, 25th April 2019 15:00

This auction features a collection of Wemyss Ware, along with a selection of Moorcroft and of Border Fine Arts figure groups, as well as Georgian, Victorian and later glass including Sabino, Lalique and Caithness. 


Jewellery Online

Jewellery Online

Starts: Tuesday, 9th April 2019 15:00
Ends: Thursday, 25th April 2019 20:00

This varied auction includes 115 lots of jewellery, watches and coins. Three certificated diamonds lead the sale including an impressively graded art deco style example at lot 5 (£2000-4000.) Lot 115 is a dainty diamond set chain bracelet with a heart motif, perfect for everyday wear (£70-100.) Lot 143, a rare yellow sapphire and diamond ring, is available with an estimate of £2000-4000. If you are seeking a watch, take a look at lot 772, a Rolex Cellini (£4000-6000) or lot 823, a Hamilton example in at £80-120. To consign to a sale, email images of items to sarah@mctears.co.uk 


The Jewellery Auction

The Jewellery Auction

Date: Wednesday, 24th April 2019 10:30

This dedicated jewellery auction has 170 very varied lots. Items featured include those set with many gems such as sapphire, tanzanite and pearls. Particular items of note are lot 4, an impressive tanzanite and diamond cluster ring (£200-400), 31, a tanzanite, sapphire and diamond ring (£700-1000) and 61, a striking pearl and diamond ring (£450-650.)

Inspired to sell a few pieces? Consign to our following jewellery auction on 19 May, open to entries now. Email sarah@mctears.co.uk for auction estimates.




Whisky Blends Online

Whisky Blends Online

Starts: Friday, 29th March 2019 15:30
Ends: Monday, 15th April 2019 20:00

This auction features over 60 lots of blended whiskies, including numerous Chivas Regal Royal Salute 21 years old, Dewar’s White label 3 1/3 pint sized bottle, and Johnnie Walker Blue Label. There are also examples of American & Irish whiskeys, as well as various Scotch Whisky liqueurs.


The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

Date: Sunday, 14th April 2019 13:00

An eclectic mix of over 300 artworks from Scotland's best known contemporary artists, including Jack Vettriano, Gerard Burns, Peter Howson and John Bellany. Also for sale are a number of stunning works by Joe Hargan, Robert Henderson Blyth, Jack Morrocco, Donald McIntyre, Nael Hanna, Charles MacQueen and Barbara Rae.


Whisky Malts Online

Whisky Malts Online

Starts: Friday, 29th March 2019 15:30
Ends: Sunday, 14th April 2019 20:00

This online only auction has over 70 lots of lower value malt whiskies with the drinker, as well as more thrifty investors and collectors in mind. Some of the gems included in this sale are the Highland Park Dark Origins, a Springbank bottling to commemorate the centenary of the Campbeltown Bowling Club, and the Classic Malts miniature set with a VHS featuring tasting notes by the highly respected whisky writer, the late Michael Jackson.


The Rare & Fine Whisky Auction

The Rare & Fine Whisky Auction

Date: Friday, 12th April 2019 10:30

Over 200 lots of whisky which includes the Macallan Genesis, Bowmore 1955 Vistor Centre decanter and the full range of 26 Flora & Fauna bottlings, along with some rare, early edition releases from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
Closed distillery bottlings also feature heavily with one of the highlights being the heavily sherried, single cask Rosebank 1965 aged 28 years, bottled by Signatory Vintage.



The Watches Auction

The Watches Auction

Date: Tuesday, 9th April 2019 13:00

This dedicated auction features over 160 varied timepieces. Notable lots include a Patek Philippe IOS watch (756, £4000-6000), lot 762 an exciting Tudor watch (£5000-8000) and lot 755, a Rolex Daytona (£15,000-20,000) all of which are very rare to auction.



March 2019

Whisky Malts Online

Whisky Malts Online

Starts: Friday, 29th March 2019 15:30
Ends: Sunday, 14th April 2019 20:00

This online only auction has over 70 lots of lower value malt whiskies with the drinker, as well as more thrifty investors and collectors in mind. Some of the gems included in this sale are the Highland Park Dark Origins, a Springbank bottling to commemorate the centenary of the Campbeltown Bowling Club, and the Classic Malts miniature set with a VHS featuring tasting notes by the highly respected whisky writer, the late Michael Jackson.


Whisky Blends Online

Whisky Blends Online

Starts: Friday, 29th March 2019 15:30
Ends: Monday, 15th April 2019 20:00

This auction features over 60 lots of blended whiskies, including numerous Chivas Regal Royal Salute 21 years old, Dewar’s White label 3 1/3 pint sized bottle, and Johnnie Walker Blue Label. There are also examples of American & Irish whiskeys, as well as various Scotch Whisky liqueurs.














February 2019















January 2019