Mining memorabilia sells for £6,000 in auction

An auction of mining memorabilia sold for £6,000 in South Tyneside.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 4:10 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th May 2018, 4:16 pm
One of the images which sold as part of a mining collection.
One of the images which sold as part of a mining collection.

The Boldon Auction Galleries held its Antique and Interiors Auction today, Wednesday, May 9, which was packed with interesting and fascinating local history items.

Among them was a large collection of National Union of Mineworkers items relating to Durham Gala, the Miner's Strike and general mining days.

A painting of a miner which was placed in the auction.

It included pit lamps, miners' badges and artworks by mining artists Robert Olley and Tom McGuinness.

The items were all sold for a total of £6,000.

Another interesting lot was a Victorian etched glass and memorabilia from The Victoria Hall Disaster 1883 in Sunderland, where 183 children were killed in one of the worst stampedes in history. which sold for £55.

A rare Sunderland Bridge Lottery Ticket went for £35.

A rare Sunderland Bridge lottery ticket.

And, Tyne Mosaic, 1941, 36 black and white vertical photographs issued by No. 4 Squadron ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’, sold for £35.

For more information about the auction house and upcoming auctions contact [email protected] or telephone 0191 537 2630.

Memorabilia from the Victorian Hall disaster.