AUCTION RESULTS: Collection of Beswick model horses sells for £20,000

Posted On: 05 Sep 2022

A collection of hundreds of ceramic Beswick model horses from one owner recently achieved £20,000 at Ryedale Auctioneers in Kirkbymoorside.


The sale of the collection was filmed as part of The Yorkshire Auction House television series, set to air on Really channel early in 2023.

Also included in the sale from the same vendor were rocking horses, and a collection of vintage opalescent decorative glass pieces by Lalique and other makers, with the total hammer price for all the items exceeding £27,000.

Auctioneer Angus Ashworth, said: ‘it wasn’t just the size of the collection which made it special, it included some scarce and sought after models. We had plenty of interest prior to the sale, from dealers and private buyers, locally and across the UK, and were very pleased with the results for our client on sale day.’

The next sale at Ryedale Auctioneers takes place on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th September, with the saleroom open for viewing Thursday 15th 10am-4pm. All the lots available to view online from the weekend prior to the sale at



Top results (sold prices exclude buyer's premium):

Beswick model of Shire mare in scarce piebald gloss colourway, model no. 818 (some crazing) - SOLD FOR £1800

Beswick model of standing Huntsman style no. 2, in rocking horse grey colourway, model no. 1501 - SOLD for £1200

Beswick model of Shire mare in black gloss finish with blue and yellow ribbon, model no. 818 - SOLD for £800

C20th rocking horse in dapple cream coat with white hair plume and tail, leather saddle and stirrups with bit, bridle and blue rosette, mounted on trestle base, L130cm, H120cm - SOLD for £1000

Beswick model of Shire mare in rocking horse grey, with original Beswick sticker, model no. 818 - SOLD FOR £1000

Beswick model of Bedouin Arab on galloping horse, mounted on wooden plinth in matte finish, model no. 2275 - SOLD FOR £520
Beswick model of Shire mare, in palomino gloss colourway, model no. 818 - SOLD FOR £900
STV Studios, the producers of The Yorkshire Auction House, are looking for people who are downsizing, moving, or have a house to clear, and are happy to be filmed for their next new series - particularly large and/or unusual collections. Contact the team at [email protected] or call 07816 084 062