A major collection of pitmen paintings are expected to sell for a combined total of £35,000 ($53,372) in a sale at Anderson & Garland in Newcastle on January 20.
Miners in the Spennymoore Settlement, County Durham produced the paintings from 1930 onwards. Ivan Geffen, a lawyer who worked on their behalf during the 1950s, acquired the present collection over a number of years.
Anderson & Garland's John Anderson told the ChronicleLive: "This is a extraordinary collection by Mr Geffen, who was really interested in art and was attracted by the work of the settlement."
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