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About Catherine Southon Auctioneers & Valuers


Established in 2012 by BBC antiques expert Catherine Southon, our focus is to provide a professional personable service tailored to your individual needs.

Catherine Southon Auctioneers and Valuers comprises a small team who have earned an enviable reputation for selling interesting and high quality antiques, jewellery and collectables, often sourced from private local collections.


Catherine Southon BA MA, Director

Catherine has worked in the world of antiques for over 20 years. She began her career working at Sotheby’s Bond Street.

Initially responsible for cataloguing sales in the Collectors Department, Catherine soon became Head of Scientific Instruments and Maritime Works of Art, cataloguing a number of prestigious sales including The Time Museum sale in New York and London.

After working at Sotheby’s for 8 years, Catherine subsequently became a freelance valuer before establishing Catherine Southon Auctioneers and Valuers. From 2003 onwards, Catherine has made regular appearances as an expert and presenter on a number of BBC Antiques programmes including ‘Bargain Hunt’, ‘Flog it!’, ‘Antiques Road Trip’, ‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’, and ‘Trade Secrets’. Catherine has also contributed to a number of books including Judith Millers ‘Dictionary of Art and Antiques’. Catherine’s love is Modern British art and fine early silver. Her favourite item sold to date at our auctions is a pair of Victorian silver salts in the form of kangaroo’s which sold for a staggering £18,000.


Barbara Dixon, Head of Jewellery & Valuer

Barbara has worked in the auction world for over 25 years.

Whilst having an excellent general knowledge, Barbara’s passion and main area of expertise lies with jewellery, pictures and Chinese Works of Art.

Barbara has been responsible for cataloguing and researching some of our most significant jewellery collections including The Mitchel Maer for Christian Dior Collection which sold for over £10,000, and for recently discovering a rare Hong Kong gold medal which we sold for £21,000. Barbara holds specialist weekly valuations of jewellery on Wednesdays at Ripley Arts Centre.


Neassa Quinn, Cataloguer & Valuer

Neassa joined the company in November 2016 as a general valuer.

She has worked in the auction industry for 13 years, bringing with her a broad range of experience in valuing and auctioning items from a wide range of disciplines.

Her main interests lie in silver, watches, jewellery and pictures, having recently catalogued the Smilby collection of original artwork for magazines such as Punch, Diners Club and Playboy.

Neassa Quinn

Mark Stacey, Consultant

Mark has worked in the antiques trade for over 20 years.

During this time he has worked for a number of auction houses including Bonhams, Dreweatt Neate Fine Art and Sotheby’s.

Mark has a good general knowledge of antiques and collectables, although his passion lies with 20th century Decorative Arts. Whilst working with Catherine Southon Auctioneers and Valuers, Mark has consulted on a number of collections.


Nicola Minney, Sale Administrator

Nicola has been with the company since the very beginning in April 2012.

She spent 15 years working for various Investment Companies within the City of London. She handles all the sale administration from start to finish and is happy to answer any queries you may have about the sale process.

Nicola also has an interest in Rock ’n’ Roll memorabilia and fashion and textiles. She assisted in cataloguing the fashion collection in our June 15 auction which sold for over £15,500 (plus premium).


Valuations

We hold Valuation Days at our office located at Ripley Arts Centre, Bromley BR1 2PX every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00am – 2:00pm.  Please note that we do not hold Valuation Days during the week of an auction.

In addition, we hold regular valuation events at various locations during the year.

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Next Auction

Wednesday 7th March 2018, 10:30am

Our Previous Auction

6th December 2017
Click here to view the auction results

Auction Venue

Farleigh Court, Old Farleigh Road, Selsdon, Surrey CR6 9PE
Click here for map & directions

Catalogue

A full on-line version of our current catalogue can be viewed at www.the-saleroom.com

We also produce glossy printed catalogues.  These are available to purchase and can be posted out or bought at each auction.

Catalogue