Sir Winston Churchill’s tortoiseshell spectacles

November 21st, 2017

We are excited and honoured to be including a pair of Sir Winston Churchill’s tortoiseshell spectacles made by his opticians C. W. Dixey & Sons in our Christmas auction on Wednesday, 6th December 2017.  The spectacles have come from a local private owner who acquired them directly from C.W. Dixey and Sons.  Another similar pair can be found at Chartwell, Kent; and another pair were auctioned in 2011.  These spectacles are estimated at £1,000 – £2,000 and we are hoping they will attract interest from around the world.

Bargain Hunt Celebrity Children In Need auction

November 2nd, 2017

On 1st November 2017, we hosted our first Bargain Hunt Celebrity Children In Need auction.  The celebrity contestants included Radio DJ’s Colin Murray and Nihal Arthanayake for the Red team and Edith Bowman and Dotty for the Blue team.  The saleroom was packed with standing room only, and the bidding was fierce.  One of the teams made an exceptional profit, and the total of the auction (together with the donated lots and experiences) was over £4,000 – more than double any other Bargain Hunt Children In Need auction!

Successful September sale

September 6th, 2017

Jewellery yet again sold incredibly well in our September 2017 sale, with high prices being paid for exceptional jewellery. This sale had something for every jewellery and watch collector from Georgian brooches and amber to Arts and Crafts pendants, and Cartier to Frodsham. However perhaps the highlight for us was a stunning 3ct diamond ring which saw buyers from around the world competing on the telephone taking the final hammer price to £7,200 (plus premium).

World record for Hong Kong Plague medal

February 28th, 2017

In February 2017, we achieved a world record price for a gold Hong Kong Plague of 1894 medal. The rare civilian medal, of which only forty are thought to have ever been issued, was uncovered by Barbara, and sold to the internet for a staggering £21,000 (plus premium) to an Oriental buyer.

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Next Auction

Wednesday 7th March 2018, 10:30am

Our Previous Auction

6th December 2017
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Farleigh Court, Old Farleigh Road, Selsdon, Surrey CR6 9PE
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