Our February Antique & Decorator’s Auction saw the introduction of online bidding to Ramsay Cornish with Invaluable.com. All specialist sales will now include online bidding giving sellers access to a truly international marketplace for their items. Oriental ceramics, watches, textiles and paintings attracted particular online interest in our February auction with a paisley shawl achieving a startling £660 from a client in India and a Jaeger Le Coultre watch attracting the eye of a buyer in France who paid £1200. Where previously only the big international auction houses could offer such exposure for clients, the internet and the online forum offered by Invaluable has widened the market to a global one for the independent saleroom. This allows us to offer you the same friendly and personal service that you should expect from a family saleroom and now combines this with international exposure for goods consigned to sale with us. This new marketing initiative has not affected our charges which remain the same for Specialist sales. Our team of valuers is on hand to offer sales advice by phone, email or in person either at the saleroom or in your own home.
We would like to introduce you to our new Blog. Aimed at including all things of interest in the world of antiques and collectables, we will regularly post on sales news, special interest or unusual items, market trends as well as areas of particular interest to our valuers. We hope that you enjoy this addition to our website. We will also use the blog to give you updates on the progress of building work at 15-17 Jane Street which should commence in May. We invite you to join us in seeing the building progress. We miss our proper premises but are enjoying our time at 112 and learning lessons from client feedback… yes when we go back to 15-17 it will be warmer and there will be carpeting!
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