Collectors Auctions & Events

Forthcoming Auction: The Collector Saturday 15th April 2017

We are now collecting for our  next Collector’s Auction, 15th April 2017. Our valuers are happy to offer free valuations for goods to sale and either to visit you in your own home or to meet you in our saleroom.  Please call our office on 0131 553 7000 to make an appointment or email  Or please feel free just to drop into the saleroom at any time with your items and we will be happy to advise you.

The Collectables department includes a varied range of objects.  The sales with online marketing and bidding allow international collectors access to our sales. Categories for this sale include:

- dolls, teddy bears and toys
- advertising and breweriana
- postcards, comics & Annuals
- diecast vehicles, Dinky toys
- film & music memorabilia
- games & puzzles
- lead and plastic figures
- live steam engines, model boats and trains
- transport related memorabilia
- medals and militaria
- silver and silver plate
- general collectables including badges, corkscrews, pens, walking sticks and lighters


Talks and Valuation Days

We are delighted to give talks or smaller valuation events for special interest groups and societies. Societies we have held talks for in the past include:

Lady’s Probus Club
Morningside Historical Society
Corstorphine’s Lady’s Eastern Star
The Rotary Club
Edinburgh University Alumni


Charity Auctions

We were delighted to be invited by the organisers of the Scottish Business Awards in 2012 to host their prestigious charity auction in the Edinburgh Conference Centre.  With guest speaker Sir Bob Geldof, the evening was a resounding success with the auction raising over £100,000.

Ramsay Cornish supports

IMG-20120223-00226Ramsay Cornish are delighted to run a busy schedule each year of events supporting a wide range of charities. Our Christmas Auction on 20th December includes a Georgian style dolls house, complete with furniture, to be sold on behalf of Save the Children which we hope will attract lively bidding for this worthwhile charity.

In 2014 we were delighted to hold charity auctions for :

Fundraising auctions are a popular and effective way of generating income for charities.   We have been pleased to offer both professional advice and our auctioneering skills to many such events for charities including Edinburgh Sick Kids Foundation, The Earl Haig Poppy Fund and The Royal Bank of Scotland on behalf of Cancer Research.   We are also delighted to help in other ways from hosting valuation days to giving specialist talks.

We are keen to support the arts and education in particular and offer an annual prize at the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA).  The SSA was founded as an artist run exhibiting society in 1891 with its objective to support the new, young and innovative in the arts.  Always risk-taking and creative we particularly support the Society’s promotion of student work.

Recognising how hard it can be for the young to obtain practical work experience, we have a programme in place offering work placements both paid and unpaid for school pupils in their 5th and 6th years.  We welcome all applications for this programme, please email for further information.

Television coverage

Ramsay Cornish continues  our strong relationship with the team from the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip.  They visited us again this year in April where the two featured antique dealers will test their buying skills, putting lots up for sale at auction which they have sourced from antique shops or markets.  This episode was screened late in 2014.

Episodes can be viewed on BBC  i-player

Forthcoming Dates

Auction and Events

    July 2017

    • Thursday 20thJuly

      Thursday 20th July: Vintage Lane Sale at 11am

    • Saturday 22ndJuly

      Saturday 22nd July 2017: General Interiors Auction at 11am

    • Thursday 27thJuly

      Thursday 27th July: Vintage Lane Sale at 11am

    • Saturday 29thJuly

      Saturday 29th July 2017: General Interiors Auction at 11am

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