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Ramsay Cornish Auctioneers

Opening Hours Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday 9.30am to end of auction
Ramsay Cornish is an independent auction house located in Edinburgh’s city centre.   At Ramsay Cornish we pride ourselves on providing a personal service, always putting our clients’ interests first, valuing confidential, discreet and reliable service.  We constantly strive to ensure the best possible market exposure for our clients taking advantage of both new and traditional media, and our client base is constantly growing increasingly including international clients who value the ease of viewing our catalogues online and having access to staff who are both friendly and experienced to give accurate estimates, condition reports and excellent after-sales service.
Housed in a 18th century former bonded wine warehouse, our city centre location provides a convenient location for clients both buying or selling.  The saleroom benefits from good on-road parking and has a private car park to the front of the building, making it easy for clients to visit to have items valued or delivered for sale and to attend our busy auctions


Martin Cornish

Senior Auctioneer and Valuer, Martin Cornish brings over twenty five years’ experience. He trained for the first fifteen of his professional life with Lyon and  Turnbull of George Street, Edinburgh. A grand lady of Edinburgh auctioneering, Lyon and Turnbull taught Martin Cornish skills which have underpinned his professional life. Integrity, care for the customer and the value of long term professional relationships are key to his working ethic. Martin Cornish oversees the Valuations Department with specialist interest in furniture, contemporary design and Oriental works of art.


Richard Edwards

We were delighted to welcome Richard Edwards to the Ramsay Cornish valuations team in November.  Originally  from the West coast of Scotland, Richard first qualified as a solicitor before going on to build a career in auctioneering.  He joined Sotheby’s New York in 1993 as a specialist in the European Works of Art Dept, before moving to Doyle New York as a General Valuer and Appraiser. Returning to the UK in 2003, he has headed up a provincial saleroom in Yorkshire.  We are sure you will find Richard highly knowledgeable with a charming and friendly approach.


Ramsay Cornish is located to the east of the city centre, between Leith Walk and Bonnington Road, approximately ten minutes by bus or taxi from Waverley Station.  Please see the attached map for directions.  If using satnav our postcode is EH6 5HG. Or click the Google Maps link on the right.

Forthcoming Auction Dates

    July 2019

    • Saturday 20thJuly

      General Interiors Auction at 11am

    • Thursday 25thJuly

      Thursday Vintage Auction at 11am

    • Saturday 27thJuly

      General Interiors Auction at 11am

    August 2019

    • Thursday 01stAugust

      Thursday Vintage Auction at 11am

    • Saturday 03rdAugust

      General Interiors Auction at 11am

    • Thursday 08thAugust

      Thursday Vintage Auction at 11am

    • Saturday 10thAugust

      General Interiors Auction at 11am

    • Thursday 15thAugust

      Thursday Vintage Auction at 11am

    • Saturday 17thAugust

      General Interiors Auction at 11am

    • Thursday 22ndAugust

      Thursday Vintage Auction at 11am

    • Saturday 24thAugust

      General Interiors Auction at 11am

    • Thursday 29thAugust

      Thursday Vintage Auction at 11am

    • Saturday 31stAugust

      The Incorrigible Collector: Ethnographia, Textiles and Toys: The Dr E.A. Carswell Collection

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    15-17 Jane Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5HG

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