27 MAY 2021 Sale Information

Dear Friends, At the bottom of my garden is a luscious field full of cowslips and Lady’s Smock, or the cuckoo flower, beckoning us into summer.  None of us can wait. Just before then though we have a great sale for you, perhaps the last with viewing by appointment and no presence in the saleroom on sale day. It’s on Thursday the 27th May at 11am with viewing on the 26th from 12 noon to 7pm. In the 70s and 80s John Sparrow and his Continue reading →

15 APRIL 2021 Sale Information

Dear Friends, I am writing this missive as the snow falls outside – what an unpredictable year. Our next auction is scheduled for THURSDAY, 15TH APRIL 2021, and it predominantly covers all the FURNITURE that has accumulated here since February 2020. Having unpacked and sorted it all, some wonderful items have been revealed, including, on the antique side, an unusual early George III mahogany kneehole desk purchased at Sotheby & Co. in 1971 for £580. It’s unusual in that it has drawers on both sides, Continue reading →

18 MARCH 2021 Sale Information

Dear Friends, Yippee, our mop-headed leader has spoken so we have booked a FURNITURE sale for the 15th April.  I will write to you further nearer the date. Viewing will be by appointment and bidding will be online.  We have no space here for general attendance at the sale. It will include jewellery, art objects, silver and plate if any has come in, and collectables. In the meantime we are going to hold an auction on Thursday 18th March to include all our shelves and Continue reading →

11 February 2021 Sale Information

Dear Friends,  I’m finding it difficult to get back into the groove.  How about you?  Anyway, there is good news to start the year,  Tony Sullivan, he ex of Sothebys, West London Auctions, Chiswick Auctions and currently, up to the December sale, cataloguing our pictures, has returned from the dead.  With only one lung he caught Covid-19 and went to hospital, got over it and returned home, suffered  blood clots, went back to hospital and now is back home and waiting for the physiotherapist to Continue reading →

17 DECEMBER 2020 Sale Information

Dear Friends, Our Christmas sale of wines, champagnes, whisky, port and brandy concludes our year. I encourage you to look at the catalogue online (from the weekend before the sale). It’s only 120 or so lots, each with a photograph and all from local homes and mostly offered without reserves. It’s on the 17th December at 11 am and you can bid online by registering with UKAuctioneers.com. Viewing is by appointment during the week of the 14th December so please give Melanie a ring on Continue reading →

10 DECEMBER 2020 Sale Information

Dear Friends, Further to my last email, I want you to know that we will have the catalogue and photographs up on the website shortly and I hope for sure by this Sunday the 30th and on the UKAuctioneers and Saleroom sites before then, so we are confident that the sale (online only with UKAuctioneers) will go ahead on the 10th of December. The catalogue that you will find on The Saleroom also includes details of our wine sale starting at lot 840. It may Continue reading →

8 OCTOBER 2020 – Sale Information

Dear Friends,   I hope you are all rested after a summer holiday; I spent mine behind a mask.   Our October sale is nearly ready with cataloguing this week for the auction on the 8TH OCTOBER.   IT’S ONLINE ONLY AND YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK VIEWING SLOTS AS LAST TIME FOR WEDNESDAY THE 7TH OCTOBER BETWEEN 12 NOON AND 7PM.   WEARING A MASK IS REQUIRED AND YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SANITIZE YOUR HANDS ON ENTRY   It’s a sale worth viewing Continue reading →

13 AUGUST 2020 Sale Information

Dear Friends, Here we are again, cataloguing our third sale under Covid-19.  Our second sale, of furniture, went as expected and, again, I must thank you for clearing your lots in the time frame we requested.  So, this next sale ON THE 13TH AUGUST contains all the other sections you expect to find at Bainbridges.  It will be a relatively large sale, offered online with no bidding in the room, and will be viewed BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Wednesday the 12th August between noon and Continue reading →

16 JULY 2020 Sale Information

Dear Friends, Our auction of books, signs and Oriental carpets was great, and a big thank you for paying and clearing so quickly. Our next auction is FURNITURE, GARDEN ORNAMENTS, LUGGAGE AND MIRRORS on Thursday 16th July. It starts at noon and will be over by 2 pm. You must clear quickly and by Tuesday the 21st at the latest so we can prepare the following sale. It’s online, telephone or commission bidding only, with viewing by appointment over Monday and Tuesday the 13th and Continue reading →

25 JUNE 2020 Sale Information

Dear Friends, I am writing to you to say  how we hope to manage our sales for the foreseeable future whilst coping with Covid-19 distancing rules, these are to be confirmed, please check before each sale. On the 25th June we will hold an auction of ADVERTISING SIGNS, BOOKS AND ORIENTAL CARPETS.  It will be under 200 lots and ONLINE ONLY.  There will be no public allowed in the room during the sale.  You must therefore  be able to bid on-line via UKAUCTIONEERS.COM , on Continue reading →