19 MAY 2022 Sale Information

Dear friends,  The penultimate sale before I retire and it is a good one, and if Arthur is reading this – we have some cigars!  AND WINES.  The sale date is the 19th May starting at 11am with viewing on Wednesday the 18th from 1pm to 7pm.  Calls to mansion flats in Kensington are rarely dull and this visit was not disappointing.  An Italian lady in her 90s had died and this huge flat was full of her family furniture brought over from Italy.   They may not be the best Continue reading →

14 APRIL 2022 Sale Information

Dear friend, Our next auction is on the 14th April and, as ever, it starts at 11 am with public viewing the day before from 1 pm to 7 pm and from 9.30 am until the sale starts on sale day.  You and the public are welcome to the viewing, and to the sale. A gentleman came in with a fire screen and asked if we would sell it.  It had a good embroidered panel depicting the regimental insignia of The Prince of Wales Leinster Regiment Continue reading →

10 MARCH 2022 Sale Information

   **Just arrived, from a deceased estate, a Volvo XC60 D4 estate car, registration MR14 NCS, in blue. I guess it might be 50 years ago that I stood proudly outside the sale room I had just finished smartening up for an opening party.  I was the young manager of West London Auctions and we had moved into fabulous premises in Sandringham Mews, High Street, Ealing.  It was an old Lamertons warehouse on three clear floors with a goods lift.  We had had the exterior painted to highlight Continue reading →

3 FEBRUARY 2022 Sale Information

Dear Friends, Welcome to our first sale of 2022, with completion dates delayed we are lacking in size, but do our best to make up in quality. The PICTURE section is currently running under 100 lots but not far short, and does include a number of portraits, one particularly is on canvas and of a nobleman in armour within a gold carved frame, it measures 45 x 33 inches approximately, also including works by or attributed to Samuel Prout, George Law Beetholme, Arthur Stocks, George Continue reading →

16 DECEMBER 2021 Sale Information

Our Christmas sale has arrived and even though we will still have nobody in the room on sale day, you are all welcome to the viewing on Wednesday the 15th December between 1 and 7pm.   There may be mince pies!!  THE SALE IS ON THURSDAY THE 16TH STARTING AT 11AM. It’s not a big sale – about 600 lots, but it is OUR WINE SALE and at least 100 lots are available for your delectation with something for everybody – fine wines to table wines, Continue reading →

11 NOVEMBER 2021 Sale Information

Due to the gargantuan October sale which took twelve hours, we have ensured that this sale on the 11th November is considerably smaller. We have received important instructions from a local family with connections to the Lake District.  They are descendants of Dr Kendall, of Coniston, he was a physician and a friend to John Ruskin and W G Collingwood.  We have letters from John Ruskin and we have paintings by W G Collingwood and the great Alfred Heaton Cooper.  The letters from Ruskin to Continue reading →

7 OCTOBER 2021 Sale Information

Dear Friends, Welcome to our October sale, dated for the 7th. We are offering viewing from noon to 7pm on Wednesday 6th without appointments, however we will not be open to the public on sale day. Please wear a mask when you come. I hope you had a relaxing summer, and with luck spent a few days in the sun. The saleroom is full , as usual, and we start with 120 lots of PICTURES, the artists  including Paul César Helleu, W.L. Wyllie, Charles A. Continue reading →

12 AUGUST 2021 Sale Information

Dear Friends, Let’s start with some health and safety.  We are viewing this next sale on Wednesday 11th August, and we will request that you wear face masks.  I only need one member of staff to contract Covid and it will close us down.  There will be no public in the sale room during the sale. It’s that time again and we have another sale for you; this one is on the 12th August starting at 11am with viewing on Wednesday the 11th between noon Continue reading →

1 JULY 2021 Sale Information

Dear Friends,  Think  four Cs.  That covers our July 1st auction.  CAR, CIGARS, CAPODIMONTE AND CLOCKS.  We have a 1929 Morris Cowley Flatnose saloon for sale, registration KX 3053.  Our vendor remembers trips out with the whole family.  And then dad decided to rebuild it!  In the meantime a tree grew in front of the garage door, which we had to have removed before dragging it out.  It is for restoration, whilst a restored engine is in place and the original comes too.  Plenty of Continue reading →

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 →