30 JUNE 2022 Sale Information

Great excitement here.   1000 lots means we will be selling over two days, Thursday the 30th  and Friday the 1st July, a first for us.   Most of the Friday sale will be the shelf items, from lot 501.  I do need to draw your attention to a STAMP COLLECTION we are to sell.   It is the most spectacular stamp collection I have handled in 42 years.  It’s the quality collection of one man covering the world with the exception of Germany, and is in 200 albums and about 75 lots.  It has been Continue reading →

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 →

10 MARCH 2022 Images

We are DELIGHTED to include with our March sale, the contents of an antique shop, following retirement of the owners.  And not any antique shop but that one called JOHN CLAY ANTIQUES, which for 49 years has entertained the world with the eclectic style with which it was synonomous.   Situated at 263 New Kings Road, SW6, just by Parsons Green, it was for ever a joy to visit with that mixture of the old and the modern covering all subjects – paintings, ceramics, books, lighting, Continue reading →