11th NOVEMBER 2010

In writing to preview our next auction on the 11th November, I can’t easily explain the excitement that is building up here in Ruislip.  In the normal course of our business and from a local house clearance we have received generous instructions to offer what must be one of the most important Chinese vases to be offered for sale this century.  Please check out further down our blog for a fabulous series of photographs of the vase, along with a full catalogue description. The vase, Continue reading →

30th SEPTEMBER 2010

Reference 30th September auction. It’s early days and accounts for the 12th July sale are just going out, however space is filling up fast for our next auction.  We have a particularly good jewellery section with a fabulous sapphire and diamond ring, matching bracelet on white gold and a clover leaf brooch.  Another fine ring has a huge ruby flanked by D-shaped diamond shoulders.  It was bought at Garrards.  From another estate is a large jewellery entry. We are doing a massive mailing on the Continue reading →

12th August 2010

AN AUCTION OF ANTIQUES AND GENERAL EFFECTS Including an 18th century cannon retrieved from the Thames ON THURSDAY 12TH AUGUST 2010 AT 11AM VIEWING WEDNESDAY 11TH AUGUST 1-7PM SALEDAY FROM 9.30AM Photographs of many of our lots are also on the Blog Last week I was auctioning a boat trip down the Thames with champagne and canapés, a lot in a small charity auction that Barrett and Thompson, the solicitors of Slough, were holding in their offices on behalf of Marie Curie Cancer Care with Continue reading →

1st JULY 2010

Fantastic news …… Police catch robber/thief/low-life If you witnessed the gentleman being taken away in hand-cuffs during viewing for the last sale, he was innocent of all charges.  However, he had given a lift the sale before to Mr N Birnie who (it is alleged!) nicked one of our lots, a Churchill signed letter.  Mr Birnie, who starred in one of our CCTV clips, was duly visited and found to have the stolen item with him. Fair cop I’d say!  Our congratulations to the police Continue reading →

1st JULY 2010

Sale on Thursday 1st July 2010 at 11am Viewing Wednesday 30th June 1-7pm A ‘phone call the other day following a recommendation asked if, around September, we could clear a large house in Highgate. However, to clear a little working space could I collect some clothing. We will be offering, on the 1st July, fashion by Yves St Laurent, Ferragamo, Dolce and Gabbana,and Armani, with shoes by Jimmy Choo, Chanel and Yves St Laurent.  Ladies, polish up the credit cards!! Other instructions include a group Continue reading →

15th APRIL 2010

 AN AUCTION OF ANTIQUES, COLLECTABLES AND GENERAL EFFECTS On: Thursday 15th April 2010 at 11.00am View: Wednesday 14th 1-7pm, Sale day from 9.30am Need a new car? We have a NISSAN MICRA to sell.  It might not be new in a literal sense but with only 10,000 miles on the clock it will be a snip at £2000. . We are very pleased to be instructed to offer the four paintings already shown on the Blog that don’t suite the new penthouse in Bishop’s Avenue, Hampstead.  Continue reading →

15th APRIL 2010

After a very successful 1000 lot auction last Thursday the 4th March we are pushing on with the next sale booked at present for the 15th April. We are holding over 100 boxes of smalls to be unpacked, we’ve taken in gold, jewellery and silver, furniture is beginning to arrive from Friday and we have the fabulous paintings that are illustrated below. According to feedback some of you may have had problems requesting or not receiving images of lots in the last sale for which Continue reading →

4th MARCH 2010

BREAKING NEWS:  Our next sale has been postponed until Thursday 4th March.  This new date will replace both of the sales originally planned for February and March.