JEWELLERY, WATCHES, SILVER & SILVERPLATE
Friday 18th October
Grier & Partners
The Old Shop, The Street East Bergholt,
Colchester, Suffolk CO7 6TF
10am until midday
Jonathan Benson & Marc Winter will be on hand to give free valuations & specialist advice
Stand Tall for Giraffes Auction
We are incredibly proud to have been involved in the Stand Tall For Giraffes campaign, celebrating the 50th birthday of Colchester Zoo. The campaign ended with a Grand Finale on September 19th and we had the honour of auctioning off 31 of these splendid sculpures in aid of the zoo's charity 'Action for the Wild'. An exciting evening of furious bidding and incredible generosity pursued, resulting in a massive £115,450 being raised. Thank you to all of you who have supported this event.
Coming up for auction on Wednesday 25th September 2013
1931 Lagonda 2 litre low chassis speed model tourer
Estimate : £60,000 - £70,000
For further details please call
James Grinter 01206 754754
Antiques Road Trip
We are delighted to welcome the BBC back to the saleroom on
Tuesday 13th August
They will be filming during our General Sale for a forthcoming episode
of the popular show Antiques Road Trip
Christopher Dresser Teapot sells for £19,000 !
Pictured above in the hands of Reeman Dansie Managing Director James Grinter, this Christopher Dresser teapot sold for an impressive £19,000 in our recent Fine Art & Antique Auction. This important and rare prototype, believed to be one of only six prototypes made by James Dixon & Sons in 1879, attracted global interest and caused a bidding frenzy when it went up for sale last week.
'Put your Money where your Mouth is ! '
We were very lucky to be joined by a film crew last week from the popular BBC TV programme 'Put Your Money where your Mouth is'. Pictured below is our Auctioneer Timothy Medhurst alongside the shows experts Jonty Hearnden and Christina Trevanion.
We are very proud to be associated with the Stand Tall for Giraffes Auction, celebrating Colchester Zoo's 50th birthday and raising funds for conservation through the charity 'Action for the Wild'.
On Thursday 19th September, we will be auctioning 28 of the 2.5 metre giraffes and 2 1.3 metre giraffes that have been part of the Stand Tall Trail. The auction will take place at firstsite, Lewis Gardens, Colchester and will commence at 6pm. Tickets are £15 and include a drinks reception and canapes and a copy of the auction guide.
Please register your interest in attending the auction in advance and you will be sent a ticket application form via email. Successful applicants will be informed by 2nd August. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Any remaining tickets for the event will go on general release on the 5th August but space is limited and tickets may no longer be available at this stage.
Further information about the Stand Tall campaign can be found on Colchester Zoos website : www.colchester-zoo.com/index.cfm
We are very pleased to announce that a TV Crew from the popular BBC programme 'Put Your Money Where your Mouth is', will be filming with us during our auction on Tuesday 30th July. Why not come and join us and watch the experts at work ?
The Next 'Young Gun of the Antiques Trade' ?
It looks like our young auctioneer Timothy Medhurst has some competition. Timothy, recently crowned Young Gun of the Antiques Trade 2013, is pictured below with David, a fellow coin enthusiast. David has been coming along to the saleroom with his parents who have been buying coins for him in our coin auctions, to build up a collection for him to own when he is older. At just 8 years of age, David already has an amazing knowledge and when attending the saleroom can identify the rough age and what kind of wood a piece of furniture might be. He also enjoys reading coin books and watching military documentaries.
Timothy mentioned David in a recent interview he gave to the Antiques Trade Gazette and was contacted after the interview was published by a very kind gentleman who was heartened by the story. He too had a passion for coins and just like Timothy and David, had started his collection at a young age. He was so impressed that he offered David £50.00 to spend on coins by way of continued encouragement. I'm sure you will agree, a truly lovely gesture.
We are thrilled to announce that our young auctioneer Timothy Medhurst has been named as the winner of 'The Young Guns of the Antiques Trade 2013'. Timothy fought off tough competition to win the award and at only 21 years of age was the youngest on the shortlist, quite an achievement. The award was presented at The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair, Battersea Park, London as part of National Antiques Week. The judges were looking for someone who they felt could demonstrate a real and heartfelt commitment to the industry and show how to generate confidence to encourage other young people to join the trade and visit antiques shops. Congratulations Timothy.