Over the last 134 years, Reeman Dansie has grown from a small local auction house with a regional outlook to one with a global outlook and international reputation. We have continued to build upon our established reputation and have become one of the most highly regarded provincial auctioneers and valuers in the UK today.
Our historic old premises at Headgate was built by Mr Charles Fuller in 1881 and the first auction took place there on Wednesday 6th July 1881. This started a tradition of a weekly Wednesday auction for the next 122 years!
Harry Reeman took over the business and took his clerk Leonard Dansie into partnership with him in 1929. It is said that Harry Reeman was a remarkable auctioneer and on a dozen oysters, some brown bread and a bottle of stout he could sell continuously for six hours! Leonard Dansie was a distinguished Colcestrian becoming the mayor, and Alderman and Justice of the Peace.