Somerset Born & Bred

 The Charterhouse specialist auction of classic & vintage cars on Wednesday 1st September will give bidders the opportunity to buy a 1974 Mini which has spent the past 43 years with one family in Somerset. “The classic Mini, as we generally refer to these diminutive little cars made by Austin Morris and British Leyland, never […]


Classic Country House Furniture at Charterhouse

The Charterhouse huge two day auction on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th August includes a great selection of country house furnishing removed from Capard House, County Laois, Ireland. “Although we are based in the West Country, we travel far and wide visiting and advising families looking to sell their antiques and collectors items.” Commented Richard […]


Nice Nortons at Charterhouse

The Charterhouse specialist auction of classic & vintage motorcycles on Friday 1st September has well over £100,000 of Norton motorcycles and parts going under the hammer. “This classic & vintage motorcycle auction is held in conjunction with the hugely popular Carole Nash Netley Marsh Eurojumble which attracts a vast crowd of motorcycle fans from across […]


Time is Money

The Charterhouse two day August auction includes a gentleman’s Rolex wristwatch estimated to sell for £3,500-4,000 plus buyer’s premium 24% (inc Vat). “Rolex is a prestigious brand synonymous with the highest quality. As a result they are highly sought after even second, third or fourth hand!” Commented Richard Bromell. “However, as usual, condition plays a big […]


Book Bidders Delight

The Charterhouse two day auction on Thursday 27th & Friday 28th July includes the contents of a Wellington bookshop. “There are thousands and thousands of books ancient and modern.” Commented Richard Bromell. “It was a lifetime’s accumulation of books, some of which were bought from our auctions 10 to 15 years ago as the boxes […]


Coffee Table Serves up Strong Bidding

A Victorian coffee table stormed past its £1,000 estimate when it sold for a total of £17,360 in the Charterhouse June auction. “The owner of the table, who lives in a Farmhouse south of Bristol, is about to move home and called us for help and advice on items which were going to be surplus […]



A run of the iconic Wisden Cricketers Almanack books, dating from the late 19th century, could sell for as much as £10,000 when they go under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction on Friday 28th July. “Wisdens, as they are generally known as, are the bible of cricket and considered to be the most famous […]


Cornish Artist Paints a Picture

 A small collection of oil paintings by Fred Yates, one of Cornwall’s best loved artists, are going under the Charterhouse hammer and are expected to sell for thousands of pounds in their auction of pictures, books and maps on Friday 28th July. “The paintings have quite interesting provenance as the owner bought Fred Yates’s cottage […]


Vintage to Modern Supercars at Car Auction

Motors from the 1920’s through to the early 2000’s are going under the hamer at the Charterhouse auction being held in a marquee in the beautiful grounds of Sherborne Castle on Sunday 16th July. “This is a very busy time of the year for this department as vendors are looking to take advantage of the […]


Wine & Whisky but no Song at Auction

The Charterhouse two day auction on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd June incudes over 4,000 bottles of wine, port and whisky, with one bottle of whisky estimated to sell for £2,000 (plus 24% Buyers Premium inc VAT). “The star lot of this specialist selection of very drinkable booze is the commemorative botte of Bowmore whisky.” […]


Star Car

 A VW Type 2 split screen van, which featured in the cult 1980 film “Getting Wasted” is going under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction of classic cars on Sunday 18th June. “It’s probably one of the more distinctive vehicles we have had in our classic car auctions recently.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “Finished in its […]


Stamp of Approval

A collection of stamps from a Bournemouth bungalow is expected to sell for thousands of pounds when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer in their June 22nd & 23rd two day auction in Sherborne. “The stamps were collected by the lady 20 to 30 years when she was working in London. During her lunch break […]


Pilots Medals Up For Auction

  The Charterhouse two day June auction on the 22nd & 23rd includes the important group of medals awarded to Group Captain Clive Stanbury CBE DSO DFC which are expected to sell for up to £30,000 (plus 24% Buyers Premium inc VAT) “Rare do you come across such important RAF medal groups and this group is […]


Alvis is a Classic Tourer

 A pre-war Alvis motor car is one of the star cars in the Charterhouse June auction of classic and vintage cars where it is estimated to sell for over £100,000. “It’s a lot of money but it’s a lot of car.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “However, if you say it quickly enough or compare it to […]


Very Downton Abbey

The Charterhouse two day May auction on the 18th & 19th includes a large Tiffany silver bowl with a marriage story similar to the hugely successful Downton Abbey television series. “It is a substantial silver bowl made by Tiffany which makes it valuable in its own right.” Commented Richard Bromell. “However, on this occasion, I […]


Black Shadow back in the Limelight

A 1949 HRD Vincent Black Shadow Series C motorcycle is ready to go under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction of classic motorcycles on Wednesday 10th May at The Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. “The Vincent Black Shadow is a thumping great machine. With its 1,000cc engine it would take it owners to […]


Beswick Bidders Saddle Up

The Charterhouse two day May auction on the 18th & 19th includes 100’s of Beswick horses and other animals. “We received instructions to sell an important Beswick collection from the family of a long standing client in Manchester who sadly passed away earlier this year. He built up one of the largest collections of Beswick […]


Collections up for Auction

The Charterhouse two day auction on 20th and 21st April of 1,100 lots includes the library of books from the late Dr McDonald Critchley CBE and pictures from the private collection of Dr Mohammed Said Farsi. “The collections from both Doctors could not be more different in taste but appear similar in that they amassed […]


Velocette Rises Out of the Fire

A 1937 Velocette Works 500, which was in a garage fire when in Australia 80 years ago, has been totally rebuilt and is now entered in to the Charterhouse auction of Classic and Vintage Motorcycles on Wednesday 10th May where it is expected to sell for tens of thousands of pounds. “As an ex-Velocette Works […]


Bidders Root for Books

The collection of letters which formed the bestselling Henry Root books by satirist William Donaldson are included in the Charterhouse two day auction on 20th and 21st April in Sherborne, Dorset. “William Donaldson certainly was an interesting person. Educated at Winchester College and then Cambridge he clearly led an varied life having made and lost […]



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