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 […]


Mighty MG at Charterhouse

A MG TC, the like of which was a favourite of WWII fighter pilots, is one of the star cars in the Charterhouse sale of classic and vintage cars on Wednesday 12th April. “This rare little MG has been subject to a full restoration by the owner over a 10 year period after he imported […]


Italian Painting is a Masterpiece

A large oil painting by Italian artist Raffaello Sorbi is one of the star pictures lots in the Charterhouse two day auction of pictures, books, sporting items, antiques and interiors on 20th & 21st April in Sherborne “It is a beautifully executed oil painting depicting the mortally wounded Corso Donati being transported by the monks […]


Stamp of Approval at Charterhouse

The Charterhouse auction of collector’s items in Sherborne on Friday 17th March includes a huge selection of stamps and postal history. “Our collector’s auctions always have a good lot of coins, medals and stamps, but this sale includes the largest selection of stamps we have seen for a long time.” Commented Richard Bromell. “The main […]


Top Trunk

A Japanese trunk, which has been in a storage unit near London for many years, was sold by Charterhouse in their February antiques and interiors auction for £55,000 “It is not unusual for us to meet clients at a storage unit where they have kept surplus items, but it is unusual to see an early […]


Star Cars and Motorcycles at Charterhouse

Two February weekends of selling classic cars and motorcycles at The Royal Bath & West Showground at Shepton Mallet resulted in Charterhouse selling over £450,000 of machines. “Both auctions were held in conjunction with specialist shows – the Carole Nash Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show and the Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show. The footfall through […]


Military Medals at Charterhouse

A group of World War II and other medals awarded to Sergeant Francis Mason are expected to sell for well over £1,000 in the Charterhouse auction of collectors items in Sherborne on Friday 17th March. “Francis Mason was not only awarded a Meritorious Service Medal, but also a Military Medal for bravery in the field […]


Country House Auction at Charterhouse

The Charterhouse auction on Friday 17th February includes the residual contents removed from Chalmington Manor near Dorchester. “Chalmington Manor has been in the same family ownership for over 50 years.” Commented Richard Bromell. “It is a substantial 12 bedroom Grade II listed manor house right in the middle of Hardy country. Needless to say, with […]



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