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 […]


Japanese Trunk is No White Elephant

A Japanese trunk, which has been in storage near London for years, is estimated to sell for thousands of pounds when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer in their 17th February auction. “We received numerous emails from the client asking us to value a broad range of items from furniture to pictures to ceramics.” Commented […]


One Family Known Since New

A Jaguar XK120, which has been known to a Devon family since purchased new in 1953 is one of the start lots in the Charterhouse classic car auction on Sunday 12th February. “Rarely do Jaguar XK120’s come up for auction, let alone a car which has been looked after by the same family for nearly […]


Engineers Collection up for Auction

The lifetime collection of an engineer from Bournemouth is going under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction in Sherborne on Friday 20th January. “John S Oliver was a well-known professional engineer who had a broad range of interests from manufacturing model aeroplane engines through to collecting pedal cars and building kit cars and we are […]


Smashing Vase at Charterhouse

A Chinese vase, estimated to sell for £300 in the Charterhouse December auction sold for over 10 times its estimate despite being smashed and glued. “The vase was brought in to the salerooms on one of our free valuation days.” Commented George Holtby. “It was in a shocking condition having been smashed and made into […]


Lovely Lotus Looking for a New Home

A 1963 Lotus Super Seven S2 is looking for a new home at the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars in February after its owner of nearly 45 years recently passed away. “The Lotus Super Seven S2 was made famous by appearing in the iconic 1960’s TV series The Prisoner with Patrick McGoohan at […]


Cracking Van Gromit!

The Austin A35 van, used to promote the animated film Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a star car in the Charterhouse auction of Classic and Vintage Cars on Sunday 12th February. “I have always been a fan of the Wallace and Gromit series of short films.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “Whilst […]


RAF Motorcycle is Rare Survivor

A 1967 BSA motorcycle which was used by the RAF Police is making a rare appearance on the market when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer in our auction of Classic and Vintage Motorcycles on Sunday 5th February. “This ex-RAF Police motorcycle is believed to be just one of three known survivors as the vast […]


Record Breaker Set to Bring in the Bidders

A unique collection of early 20th century motorcycling achievements won by and awarded to Mr H H Beach on Norton motorcycles are going under the Charterhouse hammer in Sherborne on Friday 20th January. “It is a fascinating archive relating to Mr H Breach and his business partner, Mr D O’Donovan, who were awarded 80 world […]


Medal is a Lifesaver

A gold lifesaving medal, awarded to Samuel Lake 150 years ago, is estimated to sell for up to £10,000 in the Charterhouse two day auction on Thursday 15th & Friday 16th December, “Samuel Lake was awarded a gold Albert Medal in 1866 for saving 450 Muslim pilgrims. Returning from Mecca, the pilgrims were aboard the […]


Star Cars at Charterhouse

The last Charterhouse specialist auction of classic and vintage cars of 2016 at The Royal Bath & West Showground was another huge success with just under £200,000 sold. “The market has remained buoyant throughout 2016 which looks to continue in 2017.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “We have seen plenty of bidding live on the internet at […]


Stamp of Approval at Charterhouse

A collection of stamps is estimated to sell for several thousand pounds when they go under the Charterhouse hammer on Friday 16th December. “We have been selling stamps in our collector’s auction for many years and this market continues to perform well at auction.“ Commented Richard Bromell. “Having had an interest in coins, medals and […]


The Cup Overflows Charterhouse

A single teacup and saucer, dating from the early years of the Soviet Union is expected to sell for hundreds of pounds when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer in Sherborne on Friday 18th November. “In a working week, I see many hundreds of teacups, many of which are sadly of little commercial value. However, […]


Sofa Sits Pretty at Charterhouse

An Edwardian settee in need of recovering and repair sold for £5,200 in the Charterhouse October auction of antiques and interiors. “The settee was made by Howard & Sons who are regarded as being the best upholsterers, furniture makers and decorators in Victorian and Edwardian periods.” Commented Richard Bromell. “For years they furnished country and […]


Time is Money at Charterhouse

A gentleman’s gold Rolex wristwatch is one of the star watches in the Charterhouse two day auction on Thursday 17th & Friday 18th November in Sherborne. “Rolex is synonymous with quality, and this watch is no exception.” Commented Richard Bromell. “They are a perennial favourite at auction and with the timing on our November watch, […]


One of a Kind

A 1946 one of a kind Daimler woody is going under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction of classic and vintage cars on Sunday 6th November. “I have always been a fan of the woody, which are also known as shooting brakes, but you rarely see them out and about or even in museums.” Commented […]


Collectors go exploring at Charterhouse

  A library of books relating to the golden age of polar exploration are going under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction on Friday 21st October. “Polar exploration is a fascinating period of discovery with men battling against the elements.” Commented Richard Bromell. “There are books by all the names you would expect to see such […]



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