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 […]


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 […]



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