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White Helmets Signal Success at Charterhouse

Sherborne auctioneers Charterhouse are selling six of the world famous Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team Triumph motorcycles on Thursday 16th November. More commonly known as The White Helmets, the display team was a group of serving soldiers from the Royal Corps of Signals who performed public displays of motorcycling skills, aerobatics and stunt riding, and […]

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Silver Service

The Charterhouse two day November auction on 16th & 17th includes an early Victorian silver tea set. “The market for silver remains strong.” Commented Richard Bromell. “You then combine this with small, pretty and desirable pieces and this produces a recipe for auction success.” England has been a nation of tea drinkers for centuries. With […]

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Gentleman’s Express or Boy Racer?

Two classic cars, an Austin Healey 100/6 and a Jensen 541R made just a few months apart, offer the opportunity for enthusiasts to choose between a gentleman’s express or a sports car for the hairy chested at the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars on Sunday 5th November. “Both cars are iconic in their […]

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A Right Royal Lot

  There is the opportunity to bid on and buy a piece of furniture from Buckingham Palace in the Charterhouse two-day auction on the 19th & 20th October in Sherborne. “Rarely do you come across furniture or chattels from any Royal residence on the open market.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Sadly, we have no history as to […]

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Skull Drinking Cup with Romantic Associations

 The top part of a human skull, with an association to Lord Byron, is one of the more unusual lots going under the Charterhouse hammer in their two day 19th & 20th October auction. “As one of the greatest British poets, a peers, a politician and a leading figure in the Romantic Movement Lord Byron […]

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Country House Bidding Fever at Charterhouse

 The residual contents from Capard House, Loais, Ireland produced country house bidding fever at the Charterhouse salerooms in Sherborne on Friday 25th August. “With such strong bidding it felt like brown furniture is back!” Commented Richard Bromell. “Many of the items from Capard House have been in storage for several years and some items came […]

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Full Steam Ahead at Charterhouse

“It is a beautifully constructed scratch built 3.5 inch scale model of a British Railways steam locomotive and tender which the owner built and ran in his back garden pulling his grandchildren!” Commented Richard Bromell. “Although we do not know how long it took him to build the engine and tender, it must have taken […]

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Montecarlo for Sale

  A 1982 Lancia Montecarlo coupe is making a rare appearance when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction of classic and vintage cars on Wednesday 13th September. “I have always been a fan of the Lancia Montecarlo ever since I saw one star as Giselle alongside the cheeky No 53 VW Beetle in […]

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Family Medals at Charterhouse

 Three groups of medals from the same family are entered into the Charterhouse 22nd September auction of collector’s items in Sherborne. “The market for medals remains very strong. We have set some world record prices over the past couple of years for medals including the amazing Dambusters raid group which sold for £148,800 which has […]

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Somerset Born & Bred

 The Charterhouse specialist auction of classic & vintage cars on Wednesday 13th 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Howzat!

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.” […]

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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 […]

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