Appointments at Charterhouse

Naomi Grabham and Matthew Whitney have both been appointed Associate Directors at Charterhouse Auctioneers in Sherborne.Charterhouse Auctioneers, based at The Long Street Salerooms in Sherborne, are a family run business set up at the end of the last century. Owned and run by Richard and Abigail Bromell, the business has seen consistent growth and expansion over the past decade, and in particular, over the past 5 years. “Matthew, our Classic Car expert, has worked for us for nearly 12 years. Initially as a consultant, he moved to us full time 8 years ago. During this time he has sold millions of pounds of classic cars, with one auction last year totalling £360,000, making Charterhouse one of the leading firms of classic car auctioneers in the Country. ” Commented Richard Bromell. “Naomi first came to us on work experience before she had even taken her GCSE’s! After her A levels, she went to university where she passed her degree in Fine Arts & Valuation with flying colours, joining us immediately afterwards. Today, Naomi heads up our ceramic and glass department and is a well known and highly respected expert in Beswick and Royal Doulton. “In addition to these appointments, Charterhouse Auctioneers have also appointed Jade Bailey as a Business Administration Apprentice. She moves to Charterhouse from The Gryphon School in Sherborne. Jade will help with all aspect of administration in the business and has special responsibility for the post. With Charterhouse selling to clients around the world through live internet bidding there are always parcels to be packed, weighed and checked on a daily basis.Matthew Whitney (left) Associate Director, Naomi Grabham (middle) Associate Director & Richard Bromell, Director (right)Jade Bailey, Business Administration Apprentice at CharterhouseQuick Links Forthcoming Sale Contact Previous Sale How to find us Sale Catalogues Tel: (01935) 812277 For further information regarding this article, please contact Richard Bromell, Director

Time Warp Triumph Motorcycle at Charterhouse

A 1981 Triumph Bonneville T140E motorcycle is one of the great lots already entered into the Charterhouse auction of classic cars and motorcycles in February. “It is quite simply amazing. ” Commented Matthew Whitney. “We often come across low mileage vehicles with one lady vicar owners, but in this case, the Triumph has never been registered, has never been on the road and has never been started! “This classic Triumph Bonneville has the 750cc twin engine with front disc brake and is finished in a rare smoky flame two tone metallic paint. Still retaining some of its protective grease covering from when it left the factory for transportation, it represents a truly unique opportunity to acquire a piece of iconic British motorcycling history.The owner, who lives near Crewkerne, has retired and is planning a move to Devon. Originally costing £1,064.53p in 1981, it is estimated to sell for £9,500-10,500 in 2014 at this specialist Charterhouse auction on Sunday 16th February.Charterhouse is now accepting for their forthcoming programme of auctions including their collector’s auction including coins, stamps, medals and clocks in December, Pictures, Beswick and Royal Doulton in January and classic cars and motorcycles in February.For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Matthew Whitney, Associate Director at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset 01935 812277 or via email on info@charterhouse-auction.comThe amazing time warp Triumph, being sold by Sherborne based Charterhouse Auctioneers in February £9,500-10,500 For further information regarding this article, please contact Richard Bromell, Director

A Mini Miracle at Charterhouse Classic Car Auction

A time warp one owner Mini Cooper is one of the star cars in the Charterhouse auction of Classic & Vintage cars on Sunday 4th November at The Royal Bath & West Showground. “It is probably the most important Mini Cooper I have been instructed to sell. ” Commented Matthew Whitney. “It was purchased new in 1966 from Stringers in Portsmouth by Mr Smith and he drove it until the hot summer of 1976 when it was driven into the garage where is did not turn another wheel until earlier this year when relatives started to clear his house after he passed away. Making amazing discoveries such as this is what being an auctioneer is all about, but on this occasion it was in a Christchurch domestic garage rather than a farmyard barn on the middle of Exmoor. ” Mini Coopers are synonymous with the swinging sixties and an icon of British motoring. However, what is so special about this particular Mini Cooper is that it has only covered 22,270 miles over the past 46 years. So often classic Mini’s have covered intergalactic miles or had panels and engines replaced, but this Cooper is a matching numbers car in totally original condition. During the 1960’s and 1970’s Mr Smith worked on cruise ship which explains why the car never travelled far.Over the past few years, Mini’s have steadily risen in value and Charterhouse have had some outstanding Mini results including a Mini pick up sold for £8,200, a Mini custom van sold for £12,200 and a late model 1995 Mini Cooper with just a few hundred miles £12,500.Viewing for this Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars is on Saturday 3rd November at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, in conjunction with the Footman James Classic Car Show. The auction is on Sunday 4th November with the cars starting at 1.00pm. Full details and all the car entries are available on www.charterhouse-auction.com Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their busy programme of auctions, including late entries into this classic and vintage cars, a special auction of silver, jewellery & watches, and wine, port & spirits, all in November. To arrange a free home visit or for more information regarding these auctions please contact Matthew Whitney, Associate Director at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email on mw@charterhouse-auction.comA 1966 Mini Cooper in a miraculously original condition with only one owner and 22,270 recorded miles in 46 years £8,000-12,000 For further information regarding this article, please contact Richard Bromell, Director

Don’t Drink and Drive

Charterhouse Auctioneers have a busy programme of three auctions in February, when bidders will be able to buy a huge variety of lots from fine wine to classic cars. “We always encourage our bidders to enjoy their purchases, but would not recommend mixing wine with classic cars! ” Commented Richard Bromell. “It looks to be an exciting marathon of three auctions over four days starting on Thursday 13th February with silver, jewellery and watches, closely followed by wine, ceramics and furniture on Friday 14th, with the weekend being rounded off with an auction of over 70 classic vehicles at The Royal Bath & West Showground on Sunday 16th. “The lots going under the Charterhouse hammer will have wide appeal to all bidders. Some of the more unusual lots include a vintage Chanel handbag £300-400, a gentleman’s 18ct gold pocket watch £2,000-3,000, a silver candelabrum, brought to Charterhouse from France as hand luggage on an easyJet flight at £1,000-1,500, a 5 litre or jeroboam bottle of Chateau Beaumont £400-600 and an Alvis Firefly vintage car at £33,000-35,000.For full information regarding these auction please contact the auctioneers on 01935 812277 or on www.charterhouse-auction.com where all the lots can be viewed.Charterhouse is now accepting for their forthcoming programme of auctions including clocks, medals, stamps and other collector’s items in March and for their next auction of classic cars and motorcycles in April.For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Richard Bromell, Director at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset 01935 812277 or via email on info@charterhouse-auction.com Anna Williams with the vintage Chanel handbag £300-400The silver candelabrum, brought to Charterhouse as hand luggage on an easyJet flight, £1,000-1,500A gentleman’s 18ct gold pocket watch £2,000-3,000A 5 litre bottle of Chateau Beaumont £400-600An Alvis Firefly £33,000-35,000Quick Links For further information regarding this article, please contact Richard Bromell, Director