Classic British Classic Car

One of Britain’s most popular classic cars, an MG BGT, is included in the Charterhouse online classic car auction on 29th July.

“MG is perhaps one of Britains best known and loved classic cars with the B possibly  its most popular model produced.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “With great MG club scenes, a full range of spare parts and although over half a million were produced, including the roadster, MGC and V8, they are still enjoyed by enthusiasts and collectors today.”

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A Diamond Lot

A large diamond solitaire ring is one of the star lots in the Charterhouse two day 6th & 7th August auction.

“It certainly is quite a whopper of a ring, being about the size of a finger nail.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Whilst you will not be able to see this diamond from the moon, it is certainly large enough to see from across a room and will put a smile on the face of whoever is lucky enough to be wearing it.”

The ring comes to the Charterhouse two day auction of jewellery, watches, silver and antiques from a gentleman who passed away at the beginning of 2020. Although it is intriguing to know how he came to own the ring, we will sadly never know.

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White Glove Auction

The David and Ann Graves 59 lot collection of modern art was a sell out at the Charterhouse live online auction on Thursday 4th June where it totalled £31,360 on the auctioneers hammer.

“It was a fascinating collection of modern art carefully selected over the past 50 years.” Commented Richard Bromell. “There was fierce online internet bidding from across the UK, America and Germany as collectors tried to outbid each other.”

David and Ann Graves moved to Sherborne in 2013

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Opening Time

Having had our doors shut to clients for weeks due to the global Coronavirus pandemic Charterhouse in Sherborne are looking to re-open the doors of our salerooms in Sherborne from 15th June.

“The word of the moment is unprecedented and these are certainly unprecedented times” Commented Richard Bromell.

During the lockdown auctioneers have not been able to hold open public auctions. Instead, with the internet, Charterhouse have continued to hold live auctions od classic & vintage cars, motorcycles and country house antiques & collectibles with internet and telephone bidding behind closed doors.

Despite these unprecedented times, the Charterhouse online only auction of classic motorcycles was our best ever such specialist auction which totalled over £250,000. Showing high demand and an appetite for buying items based upon the auctioneers professional descriptions and multiple images online collectors continue to collect.

Moving forward,

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Country House Auction

The Charterhouse two day online auction in Sherborne very much has the look and feel of a classic country house auction.

“There is a fascinating selection of lots from a 7th century BC Cypriot earthenware jug to Regency furniture, Victorian portrait pictures and modern 20th century furnishings with Lalique glass and a Mies van der Rohe Barcelona table”. Commented Richard Bromell. “And if none of these take you fancy then a Cartier 18ct white gold and diamond bangle or a John Deere ride on lawn mower might just!”

The auction, being held on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th June, will be online only

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106 year old Zebra goes to Auction

Charterhouse Auctioneers in Sherborne are gearing up for their online classic and vintage car auction on Saturday 30th May which includes a 1914 French Le Zebre, or Zebra car.

“With current COVID-19 restrictions and to keep our staff, clients and to protect the NHS we are still having a live auction, albeit behind closed doors.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Having conducted all auctions online as well as in our salerooms for the past 15 years we have everything

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Bikes Big & Small Throughout the Decades

Charterhouse Auctioneers in Sherborne are gearing up for their largest classic and vintage motorcycle auction on Wednesday 6th May.

“With current COVID-19 restrictions and to keep our staff, clients and to protect the NHS we are still having a live auction, albeit behind closed doors.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Having conducted all auctions online as well as in our salerooms for the past 15 years we have    everything in place and it seems a logical move to hold this specialist

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Bond’s BSA Rockets to Auction

A 1969 BSA Rocket III, bought new by George Lazenby to commute to Pinewood Studios when filming the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, is being sold by Charterhouse Auctioneers in Sherborne on Wednesday 6th May.

“Today the market for Bond films is bigger than ever, with many fans waiting patiently for the now postponed release of No Time To Die” commented Richard Bromell. “We all have our favourite Bond actor. Having watched from a young age, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is one on my favourites, although I do find it a bit of a tear jerker.”

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Life as an Auctioneer

I have always counted myself as being lucky. Having worked as an auctioneer and valuer for the past 35 years I have seen my fair share of lovely lots.

Like many business owners I am now working from home. Following Government advice we closed the doors to the Long Street Salerooms to clients on Monday 23rd March to be help safeguard the lives of our staff, clients and to help save the NHS. In doing this we postponed our two day 2nd & 3rd April country  house auction and our 6th April classic and vintage car auctions –

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Charterhouse Valuations go Online

Although Charterhouse Auctioneers in Sherborne have temporarily closed to the public, following Government guidelines relating to COVID-19, their team of expert valuers are all at home with their laptops dealing with enquiries via email.

“This is where emails step in and we are able to continue advising, valuing and communicating with our clients.” Commented Richard Bromell

With many people staying at home, helping to protect the NHS and save lives, Charterhouse are inviting people stuck at home to email them with images of items they might like to include one of their future specialists auctions.

Charterhouse have been offering online valuations for many years. Perhaps the most interesting email received was a couple of years ago where a client emailed them with a

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