To all of our valued customers

Our top priority during this difficult time is the health and safety of our staff and customers.

Our Antique Auction and our Classic and Vintage Car Auctions are both delayed from April, and will now to be run very soon after the current restrictions are lifted.

Our huge spring Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Auction is now an online only auction, on May 6th. You can view this auction from home, leave commission bids, have a telephone bid, or bid online through

Our offices remain closed, but do email us if you need a valuation, we are here to help.

With best wishes, Richard, Abigail, and all of the staff at Charterhouse



Country House Contents online at Charterhouse

***Edit – this auction is now currently postponed until the restrictions to do with Covid-19 are lifted****The Charterhouse two day April auction, ending at 1pm on April 3rd,  is now online only. “We decided the responsible thing to do was to go exclusively online – before the pandemic 80% of our sales were online, so this will not be a huge change, although we will all miss the bacon rolls in the saleroom” said Abigail Bromell.

The sale includes the contents of an old Somerset Rectory.  “It is a classic country house contents with furniture from across the centuries to pictures and lead garden planters and dogs.” Commented Richard Bromell. “This two day auction, which everyone with a computer, tablet or smartphone can follow, watch and bid live on line at during the sale, has pretty much something for everyone from Georgian furniture, his and hers Rolex wristwatches and a Chanel caviar leather grand tote shopping bag.”

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Delightful Daimler at Charterhouse online Classic Car Auction

A 1965 Daimler V8 250 estimated at £18,000-20,000, which has had a vast sum spent on restoration recently, is included in the  Charterhouse online only auction of classic and vintage cars, on Saturday May 30th at 12 noon.

“It is beautifully presented and represents a much less expensive proposition than buying an equivalent Jaguar Mk II.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “With its silky smooth automatic gearbox and great paint combination of gunmetal grey with a red leather interior this delightful Daimler is ready for another 55 years use!”

The Daimler V8 250, which is often

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Picture is a Winning Lot

An oil painting by world famous artist David Shepherd, which was won in a raffle in 1978, is estimated to sell for £10,000-15,000 in the Charterhouse two day April auction.

“The only thing I have ever won in a raffle was a Victoria sponge cake which was many years ago!” Commented Richard Bromell. “It is a stunning life-like painting of a tiger resting in the shade, you can almost feel the heat coming the vegetation and will appeal to many collectors.”

David Shepherd, who died in 2017, was the nation’s favourite

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Hockney Buyers Hopeful for Lots

A collection of David Hockney related art and ephemera are going under the Charterhouse gavel in their two day April 2nd & 3rd auction in Sherborne.

“Many of the items are very much of a private nature which David Hockney gave or sent to Ann and David Graves.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Whilst David Hockney can command phenomenal prices at auction, such as The Splash which Sotheby’s recently sold for £23,117,000, we are looking at more modest estimates starting at £100 for a Hockney poster,”

The collection consigned to Charterhouse comes from the estates of the late David & Ann Graves, David who was Hockney’s assistant and Ann who was his muse.

Ann Upton met David Hockney in 1960 and by 1962 became his model and featured in many drawings and paintings. In the early 1970’s David Graves met

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Classic and Vintage Car & Motorcycle Valuations

West Country auctioneers Charterhouse in Sherborne are visiting clients across Cornwall and Devon from Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th March advising on classic & vintage cars and motorcycles.

“Based in Sherborne, Dorset, we have been holding specialist auctions of classic cars and motorcycles for the past 20 years.” Commented Matthew. “During this time we have discovered vehicles in old barns, garages and even in people’s houses hallways which we have then sold successfully in our specialist vehicle auctions.”

Entered into their

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One Owner from New Plastic Doll Worth over £1,000

A 1960’s plastic, doll and her playmate, are expected to sell for over £1,000 in the Charterhouse two day March 5th & 6th collector’s auction.

“I have always enjoyed collector’s auctions.” Commented Richard Bromell. “There are coins, medals, stamps, model trains, cars and of course dolls. The variety always includes the weird and wonderful and certainly these two dolls come under the wonderful section.”

The two plastic dolls were bought for the owner as a little girl in the late 1960’s. Known as Sasha dolls, they were named after their Swiss artist and doll maker Sasha Morgenthaler.

The dolls, Sasha and Gregor, come to auction in pretty much the same condition they were in when the owner was given them over 50 years ago and is testament to how carefully she looked after and played with them as a little girl. Whilst many

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Lovely Landy

A 64 year old Land Rover sold for just over £17,000 at the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars on Sunday 9th February.

“It was easy to see why it was well admired during the viewing day.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “It underwent a meticulous restoration programme which resulted in the 64 year old Landy looking better than when it rolled off the

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Double Gallantry Award at Auction

 A double gallantry group of Great War medals are expected to sell for thousands of pounds at the Charterhouse March collector’s auction.

“The medals come to auction from a distant family relation and is the first time they have appeared on the open market.” Commented Richard Bromell. “The market for medals, militaria and coins remains strong. Over the years we have achieved some fabulous results for clients including the Dambuster Raid medals which sold for £148,000.”

The group of six medals

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Tiny Toy Van Worth Thousands

A Dinky model of a Pickfords removal van, bought for just £4 from a charity shop, is estimated to sell for £2,000 at the Charterhouse collector’s auction in Sherborne.

“In 35 years this is the first time I have seen one of these particular Pickfords vans such is its rarity.” Commented Richard Bromell. “The market for Dinky and other models cars dn trains continues to be strong and this will be a highly sought after van by collectors when it goes under the hammer.”

This Pickford van is one of the earliest models made by Dinky Toys. Dating to between

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