Country Collectibles Come to Charterhouse

A large collection of Border Fine Arts from a Somerset bungalow are included in the Charterhouse two day auction on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th January.

“One of the great misconceptions at auction is that we only sell antiques.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Of course the opposite is true as there are many modern items, such as Border Fine Arts which have a huge following and sell successfully at auction.”

The collection of Border Fine Arts had been amassed over many years. Proudly displayed by the owners in their modest bungalow there was hardly any flat surface available which did not have a piece of Border Fine Arts placed on it.

Border Fine Arts was founded in 1974 by John Hammond in an eighteenth-century farmhouse, Middleholm near Langholm. Carefully researched, highly detailed, realistic, and accurately painted wildlife figures and countryside scenes were created, for which demand grew from a very receptive market place.

The groups going under the Charterhouse gavel include gypsy caravans, horse and carts, drays and even a large model of the 1953 Coronation coach with attendants, with the collection overall estimated to sell for thousands of pounds.

Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for their busy auction programme with pictures, photographs, Border Fine Arts, Beswick and automobilia in January followed specialist classic & vintage motorcycle and car auctions in February.

For further information regarding these specialist auctions, or to arrange a home visit, contact Richard Bromell and the team of experts at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email


Border Fine Arts group “Nearly there” 300-500

Border Fine Arts “1953 Coronation Coach” £200-300

Border Fine Arts “All Set for the Appleby Fair” £150-250

Border Fine Arts on display in the Somerset bungalow