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The West Country has been a popular destination for sporting men and women for centuries. During this time, houses have been furnished with silver sporting trophies, taxidermy, paintings, hunting jackets, riding boots, fishing rods, reels and tackle, shotguns, rifles and pistols amongst many other items.

At Charterhouse we have specialist sales dedicated to sporting items with hunting, shooting and fishing sections. This department is run by George Holtby. Growing up in rural England, George has been interested in shooting and fishing since he was a boy. His particular interest lies in guns of all shapes and sizes, although he also has a soft spot for fishing tackle, particularly Hardy of Alnwick.

We have had some amazing results. These have ranged from a pair of Holland & Holland coaching lamps which sold for £2,300, a Black Forest bear for £2,700, to a 19th century oil painting of horses for £5,000.

Over the years, our sporting auctions produced a loyal following with bidders adding to their collections. We also sell lots to clients intending to use their purchases such as shotguns and fishing reels in their favourite past times.

If you have a sporting item or collection you are thinking of having valued, contact George at our salerooms 01935 812277 or send a selection of images to gh@charterhouse-auction.com

All of our auctions use live internet bidding platforms to ensure that every lot, whether it is worth £20 or £500,000, reaches the widest possible market and sells for the best price possible. In the run up to an auction we receive 100’s of emails requesting further information for lots in the sale. Attached to these email replies, we regularly send well over 1,000 digital images, such is the huge interest generated in our auctions.

Howzat for a Book Collection!

A collection of Wisden’s Cricketers Almanacks, valued at £7,000-10,000, will be going under the Charterhouse hammer in their two day 18th & 19th October auction of books, sporting items, pictures and specialist selection of Beswick and Royal Doulton.

“Although a fan of cricket it was not my best sport at school.” Commented Charterhouse Sporting Specialist George Holtby. “We regularly see and sell post war Wisden’s but it is rare to see such a fantastic run of them dating from the early 1870’s through to just a couple of years ago.”

Wisden’s Cricketers Almanacks, more commonly known just as Wisden’s, is the longest running sport annual in history with the first copy coming out in 1864. It has detailed coverage including scorecards of every First class game played the previous English summer, summaries of minor counties, second eleven, university, school and premier club cricket as well as the Village Cup.

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Please use the form below to contact Charterhouse regarding valuations, buying, selling, bidding, home visits, catalogues etc.


Do you have an item or items you wish to have valued or sell?
Please contact us, or telephone us if you prefer.
If you decide to sell your items through Charterhouse we would be delighted to help.

Richard Bromell has over 30 years of experience within the auction world. He originally started work in The Long Street Salerooms when it was owned by Phillips. Since then, he has worked for numerous firms of auctioneers from Bearne’s in Torquay up to Tennants in Yorkshire.  If you call the office to arrange a free home visit, then it will probably be Richard who will see you at your property.  Since the 1990’s, Richard has been involved in numerous antiques television programmes including Going for a Song (with both Michael Parkinson & Anne Robinson), Going, Going, Gone, Antiques Treasure Hunt, Antiques Road Trip and Flog It!  In 2003 and 2004, Richard was nominated as one of the top four auctioneers in the country at The British Antique & Collectors Awards (BACA). This was the first time an auctioneer has been nominated for two consecutive years.  What do you love about running Charterhouse? “The huge variety of items I see every day, from silver to medals. Every day is like Christmas, you never know what you are going to see!”

Opening Hours
We are open from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Please come to the saleroom at any time for a free verbal valuation.
Viewing for antique auctions Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm and Thursday 10 am to 5 pm during sale week.
Antique Auctions start at 10 am on Friday with viewing from 8.30 am until 9.45 am.
There is limited viewing during the sale.
Viewing days and times vary for car sales.
Please contact the office for details

enquiry@charterhouse-auction.com
Tel: (00 44)1935 812277

Opening Hours
We are open from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Please come to the saleroom at any time for a free verbal valuation.

Our Sale Rooms in Long Street, Sherborne, Dorset


From The North Leave the M5 at Junction 25 and follow signs for Yeovil and then Sherborne. Sherborne Castle is on the South East side of the town.

From the East From the M3 take the A303 signposted Sherborne (via Wincanton)

From The West Take the A30 from Exeter and Honiton and follow signs to Yeovil then Sherborne

If you are thinking of staying in the area, the telephone number for

Sherborne Tourist Information is 01935 815341

accommodation we have recommended in the past, in order of proximity, includes;

  • The Eastbury Hotel 01935 813131
  • Bridleways 01935 814716
  • The White Post 01935 851525

A useful website for accommodation is www.sherbornetown.co.uk