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Mantiques under the Hammer

    June is a busy month for Charterhouse Auctioneers as they have two auctions with a slant toward mantiques.

    First up there is the Charterhouse auction of classic car and motorcycles on Sunday 17th June at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. Included in the auction are nearly 30 classic motorcycles which have been dragged out of a rural Somerset barn.

    “All the bikes from the barn are covered in layers of dust which has accumulated on them over the past 30 years or so.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “The owner, a serial motorcycle owner, has decided he will never get around to restoring these bikes and to let someone else dust them off and enjoy them.”

    There is a broad range of classic motorcycles from the barn including a 1977 Yamaha FS1E, a 1965 Matchless, a 1960’s Cougar Cotton, a circa 1964 Triumph Tiger Cub Trials Special and a late 1970’s Honda 400 Four. Estimates on the motorcycles range from £200 up to £1,500.

    This auction is then closely followed by the Charterhouse two day auction on 21st & 22nd June.

    On the 21st there is a single owner lifetime collection of mantiques. Removed from the owners man-cave just outside Dorchester there are hundreds of car scale models, enamel signs, automobilia, tables made out of racing tyres, motorsport pictures, steering wheels and car parts, all of which are being sold without reserve.

    “It’s a fabulous collection ready to go into the next owners study, garage or man-cave.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “Having always fancied a Jaguar E Type, I think the lot I would most love to take home would be the E Type steering wheel, which is probably about as much of an E Type as my wife would allow!”

    Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for their 17th June auction of classic and vintage cars.& motorcycles and their 21st & 22nd June specialist auction of coins, medals, stamps, clocks and collector’s items including a single owner lifetime collection of model cars and automobilia.

    For further information regarding these auctions please contact Matthew Whitney or Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email


    Matthew Whitney with the Jaguar E Type steering wheel from the collection of mantiques £60-100

    Scale model of a Ferrari Enzo from the man-cave near Dorchester £60-100