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Marketing

Each of our Fine Art, Specialist and regular 'Antiques & Interiors' sales are extensively and professionally marketed.

Our illustrated Fine Art Sale catalogues are produced to a very high standard and are sent to prospective purchasers throughout the world.

All sales are available to view on the Internet and are marketed extensively online. Additional information and images are sent to prospective bidders by email. There are no fixed values for antiques and works of art and it is only with professional marketing that the highest prices are achieved.

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood have over 60 years experience of selling chattels to the best advantage, either through their own rooms in Exeter or through their association with other international auction houses.

Sale FS30; Lot: 0719: A rare late 18th /early 19th century cryptograph folding cipher machine with fixed outer silvered dial divided into ninety sections each section with either a number, letter, word or part word, the inner revolving dial with rack and pinion lever wind divided into two scales, one numbered from ten to ninety nine, the inner scale divided into tenths from ten to ninety, with polished steel winding handle to the side, mounted in a red morocco leather case. 19cm diameter.

Sale: FS30 (19 Apr 2016)
Auction Lot: 0719
Estimate: £3,000-£5,000
Realised: £4,800
A rare late 18th /early 19th century cryptograph folding cipher machine with fixed outer silvered dial divided into ninety sections each section with either a number, letter, word or part ...

Sale FS11; Lot: 0473: A Martin Bros salt glazed stoneware 'grotesque' spoon warmer. Signed RW Martin, London & Southall 11-1879.

Sale: FS11 (13 Jul 2011)
Auction Lot: 0473
Estimate: £3,000-£4,000
Realised: £14,500
A Martin Bros salt glazed stoneware 'grotesque' spoon warmer. Signed RW Martin, London & Southall 11-1879.

Sale FS17; Lot: 0319: A diamond mounted single stone ring with round old brilliant cut diamond approximately 9.8mm x 5.1mm estimated to weigh 3cts in a curtain claw setting between diamond three stone shoulders.

Sale: FS17 (29 Jan 2013)
Auction Lot: 0319
Estimate: £3,000-£4,000
Realised: £4,400
A diamond mounted single stone ring with round old brilliant cut diamond approximately 9.8mm x 5.1mm estimated to weigh 3cts in a curtain claw setting between diamond three stone shoulders.