Published 27th February 2013
One of the questions I am asked the most by clients viewing a specialist sale such as the forthcoming Sporting & Collectors sale of 20th March 2013, is ‘Where does it all come from?’ Well the answer is ‘Everywhere!’
A late Victorian carved ivory dog's head whistle
No cupboard is left un-opened, no shed un-cluttered and certainly no attic left un-crawled through in the search for unusual and interesting items for auction. While all the searching is hard on the knees (and the dry cleaning bill), it is often a simple box of knick knacks from a drawer that clients say ‘there’s nothing in there but rubbish’ that yield a pleasant surprise.