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Following Boris Johnson's announcement regarding a second lockdown, which will begin on 5th November 2020, we are unfortunately unable to offer valuations in person, but will be pleased to offer advice and valuations by email, telephone or video call.

As we will be unable to hold auctions during November, the 11th November 2020 Sporting & Collectors sale and the 24th November 2020 Antiques & Interiors sales will be postponed.

The Antiques & Interiors auction will now be held on 8th December 2020 and the Sporting & Collectors Auction will be held on 15th December 2020.

Please visit our website regularly, as we will update the current information as we know more from the government.

All enquiries, please contact (01392) 413100 or email

Please check this page and our social media accounts for updates.

Sporting and Collectors Auction Preview

Rosemary Rees MBE (1906-1995): A Set of Six Pilot's Log Books dating from 25th June 1933 (SC32/131) offered in our Sporting and Collectors Auction starting on
        15th December 2020 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

The next Sporting and Collectors Sale (postponed from November) has a number of lots to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain as well as various militaria and swords lots on offer. There is a collection of historic photographs and some interesting textiles too.

A Wemyss pottery cat with its European counterpart. Nic Saintey provides a brief history of a Scottish Pottery with a strong Devon connection.
Mary Fedden (1915-2012): The Red Table (CC4/114) offered in our One Day 20th Century
        and Contemporary Sale starting on 9th September 2020 at our salerooms in Exeter,
        Devon. The next Contemporary and 20th Century Art Auction at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewoods offers major pieces by Mary Fedden and Terry Frost, amongst others. The sale includes jewellery by Georg Jensen as well as glass and pottery, some by Val Barry.
A postcard of 'SS Titanic' signed by five survivors: Beatrice Sandstrom, Eva Hart, Edith Haisman, Bert Dean and Millvina Dean (SC31/180) is being offered in our One Day Maritime, Sporting and Collectors Auction starting on 12th August 2020 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon Brian Goodison-Blanks previews the Maritime, Sporting and Collectors Sale that has been eagerly awaited. It has a wide range of fascinating artefacts on offer - one with a link to the Titanic, some with a local Devon flavour; others with connections to Nelson and another to a famous polar expedition.
A Diamond single-stone ring (FS46/304) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting
        on 21st July 2020 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon. The first Fine Sale since the lockdown proved to be very healthy with strong results in all sections. The large sale, with over 1,000 sold lots totalling £410,000, achieved an 83% selling rate and bodes well for future sales as we emerge into the new normality.
A Bristol delft electioneering plate: Rolle for Ever. Nic Saintey writes about the surprising connection between a plate and a bottle.
A George III Silver Mug by makers William and James Priest of London in 1767. Martin McIlroy (Head of Silver) writes about the difference between tankards and mugs, which are popular amongst silver collectors. He explores their development from an early period through to more modern times.

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