next available auction - Antiques & Collectables - 29 May at 10am
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A key part of our strategy is to operate within the new realm of the twenty first century, thereby necessitating an embrace of digital technology. This has enabled us to present all of the items from an upcoming auction in a digital catalogue.

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The oldest established auctioneers in our region, holding auctions since 1840.

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Buying at Auction

Buying at Auction

It really is a buyer’s market when you attend a Thomas Watson auction to make a purchase.

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Selling at Auction

Selling at Auction

Thomas Watson are completely prepared to guide clients through the selling process at auction.

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Some of our Sale Highlights

View our Auction Calendar and Results

A huge variety of different items appear in auctions and we can chronicle these in this section.

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latest news

Lady Chatterley takes centre stage at summer sale

A signed first edition of one of the most controversial books of the 20th century is to go under the hammer at our Fine Art Sale on Tuesday 15 May.

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Easter Opening Hours

The saleroom will be closed Good Friday, Saturday 31 March, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday 3 April.

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WHY THIS BUDDHA IS SMILING

Sometimes we get a really surprising result at auction – what’s known in the profession as a sleeper – and this was certainly the case at our last Fine Art Sale when a small soapstone figure of a grinning Buddha smashed its original estimate of £80 to £120 by selling for an eye-watering £16,500.

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Behind the scenes at Flog It!

Flog It! is one of the most popular antiques shows on television and regularly achieves an audience of more than two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot. We were therefore delighted to host the film crew when they came to record part of the programme’s 17th series at our sale on 16 January and were also rather intrigued by how the day would go!

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