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Charterhouse hold four specialist jewellery, watch and silver auctions per year which are always very well attended by both members of the public and the trade, ensuring constant impressive results and a very high selling rate. Each piece will be valued with the care that this most sentimental subject matter deserves and will placed in the most suitable auction.
Our specialists have many years of experience in the field and is fully conversant with all types of jewellery whether it be Georgian paste, Victorian Etruscan revival by Castellani, the exquisite quality of Belle Époque Cartier, the 1960’s Scandinavian designers, a certificated diamond or inherited family heirlooms.

Valuations for auction, probate, family division or insurance can be carried out in house, at a client’s home for larger collections or at a safe deposit facility.

All of our auctions use live internet bidding platforms to ensure that every lot, whether it is worth £20 or £500,000, reaches the widest possible market and sells for the best price possible. In the run up to an auction we receive 100’s of emails requesting further information for lots in the sale. Attached to these email replies, we regularly send well over 1,000 digital images, such is the huge interest generated in our auctions.

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Jewellery Sparkles

One lady’s obsession with collecting jewellery over decades led her to amassing 40,000 pieces over her lifetime which are now being sold by Charterhouse Auctioneers in Sherborne on Thursday 3rd February.

“I have had the pleasure to see, handle, value and auction some fantastic collections over the years but nothing quite on this scale.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Usually jewellery fits easily into a bag, box or car for moving but there was so much we had to send one of our vans to pick up the collection.”

The owner, who lived in Somerset, starting collecting jewellery in the 1950’s. She would buy from wherever she could and was well known character at jumble sales, charity shops, car boot sales, antique centres, fairs and auctions.

Whilst she never paid a great deal of money for any one single item, overall the collection is estimated to sell for up to £20,000.

There are vast quantities of gold jewellery, bead and other necklaces, earrings, bracelets, bangles, chains, rings, pendants, costume and other jewellery. The collection, being sold in over 200 lots at the Charterhouse sale, is being offered without reserve with estimates from just £30 up to £200.

This lifetime collection which has taken is going under the auctioneers gavel with other jewellery, silver and watches on Thursday 3rd February which is followed on Friday 4th with antiques and interiors.

Viewing, at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, is from Monday 31st to Thursday 3rd or you can see the hundreds of lots on www.charterhouse-auction where live internet bidding is also available.

Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for their next specialist auctions of classic cars on 3rd March classic & vintage motorcycles on 9th March and their auction of coins, medals, stamps, model cars, trains, clocks and other collector’s items on the 10th & 11th March.

Specialist Richard Bromell and the team at Charterhouse can be contacted for advice and valuations on single items and collections at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277

Captions: Some of the 40,000 items of jewellery collected since the 1950’s by one Somerset collector estimated to sell for £20,000

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    Do you have an item or items you wish to have valued or sell?
    Please contact us, or telephone us if you prefer.
    If you decide to sell your items through Charterhouse we would be delighted to help.

    Richard Bromell has over 30 years of experience within the auction world. He originally started work in The Long Street Salerooms when it was owned by Phillips. Since then, he has worked for numerous firms of auctioneers from Bearne’s in Torquay up to Tennants in Yorkshire.  If you call the office to arrange a free home visit, then it will probably be Richard who will see you at your property.  Since the 1990’s, Richard has been involved in numerous antiques television programmes including Going for a Song (with both Michael Parkinson & Anne Robinson), Going, Going, Gone, Antiques Treasure Hunt, Antiques Road Trip and Flog It!  In 2003 and 2004, Richard was nominated as one of the top four auctioneers in the country at The British Antique & Collectors Awards (BACA). This was the first time an auctioneer has been nominated for two consecutive years.  What do you love about running Charterhouse? “The huge variety of items I see every day, from silver to medals. Every day is like Christmas, you never know what you are going to see!”

    Opening Hours
    We are open from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
    Please come to the saleroom at any time for a free verbal valuation.
    Viewing for antique auctions Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm and Thursday 10 am to 5 pm during sale week.
    Antique Auctions start at 10 am on Friday with viewing from 8.30 am until 9.45 am.
    There is limited viewing during the sale.
    Viewing days and times vary for car sales.
    Please contact the office for details
    Tel: (00 44)1935 812277

    Opening Hours
    We are open from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Please come to the saleroom at any time for a free verbal valuation.

    Our Sale Rooms in Long Street, Sherborne, Dorset

    From The North Leave the M5 at Junction 25 and follow signs for Yeovil and then Sherborne. Sherborne Castle is on the South East side of the town.

    From the East From the M3 take the A303 signposted Sherborne (via Wincanton)

    From The West Take the A30 from Exeter and Honiton and follow signs to Yeovil then Sherborne

    If you are thinking of staying in the area, the telephone number for

    Sherborne Tourist Information is 01935 815341

    accommodation we have recommended in the past, in order of proximity, includes;

    • The Eastbury Hotel 01935 813131
    • Bridleways 01935 814716
    • The White Post 01935 851525

    A useful website for accommodation is