In the Spotlight: Michael J Bowman Auction Preview for 20th July

This Saturday 20th July 2019, popular bi-monthly auction by Michael J Bowman returns with just over 250 lots to include stunning fine art, collectable books, ephemera, glass, ceramics, metalware, designer watches, vintage pocket watches, fine jewellery and more. FEATURED LOTS A small collection of early 19th century watercolours by the renowned local artist Rev. John Swete… Read more »

July 17, 2019 at 2:40 pm

SOLD for £9,500 Hammer Price

At the end of last year this Chinese Order Of the Dragon sold online for £9,500 plus commission!! As this lot was taken in through Radstock museum valuation day, the museum will receive ALL of the sellers commission!! AMAZING! We have just sold this Chinese Order Of the Dragon for £9,500 plus commission via @BidonThisUK… Read more »

January 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Bid on This (Part of The UKauctioneers Group) and Auction Marketer launch joint venture for full Auction House Service

Auctioneers looking to switch from their current provider of back office, website and live bidding solutions now have a viable alternative and can easily book an appointment to see how they can reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction and grow profitability. The UKauctioneers Group (formed of, and have entered into a joint venture… Read more »

November 1, 2018 at 2:42 pm

Online Bidding just got even cheaper…

We’re scrapping our minimum fee From 1st November we will no longer be charging a minimum £1 fee to bid online through This comes at a time where other platforms are increasing their online fees by up to 65%! If you hadn’t already heard, the-saleroom are hiking their fee to a whopping 4.95% +… Read more »

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Minerva’s Owls of Bath 2018 Charity Auction

On Wednesday 17th October, The Auction Room will be hosting a live video auction of unique, supersized owl sculptures by leading artisits, illustrators and designers from around the UK. Artists include Inkie, Richard Twose, Brian Grimwood, and Horrible Histories illustrator Martin Brown and are tipped to be of particular interest to collectors both nationwide and globally. The auction will take… Read more »

October 8, 2018 at 10:37 am

3 leading online auction platforms – UK Auctioneers, Bid on This and The Auction Room to join forces

Three of the UK’s leading auction bidding platforms have announced that they are to merge creating the UKs second largest auction platform., and are joining forces to provide UK Auction Houses across all market sectors with a low-cost solution for bringing internet bidders from worldwide into their salerooms. The 3 businesses represent… Read more »

June 27, 2018 at 4:02 pm

Jack the Ripper

Author: Jonathan Riley, Grand Auctions Published: 20/04/18 In just 43 chilling words, the spectre of one of Britain’s most infamous and grisly serial killers is raised when a postcard claiming to be written by Jack the Ripper goes under the hammer on April 30 at 13.00. at Grand Auctions in Folkestone. The postcard was received… Read more »

April 20, 2018 at 2:05 pm

Interesting lot coming up: Very Rare Chinese Order of the Double Dragon, Type 1, 4th Class

Coming up this month from Young’s Auctions is an interesting collection of diaries, notebooks and other items relating to Harry Sait (grandson of Able Seaman Henry Sait who lost his life on the Franklin Expedition).  Sait served with the Imperial Navy before returning to England in 1889/90. The collection has a very conservative estimate of £8,000… Read more »

April 17, 2018 at 11:36 am

Introducing Dartmoor Auctions: Quirky Lots aplenty at Chagford Quarterly Auction

Experienced auctioneer David Force and the Dartmoor Auctions team will guide bidders through close on 600 lots at their April 2018 sale at Chagford’s Jubilee Hall. There will be strong interest in an Edwardian Magic Lantern Projector in good condition (estimate £175) and football fans will find an irresistible collectors prize – the 1966 World… Read more »

March 28, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Fancy Owning Your Own Fair Ground Ride?

We’re delighted to announce that we will be providing the online bidding on behalf of Prestige Auctions based in Grimsby for the disposal sale of Pleasure Island in Cleethorpes. Going under the hammer on site at Pleasure Island will be a 1904 carousel ride, the dodgems, century ride, tinka boo town, tinka boo factory, contents… Read more »

February 5, 2018 at 1:46 pm