Lovejoy still rules in Suffolk
I used to go to auctions all the time, initially dragged along by parents, I was a reluctant bystander, but I grew to enjoy these excursions and in later life enjoyed a positive buzz about the whole scene.
Last craze of collecting was more than a decade ago – Art Deco ceramics Shelley, Myott, Burleigh & Gray were all favourites and they still nestle in a glass cabinet with the modern ware.
However, after a long gap I entered the portals of the Auction House, Manders again last Saturday, at Newton Green, near Sudbury which has only recently opened and was packed to the rafters with over a 1000 lots.
They hold monthly sales and the rooms were packed with punters looking for a bargain. Surprisingly some of the jewellery went for a pretty penny and the auctioneer steamed along like an express train clouting down the hammer and taking bids from floor and internet with masterful aplomb. 120 lots an hour !
Patrons were a mixed breed, including some Lovejoy types with an eye for a quick turn. That entertaining series was of course filmed locally and even some of the series memorabilia has been sold by Manders. It made Ian McShane hot property in Hollywood.
A good day out and of course tea and bacon butties on hand if you intend to stay the course.
Next SALE Saturday 17th May…
Posted by: Fawkes