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The Ray Butcher Collection of Pocket Watches and Carriage Clocks - Springtime Auction! Featured Blog Image
The Ray Butcher Collection of Pocket Watches and Carriage Clocks - Springtime Auction! 17/03/17

Our Springtime 4th/5th of April Auction will include The Ray Butcher Collection of Pocket Watches and Carriage Clocks!

DILLON DISCOVERY AND A MAJOLICA CAT ARE THE CREAM OF SALE AT THE CANTERBURY AUCTION GALLERY Featured Blog Image
DILLON DISCOVERY AND A MAJOLICA CAT ARE THE CREAM OF SALE AT THE CANTERBURY AUCTION GALLERY 22/02/17

A painting by the acclaimed Irish artist Gerard Dillon ignited a bidding war in a sale at The Canterbury Auction Galleries with 11 telephone bidders and several others bidding online sending the price to £13,000, more than three times expectations...

SAIL-AWAY SUCCESS AT THE CANTERBURY AUCTION GALLERIES Featured Blog Image
SAIL-AWAY SUCCESS AT THE CANTERBURY AUCTION GALLERIES 19/12/16

Medway barge racing trophies, vintage wines and spirits, specialist clocks and car boot sale bargain fetch top prices Medway barge racing enthusiasts set a course for The Canterbury Auction Galleries, their mission: to save an historic collection of silver trophies from being sold abroad or melted down. The cost of their endeavours: bids totalling £9,140

Christmas Sale Preview! Featured Blog Image
Christmas Sale Preview! 29/11/16

Our Christmas sale is approaching and we have some exciting items being prepared for auction on the 29th and 30th of November including a fine selection of clocks, a Collection of Barge Racing Trophies, wine and spirits and toys and gifts.

SMILES ALL ROUND AS GOOD FORTUNE RAINS DOWN ON THE KEITH STEVENS COLLECTION OF  CHINESE GODS AND GODESSES Featured Blog Image
SMILES ALL ROUND AS GOOD FORTUNE RAINS DOWN ON THE KEITH STEVENS COLLECTION OF CHINESE GODS AND GODESSES 13/10/16

Daylong auction at The Canterbury Auction Galleries raised £192,000 The gods smiled down on a sale at The Canterbury Auction Galleries when buyers from around the globe bid enthusiastically for the collection of ‘God hunter’, author, Kent scholar and leading expert on the subject, Keith Stevens.

STONE FROM CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL SELLS FOR £210,000 IN SALE CONDUCTED BY THE CANTERBURY AUCTION GALLERIES Featured Blog Image
STONE FROM CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL SELLS FOR £210,000 IN SALE CONDUCTED BY THE CANTERBURY AUCTION GALLERIES 10/10/16

Ancient stone from Canterbury Cathedral raised £210,000 in an historic ‘white glove’ sale conducted by The Canterbury Auction Galleries on Saturday September 24. The total was more than twice expectation with buyers both locally and across the world spending freely to secure unique works, some dating back to the 15th century.

October Auction Preview: The Keith Stevens Collection of Chinese Gods and Goddesses Featured Blog Image
October Auction Preview: The Keith Stevens Collection of Chinese Gods and Goddesses 06/10/16

We can confirm that the third day of our October Three Day Sale of Fine Art, Antiques and Oriental Porcelain will include The Keith Stevens Collection of Chinese Gods and Goddesses.

The Keith Stevens Collection of Chinese Gods - 6th October 2016 Featured Blog Image
The Keith Stevens Collection of Chinese Gods - 6th October 2016 06/10/16

UPDATE: The Keith Stevens Collection of Chinese Gods managed to gain £192,000!!! Sale results now available on the website.

We are anticipating an exciting October auction with over 100 lots of Oriental Porcelain and Works of Art! Featured Blog Image
We are anticipating an exciting October auction with over 100 lots of Oriental Porcelain and Works of Art! 05/10/16

UPDATE: Chinese celadon jade cylindrical brush pot carved sold for £50,000 surpassing expectations!!! Sale results now available on the website.

Legrand Oil Painting Sells for £17,500 at The Canterbury Auction Galleries! Featured Blog Image
Legrand Oil Painting Sells for £17,500 at The Canterbury Auction Galleries! 04/08/16

An oil painting of a seated Moroccan woman by Edouard Leon Louis Legrand has sold for £17,500 this summer at The Canterbury Auction Galleries!

August Auction: Over 100 lots of Militaria to be included! Featured Blog Image
August Auction: Over 100 lots of Militaria to be included! 03/08/16

The Canterbury Auction Galleries August sale will include over 100 lots of militaria, including a superb 18th Century samurai helmet, a good English blunderbuss and a fine pair of English pistols by Griffin and Tow, as well as a very good selection of medals and awards, general edged weapons and antique guns and general militaria.

Summer Auction Preview: A collection of early Islamic pottery found in the 1960s and 1970s Featured Blog Image
Summer Auction Preview: A collection of early Islamic pottery found in the 1960s and 1970s 02/08/16

Summer Auction Preview: A collection of early Islamic pottery found in the 1960s and 1970s. For all those who love antiquities!!

Fantastic Watches for Sale This Summer at The Canterbury Auction Galleries! Featured Blog Image
Fantastic Watches for Sale This Summer at The Canterbury Auction Galleries! 02/08/16

On the 2nd of August The Canterbury Auction Galleries will be selling a fantastic selection of pocket and wristwatches, including a magnificent Memento Mori Pocket Watch, A Gentleman's Patek Philippe 18K gold cased automatic calendar wristwatch, and a Gentleman's Audemars Piguet "Quantieme Perpetuel No. 003" 18K gold cased wristwatch

MEDIEVAL TILE COLLECTION SPARKLES AT THE CANTERBURY AUCTION GALLERIES Featured Blog Image
MEDIEVAL TILE COLLECTION SPARKLES AT THE CANTERBURY AUCTION GALLERIES 20/06/16

A remarkable and extensive group of medieval tiles took some of the top prices in the dispersal of the Clem Wittenberg Collection of early English and Continental antiques and works of art at The Canterbury Auction Galleries on June 9.

June Auction - The Wittenberg Collection Featured Blog Image
June Auction - The Wittenberg Collection 09/06/16

The Canterbury auction galleries can confirm that our 7th, 8th & 9th of June sale will include The Wittenberg Collection – a private collection of medieval and early English and continental antiques and works of art. The 9th of June will be dedicated to the Wittenberg Collection and will include glassware, ceramics, tiles, wood and stone carvings, oil paintings, watercolours, arms and armour and oak furniture.

June Auction Preview: Gorgeous Oriental and Nautical Jewellery Featured Blog Image
June Auction Preview: Gorgeous Oriental and Nautical Jewellery 07/06/16

Take a look at the gorgeous selection of oriental and nautical jewellery which will be up for auction this June at The Canterbury Auction Galleries

June Auction Preview - A Duncan Grant dish previously used as a cat bowl! Featured Blog Image
June Auction Preview - A Duncan Grant dish previously used as a cat bowl! 07/06/16

A marvelous Duncan Grant dish, previously used as a garden cat bowl is up for auction at The Canterbury Auction Galleries in our 7th, 8th and 9th of June sale.

Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979) artwork makes strong prices at The Canterbury Auction Galleries June Sale! Featured Blog Image
Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979) artwork makes strong prices at The Canterbury Auction Galleries June Sale! 07/06/16

Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979) artwork makes strong prices at The Canterbury Auction Galleries June Sale, with one Ink and watercolour by the artist of Four children playing by a stream fetching a hammer price of £2500!

The demand in Lowry prints continues! Featured Blog Image
The demand in Lowry prints continues! 14/04/16

Following a recent demand in Lowry prints, The Canterbury Auction Galleries April 2016 sale proved that the demand was still strong, with three Lots of Lowry prints making £2100, £1450 and £3300.

Medals a big success in The Canterbury Auction Galleries April 2016 Sale! Featured Blog Image
Medals a big success in The Canterbury Auction Galleries April 2016 Sale! 14/04/16

With over 100 Lots of medals up for auction at The Canterbury Auction Galleries April 2016 Sale, we were delighted with the sale results for our medal section.

Spring Auction Preview - Stunning Rings Featured Blog Image
Spring Auction Preview - Stunning Rings 12/04/16

The Canterbury Auction Galleries are all set for a dazzling Spring with these stunning diamond rings up for auction during our 12th and 13th of April sale!

April Sale Preview: Fascinating private collection to open our April 2016 Sale! Featured Blog Image
April Sale Preview: Fascinating private collection to open our April 2016 Sale! 12/04/16

The Canterbury Auction Galleries will be opening the 2016 12th/13th of April sale with an interesting private collection of items. This fascinating collection includes an absorbing array of historic objects, with the earliest items in this collection dating from the 13th Century, and including items of English, French and German origin. The collection commences at Lot 1 and concludes at Lot 23.

Over 100 Lots of medals up for auction in our April 2016 Sale! Featured Blog Image
Over 100 Lots of medals up for auction in our April 2016 Sale! 05/04/16

The Canterbury Auction Galleries can announce that our upcoming April Sale will include over 100 Lots of medals, ranging in conflicts from Waterloo to Port Stanley. These medals will be up for auction on the 13th of April, day two of our April Sale; an important date for any medal collector!

Spring Auction Preview - Harold Harvey (1874-1941) - "The Village Farrier" Featured Blog Image
Spring Auction Preview - Harold Harvey (1874-1941) - "The Village Farrier" 23/02/16

FORTHCOMING ENTRY SPRING AUCTION – 12th / 13th APRIL 2016 HAROLD HARVEY (1874-1941) Oil painting – “The Village Farrier ESTIMATE £12,000 – 15,000

Iconic Rail Travel Posters Featured Blog Image
Iconic Rail Travel Posters 19/02/16

Waves of nostalgia flooded through the saleroom when The Canterbury Auction Galleries dispersed Canterbury man John Hiscott's lifetime collection of iconic Kent railway posters and ephemera.

Chinese paintings Featured Blog Image
Chinese paintings 05/11/15

Chinese paintings wowed buyers – and thrilled sellers – in the October Two Day Sale at The Canterbury Auction Galleries, with the price of one pair of small oils spiralling beyond expectation to £11,000.

Tony Hill 03/11/15

Clocks collected by a Kent antiques dealer did more than just mark time in a sale at The Canterbury Auction Galleries – the 20 lots on offer raised £42,000, a total double that expected by his family.

The Canterbury Festival Featured Blog Image
The Canterbury Festival 02/11/15

This year The Canterbury Auction Galleries were again proud sponsors of a series of talks held during the Canterbury Festival from 17th - 31st October.

Canton Hongs Featured Blog Image
Canton Hongs 02/11/15

In our most recent sale, we offered on behalf of a local private owner a rare pair of small oil paintings showing respectively a view of the Canton hongs and a panoramic view of nearby Macau harbour from the hills. Painted on brass panels measuring just 4.25ins x 5.75ins, the early 19th century paintings were important records for historians particularly as the hongs were destroyed in a fire in 1856. Just how important was proved when they sold to a local collector for £11,000, a multiple of their guide price.

Valuation Morning - Champion & Co Featured Blog Image
Valuation Morning - Champion & Co 28/10/15

We are holding a free valuation morning on Saturday 31st October at the offices of Champion & Co, Saltwood

Category: News, Valuations
A Passion for Fashion Featured Blog Image
A Passion for Fashion 09/10/15

Buying vintage fashion at auction is a great way to get fashionable authentic clothes at a fraction of the price! In this post we divulge our helpful hints and tricks when it comes to buying vintage! Main image: A 20th Century German lady's crocodile leather and gilt metal mounted handbag, with purse for same, and one other lady's crocodile leather handbag - Lot 430 22nd May 2012

Category: Collectables, Fashion,
Double Trouble Featured Blog Image
Double Trouble 07/10/15

A fascinating insight into another cultures beliefs and rituals. Read on to learn more about twins and their significance in the Yoruba Tribe in Africa. Main image: A pair of Yoruba (Southern Nigeria) carved wood twin figures (Ere Ibeji), the male and female figures with scarification marks to each cheek - Lot 698 - 13th October sale 2015

Time for Tea Featured Blog Image
Time for Tea 06/10/15

Who doesn't love a good cup of tea, whether Earl Grey, Green tea with Lemon, Assam, Ceylon, Fruit, Herbal . . . Or good old Builder's! Here is a brief history of British tea and the items associated with it. Main image: Lot 32 in 14th April 2015 sale - Three George II silver rectangular tea caddies now fitted in a Victorian rosewood tea caddy - Sold -£3500

Category: Collectables, General, Silver,
Where's Wally Featured Blog Image
Where's Wally 01/10/15

Unfortunately not the merrily striped man but something equally as jolly! Here is a brief history of these wonderful items and the company that made them. Main image: A good early 20th Century Martinware stoneware "Grotesque" bird, the detachable head modelled with a quizzical look, on turned ebonised wood base, the head and base both incised "R.W. Martin & Bros London and Southall", and dated "16.4.1905", 9.25ins high (cracked and with associated chip) Upcoming in our 13th/14th October Auction

Category: Collectables, China,
Buying at Auction Featured Blog Image
Buying at Auction 30/09/15

One of the most asked questions that we deal with in the build up to a sale is: "How does buying at auction work - I have never done this before"! Hopefully this post by our Managing Director Tony Pratt will answer any questions and dispel any auction myths as well as providing some handing buying hints! Main image: Late 17th / early 18th Century Brass “Lantern” Clock by Samuel Barrow, Hermitage Bridge, London, with verge escapement, 15ins high Sold for £4,000

Category: General,
Scrimshaws Featured Blog Image
Scrimshaws 29/09/15

In our upcoming October sale we have a beautiful collection of 19th Scrimshaw goods and thought that we would share with you a little of the history behind these fabulous items!

Category: Collectables,