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Fri 6 September 2019
This year has been a busy one so far for The Portcullis Auction Room in Ludlow. In recent months we have seen an increase in good quality, sometimes very valuable items that have been entered into our monthly auctions and we are very pleased to see these items selling well, resulting in some very happy customers!
There has been a surge in house clearances where sometimes there are long forgotten treasures hiding in the loft or the cellar – one fine example of this was an oil painting which was found in the cellar of a property that we had been instructed to value and clear by the Solicitors of the Estate. Our Valuer noticed this painting leaning up against the wall in the corner, an oil on canvas by artist Richard Lin and it was entered into our June sale in which it made a staggering £84,000!
Our live internet bidding platforms and our competitive rates give us an extensive variety of buyers from all over the world and they have a huge range of items that they are interested in, in the case of the oil painting it was sold to a buyer who was bidding online from Germany.
Our valuer has also been very busy this year with Probate Valuations and Valuations for Insurance & Family Division, as well as offering free valuations of Fine Art, Antiques, Collectables, Silver & Jewellery at our auction room throughout each month.
If you think you may have something of value that has been forgotten, give Daniel Fielder, our Fine Art & Antiques Valuer a call on 01584 878822 or email Fine Art with a photo and your contact details.
Who knows, you could have the next £84,000 treasure just waiting to be discovered!