Charity Auction - Superdry

superdry jacket auction

Liz Poole auctioneer took the rostrum for Superdry Princes Trust Jacket Auction Night which raised £7500!  

The rest of the jackets will be auctioned online in mid October so keep an eye out!

Antiques Valuation Days

The Cotswold Auction Company valuation team are providing several free valuation mornings around the Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire area.

Director Lindsey Braune will be  providing free  valuations and advice for  Perry Bishop Estate Agents in Uffington on Saturday 25th February from 10.00 am-1.00pm.

Please call Perry Bishop on 01367 240356 to make a valuation appointment. 

News and Events

Bismark Medal Group Featured on TV!

The sale of an important, historic WWII medal group and logbook will be televised on the new television programme "Trading Histories" debuting on the Yesterday Channel (Freeview Channel 19 / Sky 537 / Virginmedia 245 / Freesat 159) on Wednesday 16th November at 7.00pm.

The show will feature the story of the group and its previous owner, Frederick Cecil Davis, one of the crew of the Catalina airplane that spotted the Bismarck, leading to its eventual sinking on 27 May 1941. As well as details of the medal group, the show is expected to feature  the sale itself and The Cotswold Auction Company team, especially saleroom manager Olli Halford  (seen in the trailer below).

New Cirencester Saleroom

Liz Poole and Lindsey Braune, directors of The Cotswold Auction Company are delighted to announce that after several decades of holding auctions at The Bingham Hall in Cirencester the company has now moved to a brand-new saleroom on the Love Lane industrial estate. "The Bingham Hall is one of the most distinguished and best-known buildings in Cirencester" said Lindsey "and we shall be sad to leave after all these years. But the benefits of having a permanent base for the office, storage and saleroom can't be outweighed!"

With plentiful parking, easy access and over 8000 ft.² the auctioneers will now be able to offer an improved service for both buyers and sellers – for example auction days will switch from Friday to Tuesday, allowing extra Saturday morning viewing before the sale, often appreciated by those who can't visit during the week. "And live online bidding for specialist sales is our hallmark," says Liz "so this move means that our catalogues will be available online at least two weeks before the date of sale."

Free auction valuation mornings will be held in Cirencester on Mondays from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary – just turn up!

The Cirencester Bankside saleroom continues to offer large Antiques and Interiors sales, with alternating specialist Silver and Jewellery, Pictures, Toys and Dolls sections. While the Cheltenham Chapel Walk saleroom specialises in Books, Collectables, Medals and Militaria, Vintage Costume and Textiles, 20th Century Decorative Arts.

Some exciting auctions are planned – the first sale to be held on Tuesday 27th September will include Silver, Jewellery and Watches. The second auction on Tuesday 25th October will incorporate a specialist sale of archaeological artifacts from a noted collector of ethnographic and natural history specimines, together with a specialist sale of pictures. "This will be a very exciting auction to run and we're hoping to make some of our own discoveries in the unpacking!" commented the directors. There will also be an extensive specialist books section, with rare and antiquarian volumes.

The first viewing morning for the inaugural sale will take place at Bankside Saleroom, 2 Wilkinson Road, Love Lane Industrial Estate, Cirencester GL7 1YT, Saturday 24th September 10am to 1pm. For more details about location, please contact us on 01285 642420 or see the Locations page.

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Are you interested in auctions?

Would you like to help on a part time basis?

For information on opportunities in our Gloucestershire salerooms, contact The Cotswold Auction Company on 01242 256363 / 01285 642420
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Valuation Roadshows 

Lindsey Braune valuing at Hartlebury Castle

Director Lindsey Braune valuing items in Hartlebury Castle 

The Cotswold Auction Company valuation team are providing several free valuation mornings in and around the Gloucestershire area

Director Lindsey Braune will be  providing free  valuations and advice at Perry Bishop Estate Agents in Nailsworth on Friday 1st July from 10.00 am-1.00pm.

Please call Perry Bishop on 01453 836736 to make a valuation appointment. 

Charity Auction - Willans’ Charity Quiz in aid of National Star

Director Lindsey Braune with James Grigg, quiz master and partner from Willans

A record 230 people from Gloucestershire businesses attended a stellar charity quiz organised by Willans LLP to aid National Star, an important local further education charity that works to improve the lives of young people with learning difficulties and disabilities from Gloucestershire and beyond

The event held at National Star's grounds on Tuesday 19 May, saw teams of four testing their wits against each other with 52 teams from local businesses taking part.

The successful quiz night raised over £4,600 with auctioneer Lindsey Braune from The Cotswold Auction Company helping to raise close to £1,000 towards the evening’s figure through a charity auction, featuring lots such as a pair of tickets to the musical Mama Mia! and a private flight around Gloucestershire.


Charity Auction - The Royal Agricultural University

Catriona Aspray

Catriona Aspray at the Royal Agricultural University

Auctioneer Catriona Aspray took to the rostrum at Cirencester's  Royal Agricultural University Gala Dinner dinner and auction on Saturday 14th February. With diverse lots, ranging from a days hunting in Ireland and a week-long holiday in Italy to an afternoon tea cruise for 25 on The Willow Trust boat, the sale managed to raise over £3,000 for the University's chosen charities, The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, The Willow Trust and The Chesterton Community Project.

The Spring Ball at Hatherley Manor

Spring Ball at Hatherley Manor

Director Lindsey Braune will be presiding over the  Spring Ball Auction on Saturday 21st March at Hatherley Manor. The auction will raise vital funds for 5 London Marathon runners, with all donations going to this year’s chosen charity The Spring Centre.

For more information and to book tickets, please email: or call Amie on 01453 827333 ext 236

Saleroom Manager - Oliver Halford

At the start of the New Year we are delighted to welcome a new member of the team.

Oliver Halford joins us from Bonhams in Knightsbridge to take over the running of our three salerooms. His first major sale will be the 13th February Pictures, Antiques & Interiors auction in Cirencester, with a lovely private collection of watercolours

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BBC Celebrity Antiques Road Trip at The Bingham Hall

Celebrity Antques road trip

Director Elizabeth Poole with the Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Team

There was plenty of excitement as the BBC’s ever-popular Celebrity Antiques Road Trip came to film at The Cotswold Auction Company's Toys, Dolls, Antiques and Interiors sale at  the Bingham Hall on 11th July.  Celebrities Sian Williams and Carol Kirkwood, accompanied by experts Charles Hanson & Charlie Ross, brought a wide range of items, from ceramics to curious collectables to the sale and competed for the best prices.

Amongst the lots brought in was a turn-of-the-century walnut three drawer side table, by acclaimed maker W. J. Mansell, sold for £290, a Black Forest dancing bear clock, sold for £300 and a Crown Devon pottery "Stockholm" tea and coffee service, which sold to a phone bidder for £140.

Saleroom manager Rebecca Gilbert says : "We always enjoy having the Celebrity Antiques Road Trip come to the auction. They're very good fun - even when they're so noisy they have to be reprimanded by the auctioneer!"

Eminent Coins Specialist Retires Age 85

Peter Woodhead retires

Directors Lindsey Braune and Elizabeth Poole with retired coins specialist Peter Woodhead

The Cotswold Auction Company directors Lindsey Braune and Liz Poole were saying farewell to one of their most venerable consultants at the Bingham Hall in Cirencester on Thursday 15th May.  Peter Woodhead, a lifelong coins enthusiast and specialist, had advised the company on the wide variety of coins brought to their door over the years, sometimes by the bagful!  Mr Woodhead has been an ardent collector of coins from an early age, a published author on the subject and a member of the British Numismatic Society, one-time president. 

 His particular passion was British coins and a long association with Spinks of London led to the sale of “The Peter Woodhead Collection of Short Cross Pennies” in 1990 at a Spinks auction.

 “Peter Woodhead has been more than generous with his expertise over the years” said auctioneer Lindsey Braune “providing identification and valuation on gold sovereigns, Roman coins, medieval coins, German and other continental coins and, most recently, identifying an Offa (early Saxon) penny which came under the hammer at £950”

 “We shall be very sad to see Mr Woodhead cease his consultancy work” said auctioneer Liz Poole “as we have relied on his advice for years – always cheerfully given! But we think that at the age of 85, he has certainly earned the time to enjoy his garden.”

 A new consultant is set to take up the reins and coins can be brought for valuation to The Cotswold Auction Company’s Cheltenham saleroom or Cirencester office – please phone 01242 256353 or 01285 642520 to arrange or email

Amazing Austrian Art Nouveau coming up at Auction!

The Cotswold Auction Company is very pleased to announce the forthcoming sale of a collection of rare, early 20th century Austrian applied arts in their specialist 20th Century Decorative Arts sale at Cheltenham on 5th August. 

The first item, which turned up at one of the free Cotswold auction valuation mornings, is a Wiener Werkstatte brass-bound book entitled “Bilder aus Karlsbad,” circa 1910... 
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Online Payments Service

We are delighted to announce that The Cotswold Auction Company's secure online payment service is now available for use.

Customers are welcome to pay for lots purchased at any of our auctions by credit card, debit card or PayPal, up to a limit of £5,000. This facility is open to both customers in the UK, and our bidders from around the world.

To make a payment, please register your details and follow the on screen instructions. 

My Tin Plate Fleet - The Daily Mail

A collection of more than 2,000 traditional tin plate toys rescued from closing shops and factories is set to fetch thousands of pounds at auction.

Arthur Findlater, 57, started the collection as a boy in Cirencester in Gloucestershire, with most coming from the store rooms of failing toy shops, or from the broken stock departments of factories. Read more...

Gloucestershire Library Books Up For Sale

Glos. Library books sale

Thousands of unused books from Gloucestershire’s libraries went under the hammer in our 18th February Books, Medals, Militaria & Collectables sale.

Gloucestershire County Council’s hoard included over 2,000 books that were unused or in a poor and deteriorating condition.   Read more...

The Royal Agricultural College RAG Gala Dinner

Director Lindsey Braune was delighted to be the auctioneer at the Royal Agricultural University’s 2014 Rag Week Dinner, raising over £3,000 for charity. 

The Cotswold Auction Company with Mather Collectable Motor Cars

Ben Mather Classic car auction

Lindsey Braune sells a classic Mini ( which she preferred to the Ferrari and Rolls Royces!) at the Ben Mather classic car auction at the Lygon Arms Hotel

Celebrity Antique Road Trip At The Cotswold Auction Company

LindseyL toR, Lindsey Braune,Catherine Southon,Miles Jupp,Thomas Plant,Nina Wadia

The Cotswold Auction Company Director Lindsey Braune (left) welcomes "Celebrity Antiques Road Trip" visitors Miles Jupp  (centre) and (right) EastEnders' Nina Wadia to our June Gloucester Sale.Commenting on the day , Lindsey said "We loved having such friendly and enthusiastic guests and the Road Trip Team were great." 

The Cotswold Auction Company Visits Hartlebury Castle
in aid of St. Richard`s Hospice - Sunday June 2nd

Hartelbury Castle June 2nd    

The library in the former Bishop`s palace 

The Cotswold Auction Company Hosts BBC Bargain Hunt

Bargain Hunt came to Bingham Hall in Cirencester for our October 12th sale.

Four teams of amateur collectors have an hour and £300 to acquire the best bargains at an antiques fair. Presenter Tim Wonnacott calculates the profits and losses when their purchases are later sold at auction.

Director, Lindsey Braune said, "We always enjoy TV personalities coming to our sales and have welcomed, among others, David Dickinson, Aled Jones, Charlie Ross,Mark Stacey,Paul Laidlaw and Jenni Bond."

Beaufort Festival of Polo

Beaufort Festival of Polo 
Becky Gilbert, welcomes visitors at the Beaufort.

More than one hundred visitors tried their skill in valuing items by  "guesstimating" the hammer price of a Charles James Adams oil on canvas . The painting forms part of a studio collection left to a member of the artist's family, and features works not previously seen by the general public. Princes William and Harry visited the stall, and were kind enough not to leave an opinion.

The Cotswold Auction Company at National Trust Chastleton

The Cotswold Auction Company were delighted to take part in the first fete to be held at Chastleton for many decades. The house is Jacobean and possesses a unique fourth floor gallery, and stunning ceiling plasterwork in the style of (if not in imitation of) Brasenose College. Alongside its magnificent architecture, Chastleton is famous for the invention of popular Victorian sport croquet.


Jenny Low,Douglas Wilson and Lindsey Braune at National Trust Chastleton

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