The Under the Hammer column with Thompsons Auctioneers

BBC's Antiques Road Trip experts Angus Ashworth and David Harper at Thompsons sale room.
BBC's Antiques Road Trip experts Angus Ashworth and David Harper at Thompsons sale room.

Well what a Bank Holiday Weekend we’ve had – the hottest one for many a year.

Our Bank Holiday started with a visit from BBC’s “Antiques Road Trip” with experts David Harper and Angus Ashworth.

A pencil signed Neil Simone print and a signed oil fetched �200.

A pencil signed Neil Simone print and a signed oil fetched �200.

An eclectic mix of items was brought to the sale room ranging from a vintage trouser press to a Victorian officers dress sword.

You will have to wait until the programme is aired to see what profit was made on each lot.

We welcome them again on Friday 25 May with experts Charles Hanson and Margie Cooper and on Friday 22 June “Celebrity Antiques Road Trip” will be here – details of celebrities and experts to follow.

Do you have any items that you would like to include in one of these sales?

This Samurai sword with a shagreen handle realised �320.

This Samurai sword with a shagreen handle realised �320.

Why not bring them down to the saleroom on a Saturday 9.30am-4pm or a Monday 9am-5pm for appraisal.

How exciting would it be to see your lots on television?

Terms and conditions of vendor sales can be found on our website www.thompsonsauctioneers.com or via telephone 01423 709086.

Here are just a few of our lots that have sold over the last couple of weeks:

An 18ct Gold Diamond Ring realised �400.

An 18ct Gold Diamond Ring realised �400.

Samurai sword with a shagreen handle – £320

An 18ct Gold Diamond Ring – £400

Pencil signed Neil Simone print and a signed oil – £200

E Ride Sports electric bicycle – £360

Ekornes leather chair and stool – £220

George Ist Oak Bureau Bookcase – £240

Our catalogue is available to view every Wednesday from 3pm on our website where you will find all lots, photographs, descriptions and estimates.

If you do not have a bidding number you can apply for one via the website and also place bids if you are unable to attend the sale. You can also find us on Facebook.

We look forward to welcoming both old and new clients to the saleroom and should you need any further help or information then please do not hesitate to contact us via our website www.thompsonsauctioneers.com or call 01423 709086.