Wessex auction rooms online
I am a purist that wants to feel the energy of an auction room, see the whites of the buyers’ eyes and create a connection with people.
If the day ever came where auctions are an online only affair, that’s the day I’ll put my gavel on the shelf.
My biggest fear for the future is that online bidding becomes more and more prominent on a sale day.
While no-one argues that online bidding has been a hugely positive thing for the auction industry, I would worry if it took over from the importance of a busy room on a sale day.
Address: Westbrook Farm, Drayco Cerne, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 5LH Tel: 01249 720888 Opening: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm plus sale days Email: [email protected] Web Site: MAP As one of the leading regional auctioneers, established since 1884, Woolley and Wallis holds around thirty specialist sales a year spread between ten departments headed up by leading experts in their field.
I’m fascinated at the thought of electricals becoming collectables such as a Sony Walkman or a Nokia mobile phone.
I want to see young people of 16-21 entering the industry as a career regardless of their background.
There is no better industry for opportunity where you can start right at the bottom and end up at the top if you put the work in.
What do you think are the current ‘good investment’ items – ones to watch? You always have that intrinsic value of precious metal that protects the investment but with the amount that has gone to the pot over the last 10 years I can see demand massively outweighing supply in years to come.
I’ve seen wonderful Art Deco tea sets being scrapped and they certainly aren’t making any more of those! My wife and I have a crazy eclectic taste that mixes Arts and Crafts, Art Deco and the 1960s.
The nearby historical town of Glastonbury and Cathedral City of Wells are close by, with Glastonbury Torr visible from the Hotel.