Catch these great sales as auction houses reopen premises to the public15 June 2020 The calendar of forthcoming auctions is filling up as firms in England begin to reopen.
Businesses deemed to be non-essential shops (which includes all forms of auction house) can make their premises open to the public from June 15 providing they follow government guidelines on matters such as hygiene and distancing.
It means that auctioneers that will be able to take in new consignments more easily, allow people in to view lots ahead of a sale and collection of items bought at auction will be much simpler.
Devolved nations of the UK other than England will be easing their lockdowns at a pace determined by their own governments.
Almost all bidding will still happen online because few, if any, people will be allowed on premises on auction day.
Auction houses have moved swiftly to put in place the procedures to enable people to visit their premises safely and are releasing their roster of forthcoming sales. It means many more lots will be available to bid on in the weeks ahead.
Here is our pick of special items coming up for sale in auctions from mid-June onwards.
If you like a bit of Moorcroft but do not want to shell out a four-figure sum on the older designs that specialist collectors yearn for, how about this modern vase from 1999 with a salamander pattern on it? It is estimated at £60-£100 in the Antiques & Collectables sale at Piers Motley in Exmouth on June 15.
Lyon & Turnbull
Thomas N Miller
This 10 carat gold ruby and diamond pendant comes on an 18 carat gold chain with an estimate of £260-£320. You can find it in the weekly antiques and collectables sale at Thomas N Miller in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on June 16.
Woolley & Wallis
At Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury on June 17 the English and European Glass and Ceramics sale features a number of elegant 18th century glasses which might be just the thing for quaffing a cool wine during the summer.
This Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date gentleman’s watch is from the early 1970s and has an estimate of £1000-£1500 in the Jewellery, Watches, Silver and Coins sale at David Duggleby in Scarborough on June 18.
At Roseberys London in West Norwood the Jewellery and Watches sale on June 23 includes this 9 carat gold bracelet will dazzle dog lovers everywhere with seven charms each depicting a different breed. It is estimated at £500-£700.
Cotswold Auction Company
This nice modern silver and turned wood wine bottle stand adds a touch of class to your table. It carries an estimate of £40-60 in the Silver, Jewellery, Asian, Antiques and Interiors sale at Cotswold Auction Company in Cirencester on June 23.
This rare gilt brass clock presents an affordable way to own a Patek Philippe. It is estimated at £600-£900 in the Fine Clocks, Barometers and Scientific Instruments sale on June 24 at Dreweatts in Donnington Priory, Newbury.
You can find out more about buying brooches at auction in our buying guide.