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New homes found for church pews

19th January 2019

Times are changing and, across the country, churches are being adapted to offer flexible and adaptable space that can help strengthen communities and St John's Church in Glastonbury is undergoing such a change. The Mendip Auction Rooms were pleased to receive instructions to offer the existing church pews for s...

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£9500 for Radstock valuation day find!

5th January 2019

Back in October, the team from Killens held an antiques valuation day in aid of the Radstock Museum and Nicky Houston, senior valuer, got very excited when a Chinese medal was brought in by a local resident. Dismissed by the Antiques Roadshow a few years ago as being of little interest, Nicky immediately recogn...

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Many sit up for sofa

9th November 2018

The sale of Antiques and Collectables held on 3rd November attracted an excellent entry of some 750 lots with some exceptional lots on offer generating very strong interest. A fantastic selection of quality jewellery once again led to many viewing the sale and a large number of bidders in the room as well as...

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Silhouettes come out of the dark

13th October 2018

An impressive five stone carved half hoop ring with rose cut diamond pointers sold for £3200 whilst a rose gold Albert chain with T-bar made £900. A very attractive William and Mary style laburnum cabinet with oyster veneered doors and oval marquetry panels generated plenty of interest and sold for £1800 whilst...

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Phenomenal interest for a wee dram!

30th September 2018

The autumn Sporting, Fine Wines and Spirits sale held on 27th September generated a phenomenal level of interest from across the UK and Europe. A personal collection of whisky from a local seller led to plenty of enquiries prior to the sale and very strong internet bidding at the sale. All whisky sold to adv...

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Strong interest in Jewellery at the August Antique Sale

18th August 2018

In spite of being held at the height of summer, the recent sale of Antiques and Collectables held on 11th August saw excellent numbers of attendees viewing and attending the sale. With over 600 lots entered, it was a sale with something for everyone. There was an excellent entry of quality jewellery and the ...

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Demand for Jade Still Strong

16th June 2018

The Chinese have long been fascinated by jade and they often relate the semi-precious stone to a beautiful woman, prosperity and success and attribute it to healing and wisdom. For them, jade is a precious stone of great beauty. They say when you wear a piece of jade, you are wearing a beautiful stone that i...

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Oriental box leads to Chinese battle

12th May 2018

A very good entry of some 800 Antiques & Collectables went under the hammer at the Mendip Auction Rooms on 5th May and, in spite of the warmer weather, there was a good attendance of buyers with particularly strong interest over the internet. Oriental items were in demand and a Chinese cinnabar lacquer lobed...

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Heat turns on wine cooler

13th April 2018

The Auction Rooms team certainly had a busy Easter being open for Good Friday and Easter Monday so that the two sales held on 3rd and 4th April could be viewed and the crowds flocked in. The Monday was the busiest viewing day ever seen with both car parks full and a queue for the catalogues. The Tuesday sale...

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Antiques Road Trip have great day on Mendip

13th April 2018

The team from the popular TV show, Antiques Road Trip, recently filmed an episode on Mendip attending the Mendip Auction Rooms. Celebrity valuers Timothy Medhurst and Christina Trevanion had spent the previous week shopping in the South of England prior to sending the items to the Killens team at Binegar to be ...

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Well connected naval uniforms saluted

17th March 2018

The latest monthly sale of Antiques & Collectables staged by Killens at the Mendip Auction Rooms was dominated by items generously entered by the Somerville family formerly of Dinder House. Items ranged from quality furniture to collectables such as tennis racquets once used by the family. Sir James Somervil...

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Brave Pigeon flies to great heights

16th February 2018

The latest monthly sale of Antiques & Collectables staged by Killens at the Mendip Auction Rooms attracted the largest crowd ever seen for such a sale and came only four days after a sale of Victorian & Later Effects that also saw a huge crowd of potential buyers in attendance with fierce bidding seen at both. ...

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Maori Spoon Serves a Surprise

15th January 2018

With many auction houses not staging sales in January, the team at the Mendip Auction Rooms carried on regardless and there was a busy start to the New Year. On 9th January, the first Victorian and Later Effects sale of the year saw an excellent seasonal entry of almost 500 lots go under the hammer with a go...

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