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Running club discovers £8,000 hidden treasure in the attic

A rare Art Deco vase that has been languishing forgotten in the attic of one of the country’s leading athletics clubs for decades will go for auction next month when it is expected to raise as much as £8,000. Hayes-based … Continue reading

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Covid has seen our auction business going, going, gone online

TV antiques expert CATHERINE SOUTHON (pictured right) was forced to cancel her auction planned for Farleigh last month. Here, she outlines how her Bromley-based auction house business has coped and changed during the coronavirus lockdown Our world has changed significantly … Continue reading

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Under The Flyover, Ep 4: TV antiques expert Catherine Southon

Catherine Southon has quickly become one of the country’s favourite television antique experts, with her frequent appearances on the BBC’s Bargain Hunt and, more recently, with her packed auction house featured on Make Me A Dealer. But behind the TV … Continue reading

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Clarice Cliff and Charlotte Rhead collections up for auction

A colourful collection of more than 40 pieces of Clarice Cliff ceramics will be included Catherine Southon’s auction at Farleigh Golf Club in Selsdon on October 2. The Clarice Cliff 
collection includes items from the well-known and highly collectable 1920s … Continue reading

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Churchill statue model expected to fetch £10,000 at auction

The artist’s trial model of the sculpture of Sir Winston Churchill which sits on the village green at Westerham is to be offered at auction in Selsdon next month. Television antiques expert Catherine Southon will be staging her latest auction … Continue reading

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BBC Bargain Hunt is focusing in on Selsdon’s Wonka auction

BBC television auction show Bargain Hunt is coming to Croydon later this month. The TV cameras will be at Farleigh Court Golf Club in Selsdon on July 17, together with one of the show’s presenters, Anita Manning, for the latest … Continue reading

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Selsdon auction winning bidder will get Wonka’s Golden Ticket

You could fulfil the childhood ambition of millions and finally get your hands on a Golden Ticket – but it could cost you at least £8,000 at an auction to be held in Selsdon next month. The Golden Ticket and … Continue reading

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Autographs from Laker’s legends up for sale in Mayday auction

There’s a big summer of cricket coming up, with the World Cup and Ashes series, but before it gets underway in earnest, historians of the game may be drawn to one of the lots at an antiques auction at Fairleigh … Continue reading

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BBC seeking budding antiques dealers for a new TV show

The BBC is looking for enthusiastic amateurs from around Croydon who would like to be an antiques dealer. The Beeb is recording the second series of Make Me A Dealer, and the programme, hosted by antiques expert Paul Martin, will … Continue reading

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Suffragette’s cache in the attic auctioned for £18,000

A collection of suffragette memorabilia discovered in a Sutton garage was sold at auction yesterday for more than three times its estimate, at £18,240. The hammer came down at the auction at Farleigh Court Golf Club on a lot that … Continue reading

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Historic TUC President’s bell up for auction in Selsdon

The first auction of 2019 by television antiques expert Catherine Southon is full of historic interest, with items for sale linked to the Titanic and to the Churchill’s wartime coalition government. Going under the hammer with an estimated sale price … Continue reading

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Dustman’s depot mirror brings auction hammer down at £8,755

A local council dustman, working in Bromley, found a discarded old mirror when doing his rounds in the 1970s. He took it back to the depot and for the next 40 years used it in his locker at work. Last … Continue reading

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TV antiques expert Paul Martin at Selsdon book signing

Television presenter Paul Martin will be in Croydon next week to sign copies of his latest book, My World of Antiques. Martin has presented BBC1’s Flog It! for the past 15 years, and his book – published last week – … Continue reading

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Bronze dancers to take centre stage at Selsdon auction

Television antiques expert Catherine Southon is staging another auction of art works in Selsdon later this month, including a collection of 11 works by the noted Australian sculptor Tom Merrifield. Estimates for the Merrifield auction items range from £120 to … Continue reading

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Valuable Stuart Devlin collection goes on auction in Selsdon

The latest large sale staged by TV auctioneer Catherine Southon next Wednesday will feature a collection of work by the world-famous silversmith, Stuart Devlin. The auction, being staged at Selsdon’s Farleigh Court Golf Club on October 3, will also be … Continue reading

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Children In Need to bring down the auction hammer in Selsdon

Children In Need, the BBC’s annual charity telethon, will be filming a fund-raising celebrity edition of Bargain Hunt at Farleigh Golf Club in Selsdon on October 3. Bringing the hammer down on a wide range of money-spinning lots will be … Continue reading

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Suffragette collection fetches record amount at Selsdon auction

The National Museum of Wales stepped in to buy a rare suffragette medal and the historic archive of Kate Evans at an auction staged at Fairleigh Golf Club in Selsdon yesterday. The letters, books and awards of suffragette Kate Williams … Continue reading

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Rare suffragette’s Hunger Strike medal is set to be auctioned

In the centenary year of women in Britain first getting the vote, TV auction expert Catherine Southon is staging a sale in Croydon where the leading lot is a wonderful archive of one suffragette’s fight for the cause, including a … Continue reading

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Worcester ceramics collection worth £15,000 up for sale

The next antiques sale being held at Farleigh Golf Club will feature an entire collection of Royal Worcester porcelain. BBC antiques expert Catherine Southon will be conducting the auction on July 25, with 60 items carrying estimates of between £40 … Continue reading

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Going for a song? Our expert guide to buying at an auction

If you love watching Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip on television, you may have seen local auctioneer CATHERINE SOUTHON, right, finding some great bargains. Ahead of her next auction – at the Farleigh Golf Club next Wednesday, on March … Continue reading

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Oooh matron! Kenneth Williams’ clock goes up for sale

Catherine Southon was thrilled when a woman walked into her auctioneer’s office in Bromley to show her a classic 1960s clock with some great provenance. The clock once belonged to Kenneth Williams, actor, comedian and diarist most famous for his … Continue reading

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Churchill’s spectacles for sale at Farleigh Christmas auction

A pair of spectacles belonging to Churchill – the wartime Prime Minister, not the insurance company’s nodding dog – are the highlight lot in the latest auction to be staged at Farleigh Golf Club next month, on December 6 (with … Continue reading

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A bargain! Children in Need goodies at auction at Farleigh

Bargain Hunt, the BBC’s daytime antiques and art works programme, is in Croydon today to film a celebrity episode for this year’s Children in Need appeal. Catherine Southon, the organiser of the auction being held at Farleigh Court Golf Club … Continue reading

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