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Spring/Summer 2017 Sale News

10 Apr, 2017

Spring/Summer 2017 Sale News

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Leading Regional Auctioneers for 2016 News Image

Leading Regional Auctioneers for 2016

18 Jan, 2017

Leading Regional Saleroom for 2016

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Spring 2017 Sale News News Image

Spring 2017 Sale News

02 Jan, 2017

Spring 2017 Sale News

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The Car-Boot Vase News Image

The Car-Boot Vase

21 Nov, 2016

The Car-Boot Vase

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King of the Castle-tops - Auction Record Price

02 Nov, 2016

King of the Castle-tops - Auction Record Price

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The Mayfair Office News Image

The Mayfair Office

06 Sep, 2016

Our Mayfair Office

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Test Pilot’s Medals Set To Fly At Auction News Image

Test Pilot’s Medals Set To Fly At Auction

18 Aug, 2016

Test Pilot’s Medals Set To Fly At Auction

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Summer/Autumn 2016 Sale News News Image

Summer/Autumn 2016 Sale News

16 Aug, 2016

Summer/Autumn 2016 Sale News

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Sponsors of the Chalke Valley History Festival News Image

Sponsors of the Chalke Valley History Festival

12 Jul, 2016

Sponsors Of The Chalke Valley History Festival

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New Member of Staff, New Department News Image

New Member of Staff, New Department

12 May, 2016

New Member of Staff, New Department

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The Jewellery Department - highlights of April 2016 News Image

The Jewellery Department - highlights of April 2016

06 May, 2016

The Jewellery Department - highlights of April 2016

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Sale News Spring/Summer 2016 News Image

Sale News Spring/Summer 2016

12 Apr, 2016

Sale News Spring/Summer 2016

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A Tribute To Sir Terry Wogan News Image

A Tribute To Sir Terry Wogan

01 Feb, 2016

A Tribute To Sir Terry Wogan

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Sale News Winter 2015/Spring 2016 News Image

Sale News Winter 2015/Spring 2016

06 Jan, 2016

Sale News Winter 2015/Spring 2016 edition

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John Axford Presents A Buyers Guide News Image

John Axford Presents A Buyers Guide

27 Nov, 2015

John Axford presents a buyers guide video for Asian Art at auction with the-saleroom.com

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Spied at Auction, James Bond News Image

Spied at Auction, James Bond

12 Oct, 2015

Spied at Auction, James Bond

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Isle of Wight - Record Price News Image

Isle of Wight - Record Price

24 Sep, 2015

Isle of Wight - Record Price

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Sale News Summer/Winter 2015 News Image

Sale News Summer/Winter 2015

24 Aug, 2015

Sale News Summer/Autumn 2015

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Leading Lady of World War II News Image

Leading Lady of World War II

21 Jul, 2015

Leading Lady of World War II

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Martinware Exhibition News Image

Martinware Exhibition

12 Jun, 2015

Woolley and Wallis hosts Martin Brothers exhibition

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Size Isn't Everything News Image

Size Isn't Everything

26 May, 2015

Size Isn't Everything

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Sale News Spring/Summer 2015 News Image

Sale News Spring/Summer 2015

02 Apr, 2015

The Spring/Summer 2015 Sale News is now available to download.

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The White Glove Sale News Image

The White Glove Sale

02 Mar, 2015

A 345 lot private collection of British Art Pottery was, in auction terms, ‘a white glove sale’ with 100% of The Nick Rocke Collection sold.

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Leading Regional Auctioneers for 6th Consecutive Year News Image

Leading Regional Auctioneers for 6th Consecutive Year

24 Jan, 2015

For the 6th consecutive year Salisbury-based Woolley and Wallis fine art auctioneers have been named as the highest grossing regional saleroom in the U.K.

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Freakish Bidding News Image

Freakish Bidding

22 Jan, 2015

This late 19th century ‘natural history’ specimen purports to be the mummified body of a creature thatwas half mammal and half fish.

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Sale News Winter 2014 News Image

Sale News Winter 2014

02 Jan, 2015

The Winter 2014 Sale News is now available to download.

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Private Sale of British Medals News Image

Private Sale of British Medals

17 Oct, 2014

A private medal collection assembled over the last quarter of a century by Christopher Foley, F.S.A., a long-established dealer in early English paintings and director of Lane Fine Art Limited, was sold on October 16th as a stand-alone sale.

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The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection of British Medals of the 15th - 17th Centuries News Image

The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection of British Medals of the 15th - 17th Centuries

02 Sep, 2014

This extraordinarily comprehensive collection has been assembled over the past quarter century or so by Christopher FoleyF.S.A., director for the last forty years of the old-established dealer in early English paintings, Lane Fine Art Limited.

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Sale News Summer/Autumn 2014 News Image

Sale News Summer/Autumn 2014

28 Aug, 2014

The Summer/Autumn 2014 Sale News is now available for download.

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Largest Natural Round Pearl at Auction News Image

Largest Natural Round Pearl at Auction

06 May, 2014

A pair of earrings brought in for valuation produced what is believed to be the largest natural round pearl to have been sold at auction.

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Sale News Spring 2014 News Image

Sale News Spring 2014

03 Apr, 2014

The Spring 2014 Sale News is now available for download.

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Investment Mug News Image

Investment Mug

20 Mar, 2014

A mug which was bought for £240 in 1971 has beaten the rate of inflation by over 1000%, selling for £41,500. The porcelain mug was made in Worcester around 1753, and is so rare that only three other examples are known to exist, one of which is in the collection at the V&A.

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Staff & Department Changes News Image

Staff & Department Changes

14 Feb, 2014

The beginning of 2014 has heralded some changes to both staff and departments.

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Leading Regional Auctioneers for the 5th Consecutive Year News Image

Leading Regional Auctioneers for the 5th Consecutive Year

31 Jan, 2014

Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms were again the highest grossing regional saleroom in the UK for the 5th consecutive year, with a turnover of £17.4 million in 2013.

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Sale News Winter 2013/Spring 2014 News Image

Sale News Winter 2013/Spring 2014

27 Dec, 2013

The Winter 2013/Spring 2014 Sale News is now available to download.

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Chinese Website Launched News Image

Chinese Website Launched

30 Oct, 2013

In keeping with changing market trends, the Chinese version of our website is now available.

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Summer/autumn Sale News News Image

Summer/autumn Sale News

05 Sep, 2013

The summer/autumn 2013 Sale News is now available for download.

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Tim Woolley News Image

Tim Woolley

19 Jul, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Tim Woolley who passed away on July 11th after a short illness.

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£5 Bet Brings £63,440 News Image

£5 Bet Brings £63,440

17 Jul, 2013

A collection of 2794 Victorian farthings, all dated 1890, of the same type, and generally all in glorious mint state further confirmed Woolley and Wallis' reputation for coins at auction.

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World Record Price for Martin Brothers News Image

World Record Price for Martin Brothers

28 Jun, 2013

The Arts & Crafts sale on the 19th of June at Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury Saleroom covered a variety of fine glass, ceramics and metal-ware with high prices in all sections.

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£6 Million Asian Art Sale News Image

£6 Million Asian Art Sale

11 Jun, 2013

The Luís Esteves Fernandes collection was the central highlight of the Woolley & Wallis spring season Asian Art sale in May with barely an unsold lot and a packed saleroom.

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Sale News Summer 2013 News Image

Sale News Summer 2013

03 May, 2013

The Summer 2013 Sale News online magazine is now available to download.

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Jewellery Sale Exceeds £1 Million News Image

Jewellery Sale Exceeds £1 Million

02 May, 2013

The second jewellery sale of the year again proved that the whole world loves beautiful things with a sale total of over £1 Million.

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Stonehenge Valued at £51 Million News Image

Stonehenge Valued at £51 Million

22 Feb, 2013

In November 2012 The One Show supported BBC Children in Need by holding a Rickshaw Challenge, the rickshaw route included a visit to Stonehenge and following this The One Show filmed an interview between presenter Gyles Brandreth and Woolley & Wallis Estate Agency partner Ben Marshall here in the upstairs saleroom.

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A Talk By Anton Gabzsewicz - London Factories in Contrast News Image

A Talk By Anton Gabzsewicz - London Factories in Contrast

08 Feb, 2013

We are delighted to welcome Anton Gabszewicz who will be speaking on the subject of Bow and Chelsea: London Factories in Contrast from 6.45pm on Friday 8th February.

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Rare American Half-Cent sells for £225,700 News Image

Rare American Half-Cent sells for £225,700

22 Jan, 2013

Woolley & Wallis were delighted to be offering an extremely rare American Half-Cent, dated 1796, one of fewer than 1400 ever produced by the Philadelphia Mint in the US.

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Sale News Winter 2012/Spring 2013 News Image

Sale News Winter 2012/Spring 2013

13 Dec, 2012

The Winter 2012/Spring 2013 Sale News online magazine is now available to download.

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Two World Record Prices for British Pottery Sale News Image

Two World Record Prices for British Pottery Sale

30 Nov, 2012

Two world record prices were achieved by Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury Saleroom as part of the British Art Pottery sale on the 28th November.

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Pearl necklace sells for £122,000 News Image

Pearl necklace sells for £122,000

12 Nov, 2012

Woolley and Wallis have again proven the continuing success of natural pearls at auction.

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New Record Price for William De Morgan tile News Image

New Record Price for William De Morgan tile

21 Jun, 2012

A new record was set at Woolley and Wallis's Arts & Crafts sale on 20th June 2012, when an unusual blue and white William De Morgan tile sold to a UK collector for £6,300 (including premium).

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Charity Shop Donation makes £360,000 at Asian Art auction News Image

Charity Shop Donation makes £360,000 at Asian Art auction

24 May, 2012

A 300 year old Chinese bamboo brushpot, which had been donated to a West Country charity shop, sold at Woolley and Wallis Asian Art sale yesterday for £360,000. The full proceeds will go to the Bristol-based charity.

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Royal Earrings sold for £1.6 million News Image

Royal Earrings sold for £1.6 million

26 Apr, 2012

A pair of pearl and diamond earrings that once belonged to the mistress of the exiled King of Romania sold today at Woolley and Wallis for £1,618,000 (including premium).

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Record Price for Butcher's Shop Model News Image

Record Price for Butcher's Shop Model

04 Apr, 2012

A Victorian home-made model of an East End butcher's shop sold at our Clocks, Furniture & Works of Arts sale on 3rd April 2012 for £22,000, believed to be the highest price ever achieved for such a piece.

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New Managing Director announced for Woolley and Wallis News Image

New Managing Director announced for Woolley and Wallis

16 Feb, 2012

Woolley and Wallis has appointed Clive Stewart-Lockhart as Managing Director. He will take up his appointment at the beginning of May.

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Rare scagliola panels double estimate News Image

Rare scagliola panels double estimate

10 Jan, 2012

A rare pair of mid 18th century Italian scagliola panels attributed to Don Enrico Hugford, have sold at Woolley and Wallis's furniture auction today for £39,000 (including buyer's premium).

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Rare Chinese Imperial Gilt Metal Box achieves £475,000 News Image

Rare Chinese Imperial Gilt Metal Box achieves £475,000

17 Nov, 2011

A Qing Dynasty, late 18th/early 19th century, gilt metal box from the Yuanmingyuan, or Old Summer Palace, in Beijing, yesterday sold for £475,000 (including premium) at Woolley and Wallis's Asian Art sale.

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Rare Chinese moonflask discovered in Dorset News Image

Rare Chinese moonflask discovered in Dorset

07 Nov, 2011

A rare Chinese blue and white porcelain Moonflask discovered at a village antiques day in Dorset is expected to fetch around half a million pounds at Woolley and Wallis's Asian Art sale on 16th November.

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Dining table sells for £20,000 after missing piece found under mattress News Image

Dining table sells for £20,000 after missing piece found under mattress

12 Oct, 2011

An antique dining table by one of England’s finest furniture makers sold at Woolley and Wallis's Antique Furniture sale for £20,000, after part of it was found under the mattress of an elderly lady.

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Rarities attract competitive bidding at Ceramics sale News Image

Rarities attract competitive bidding at Ceramics sale

21 Sep, 2011

After a quiet summer for collectors, Woolley and Wallis’s Autumn season kicked off in style with a successful specialist Ceramics and Glass sale.

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Grand Design from Tom Watkins News Image

Grand Design from Tom Watkins

12 Sep, 2011

Music impresario Tom Watkins may be best known for having managed the Pet Shop Boys, Bros and East 17 in the '80s and '90s, but he is also a prolific fine art collector specialising in works from the Memphis Design Group.

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Auctioneers triumph in charity football match News Image

Auctioneers triumph in charity football match

07 Sep, 2011

Auctioneers, including two of Woolley and Wallis's specialists, were triumphant in a hard fought charity football match against antique dealers last Friday, 2nd September.

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Indian Cup doubles top estimate News Image

Indian Cup doubles top estimate

01 Aug, 2011

A two-handled Indian silver cup and cover dating from 1810 was the star lot of the recent two-day Silver sale. The cup, which went to auction with an estimate of £4,000-6,000, exceeded expectations by selling for £15,500.

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£9,000 raised for Mashiko Earthquake Appeal News Image

£9,000 raised for Mashiko Earthquake Appeal

23 Jun, 2011

An auction of contemporary pottery at the Woolley and Wallis Arts & Crafts sale on 22 June has raised more than £9,000 in aid of the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit Japan in March 2011.

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Mashiko Auction News Image

Mashiko Auction

22 Jun, 2011

The Japanese earthquake and tsunami of March 11th brought with it immense destruction and abject misery for thousands of Japanese people.

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£2 million teapot News Image

£2 million teapot

25 May, 2011

A teapot sold at auction at Woolley and Wallis on 18th May for £2 million. It was not, however, just any old teapot.

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Jimmy Greaves’ Clarice Cliff Collection under the hammer in Salisbury News Image

Jimmy Greaves’ Clarice Cliff Collection under the hammer in Salisbury

21 Feb, 2011

Footballing legend Jimmy Greaves’ collection of Clarice Cliff ceramics is one of the highlights of the Clarice Cliff and Art Deco Auction at Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms on 9 March 2011.

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Chinese jades make millions

19 Nov, 2010

Despite the highly publicised record-breaking Chinese vase sold in Surrey last week, it appears the Chinese are still not short on funds. A full saleroom and fifteen busy telephone lines produced another record sale for Woolley and Wallis this week, with a final sale total of £10.2m.

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Plundered Silver

15 Sep, 2010

Silver candlesticks with a history attached to British privateers and looted Spanish silver have sold at auction in Salisbury.

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Barbara Morris Collection Exhibited at Liberty

27 May, 2010

A selection of items from the collection of the late Barbara Morris will be on display at Liberty in London on 3rd and 4th June, as Woolley and Wallis take part in the annual Arts and Crafts Exhibition.

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Record-breaking Asian Sale for the Second Year Running

25 May, 2010

An incredible two day auction in Salisbury has broken the record for the highest grossing sale at a provincial auction house.

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Salerooms Gross a Million in a Week

06 May, 2010

Three strong sales in three days have taken over a million pounds for happy vendors at Woolley and Wallis this week.

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Economist Preview of the Asian Art sale

27 Apr, 2010

Aa demand for Chinese works of art continues to rise—with the top of the market nowhere in sight—the supply of top-quality pieces is becoming increasingly rare.

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Jessie Matthew's only known Portrait

24 Mar, 2010

A vibrant painting of Jessie Matthews (1907 - 1981), thought to be the only surviving original portrait of a talented actress, dancer and singer whose passion and ill-fated pursuit of romance led her to be dubbed the 'Diva of Debauchery', has sold at auction in Salisbury for £5,200.

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Fonthill Treasures

28 Jan, 2010

A pair of silver-gilt waiters, previously in the collection of William Beckford, have sold at Woolley and Wallis for £36,000 hammer price.

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Works of Art Boost Snow-bound Sale

13 Jan, 2010

The buyers trudged through the snow to Salisbury on Tuesday for Woolley and Wallis's first auction of 2010.

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Woolley and Wallis on Twitter

30 Oct, 2009

Woolley and Wallis is now using Twitter.

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Lifeboat Hero's medals sell at auction

29 Oct, 2009

The epic war-time tale of how 70 British sailors spent 20 days and 1,200 miles adrift at sea has emerged after a Hampshire man's logbook was sold at Woolley and Wallis.

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Roadshow specialist makes Headway at charity evening

26 Oct, 2009

Eric Knowles has helped to raise nearly £1,200 for charity, by providing the second in a series of talks at Woolley and Wallis.

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A Cricket Success Story

21 Sep, 2009

Woolley and Wallis have continued a successful cricketing summer, where England's eleven have floundered, selling a Summers Brown and Sons Ltd Force XXXX bat for £2,200.

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Summer Valuation Days

06 Jul, 2009

Woolley and Wallis's new clock consultant, Richard Price, will be joining Head of Department Will Hobbs for a series of valuation days across the area.

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Salisbury Chairman Heads up Advisory Body

22 Jun, 2009

Paul Viney, Chairman of Woolley and Wallis the Salisbury based fine art auctioneers, has been appointed Chairman of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers (SOFAA).

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Early Beatles History Revealed in Salisbury

18 Jun, 2009

The Beatles didn't like jelly babies, all had leather overcoats and they never deliberately pushed Ringo to the back of the stage.

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Nureyev's Artworks Raise Funds for Underprivileged Dancers

04 Jun, 2009

Artworks from the home of the late Rudolf Nureyev are being sold at auction in Salisbury on 17th June.

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New Head of Silver Announced

04 Jun, 2009

Woolley and Wallis are pleased to announce the appointment of Rupert Slingsby as their new Head of Silver.

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Martin Brothers Warm the Sale up Nicely

04 Jun, 2009

The external temperature was not the only thing getting bidders hot under the collar on Wednesday, as a Martin Brothers piece sold for a record price in Salisbury.

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Lewis's 'Last Battle' Lost

01 Jun, 2009

An unexpected treasure, discovered by two sharp-eyed volunteers in the National Trust's second-hand bookshop at Mottisfont, is being sold in Woolley and Wallis's next book auction.

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Buffalo Breaks Records

26 May, 2009

A Chinese jade carving of a water buffalo has helped Woolley and Wallis break several records this week.

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Fundraising Target for Local Hospice

06 May, 2009

With what it hopes will be the first in a series of lectures, Woolley and Wallis is hoping to raise a thousand pounds for Salisbury Hospicecare Trust.

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Pre-War German Art Excites Bidders

09 Apr, 2009

A previously unseen archive of artwork from one of Germany's premier pre-war anti-Nazi magazines, has been sold at Woolley and Wallis.

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Time on his Hands

18 Mar, 2009

Antiques Roadshow expert, Richard Price, has joined the Clock department as a consultant at Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms.

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Boom or Bust

12 Mar, 2009

This year's second Furniture and Works of Art sale at Woolley and Wallis has continued to reassure provincial auction houses that the recession has yet to hit them as hard as the London salerooms.

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An Unconventional Collector

19 Feb, 2009

Woolley and Wallis has played host to over a hundred friends and colleagues of the late Lord Parmoor, an antiquarian bookseller whose effects go on sale on 24th February.

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Faberge from the Front

20 Jan, 2009

Items of Fabergé from the Russian career of one of Salisbury's most distinguished First World War veterans are being sold in the city on 29th January.

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Chairman takes bids for Children in Need

15 Nov, 2008

Listeners to BBC Radio 2 have defied the credit crunch for Children in Need, raising almost half a million pounds over four mornings.

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A Pretty Investment

06 Nov, 2008

While the current financial climate may mean some areas of the art market are down, the jewellery sector is certainly not out, as evidenced by Woolley and Wallis's recent successful sale.

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Buyers Shell out for Shelley Girl

29 Oct, 2008

An advertising figure for Shelley Potteries has fetched a record price for the factory at Woolley and Wallis salerooms. 'Shelley Girl' was a figure given to shops by the Potteries to display alongside their latest tea services.

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Lalique Brooch sells for £58,000

03 Oct, 2008

A rare Lalique brooch has sold for £58,000 at Salisbury auction house, Woolley and Wallis Salerooms, despite almost being thrown away by its owner.

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Specialists Score for Charity

02 Sep, 2008

Professional rivalry was put to one side on Friday 29th August as three Woolley's specialists joined forces with other UK auctioneers to take on the dealers in the annual Auctioneers vs Dealers football match, held at the Bank of England Sports Club, Roehampton.

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World Auction Record

06 Dec, 2006

The first lot in the British Art Pottery auction on 30th November set a new auction world record for a painted plaque by William S Coleman, a massive £16,500. The circular wall plaque was made at Minton's Art Studio and painted by William Coleman in 1871.

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Salisbury Auctioneers Woolley and Wallis emerge from 2005 as the largest-grossing UK provincial sale

07 Feb, 2006

Woolley and Wallis are celebrating a record year with total sales from January to December 2005 of £8.96m, well up on record figures of £7.37m achieved in the previous 12 months. This makes them the largest-grossing provincial saleroom in Britain.

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