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Since 1901, Thimbleby and Shorland have been hosting auctions in the heart of Reading.
We hold regular monthly auctions of Antiques and General Household goods with catalogues currently on our website but soon to be available online and which will contain photos, descriptions and guide prices.
The Saleroom is open on weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm to receive items for sale and for valuations.
Selling at our auctions is simple.
The first step is to get a free, no obligation valuation on your items. You can either email a photograph of your item, including as many relevant details as possible to email@example.com, or arrange to come and see us in our Saleroom. Larger or bulky items can be appraised at a home visit by one of our specialist valuers. We’re happy to make house visits too, so please give us a call on 0118 950 8611.
If you’re happy to go ahead with selling your items, then just bring them in to us, or we can collect them. We will agree reserves with you, give you a receipt and enter them into the next sale.
Alternatively items can be brought to our saleroom by appointment for valuation, so please just give us a call on 0118 950 8611.
We’re also happy to make house visits, so larger or bulky items can be appraised in your home by one of our specialist valuers.
2017 Sale Report - pdf 2017 was a busy year for the Antiques, General Furnishings, Household and Private Machinery Sales, with one every month bar December, and an extra sale for a single vendor in September, which was also Online. While run of the mill...read more
In the General Antiques section of the sale 475 lots were offered. Although looking a bit sparse of furniture, there were some very interesting and unusual items of collectables and some very good quality jewellery on offer. For example a large carved Coco de Mer...read more
A consignment of good quality nearly new woodworking tools from a local vendor whose husband died recently very unexpectedly, was the highlight of Thimbleby & Shorland’s monthly General Sale held on Saturday 24th June. A Hammer A331 planer/thicknesser dated 2012 made...read more