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Since 1901, Thimbleby and Shorland have been hosting auctions in the heart of Reading.
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.
Buying at auction is a very popular method of making a purchase, and at Thimbleby and Shorland we are extremely proud of the wide range of goods on offer in our sales, each with its own unique story to tell.
Every month we welcome buyers to our Antique and General Auction comprising antique, later decorative and household goods, with each sale also featuring jewellery, silver, furniture, china, fine art and books.
Ways to Bid:
We are always delighted to welcome people to our saleroom, and you simply need to register in our office to get a paddle number, and then you’re ready to start bidding.
If you can’t attend the sale and are also unable to bid live online, you are welcome to leave us with absentee commission bids to execute on your behalf. You can leave bids with us in the office prior to sale, or you can email or telephone bids through to us.
If you would like to bid via telephone, please contact a member of staff in the office who will be happy to arrange this for you. Telephone lines are reserved on a ‘first come, first served’ basis so early booking is always advantageous.
Live bidding is available online and we are proud to attract a truly global audience to our auctions. To bid on any of our Lots, please follow the link to the-saleroom.com and register you details.
The simplest way is to email us photographs, together with any details of your items to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our specialists will get back to you as soon as possible.
Alternatively items can be brought to our office for valuation on any Tuesday between 9am and 4pm or otherwise by appointment, 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.
On Friday 7th December Thimbleby & Shorland will be at Caversham Emporium giving valuations!Why not come along and find out how much that family heirloom is really worth!Full details of the event can be found at choosecaversham.co.ukCaversham Emporium, Reading RG4...read more
<<< back to auction page Sale Report - PDF The October sale saw another successful live and online sale, with as many bidders registering online as in the previous month. The saleroom was full again, with just under 700 lots in all categories, the wide range...read more
<<< back to auction page 22nd September 2018 Sale Report - PDF Thimbleby & Shorland’s first live and on line monthly sale proved a great success, with about 250 bidders registered on line, and some new faces both viewing and bidding ‘live’. There were...read more
<<< to auction page At the September Antique auction on Saturday, 22nd September, there will be more than 50 lots of Border Fine Arts available! [video width="640" height="360"...read more