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About Ottery Auction Rooms

Ottery Auction Rooms was established in 2013 in Ottery St Mary, East Devon, by David Sumner and his partner Sue Telfer as a family run independent auction rooms rooted in traditional values of a friendly and reliable service.

David Sumner, the principal valuer has had over 15 years directly in the antiques trade, both as an auctioneer and valuer and as an antique dealer but also comes from a family of antique dealers, auctioneers and antique collectors so he has been steeped in the trade from an early age.

The business not only serves the South West of the UK but also attracts worldwide interest from customers that are able to bid online.

Ottery Auction Rooms has a number of specialist consultants on hand in order to cover all areas of the world of antiques and collectables.

Valuation Services

At Ottery Auction Rooms we undertake Written Valuations and Inventories for Probate, Insurance, Family Division, Private Treaty Sale and Taxation purposes. We carry out this work for Private Clients, Solicitors and Commercial Organisations.

Valuations can be for a single item to complete house or business contents. We can photograph the principal pieces, or full collections, should it be required.

Fees are based on an hourly rate and estimated in advance. Please Contact Us if you need to arrange a Written Valuation.

We also give free verbal auction valuations, these can be arranged at the auction room or on site. If you would like to know more about our free valuation service please contact us.

House & Estate clearances

At Ottery Auction Rooms we offer a sensitive and flexible House Clearance service to Executors of Estates and people who are down-sizing.

We are able to handle complete or part estates, carrying out full house clearance with an ethical recycling policy for all unsaleable items.

Please contact us for a free House Clearance Estimate.

May 10th General Sale

Auction 20 – May 10th 2014

Damien Hirst Sketch

An original dedicated sketch by one the most famous and iconic late 20th century artists, Damien Hirst will be sold at Ottery Auction Rooms on 16th January 2014. This cartoon was gifted to the housekeeper at Chanters House, Lord Coleridge’s residence and also exclusive bed and breakfast, when Hirst came to watch the famous Ottery St Mary Tar barrels back in 2001. The gift was for making Hirst feel at home and cooking him breakfast in bed after a late night.

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Pair of Japanese Satsuma vase.
Realized £650

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4 Gold sovereigns on a 9ct bracelet
Realized £1000

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Chinese Jade Cong
Realized £240

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Miniature Bergman bronze cat
realized £140

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Set of 22 Victorian ivory snooker balls
Realized £1500

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One of a folio of Chinese paintings on paper

Realized £2500 plus premium

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Assorted Crown Derby tea ware
Realized £330