The Dumfries Auction Centre
We moved into our current premises on the Irongray Road (off the A76) in 2006 but have been auctioneering in Dumfries & Galloway and the surrounding area since our incorporation in the late 19th century. Before our move to Irongray Road, our office was on the Whitesands and auctions were held in Annan and in the Easterbrook Hall at The Crichton Royal. Perhaps you have seen the auction room or a member of the team on one of the auction television programs that we appear on. These include Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Trip, Dickinson’s Real Deal, Cash in the Attic or the much missed Flog It!
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The Dumfries branch conducts around 30 auctions annually with these auctions falling into two categories - The Antique Auction and The Home Furnishing & Interiors Auction.
Antique auctions are held quarterly, typically with 400-500 lots on offer and bring together the best quality and higher value items identified by the specialist departments over the previous three-month period. These include silver, jewellery, clocks & watches, pictures with a particular focus on South West of Scotland artists, porcelain & pottery, 20th century design and fine furniture.
The remaining 25 or so sales in each year are the Home Furnishings & Interiors auctions (in the past, colloquially known as “general sales”) which are held fortnightly on a Tuesday. They start at 10am with viewing on Monday, the day prior, from 2pm until 5pm. These auctions are populated with items from house clearances, deceased estates and consignments from private clients. Here you will find decorative ceramics, jewellery, gold and silver, books, vintage trunks and cases, 20th century design, vintage and retro items, furniture, rugs, collectables, glassware, lamps, pictures and other chattels – a wide and eclectic selection with something for everyone. These auctions are now broadcast online, and bidding can be arranged by registering an account with ThomsonRoddick.com or via EasyLiveAuction.com. You can attend the viewing days by appointment and auction attendance is also by appointment only at present in light of Covid19 restrictions. If you are looking for something in particular then give our staff a call or email and we will endeavour to assist.
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The valuation team based at the Dumfries branch is headed by director Sybelle Thomson supported by auctioneer Gavin Lindsay and valuers Frank Forrest (for the Scottish Borders), Hugh Gregory (for jewellery, silver, clocks & watches) and John Thomson (for antiquarian & collectable books), they are further assisted by valuers and specialists from our Edinburgh and Carlisle branches.
Valuations for auction purposes can be provided by email and telephone, by home visit or by appointment at the auction room. Drop-in valuation mornings are held in the auction room each Thursday between 9.30am and 12noon (operating by appointment currently, due to the Covid19 situation). Valuations for Inheritance Tax or Insurance purposes are conducted throughout Scotland, the north of England and elsewhere..
If you are seeking a valuation for any of these purposes then contact the Dumfries branch on 01387 721 635 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers
The Auction Centre
Tel: 01387 721635
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm