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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 programmes 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!  Tune in to our new television series, The Edinburgh Auction House, following the Scottish team as they travel around the country searching for exciting lots to sell.  Starting at 9pm on 10th January 2023 on the Really channel, it's sure to be a great watch!

Click here to delve further into the Thomson family’s 140-year history in the world of auctioneering.

The Auctions

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 or via If you are looking for something in particular then give our staff a call or email and we will endeavour to assist.

If you have never bid with us before then see our "How To Bid" page.

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The valuation team based at the Dumfries branch is headed by director Sybelle Thomson supported by auctioneer Dennis Clark 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 Wednesday between 9.30am and 12 noon. 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

Upcoming Auctions

Free Online Valuation

16 Specialist Departments

Thomson Roddick Auctioneers & Valuers
The Auction Centre
Irongray Road

Tel: 01387 721635

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Sybelle Thomson

Sybelle Thomson


Four Legged Apprentice

Dennis Clark

Dennis Clark
Auctioneer & Valuer

Kirsty Collin

Kirsty Collin
Office Manager

Caroline Harkness

Caroline Harkness
Saleroom Manager

Emma Moorehead

Emma Moorehead

Frank Forrest

Frank Forrest
Borders Representative

Kieran Bordon
Junior Auctioneer & Valuer