Philip Buddell Auctions


    April 26th, 2014

    at Ladock Village Hall


    Out of Retirement already!!

    Retirement2After probably the briefest possible spell away from auctioneering, I have decided that I cannot possibly desert the people of mid-Cornwall and leave them with nothing to do on auction Saturdays, and we will continue with a limited number of auction sales during 2014, resuming business at Ladock from April 26th! 

    To the many who have wished us well in our retirement we thank you for your good wishes.  To those disappointed in the closure we say ‘please return to the auctions’ for they will be just as good as in the past, if not better.  We intend maintaining quality entries and will have to reject boxes of china, glass, books, general ephemera, etc., with only the more select and interesting items being accepted.  Please call us if you have any doubts about what we can take in.  We will still carry out valuations and clearances.  Our landline number is 01872 520185 at which we can be contacted most days during normal office hours but not on Sundays.

    Already we have a fine selection of jewellery, gold & silverware entered for the April sale, which, together with some quality furniture and beautiful paintings, should make this another memorable day for clients and customers alike.

    Following our last auction on Saturday, September 14th, several people came forward interested in taking over the business.  However, none proved suitable since the operation of an auction room cannot be done on a part-time basis and, despite what many surmise, it does require a huge amount of preparation, knowledge and general hard work.

    Our thanks to all who attended the auction on Friday, April 11th at the Hendra Gallery in Lemon Street Market, when over £750 was raised for Truro Carnival Committee and some fine wines were up for tasting.  Our next charity event will be for the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust on Saturday, June 7th at Tregenna Castle Hotel, St Ives.  Tickets can be purchased for this dinner and auction from the Trust’s shops in Cornwall; the Trust needs your support for the magnificent work they undertake so please do come along.

    With best wishes – Philip & Linda Buddell

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    For those of you new to our auction sales, our commission rates are the most competitive of any auction room in the west country.  We charge vendors just 15%, with no VAT applicable.  Additionally a £1 per lot administrative charge is deducted when we settle accounts two weeks following the auction.  We try to get as much as possible publicised on our website which is attracting interest from throughout the world, including Australia and New Zealand!  Overseas bidders are making use of our fast and efficient freighting of lots to a number of locations worldwide.