Kidson-Trigg are an auction firm based in Swindon in Wiltshire. The business was founded by Martin Kidson-Trigg in 1991, who remains a director of the company.

The saleroom stages monthly antiques sales and employs a team of specialist valuers and consultants


Aristocratic connections boost rings

22 November 2021

In a recent Financial Times article titled 'Dangerous baubles for boys', historian and style journalist Nick Foulkes commented that a friend had “described my hands as looking like a cabinet of curiosities trying to emulate a pair of knuckledusters”.

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Police alerted to missing collection of porcelain from Wiltshire auction house

16 January 2021

A Wiltshire auction house has alerted the trade to a missing collection of porcelain.


The bell tolls for two prize silver porkers

13 January 2020

Edwardian silver table bells modelled as tortoises are not too hard to find but silver pigs are a much rarer beast. Accordingly, it was surprising to see two appear on two successive days at winter sales.


Jewels come in from the cold at £68,000

18 November 2019

Thirty pieces of antiquarian jewellery discovered next to a joint of meat in an old freezer were sold for £68,000 (plus 24% buyer's premum) at Kidson-Trigg near Highworth, Swindon.


Jewellery discovered next to joint of meat in a freezer to be offered at Wiltshire auction

04 November 2019

Local home which provided £300,000 still-life serves up more surprises


Old Master still-life brings £300,000 in Wiltshire sale

20 May 2019

A major price for an Old Master in the English regions came in Wiltshire last week when a still-life by Flemish painter Frans Snyders (1579-1657) caught the eye of multiple bidders.


Faringdon House fits the bill in London and Wiltshire

28 May 2018

The best of the furniture from the contents of Faringdon House went to a Christie’s (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) Interiors sale, but perhaps the more interesting items from the 18th century Oxfordshire manor were handled by Wiltshire saleroom Kidson-Trigg (20% buyer’s premium).

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Red Bed eulogised by Nancy Mitford from Faringdon House up for auction

11 April 2018

Nancy Mitford was so enamoured with a particular bed that she wrote about it lovingly in the 1950s.


A different sort of antiques road show

07 June 2010

SOMETHING for the dealer with almost everything, a personalised car registration plate with the legend ANT IK is being sold later this month.

Gun retailers turn auctioneers

15 August 2006

On September 10, Litts, the UK’s largest retailer of sporting guns, is holding its inaugural auction of stock.


Found in the attic: Benjamin money

25 July 2006

Four Beatrix Potter watercolour Christmas cards, recently discovered in a Wiltshire attic, will be sold by Highworth, Swindon auctioneers Kidson-Trigg on September 20. The cards have been consigned by descendants of the original recipients, Elizabeth (1888-1977) and Elinor (1886-1979) Lupton.


Bumper harvest after minor expectations

18 August 2004

IT is frequently the unusual and the decorative that the market craves today. The ‘peach’ of the sale conducted by Kidson-Trigg (15% buyer’s premium) of Highworth, near Swindon on July 22 was certainly both, a group of 14 painted and carved wood and gesso models of fruit, pictured right.


Classic Wedgwood collection

13 July 2004

THE highlight of a 15-piece collection of Wedgwood ceramics offered for sale by Kidson-Trigg (15% buyer’s premium) of Highworth on May 26-27 was a pair of Wedgwood & Bentley black basalt oil lamps (one shown top right) that would have represented the height of fashion c.1775.

Wine cooler raises sale’s health

23 March 2004

KIDSON-Trigg (15% buyer's premium) reported a healthy turnout for their 725-lot February 26 sale with steady interest for collectable ceramics such as Beswick and the better-quality furniture attracting a mixture of local and UK private and trade buyers.