Wessex Auction Rooms

Wessex Auction Rooms is based in the Wiltshire market town of Chippenham.

It came into existence following the merger of two local businesses: Chippenham Auction Rooms and Davis Meade in nearby Marshfield. The first sale under the new banner took place in January 2007.


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Seven-foot pole club stretches well beyond estimate to £38,000

25 April 2022

Carved from the heart of the toa or ironwood tree, long pole clubs with scalloped blades (akatara) are associated with Rarotonga and Atiu on the Cook Islands.

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Football lots in Sheffield and Chippenham keep with the programme

08 November 2021

Before match programmes grew into the glossy mini-magazines of today they were relatively simple affairs – most just a single sheet printed on both sides.

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Butler’s garden blooms in Wiltshire saleroom

09 November 2020

This small watercolour by Irish artist Mildred Anne Butler (1858-1941) titled 'The Garden, Kilkenny' sold for an unexpected £2500 at Wessex Auction Rooms (17% buyer’s premium) in Chippenham.

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‘Retro’ drinking glasses are Hoffman classics

26 October 2020

The sale at Wessex Auction Rooms (17% buyer’s premium) in Chippenham on October 17 included this lot catalogued as ‘a retro banded glass decanter and glasses together with a set of similar shot glasses’. The estimate was just £15-25.

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Beat that: what a festival line-up

10 August 2020

Although a smaller affair than the much better-known Isle of Wight festival of the same year, the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music, held on June 27-28, 1970, at the Shepton Mallet showground, boasted perhaps the greatest UK music festival line-up of all time.

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Unreleased vinyl of a demo recording by David Bowie comes to auction

22 July 2020

Wessex Auction Rooms in Chippenham is offering a 1966 demo recording by David Bowie on an acetate disc.

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Ericsson ‘grinder’ telephone dials in at £10,500

06 July 2020

Estimated at just £60-80, a rare Ericsson telephone sold for £10,500 (plus 17% buyer’s premium) at Wessex Auction Rooms in Chippenham.

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‘Barn find’ dial clock sells at over ten-times estimate

10 June 2019

Estimated at a token £100-200, a large twin fusee wall clock sold to an online bid of £2400 (plus premium) at Wessex Auction Rooms (17% buyer’s premium) in Chippenham.

Wessex unites Chippenham’s two salerooms

22 January 2007

Wessex Auction Rooms, a new purpose-designed saleoom, has just opened on the outskirts of the Wiltshire market town of Chippenham.

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