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Welcome to Plymouth Auction Rooms

Plymouth Auction Rooms is a family run business established by Paul and Sharon Keen in 1992. The team have a wealth of experience enabling them to provide a professional, friendly and efficient auctioneering and valuation service.

Paul has some 30 years’ experience in the auction business and has appeared on BBC television, local and national radio. He is also regularly featured in the Westcountry media – with regular newspaper columns and editorial features.

The auction rooms hold regular sales featuring art, jewellery, watches, antiques and collectors’ items.

Paul’s enthusiasm for promotion and marketing has yielded many exceptional results including a record price for a pair of Chinese Export pottery parrots at £170,000; the auction of English gold pattern coins, selling worldwide for £330,000; and the sale of a cricket ball from the famous 1933 ‘bodyline’ series for £10,000.

Plymouth Auction Rooms is widely respected and recognised as the leading saleroom for works by iconic painter Robert Lenkiewicz with many paintings regularly selling from £10,000 to £20,000.

A high profile internet presence and an on-line bidding facility has seen Plymouth Auction Rooms evolve into one of the Westcountry’s leading auctioneers and valuers.

THE RARE SCOTTISH COIN DATED 1566

THE RARE SCOTTISH COIN DATED 1566

THE GRAHAM BROOKS COLLECTION TO BE SOLD ON 28TH MARCH

THE GRAHAM BROOKS COLLECTION TO BE SOLD ON 28TH MARCH

SOLD 19,200 (including premium) FEBRUARY 2015

SOLD 19,200 (including premium) FEBRUARY 2015

DID WILLIAM BLACKADDER MURDER WILLIAM DARNLEY IN 1567?

The murder of Henry Darnley in 1567 attracted a number of conspiracy theories. A soldier by the name of William Blackadder was the principle suspect and a guilty verdict led to him being hanged, drawn and quartered before each of his limbs was nailed to the gates of a different Scottish town.

At the time of his murdered Henry Darnley was married but estranged to Mary Queen of Scots and he was found dead with his valet in an Orchard outside a house in Edinburgh.

Not long after Queen Mary was accused of Henry’s murder and trial along with claims of treason, being hung after which she was convicted of treason and executed

A rare Scottish Ryal silver coin from the period is to be sold in Plymouth next week. The coin is dated 1566 and represents the marriage of Queen Mary to Henry. It is expected to fetch up to £1,000.

Read about more fascinating lots at the sale.