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Welcome to Plymouth Auction Rooms

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

Paul has more than 25 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 coverage in Plymouth-based dailies The Herald and Western Morning News. The auction rooms hold regular sales featuring antique furniture, silver, jewellery, ceramics, watches, collector’s items, clocks and paintings.

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.

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

Regular media coverage, coupled with a high profile internet presence and an on-line bidding facility at auctions, means that potential buyers from around the world - as well as across the UK – register to bid for lots alongside customers attending the highly popular sales.  

Plymouth Auction Rooms has evolved into one of the Westcountry’s leading auctioneers and valuers, where Paul and his team of valuers will be delighted to provide free sales advice on single items, collections or entire house contents.

The SS Newbiggin of Newcastle by William Pearn unloading coal on Plymouth's Barbican in 1890. Auction 28th May.

The SS Newbiggin of Newcastle by William Pearn unloading coal on Plymouth's Barbican in 1890. Auction 28th May.

Donald Floyd's painting of 1925 depcicts the fish market on Plymouth's Barbican. Auction 28th May .

Donald Floyd's painting of 1925 depcicts the fish market on Plymouth's Barbican. Auction 28th May .

SOLD LAST WEEK 9,500.R.Lenkiewicz Self Portrait oil 20cm x 20cm

SOLD LAST WEEK 9,500.R.Lenkiewicz Self Portrait oil 20cm x 20cm

PLYMOUTH BARBICAN VIEWS FROM THE 19th & 20th CENTURIES.

Two fine paintings depicting views of Sutton Harbour on Plymouth's Barbican are to be auctioned in May at Plymouth Auction Rooms.

A fine 19th century oil painting by Westcountry artist William Pearn depicts the SS Newbiggin of Newcastle unloading coal alongside the east quay which is now home to the Sutton Harbour Marina.

The historic painting is dated 1890 and depicts coal wagons on the quay running on the original tram rails which can still be seen today. Horse and carts also fetch coal for the local Plymouth merchants. The two buildings in the right still stand today as apartments and one can stand on the quay today and imagine the scene.

The ship carried 1,200 tonnes of coal and was captained by a Mr.Upson.

Measuring 80cm x 112cm the canvas painting is housed in its original gilt wood frame and could sell for £500 to £1,000.

Moving on to 1925 and a much more trail view, is a charming oil painting by Donald Floyd. Fishing ketches are alongside the old fish market and if one looks closely the Navy Hotel can be spotted. The painting with its soft tones is very pleasing and collectable with a guide of £300 to £500.

The two paintings are part of an evening auction of art held on 28th May conducted by Auctioneer Paul Keen.

 

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