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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.

SOLD 6,800 Lot 106 - 20th August 2014

SOLD 6,800 Lot 106 - 20th August 2014

SOLD 13,500 - Lot 49 - 20th  August 2014

SOLD 13,500 - Lot 49 - 20th August 2014

SOLD 3,700 - 30th July 2014

SOLD 3,700 - 30th July 2014


A Fred Yates (1922-2008) painting was one of the star lots at our recent art auction.

The painting had been in the same family since it was painted in the 1970’s, depicting a group of children running around a farmhouse in Botallack, Near St Just, Cornwall.

The good size painting, 88cm x 88cm, with a frame made by Fred himself attracted tremendous pre sale interest. Estimated at £3,000 to £5,000, a Cornish collector bidding on the phone was determined to acquire it but had to make a final bid of £6,800 to secure it against another phone bidder and a last minute internet bidder.

This continues our successful sales of Fed Yates including the £6,600 for a French garden £5,700  scene and the £5,300 recently for a small Fowey boat painting.

We are now inviting entries for our next art sale in October.