Wessex Auction Rooms - Novice Night

Feb 08, 2019

Wessex Auction Rooms will be holding one of our regular 'Novice Nights' on Feb 12th


Have you ever thought of buying at auction but held back from attending due to the uncertainties of how to bid or how to act? Or maybe you have items to sell at auction but are unsure how it all works?

On Tuesday 12th February 2019 local auctioneers Wessex Auction Rooms will be holding another of their ever popular evening talks with wine and nibbles, aimed solely for auction novices wanting to take their first steps into the auction world.The evening will be hosted by company Director and BBC One Bargain Hunt expert Tim Weeks who will bring the energy, passion and enthusiasm to the evening that he is well known for on the TV.

‘If you have never been to an auction you really are missing out on the experience!’

Tim says “One of our aims at Wessex has always been to dispel the outdated myths of the auction house.”He goes on to add “So many people that I meet up and down the country say they have never been to an auction before because they don’t know what to do.They love the TV antiques programmes but have never taken the plunge themselves.We want to show people that the auction room is open to everyone no matter their age, knowledge, or area of interest.Being a successful bidder at auction is a huge thrill, as is selling! I see it in people’s faces every time I take to the rostrum.If you have never been to an auction you really are missing out on the experience! Come over to Wessex and share a glass of wine with us while we talk you through things like how to bid, what a commission bid is and whether you really can spend thousands of pounds by scratching your nose!”

Alongside Tim on the evening and ready to answer questions will be the rest of the Wessex team including Head Valuer – BBC TV Antiques Expert Izzie Balmer.

Attendees will also have a chance to preview Wessex Auction Rooms’ February 16th Antiques, Collectables & Furniture auction which will be filmed for BBC Bargain Hunt to air over four episodes later in 2019.Presenter Eric Knowles and experts Raj Bisram and Stephanie Connell will be hoping to make big profits and win the all important golden gavel when auctioneer Tim Weeks brings the hammer down on the Lots purchased by contestants earlier in the year.

This event is for saleroom novices or individuals with an interest in the auction world and is always well attended.To reserve your place please call 01249 720888 or email enquiries@wessexauctionrooms.co.uk The evening begins at 7pm starting with a talk by Tim followed by an opportunity to view the forth-coming auction lots until 8.30pm.This will be held at Wessex Auction Rooms, Draycott Cerne, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 5LH – just off junction 17 of the M4