insideKENT Magazine Issue 49 - April 2016 - Page 21

Sandwich Auction Room WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU EXPERIENCED THE THRILL OF A LOCAL AUCTION? 100 years of antiques and collectables auctioneering experience in this tranquil Cinque Port East Kent town. contribution of the business adds both colour and continuity to the economy of the town, which is undisputable and aims to continue for years to come. Sandwich Auction Room now hosts its monthly auctions in the magnificent venue of St. Mary’s Arts Centre that offers unparalleled spaces and facilities to showcase the breadth and wealth of items up for auction. It is easily accessible by car and other means of transport and brings to life this unique historical building that perfectly fits in with the ethos, culture and tradition of Sandwich Auction Room and the town. Photo credit: Bob Lamoon Formerly Hogbins, running both the Cattle Market selling live stock in the centre of the town and an Antiques and Household Goods Auction, it then became Halifax through the 1980s and 1990s. In 2004 it was revamped as Sandwich Auction Room continuing the tradition of an auction in the town, specialising in antiques and collectables. Kevin Hall and his staff offer a full range of auctioneering services at extremely reasonable rates. Their well-attended monthly auctions attract people from all over Kent and the South East looking for that illusive bargain. Over the years Sandwich Auction Room has established links with major international auctioneers, securing maximum exposure within the international market. For this reason their items always secure maximum prices. For years now, Sandwich Auction Room has firmly established Sandwich as a hub of antiques and collectibles and attracts to the town visitors from all over the country due to the reputation it enjoys. In November 2013, Sandwich Auction Room featured in the BBC Antiques Road Trip that showcased the work they do, services they offer and the historic beauty of the town. The ITHACA AN EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY ANN WELCH INSPIRED BY C.P. CAVAFY'S REVELATORY POEM. 5TH-17TH APRIL 2016 – TUESDAY TO SUNDAY 10AM-4PM PRIVATE VIEW – THURSDAY 7TH APRIL 6PM-8PM The reception is free of charge but donations will be welcomed for refugee relief in Lesbos. Creek Creative, 1 Abbey Street, Faversham, ME13 7BE 01795 535515 / www.annwelch.co.uk / ann.j.welch@gmail.com 21 The auctions take place on the second Wednesday of every month from 10am and the dates for 2016 are as follows: 9 March, 13 April, 11 May, 8 June, 13 July, 10 August, 14 September, 12 October, 9 November and 14 December. Viewings of items on offer are always on Tuesdays, before each auction date, from 9am-4pm again at St. Mary’s Arts Centre. For more information on Sandwich Auction Room and its current catalogue of antiques and collectables go to www.sandwichauctionroom.com.