Auction Novice Night - Jan 18th 2018

Jan 10, 2018

Have you ever thought of buying at auction but shied away 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?

Well wonder no more as on Thursday 18th January 2018 Wessex Auction Rooms will be holding another of our popular evening talks with wine and nibbles, aimed solely for auction novices wanting to take their first step into the auction world. The evening will be hosted by our company Director and BBC One Bargain Hunt expert Tim Weeks who will bring his energy, passion and enthusiasm to the evening.

Tim says “There are many auction room myths that we will dispel, destroy and discount during an evening of fun, food and facts! For me there really is no better place to be than inside a bustling auction house. The auction room is full of drama & excitement. He goes on to add “It pains me that so many people I meet up and down the country say they have never experienced an auction before because they don’t know what to do. Well that’s where we come in. We want to show people that the auction room is the perfect arena for any individual no matter of their age, saleroom experience, style and taste, to find what excites them. Being a successful bidder at auction is a great thrill, as is selling - I see it in people’s faces every time I take to the rostrum. So if you 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!”.

The evening will also give the attendees a chance to have a private look around Wessex Auction Rooms second Antiques, Collectables & Furniture auction of the year on the 20th January as they will have the saleroom ready to view for the evening.

This event is strictly for saleroom novices and is always well attended. To reserve your place please call 01249 720888 or email The evening is open at 7pm on Thursday January 18th with a talk by Tim followed by an open viewing evening until 8.30pm. It will be held at Wessex Auction Rooms, Westbrook Farm, Draycott Cerne, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 5LH.