Mystery surrounds the future of Prospect Auction Rooms in Hampshire, which seems to have shut.
An auction on November 10 was cancelled and
a report in the local paper, the Hampshire Chronicle,
says the premises in Prospect Road, Alresford, appear to be
The company's website at www.prospectauctionrooms.co.uk was still
working at the time ATG went to press and stated that the next sale
would be on November 24. But whenATGtried both phone numbers listed
on that website there was no answer.
One comment left on the local newspaper's
website on Saturday, November 24, said: "Most of the contents of my
flat; jewellery, personal and family pieces, were collected on
March 31 and I have not seen any return despite frequent telephone
calls to them for updates on sales progress, so what happens
Another from the same day added: "I have
items locked in the warehouse and am owed money by them. Nobody
there, nobody answering the phone, what to do?"
ATG received a call from a concerned
consignor last week who could not find out what happened to items
she had consigned to Prospect in October.
We asked Hampshire County Council trading
standards if they had received any inquiries regarding Prospect,
but they refused to give any details.
Anyone with concerns can try calling the
Citizen's Advice consumer service on 08454 040506.