Spink have added musical instruments to their portfolio by taking an equity stake in Brompton’s Auctioneers. They will operate from Spink’s newly expanded premises at 29 Southampton Row in London WC1, starting with a sale on November 6.

Brompton’s was founded earlier this year by Peter Horner, who set up the musical instrument department at Bonhams, and James Buchanan, former head of musical instruments at Sotheby’s. They will carry a stock of instruments and offer items on consignment alongside regular auctions.

Chairman Olivier Stocker welcomed Brompton’s to Spink: “We are all experts, passionate about our different subjects who share the same values.”