Enjoy unlimited access: just £1 for 12 weeks

Subscribe now

Sales ended in Godalming (and a sister saleroom in Marlborough) almost two years ago as part of a wide-ranging policy review designed to consolidate a regional sale network and free up staff to focus upon sourcing goods.

The lower-end merchandise formerly sold in Marlborough was moved to Bristol, while better quality material previously sold in Godalming went to either Neales of Nottingham or the Grade II listed building at Donnington Priory.

However, while Dreweatts say the Godalming rooms have successfully made the transition from saleroom to consignment offices with little discernable drop-off in business, they also believe the saleroom’s close proximity to London is well suited to selling silver and jewellery.

Quarterly sales of between 550 and 750 lots of mid-range material valued at £50-500 are planned. Catalogues devoted to books, maps and ephemera are also pencilled in.

The diminutive size of the property dictates that there are no plans to return the Godalming office to its days as a full-service saleroom.

Fine sales of silver and jewellery will continue at Donnington Priory as before.