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Knowle Auction Rooms hold their inaugural sale on Wednesday, March 14.

The venture is the brainchild of Daisy Hoff-Bedford, 24, the daughter of Midlands dealers who most recently worked for Coutts bank, while Simon Rayner, formerly of Dreweatts Bristol, will be auctioneer and saleroom manager

The Station Road saleroom, previously a wine merchants, is next door to Bonhams' premises, which now function as a consignment office for goods sold in London, Chester and their new Oxford salerooms.

Knowle Auction Rooms plan monthly sales (the first of more than 400 lots includes a series of Jaguar factory pencil drawings of the E-type) with a specialist Oriental works of art sale scheduled for May.

Daisy Hoff-Bedford toldATGthe new venture had received considerable local support from both residents and the local traders, who in recent months have missed the regular influx of auction buyers to the town.

Contact 01564 776226 or visit www.knowleauctionrooms.com