Charterhouse

Charterhouse are auctioneers in Sherborne, Dorset. The firm used to be known as The Long Street Salerooms and was previously owned by Phillips.

As well as sales dedicated to areas such as silver, jewellery, stamps, coins, militaria, books and antiques, there are classic and vintage car sales that take place once a month at the auction house.


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Keeping it Surreal in Dorset

13 November 2017

A collection of market-fresh pictures with a distinctive Surrealist streak found favour with buyers at Charterhouse (21% buyer’s premium) in Dorset.

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Strong demand fuels high prices for live-steam models

30 October 2017

“A very niche but hugely vibrant market,” said specialist auctioneer John Morgan of the hobby of live-steam modelling.

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Model locomotives steam into auctions in Sheffield and Sherborne

18 September 2017

Model steam trains are a niche collecting area but examples which precisely match the actual engines they represent can make thousands of pounds.

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Medal groups with family values at Charterhouse

04 September 2017

Medal groups awarded to two members of the same family on offer at auction are not unknown but three together is definitely unusual.

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Godwin connection makes big difference to auction vlalue

10 July 2017

Originally entered for a general sale at Charterhouse Auctions (20% buyer’s premium), a distinctive little walnut table with brass leg attachments caught the eye of auctioneer Richard Bromell who diverted it to the fine sale in the Sherborne rooms on June 22.

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Previews: £2001 - £5000

19 June 2017

ATG's weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.

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Henry James inscription lifts HG Wells book at Charterhouse auction

15 May 2017

Books from the library of neurologist Dr MacDonald Critchley sold as part of an April 20-21 auction held by Charterhouse (19.5% buyer’s premium) naturally included books related to his professional interests, among them copies of his own works. But the lot that attracted most bidding interest was a novel by HG Wells.

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Private collections from doctors are the order of the day at Charterhouse saleroom in Sherborne

10 April 2017

The Charterhouse saleroom must be under doctors’ orders. Two private collections included in the Dorset April 20-21 auction come from consignors with ‘Dr’ in front of their names.

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Previews: £5001 - £30,000

05 April 2017

ATG’s weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.

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Lotus car made famous by The Prisoner gears up for Dorset auction

03 January 2017

“I am not a number, I am a free man,” was the cry of Patrick McGoohan in TV series The Prisoner. The important number at the Charterhouse auction house on February 12 is £20,000-25,000 - the estimate for a 1963 Lotus Super Seven S2, the model made famous by appearing in that 1960s cult favourite show.

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1933 AC Ace close coupled fixed head coupe barn find sells at auction for £19,000

28 July 2016

Flat tyres and a thick film of dust, dirt and grime. Last on the road in the 1960s. It doesn’t exactly scream ‘buy me’. Especially for a £19,000 hammer price. Not to mention the fact that it’s going to cost you many thousands more to restore.

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Thor hammered down at a mighty £36,000

07 July 2016

The original artwork for the cover of The Mighty Thor, published by Marvel Comics in 1968, sold for £36,000 at a recent auction at Charterhouse in Sherborne, Dorset.

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More Dambusters relics on offer in Dorset

16 January 2015

Sherborne auctioneers Charterhouse have been instructed to sell the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) pair awarded to a member of 617 Squadron, more commonly known as The Dambusters.

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Chinese Republic panels bring £140,000 in Sherborne

24 December 2014

Sherborne auctioneers Charterhouse are on a roll with Republican period (1911-49) porcelain.

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Porcelain plaques found in bungalow make £420,000 in Dorset

25 February 2014

Estimated at just £200-300, a set of four early 20th century Chinese famille rose porcelain plaques depicting the four seasons in mountainous settings were bought by a phone bidder from Shanghai for £420,000 at Charterhouse of Sherborne in Dorset.

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Renaissance dish charges to £460,000

14 February 2013

Sherborne auctioneers Charterhouse posted a new house record today when this 16.5in (42cm) maiolica istoriato charger sold for £460,000.

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Stirrup cup for port or sherry

22 August 2012

This Victorian silver stirrup cup will be offered at Charterhouse Auctions in Sherborne, Dorset on August 23-24.

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Royal Family photographs appear at Charterhouse

18 July 2012

In keeping with this year’s jubilee celebrations, a collection of 10 photographs of King George VI and his immediate family, including Queen Elizabeth II, will be offered at Charterhouse Auctioneers on July 26-27.

Charterhouse add another saleroom

03 January 2007

Charterhouse Auctioneers and Valuers have expanded their operations in Sherborne with the addition of an extra saleroom, and new heating and air conditioning in their main saleroom.

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Polar collectors to explore Dorset

19 September 2006

WHERE polar exploration collectables are concerned, Christie’s have in recent years enjoyed, if not a monopoly, then certainly a strong grip on the auction market.

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