Plymouth Auction Rooms

Plymouth Auction Rooms are a family-run firm in the West Country holding regular sales of pictures, antiques, jewellery, watches, silver and other collectables.

Founded in 1992, they are run by auctioneer and valuer Paul Keen.


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Picasso owl vase

Plymouth collector swoops on Picasso owl vase

26 January 2017

A Picasso vase uncovered in a remote Cornish cottage has sold at auction in Plymouth for £2800.

Picasso owl vase

Picasso picked up near Plymouth goes to auction

14 November 2016

Plymouth Auction Rooms made a surprise find on a recent visit to a remote Cornish cottage on the banks of the river Tamar. The auction firm was valuing a mixture of Cornish art and collectables at the address when it came across a Pablo Picasso vase.

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Rare views of the world champion’s defeat in Cuba turn up for sale in Plymouth

16 September 2013

One of the most interesting things about auctions is how unusual objects from one side of the world come to be sold on the other, often with no apparent link.

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Spitfire pilot’s medal group

16 November 2012

This DFC medal group of a British Spitfire pilot who survived the war despite crashing and being given up for dead by his colleagues has an estimate of £8000-10,000 in Plymouth Auction Rooms’ November 21 sale.

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The different faces of the Doulton market

23 October 2012

In a marketplace seriously in need of entry-level collectors, the great majority of Royal Doulton character jugs and HN series figures are worth under £100 – and most of them less than £30 when sold without reserve at auction.

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The collection of ‘the penalty king’

12 July 2012

Two England caps awarded to West Ham goalkeeper Ted Hufton (1892-1967) are to be sold at Plymouth Auction Rooms on July 18.

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Eureka clock emerges in Plymouth

30 April 2012

Bids in the region of £1000-1500 are expected at Plymouth Auction Rooms on May 9 for this Eureka four-glass electric clock.

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International bidding helps Pheasants fly away for £170,000

09 November 2009

JUST as Asian Art in London got underway, a surprise regional highlight emerged in Devon. A pair of 18th century Chinese Export pheasants were consigned for sale at Plymouth Auction Rooms by a local vendor, whose family had owned the birds for at least three generations.

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Easter Rising medal in Devon

05 February 2008

This rare medal issued to those involved in the 1916 Easter Rising is up for grabs in the collector’s auction at Plymouth Auction Rooms on February 16.

£3100 for mirror with nautical air

05 April 1999

UK: THIS Victorian gilt overmantel mirror, right, was the unexpected highlight of Plymouth Auction Rooms (buyer’s premium 10 per cent) February 24.

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