Going, Going, Gone! Bang!

Going, going, gone? You might hear that but for today at least it’s more like a case of ‘hello, hello, hello’. High Road Auctions, newly open on Heath Road in central Twickenham, has its first sale today (19th May). The idea? Well it pretty much does what it says on the tin. It’s a high street auction house where you sell things you don’t want and buy things that you do. The catalogues and details of the sales are online or you can just go in and have a look for yourself. Regular auctions take place and you can either bid in person or online. The company already has one branch in Chiswick and have now opened their second here in Twickenham. All those who expect every new business in town to be a café of some kind will be relieved to know that there’s one here too but this does feel like something interesting and a bit different here in lil’ ol’ ‘Nam. Good luck to ’em, we say. Let us know how you get on.

High Road Auctions, Heath Road, Twickenham

High Road Auctions, Heath Road, Twickenham

And here’s the evidence of a decent turnout at their first Twickenham sale.

First auction, Twickenham

LINK:
* High Road Auctions

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3 responses to “Going, Going, Gone! Bang!

  1. Ben Makins

    Twickerati fame at last…..centre,dark blue shirt. Interesting evening, tho’ organisers apparently a bit underwhelmed by turn out and number of “rubber-neckers” not bidding. I think a few traders picked up some cheap stock, which was mostly the auction house’s own or things that had not met reserves elsewhere. I think they were keen to be seen to get most things “away” (I’ve watched Flog It!) at any price. It was a bit unclear where some bids were coming from….not suggesting any dark arts being practiced, but I understand there is a technique of taking bids “off the wall”. It all moved along very fast. Anyway, all the best to them. A good addition to the Twick street scene. Personally I’d give it a few more weeks to settle and see what sort of prices are achieved before I placed my valuables with them for sale. but good for buyers. I’m happy with my 40s Picquot Tea Set for £20….that’s £24.80 after buyer premium of 20% and VAT on that. Polished up a treat!

  2. nemesis

    Good website. I’ve just been watching the live auction from it. Curiously, most items seems to fetch £5. under the estimate.
    P.S. Does Twickerati website keep going down or is it a problem at my end.?

  3. David

    I’ve used their Chiswick branch to sell before and found them very helpful and efficient. I wish them well, am sure they’ll do well here and plan to use them again soon.