Friday, February 12, 2010

Sampson and Horne Antiques Inventory To Be Auctioned

Very sadly due to Jonathan Horne’s illness it has been decided to close the business and auction the entire stock at Bonhams, Bond Street on 28th April 2010. Make sure you click on the link above to see a wonderful slideshow of extremely rare items.

Auction House Note: After 40 years of trading at the top end of the business, legendary English antique dealership, Sampson and Horne, are to sell their entire stock, comprising nearly 800 lots, and attracting a pre-sale estimate of £1,000,000. Read entire press release.

Years ago, I sold a magnificent extra-large pair of salt glazed stoneware Staffordshire spaniels to the late business partner Alistair Sampson and I have always been sorry. He bought them from me right on the floor of a Sotheby's Arcade Sale, having arrived too late to bid. I had no idea how rare they were...I just liked them. I still think about them from time to time. Oh well.

We don't ever actually own antiques, we are just caretakers.

"Take care of your antiques and they will take care of you."

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1 comment:

Stacey Snacks said...

You had these stoneware comfort spaniels in your posession?
I have truly been searching for them for 20 years. Oh well, I can't afford them now!