Bonhams antique specialists bring valuation roadshow to Pecorama

Antique valuation specialists from International fine art auctioneers Bonhams, will be visiting, Pecorama at Beer on Thursday June 14th, to give free valuations on a wide range of antiques to include Toys, Live Steam, Cars, Motorcycles, Autombilia, Jewellery and General Antiques.

Bonhams valuers Lucy Lanning (Jewellery), Lee Gotch (Toys and Live Steam), Jonathan Vickers (Cars, Motorcycles and Autombilia) and Charles Lanning (General Antiques), will be at Pecorama in Beer between 11am and 3pm.

Appointments are not necessary, for any large items that you are unable to bring along or any large collections, Bonhams are quite happy to arrange free home visits, or why not send us digital images to

Recently a Devon family pulled out a picture from under a bed, which turned out to be by Giuseppe Zocchi (Firenze 1711-1767), a view of the Tiber looking towards the Castel Saint Angelo, with Saint Peters in the distance. The picture went through one of our Bonhams Old Master Picture sales in New Bond Street, London and sold for £1, 308, 000.

A 1932 Brough Superior Black Alpine motorcycle discovered in a shed, after a major de-cluttering session was included in a Bonhams sale of Collectors Motorcycles and sold for £65,864.

An extremely rare Elizabethan treen posset-cup in turned fruitwood, found in a roof of a thatched cottage, whilst it was being re-thatched, sold in a specialist Bonhams Oak and Country Furniture sale in Chester for £6,000.

So if that lotto win continues to elude you, why not take that family heirloom along to a Bonhams valuation day? You might be surprised at the value of something you own.

For further information on the valuation day, please contact the Bonhams Exeter office on 01392 425 264 or email


Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to

  1. Charles Lanning
    The Lodge
    Exeter, United Kingdom EX1 1JG
    Work +44 1392 425 459 EXT : 67002
    FaxFax: +44 1392 494 561

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