An Auctioneer's Lot

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Hodder & Stoughton, Sep 29, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages

From priceless eighteenth-century dining tables hidden away in decaying farm sheds to tattooed travellers with a penchant for Wedgewood china, professional auctioneer Philip Serrell has seen it all. In An Auctioneer's Lot he brings to life a world in which the most valuable antiques frequently turn up in the most unlikely places - and accompanied by the most unlikely people. For over twenty years he has uncovered a huge range of priceless (and occasionally worthless) antiques, and he has met, done business with and befriended people from some odd corners of English life.

Funny, startling and sometimes poignant, these stories of ordinary people with extraordinary possessions are also the perfect inspiration for anyone who's ever wondered whether they might just be sitting on a fortune . . .

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User Review  - robertgriffen - LibraryThing

A most amusing autobiographical book which gives a delightful insight into the life of an auctioneer. Philip Sorrell has a vast experience of the profession and lets the reader into quite a few trade secrets. Difficult to put down once you start. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Philip Serrell has been an auctioneer for over twenty years and is well known as one of the experts appearing alongside David Dickinson on BBC TV's Bargain Hunt.

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