I have been an auctioneer for 32 years. I have headed various companies over this period and had just negotiated a deal to sell my shares in Charles Phillips & Sons (of Edinburgh) Ltd, a company that I co-founded and that has traded globally since 1987. 

Unfortunately, due to the viral pandemic that has devastated our country, my share sale has been postponed. When we are eventually unlocked it is predicted that mass gatherings won't be allowed until October. This will severely restrict our live auction business.

I have agreed that re-negotiations to sell sell my shares will resume once the company has returned to it's auction calendar.

In the meantime it has been decided that I will sell the entire inventory of Charles Phillips & Sons.

Apart from the auctioneering services the company provided, many investments were also made during my tenure and the company has now decided to sell a 30 year collection of very unusual items ranging from vintage cars, original art, rare signed memorabilia, objet d'art, whisky and wines, diamonds and colour stone jewellery, Persian carpets, rare carvings and many collectibles.

If you're interested in obtaining luxury goods at the fraction of the previous price please visit www.charlesphillips.com. The site should be ready for the end of April 2020, but please drop us an email if you want to be informed of the specific start date.

My career has been slightly more than just auctioneering - it has involved appraising large consignments of luxury goods, containerisation and shipping to the UK and Europe for eventual sale. I have travelled extensively in this role to many far flung destinations, this involved setting up branch offices in Hong Kong where my sons have been instrumental in the procurement of auction items - eventually moving from Scotland to Hong Kong and mainland China to oversee this difficult process.

I'm due to retire in the summer of 2021 but will still be available for charity/fundraising events. 

Call or email me

0131 665 6448 or 07831 5114 52


The Auction House
Drummore House
North Berwick Road
Scotland, UK
EH21 8JT

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