Cheffins Auctioneers (art, antiques and classic cars and motorcycles)

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2015-06-26 11:22:44

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Cheffins Auctioneers (art, antiques and classic cars and motorcycles)

Cheffins Auctioneers is an auction house based in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Although it also deals in property auctions and lettings, Cheffins’ sales of interest to collectors include auctions of art, antiques and classic cars and motorcycles.

Aside from its Cambridge headquarters, Cheffins also has a network of four offices in Ely, Newmarket, Saffron Walden and Haverhill.

 

History

Founded in 1825 Cheffins is one of the oldest and best known firm of Estate Agents, Chartered Surveyors, Auctioneers and Valuers in the mid-Anglia region.

Services and auctions

Cheffins offers an extensive and diverse range of professional services including professional valuations.

Cheffins Saleroom complex holds important antique and household auctions on a regular basis and, according to its website, enjoys a growing reputation as one of the country’s leading fine art auction houses.

 

Cheffins Directors

These include:

  • Philip Ambrose FRICS FAAV
  • Michael Hamilton FRICS FAAV
  • Edwin Lee FRICS FAAV
  • Jonathan Law FRICS
  • Martin Walshe FNAEA
  • Paul Claydon
  • Neil Harris FRICS FNAEA
  • William King MRICS FAAV
  • Simon Lewis FRICS Dip PB
  • Charles Ashton MRICS
  • Bill Pepper MRICS
  • Philip Woolner MA (Oxon) MRICS
  • Mark Peck
  • Richard Freshwater BSc FNAEA
  • Simon Gooderham MRICS FAAV

Notable sales

A collection of RMS Titanic memorabilia was auctioned on Thursday 4th March at Cheffins Auctioneers in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

The collection included a rare gestetner Marconigram from the SS Virginian to the Captain of the Olympic, date 16th April 1912, received at 8.45am. It reads:

‘HEAR RUMOURS THAT WE HAVE SURVIVORS ON BOARD THIS IS NOT SO I HAVE NONE AT 10am YESTERDAY WHEN 30 MILES FROM POSITION OF DISASTER RECEIVED MARCONI FROM CARPATHIA AS FOLLOWS;-TURN BACK NOW EVERYTHING OK WE HAVE 800 ABOARD RETURN TO YOUR NORTHERN TRACK—I CONSEQUENTLY PROCEEDED…’

Other items such as rare postcards from survivors and telegrams reporting the disaster were also sold in this collection, with estimates ranging from £50 to £2,000.

Main article: RMS Titanic collectibles

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