by Richard Edmonds Auctions
Having not emailed for some weeks now we thought we'd like to get in touch and update you on how we are currently operating. We are still, sadly, online-only for our sales but are open to revising this on a daily basis! Any whiff of change from the government and we'll do an about-turn for any of our sales.
With regards to cars and bikes, we're incredibly frustrated as have the best entries we've ever had in both of these fields all lined up. Behind the scenes we've prepared these sales ready to press the button, but for both buyers and sellers, we're holding off, believing that these are purchases that are best advised to be seen. We now feel capable of offering in-the-room viewing by appointment but not bidding. We couldn't select a number of bidders, we're not elitist and opening to a first-come-first-in is grossly unfair to those that live afar (most of you!) So, we'll wait on these sales but please keep an eye on emails as we've a 1929 Alfa-Romeo 6C Supercharged with Zagato coachwork, several Veteran and Edwardian cars from a significant collection, over 60 motorcycles including a Vincent Black Shadow, a Manx Norton and so much more but that's, as we say, for some time soon.
On a very positive note, what on earth has happened to our Petroliana hobby/obsession since lockdown? Boom! Well, we're never in short supply and have some cracking lots lined up for the 11th July sale including a Power garage forecourt clock, the BP Winner pictured above, a pair of Shell lantern lightboxes, several rare globes, enamel signs... keep looking at Instagram and Facebook, we're not quiet about it!
Our exciting news is that the Covid-19 delay in building our new premises has been lifted and things are underway. Last week the land was cleared, this week we've another architect's meeting and we'll be diverting you over there asap.
Please scrap the 2020 calendar issued in January we're staying flexible until lockdown is over. Please stay safe (obviously alert ;) ) and do call us if you have anything you're considering entering for auction. We'll not see you at Beaulieu this year sadly but do hope we'll meet again in person at auction very soon.
We'll post as soon as the catalogue is online. Do remember we will offer phone lines on all lots and bids can be left, online bidding is not the only choice.
Kindest regards from us all at Richard Edmonds Auctions