20 November 2023
AUCTION HOUSE SNEAK PEEK as the new auction house in Royal Wootton Bassett opens its doors on 25th November.
THE NEW TEAM at RWB Auctions on Royal Wootton Bassett’s High Street are opening the doors this Saturday for the first time. Thus allowing Wiltshire residents the opportunity to have a sneak peek.
This auction house has been a passion project for entrepreneur Jon White. Jon first opened his Old Bank Antiques next door almost five years ago. He’s now invested around £3m in this new project and his team has swelled to almost thirty people.
It’s fantastic to be able to open our doors for the first time and allow people to see what’s been going on behind the scenes. We’re all proud that this project reflects the investment we’ve made in our own High Street. And also for the employment opportunities that have already arisen. We’re very excited to welcome anyone who wants to come along for our very first valuation day,’ Jon said.
At 10am doors will open. Visitors can bring items for valuation and they’ll also see the purpose-built modern auction house for the first time. The building was once a grocery shop. It now features two selling rooms, a events and art gallery upstairs and, in due course, a bistro will open on the ground floor.
The valuation day is preparation for the first antique & fine art auction. That will take place on Wednesday January 17 and Thursday January 18 next year. The team will hold regular auctions specialising in various areas of interest including:
- Film and entertainment memorabilia
- Home and interiors
- Cars and militaria.
During this Saturday, there’ll also be a vintage Christmas fair on site run by an independent business running their own festive event.
‘The vintage fair will be a wonderful event for our community to come and experience our new space for the first time alongside our valuation day. It’s a perfect way to showcase this new addition to the High Street,’ said new marketing manager Freya Webb.
RWB Auctions will be the main business run by serial entrepreneur Jon White. He’s bringing together his enterprises under one roof including Gold Traders, Britannia Coin Company and Old Bank Antiques which will continue to operate from next door. For more information visit https://www.rwbauctions.com