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The Market, East Street, Wareham, Dorset.
BH20 4NR. Tel: 01929 552826

All our Auctions are sold Live Online in conjunction with - view their website for current sales.

Our next General Antiques Auction will be held on Tuesday 22 July 2014 at 10.00am

Viewing Saturday 19 July 2014 10am - 12 Noon, Monday 21 July 9:30am - 5:00pm and morning of sale from 9 am.


To include a Tuareg Camel saddle and a small collection of Egyptian Antiquities, a good selection of gold, silver and diamond jewellery, silver flatware, Clarice Cliff Crocus teapot, Moorcroft vase, copper and brass, pictures and prints,decorative silver dressing table tray, massive crystal chandelier and two other light fittings (removed from Sandbanks property!), WW1 medals, sweetheart cushions, Liberty oak magazine rack and occasional table, watches, Star Wars figures and model collection, Lord of the Rings figures, Chinese silk kimono, shipping and general furniture, outside effects including garden tables and chairs,




Our next Model Railway and Collectable Toy

auction will be held on Saturday 06 September at



Viewing Friday 05 September 9.30am - 5pm and Morning of the sale from 8.30am.


Railwayana and Transport Memorabilia (to

include books) auction to be held on Tuesday 16

September at 2.00pm


Further entries invited.



COTTEES are actively looking for a specialist in Collectable Toys and Model Railways to take on the role of Specialist Valuer and Cataloguer of our successful Collectable Toy Department.


The successful candidate will have had a background in the collecting area of this speciality, as well as a knowledge of current values.


COTTEES hold four (sometimes more) specialist auctions a year and the vacancy is on a part-time basis.


The position would require the successful candidate to follow up leads provided by the office, visit clients in their homes and at COTTEES, photograph and catalogue entries.


From 2015 COTTEES will be based at Mannings Heath, Poole.


Informal applications are invited with background information of the candidate by email or post to John Condie c/o Cottees, The Market, East Street, Wareham, Dorset BH20 4NR or









Our next Specialist JEWELLERY AND SILVER valuation day will be held on Monday 1 September from 10am to 4 pm.

Our next Specialist POOLE POTTERY VALUATION DAY - 15 September - 10am - 4pm

(Other times by appointment)



We are open for free valuations every day. Bring your items to the saleroom.

No appointment necessary. (NB. Not Auction Tuesdays or Thursday mornings)



Unusual collectables are in high demand at present from our UK and international clientele.


Do you have any..................?

WW1 & WW2 medals and badges, related memorabilia, smoking and wine related items, pocket and wristwatches, coins, stamps, fountain pens, drawing instruments, postcards, old photographs, old typewriters and sewing machines, novelties, bronzes, old teddy bears, dolls, leather suitcases and luggage, designer vintage clothing, furs, handbags, autograph albums and showbusiness memorabilia, LP and 45 rpm records, old radios, jewellery, scrap gold and silver items, gold sovereigns, art deco figures, 1950's, 1960's and 1970's designer furniture, G Plan furniture, Ercol, Swedish and Continental art glass, ceramics, Clarice Cliff, carved wood items including Black Forest bears.


Special commission rates available on request for any of the above items. *********************************************************


In line with other UK auction houses Cottees are introducing new payment methods on items bought through or via telephone bidding.


We are unable to accept payments over £500 on the telephone or cheques for any amount either in the office or by post.

Preferred payment methods on items over £500 in value: BACS - bank transfer - easy and simple to arrange Credit or Debit Card payments in person at our office Cash up to value of £12,000


Collection of items by personal couriers will require ID check on courier and proof of delivery address.

These rules will be strictly applied to all high value gold, silver and jewellery purchases without exception.