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Art auctioneers expand into Channel Islands

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FINE ART auctioneers Woolley and Wallis are turning their attention on the Channel Islands with a newly appointed representative and a series of valuation days.

Victoria Brazier-Creagh, of Wooley and Wallis. (24093303)

With an annual turnover in 2018 of £24.75m., the saleroom has been responsible for 11 of the 14 lots sold for more than £1m. outside London since 2005.

Jewellery is a key focus for the firm’s expansion into the Channel Islands, with the appointment of Victoria Brazier-Creagh, who has spent many years working for Boodles, Asprey and Mappin & Webb.

A jewellery specialist, but with knowledge in many other areas, Victoria is based in Guernsey and is looking forward to bridging the gap between the Channel Islands and Salisbury, where the company is based.

John Axford, current deputy chairman, will be taking over as chairman of the firm later in the year and is excited by the prospect of a stronger relationship with the Channel Islands.

‘Whilst we have obviously handled sales for clients on the Channel Islands over the years, I don’t think we have previously been able to offer them the same service as our mainland customers,’ he said.

‘With the appointment of Victoria, and with a number of valuation days organised, I hope that we can offer a more personal and direct service and provide more people with access to our wealth of international buyers, who are contributing more and more to our continued success.’

. John Axford (Asian art), Marielle Whiting (jewellery), Rupert Slingsby (silver) and Ned Cowell (militaria and coins) will be available for free auction valuations on Tuesday 18 June in the Petit Seigneurie Room at St Pierre Park Hotel, St Peter Port, from 10am to 12.30pm. For appointments please contact Charlotte Glyde on 01722 424586 or cg@woolleyandwallis.co.uk.

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