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Over the years, Dawsons has garnered national and international media attention highlighting our expertise in curating and auctioning exquisite collections of fine art, fine jewellery, entertainment memorabilia, and rare collectables.

From achieving record-breaking prices in landmark auctions to insightful interviews with our principal auctioneers, Dawsons Auctioneers has been consistently featured for its commitment to excellence and client satisfaction.

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Explore the following press mentions to discover more about Dawsons Auctioneers' impact on the auction landscape and our unwavering dedication to preserving and promoting cultural heritage through art and collectables. These success stories also provide valuable insights into market trends and the constantly evolving world of auctions!

RARE pocket watch gifted to winston churchill SELLS FOR £76,000

The watch's provenance was well documented


In May 2024, national and international news outlets became aware that Dawsons were to bring a rare pocket watch believed to be a gift to Sir Winston Churchill from H. H Asquith in 1905 for "crossing the floor" in 1904. 

In the lead up to the sale, the watch was featured in numerous newspapers and influential websites across the globe... even making it on to mainstream TV in the USA! Whilst, the extraordinary price achieved for our client subsequently led to the watch being featured on ITV's "This Morning" post sale.

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A world record result


In October 2021, a poster which was used by legendary rock band the Rolling Stones to promote one of their gigs at the Ricky Tick R&B club night in the Thames Hotel in Windsor back in the 1960s, went under the hammer at Dawsons.  A frenetic bidding war ensued, with plenty of online interest and five telephone bidders.

The hammer eventually fell once the price had soared to £30,000... This fantastic price was a new world record price for a Stones poster sold at auction - the previous record having been £15,000! Needless to say, our client was understandably ecstatic at the wonderful price that the Dawsons team achieved on their behalf.

The national press immediately jumped on the story which graced the headlines of a number of newspapers.


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A life-changing result for our client


In March 2022, national and international news outlets were astonished by the story of a 16th century renaissance painting discovered hanging above a bed in a North London bungalow that went on to sell for £255,000 at Dawsons. The background to the extraordinary painting and it's subsequent sale price was truly heartwarming; the vendor was suffering from dementia and her family were keen to provide improved care and accommodation to make her life more comfortable, but increased costs had made this impossible... 

However, as a direct result of the incredible sale price achieved for our vendor, she would no longer have to worry about her ongoing and costly nursing care – much to the relief of her family. Fittingly, given the subject matter of the painting itself, this piece really turned out to be a godsend to them all.

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A true bidding war


In September 2020, Dawsons held a dedicated Moorcroft pottery auction comprised of 64 lots, all from one important private collection. The star of the sale was without doubt Lot 58, a rare William Moorcroft silver overlaid 'Pomegranate' pattern three piece tea set, dated 1912, decorated with a band of pomegranates, leaves and berries, that achieved a hammer price of £15,400.

The result was a world record for an auction, and rightfully caught the attention of industry press including the Antiques Trade Gazette, who featured the story on their front page.


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