Penkridge Auction Rooms
Catalogue available 13th December
Thursday, 20 June, 2019 - Modified on Thursday, 20 June, 2019 at 7:02 am
Last Friday, 14th June saw two well-known faces attend Penkridge auction house Cuttlestones’ Fine Art Sale – in the form of ‘Lister’ and ‘Kryten’ from Sci-Fi sit com Red Dwarf – aka actors Craig Charles and Robert Llewellyn. The duo was filming an episode of BBC’s Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, and had consigned lots they’d sourced alongside their experts to try and turn the biggest profit.
Sale highlights included lots as diverse as an Alfred James Munnings oil painting of a beach scene with huntsman on horseback with hounds, which sold for £2,700, a Gent’s Lemania military stainless steel wristwatch that fetched £2,000 and an historic 1949 Ariel motorcycle which achieved £2,900. However, fans will have to wait to find out what the celebs sold and how much the hammer fell at on their lots until the episode airs on the BBC later this year. MD and Head Auctioneer Ben Gamble says:
“It’s always fun having the cameras rolling during an auction – it adds a real buzz to proceedings, and it was fun meeting Charles and Robert having followed their adventures in Red Dwarf over the years. We’re sworn to secrecy in terms of what they sold and who turned the biggest profit, but it was an exciting contest that should make for good viewing.”
For more details on buying and selling through Cuttlestones’ auctions, head to www.cuttlestones.co.uk