Nick & Sarah Lakin also own and run Stafford Auctions, (www.stafford-auctions.com). They have been involved in auctions for over 5 years now and have been buying and selling antiques in a well established business for over 40 years.
At Stafford Auctions we pride ourselves on a friendly and welcoming approach to all our clients.
The previous experiences and jobs held by both Nick and Sarah have stood them in good stead when valuing items. The research skills, communication skills, contacts, willingness to work long hours and ability to organise are of great benefit and turned up many a great piece.
The town of Stafford has not had an established auction house since the 1990’s so Stafford Auctions have filled that gap and will provide an excellent service for both those wishing to buy and those wishing to sell.
Since 2009 Nick has been the director of a bespoke estate clearance company based in Stafford, with a reputation for providing an excellent service. To see more about that service visit www.browse-a-while.co.uk
This work has taken Nick to great places including large country homes, businesses, schools and family homes. It is normally in the everyday family home that we find the most surprising items. As a small example, we have found watches set aside for charity donations by the client which have sold for thousands of pounds in our auctions, a great bonus for the clients. Field microscopes destined for the dustbin which have realised hundreds of pounds for the client and historical military documents now deposited with museums instead of being burnt by the client.
Part of the services provided by Stafford Auctions will include FREE valuations for prospective sellers and FREE initial valuations for Probate purposes and estate clearances. We also offer an initial FREE site visit, which in the current climate can be carried out remotely if necessary, providing you with advice and a general valuation service, this allows you to choose how you want to proceed.
We keep our overheads to a minimum which means we can pass those savings on to our clients both buyers and sellers.
At present, all of our auctions will be timed online but we are working hard to secure premises that will enable Stafford Auctions to provide you with the traditional provincial auction house experience as well as online bidding.