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Christmas and New Year Opening Hours 2017/18

Friday 22 December 2017    —    9.00am to 1.00pm
Saturday 23 December 2017    —   Closed All Day
Sunday 24 December 2017    —   Christmas Eve, Closed All Day
Monday 25 December 2017    —    Christmas Day, Closed All Day
Tuesday 26 December 2017   —   Boxing Day, Closed All Day
Wednesday 27 December 2017    —    10.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday 28 December 2017    —    10.00am to 4.00pm
Friday 29 December 2017    —    10.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday 30 December 2017    —    Closed All Day
Sunday 31 December 2017    —    Closed All Day
Monday 1 January 2018    —    New Years Day, Closed All Day
Tuesday 2 January 2018    —    Normal Hours Resume


A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All Our Customers.

From John and all the Staff.


January 2018

General  – Saturday 13 January
Oriental – Wednesday 24 January
Fine Antique – Thursday 25 January
Fine Paintings – Wednesday 31 January


General – Saturday 10 February
Oriental – Wednesday 21 February
Fine Antique – Thursday 22 February
Fine Paintings – Wednesday 28 February


General – Saturday 10 March
Oriental – Wednesday 21 March
Fine Antique – Thursday 22 March
Fine Paintings – Wednesday 28 March



Congratulations go to Alexandra Virley and Tom Everard, who have just completed a four-day trek to Machu Picchu in Peru, to raise money for St Luke’s Cancer Centre at the Royal Surrey Hospital. They raised well over £4,500 in aid of a great cause. Alexandra was trekking for very personal reasons, having lost her father and sister to cancer in the last couple of years.


We are delighted to welcome DR ELDON WORRALL, who will be joining the John Nicholson team in the North.

Eldon will be available for house visits and valuations in Cheshire, North Wales, Merseyside, Lancashire and the Lake District.

When Eldon was 8 years old, he persuaded his mother’s friend to run an antique shop on his behalf, supplying all the items for the shop. Much later, he was involved in setting up the Dorothy Worrall collection in the World Museum Liverpool. In addition he headed up the Chinese department at Frank Marshalls & Co in Knutsford and was responsible for setting up 6 Chinese departments in various UK auction houses, as well as running his own auction house for 25 years. He was instrumental in the identification and renovation of a Yuan Dynasty Bronze Avalokiteshvara in the Liverpool Museum, which is one of the most important Yuan Dynasty bronzes still in existence.

Eldon has written several books.

You can contact Eldon via John Nicholson’s on 01428 653727 or Eldon directly on 07448-894782.


We are now offering a valuation service on all viewing days. Please do bring along any items to be valued and one of our expert specialists will be available to advise you. Please note however that this will NOT be available on sale days. If you would like to call the office to arrange this or a house visit, please call 01428 653727.




Following the introduction of new regulations in June 2017, we are required to conduct identification checks where customers wish to pay in cash for purchases of 10,000 Euros or more. For ease of understanding and to allow for currency fluctuation, we will value the amount to be equivalent to £7000 (GBP). The regulations state that when we accept payments at this value or over it is compulsory for us to ask for documents proving the buyer’s identity. Acceptable documents are either a ‘Photo Driving Licence’ or ‘Passport’. When producing these documents they must be originals, not copies.

Note: these regulations apply to CASH transactions only!

Cheques are accepted only by prior arrangement, and purchases paid with cheque will only be released on clearance through our bank.

You may pay with cash below £7000 (€10,000), cheque (only accepted upon prior arrangement), credit and debit cards, wire transfer or banker’s draft. Please note a handling fee of 2% is payable on all credit card transactions. Debit cards incur no extra charge. Credit or debit card payments must be made in person unless prior arrangements have been agreed upon. For further details contact the office. You must pay for your purchase immediately after the sale. All funds must be cleared before goods are released. We request that all purchases are collected immediately after the sale. If you require us to store the items for you, this can be arranged for a fee with a member of staff.