Founded in 1901, W&H Peacock have been conducting weekly auction sales in and around Bedford for over a century. Our Newnham Street salerooms are among the largest in the country and sell anything from a tray of bedding plants to a Range Rover, JCB’s to Georgian chairs.
Bedford is unique amongst provincial towns in having a busy and thriving auction every Saturday. In fact it has four auctions all conducted simultaneously in a 30, 000 square foot auction centre. Auctions are changing with the increased use of the internet.
Nowadays a number of our auctions are held ‘live’ with buyers being able to bid live just as though they were sitting in the saleroom, but from the comfort of their home or even the beach! These auctions are linked onto the world wide web via our website allowing the remote buyer to see an image and description of the lot and hear the auctioneer selling. The variety of goods sold has also increased and as well as selling antiques, collectables, furniture, and other effects we now regularly auction plant and machinery, cars, vans, lorries, catering equipment as well as the whole range of modern domestic appliances and modern IT equipment.
In addition we now hold regular specialist auctions including jewellery, rock & pop memorabilia, sporting guns, 20th century design and collectable toys. So why not visit the Bedford Auction Centre or to get a further ‘taste’ of what is on sale this week visit.