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Canterbury | Grand Auctions

Grand Auctions is an auction house based in Folkestone, Kent, only 15 miles from Canterbury.

'Locarno, Lago Maggiore' (detail) by Claude Rowbotham

We are a firm of fine art auctioneers and valuers specialising in paintings, jewellery, watches, gold and silver, quality glass, ceramics and Asian art. We also specialise in probate and insurance valuations.

Covering the south east

Grand Auctions’ main client base is situated in south east Kent. Positioned only 15 miles from Canterbury, the company brings a wealth of expertise to the area. We are passionate about our work and the beautiful objects that we handle - your treasures are our treasures! We also cover Ashford, Broadstairs, Faversham, Folkestone, London, Maidstone, Rochester, Sandwich, Tenterden, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Whitstable and all surrounding areas.

Online bidding

All of the items we sell are photographed and appear on our website which is viewed internationally. Our catalogue can also be viewed via, a service which also provides live online bidding during the auction itself.

No Sale - No Fee

Grand Auctions specialises in the mid to high end of the market and, unusually, operates a ‘No Sale – No Fee’ policy. If your items fail to reach their agreed reserves then you pay no fees whatsoever. We hold two world records for two major artists - Alan Lowndes and Gerald Wilde.

Specialist team

Grand Auctions staff are all specialists in their fields. Jonathan Riley is a published expert on 20th century British paintings. Simon Rufus, formerly of Christie’s, is a qualified gemmologist, diamond grader and fine watch specialist. Robin Newcombe, formerly of Bonhams, also spent six years on the valuation desk at Christie’s. His specialities are silver, ceramics and Asian Art.

Contact us for a free auction valuation of your items