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Keys Fine Art Auctioneers

Client since 2012

Founded in 1955, Keys Fine Art Auctioneers has developed into a major auction company, with a reputation which stretches far beyond its East Anglian origins.

Keys holds over 80 Fine Art, Antique, General, Commercial and Specialist sales covering the whole auction spectrum.  Still operating from the same five acre saleground in Aylsham, Keys now has a wide-ranging team of experts in many areas, offering a complete auction service which rivals many national concerns.

The firm has been in the vanguard of embracing new ideas and technology.  In particular, the advent of the internet, and live online bidding, has opened up its sales to a much wider, worldwide audience, with buyers bidding from their computers and mobile devices right across the globe.

Client News

Not Desperate Dan Daniel Smith of Keys Auctioneers Book Department with the 1939 Dandy Annual sm

RARE FIRST EVER DANDY ANNUAL TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER IN NORFOLK

3rd Apr 2019

Comic fans will once again be converging on Norfolk later this month when a very rare copy of the first...

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Dandy Annual 1939 front cover estimate 1200 1500

DESPERATE DAN, FRANKENSTEIN, RABBITS AND A VINEGAR BIBLE: VARIED AND INTERESTING LOTS GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT KEYS BOOK SALE

29th Mar 2019

A copy of the first ever ‘Dandy’ Annual dating from 1939, a pristine first edition of Watership Down, an 1831...

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The Walter Allen watch front view

CROMER LIFEBOAT HERO’S PRESENTATION WATCH SELLS FOR £1,300 AT NORFOLK AUCTION HOUSE

29th Mar 2019

A pocket watch presented to a member of Henry Blogg’s Cromer lifeboat crew for his part in rescuing 30 seaman...

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The Walter Allen watch front view

CROMER LIFEBOAT HERO’S PRESENTATION WATCH TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT AYLSHAM

20th Mar 2019

A pocket watch presented to a member of Henry Blogg’s Cromer lifeboat crew for his part in rescuing 30 seaman...

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Lot 146 Lowestoft pug dog model estimate 2000 2500

RARE LOWESTOFT PIECES AND CHINESE RED CLIFFS VASE AMONGST CERAMICS HIGHLIGHTS AT KEYS FINE SALE

13th Mar 2019

A rare inscribed Lowestoft mug, a Lowestoft manganese sponged pug dog and a Chinese Red Cliffs vase are amongst over...

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Auctioneer David Gould on the rostrum at the Keys annual Christmas poultry sale

HUNDREDS OF TURKEYS, GEESE, DUCKS AND CHICKENS TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER

14th Dec 2018

A Christmas tradition which is now in its 66th year is to take place on Thursday  20th December, when hundreds...

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Beatrix Potter The Tale of Peter Rabbit 1902 first edition estimate 800 1000 1

COLLECTORS’ EYES ON NORFOLK AS ASTONISHING COLLECTION OF FIRST EDITION CHILDREN’S BOOKS GOES ON SALE

3rd Dec 2018

The eyes of children’s book collectors from all over the world will be on Aylsham in Norfolk this week, when...

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Rare Sino Tibetan gilt bronze Lama sold for 56000

£56,000 SINO TIBETAN BRONZE LAMA AND £20,200 CHINESE PORCELAIN VASE STARS OF KEYS’ WINTER FINE SALE

30th Nov 2018

Two oriental lots were the star lots at Keys Fine Art Auctioneers’ winter Fine Sale, with both achieving hammer prices...

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Frank Cooling in his First World War uniform

NORFOLK SOLDIER’S FIRST WORLD WAR LETTERS TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER

19th Nov 2018

Hundreds of letters written from the Western Front by a Norfolk soldier during the entire duration of the First World...

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Babys Throne by Anna Alma Tadema pre sale estimate 20000 30000 sm

NEWLY-DISCOVERED ANNA ALMA TADEMA PICTURE TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER

8th Nov 2018

A newly rediscovered painting by Anna Alma Tadema is to go on sale at Keys Fine Art Auctioneers in Norfolk...

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Elm Hill by Leslie Moore pre sale estimate 200 300

‘DELIGHTFUL AND AFFORDABLE’ WORKS BY RENOWNED NORWICH ARTIST TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER

21st Oct 2018

Nearly two dozen works by a renowned Norwich artist who died 21 years ago are set to go under the...

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Keys head of books Robert Henshilwood with the first ever Beano Annual sm

RARE FIRST-EVER BEANO ANNUAL TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER IN NORFOLK

20th Aug 2018

Comic fans will be converging on Norfolk at the end of this month when a very rare copy of the...

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