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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

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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Lot 110 Chinese white jade tripod covered censer estimate 4000 6000

CERAMICS HIGHLIGHT OF KEYS FINE ART AUCTIONEERS SUMMER FINE SALE

14th Jul 2018

An exquisite Chinese white jade tripod covered censer and an extremely rare and important Lowestoft porcelain armorial teapot are among...

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A selection of wines going under the hammer in Keys July Fine Sale

EXTENSIVE NORFOLK WINE COLLECTION TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER

7th Jul 2018

A stunning cellar comprised of several hundred bottles of top-quality vintage wine will go under the hammer later this month...

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Guy Gowing of Keys Fine Art Auctioneers presents the Sponsors Choice prize to artist Karen Keable

‘SPLASH OF SUMMER’ WINS SPONSOR’S CHOICE PRIZE AT ROYAL NORFOLK SHOW ART EXHIBITION

29th Jun 2018

A Norwich artist has been awarded the prestigious ‘Sponsor’s Choice’ prize at the Royal Norfolk Show Art Exhibition.

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Lot 273 signed print Self Portrait II estimate 400 500

ROLLING STONE’S ART TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER IN NORFOLK IN AID OF NOOK APPEAL

4th Jun 2018

The Norfolk Nook children’s hospice appeal is set for a fundraising boost after Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood donated three signed...

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A selection of books by ghost story writer M.R.James featuring in Keys June Book Sale

EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF FIRST EDITIONS TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER AS PART OF TWO DAY BOOK SALE

30th May 2018

Nearly 250 first editions from a single collection, ranging from Dickens to 20th century classics, will go under the hammer...

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