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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

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EARLY 20TH CENTURY ‘MOUSEMAN’ STOOL SELLS FOR £1,250

8th Sep 2020

An early 20th century oak stool by Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson, with signature mouse carving, sold for £1,250 at Keys Auctioneers...

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EARLY 20TH CENTURY ‘MOUSEMAN’ STOOL PART OF KEYS MODERN SALE

20th Aug 2020

An early 20th century oak stool by Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson, with signature mouse carving, is part of the 20th Century...

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Cafe Royal Cocktail Book estimate 500 600 sm

FIRST ‘CORONATION’ EDITION OF CAFÉ ROYAL COCKTAIL BOOK WITH RARE ALEX JARDINE VARIANT DUST JACKET TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT KEYS

27th Jul 2020

A 1937 first ‘Coronation’ edition of the Café Royal Cocktail Book, featuring a rare variant dust jacket featuring a classic...

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World War One Spanish Flu memorial plaque estimate 2500 3500 sm

EXTREMELY RARE SPANISH FLU MEMORIAL PLAQUE TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER IN NORFOLK

23rd Jul 2020

As the world wrestles with the coronavirus crisis, an extremely rare memento of an earlier pandemic will go under the...

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Locks of Admiral Horatio Nelsons hair estimate 2000 3000

LOCKS OF NELSON’S HAIR TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER IN NORFOLK

20th Jul 2020

Two locks of hair from the head of Norfolk hero Admiral Horatio Nelson will go under the hammer in Aylsham...

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Meissen Commedia dell Arte group The Impetuous Lover estimate 25000 30000

MEISSEN COMMEDIA DELL’ ARTE GROUP AND BOW KITTY CLIVE FIGURE AMONGST CERAMICS HIGHLIGHTS IN KEYS SUMMER FINE SALE

15th Jul 2020

A rare and important Meissen Commedia dell’ Arte group ‘The Impetuous Lover’ dating from around 1745 is one of the...

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Locks of Admiral Horatio Nelsons hair estimate 2000 3000

IMPORTANT NELSON COLLECTION TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER IN NORFOLK

15th Jul 2020

An extensive collection of Nelson-related lots are among the highlights of Norfolk-based Keys Auctioneers and Valuers Summer Fine Sale, which...

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LS Lowry St Lukes Church Old Street London 1973 sold for 2100

LOWRY PICTURE IS STAR OF KEYS’ 20TH CENTURY DESIGN AND MODERN ART SALE

23rd Jun 2020

An artist’s coloured proof by L.S.Lowry was the star lot in a busy online-only 20th Century Design and Modern Art...

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Pietro Andrea Mattioli Medica Senensis estimate 3000 4000 1

500 YEAR OLD MEDICAL BOOK IN NORFOLK AUCTION SHOWS THAT MODERN VACCINE QUEST IS NOTHING NEW

5th Jun 2020

As attention focusses on the race for a coronavirus vaccine, a 500 year-old book going under the hammer in Norfolk...

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Rare 1893 MGN enamel sign sold for 480

BRISK BIDDING AS NORTH NORFOLK RAILWAY PIONEER’S COLLECTION SELLS FOR MORE THAN £12,000

28th May 2020

Railway enthusiasts from all over Britain came together online to bid for a collection of railway-related items amassed by one...

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Pietro Andrea Mattioli Medica Senensis estimate 3000 4000 1

RARE EARLY MEDICINAL PLANT WORK STAR OF KEYS BOOK SALE

21st May 2020

Keys Auctioneers and Valuers in Aylsham, Norfolk is holding its first Book Sale since relaunching its auction calendar following a...

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Tony Lambert pictured on the footplate of a locomotive on the North Norfolk Railway

NORTH NORFOLK RAILWAY PIONEER’S HUGE TRAIN-RELATED COLLECTION TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER

18th May 2020

A huge collection of railway-related items amassed by one of the pioneers of the North Norfolk railway is to go...

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