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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

Marc Knighton head of pictures at Keys Auctioneers and Valuers

KEYS AUCTIONEERS AND VALUERS APPOINTS NEW HEAD OF PICTURES

12th Jul 2021

Keys Auctioneers and valuers has appointed Marc Knighton as Head of Pictures.

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Thomas Paine Rights of Man 1791 J.S.Jordan edition

EXTREMELY RARE EDITION OF ‘RIGHTS OF MAN’ BY THETFORD-BORN THOMAS PAINE TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER IN NORFOLK THIS WEEK

14th Jun 2021

An extremely rare, very early edition of ‘Rights of Man’ by Norfolk-born Thomas Paine is to go under the hammer...

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Lot 54 Lowestoft The Aldred Jug sold for 7900

PICTURES, CERAMICS AND FURNITURE ALL PERFORM STRONGLY IN KEYS’ DELAYED FIRST FINE SALE OF THE YEAR

19th May 2021

Pictures, furniture and ceramics – including a private collection of Lowestoft porcelain - were all strong performers in Keys Auctioneers...

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Letter from Charles Dickens estimate 1500 2000

DOCUMENTS SIGNED BY DICKENS, CONAN DOYLE, AND THREE FUTURE PRIME MINISTERS PART OF TWO DAY KEYS SALE

29th Apr 2021

Handwritten letters from Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and a 1907 House of Commons ballot book containing the...

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Figures in Extensive landscapes second of a pair of oils by Gwyneth Johnstone estimate 10000 15000

PAINTINGS FROM 17TH AND 20TH CENTURY HIGHLIGHTS OF KEYS’ FINE SALE

29th Apr 2021

A pair of large landscapes by Gwyneth Johnstone and a large group portrait by the circle of 17th century Dutch...

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The Aldred Jug Lowestoft porcelain estimate 5000 7000

THE ‘ALDRED JUG’ ONE OF 50 LOWESTOFT PORCELAIN LOTS IN KEYS’ TWO DAY FINE SALE

29th Apr 2021

An important documentary Lowestoft porcelain jug is the stand-out piece amongst 50 lots of Lowestoft porcelain in Keys Auctioneers and...

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Luke Morgan Helter Skelter Norfolk estimate 80 120

LAST CROMER LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER’S ART COLLECTION TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CROMER HOSPITAL CANCER WARD

22nd Mar 2021

Part of the art collection amassed by the last keeper of Cromer lighthouse is to go under the hammer in...

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Winnie The Pooh first edition 1

RARE FIRST EDITION WINNIE-THE-POOH TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER IN NORFOLK

12th Mar 2021

A rare first edition of A.A.Milne’s ‘Winne-The-Pooh’ is set to go under the hammer in Norfolk next week – with...

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Keys Auctioneers director Tim Blyth right with dalek sm

FULL-SIZED DALEK TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER IN NORFOLK

2nd Mar 2021

A full-sized dalek, an autographed autobiography of ‘The Who’ legend Pete Townshend, a signed photo of Frank Sinatra and a...

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Keys Christmas poultry sale 2019 sm

HISTORIC CHRISTMAS POULTRY AUCTION TO GO AHEAD

10th Dec 2020

A Christmas tradition now in its 68th year will go ahead this month despite the Covid pandemic – with special...

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Mahogany daybed linked to Duleep Singh estimate 800 1000

HISTORIC DAYBED LINKED TO ‘NORFOLK’S MAHARAJAH’ TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER

4th Dec 2020

A piece of furniture which was part of a historic negotiation in India which led to a Maharajah coming to...

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Albert Chevalier Taylor The Mirror estimate 15000 20000

KEYS POSTPONES LAST FINE SALE OF YEAR BY TWO WEEKS TO MISS LOCKDOWN PERIOD

11th Nov 2020

Norfolk-based auction house Keys Auctioneers and Valuers has postponed its final Fine Sale of the year by two weeks so...

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