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27th Nov 2015
Keys podium saleroom 3

A leading regional auction house has announced a massively expanded programme of sales for 2016 – reflecting increasing demand, especially from online bidders.

From January 2106, Keys Fine Art Auctioneers, based in Aylsham in Norfolk, will hold fortnightly Antiques and Interiors sales throughout the year.  These sales will include ceramics, pictures, books, maps, ephemera, silver, jewellery, clocks and watches, toys and collectables, and militaria.

The auctioneer will also hold three 3-day Fine Sales during the year, incorporating fine quality furniture, books, pictures, jewellery and antiques.  In addition, there will be two East Anglian Art Sales and a number of specialist auctions such as Sporting and Taxidermy, and Ornithology.

At the same time, Keys has announced a major four-day Country House sale in April on behalf of Ron Fiske of Morningthorpe Manor in Norfolk.  This sale will take place in Keys’ Aylsham salerooms.

“The new sales diary reflects the growth in demand over recent years, particularly from online bidders,” explained Keys director and general manager Kevin Lines. 

“This has driven the decision to expand the number of sales, with regular fortnightly Antiques and Interiors sales running alongside our weekly Monday sales, which already attract several hundred people.  We are looking to build on that interest to put more lots in front of a bigger number of buyers both in the room and online.

“We are attracting more items at the quality end of the spectrum, and that has allowed us to expand our Fine Sales programme, which will take place in two completely refurbished salerooms, enhancing the whole buying experience.

“This represents a big change to the way that we do things at Keys, but we have never been shy of adopting new ideas and adapting what we do to an ever-changing world.”

Keys Fine Art Auctioneers has operated on the same five acre site in north Norfolk since 1953, and is now recognised as the leading regional auction house in East Anglia.

The 2016 sales diary is available from www.keysauctions.co.uk.  Keys Fine Art Auctioneers is part of Arnolds Keys.