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Below is a list of businesses and organisations with whom we are proud to be associated:

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West Country Estate Agent:

Solicitors in South Molton:

Solicitors in Honiton, Axminster, Seaton and Chard:

Solicitors in Ottery St. Mary, Sidmouth and Exeter:

Solicitors in Bideford,
Barnstaple and Braunton:

Press and Publicity:

Axminster Printers
and Stationers:

Specialist Auction Software
and Support:

Web Designer and
computer technician:

Accountants in Taunton:

Annual Antiques event in Honiton:

Hospice support charity:

Childrens’ Hospice
support charity:

Media training and publicity:

Our holiday house in France
to rent:

Accommodation in and
around Honiton




About Chilcotts, Auctioneers and Valuers


Established in 2004 by Duncan and Elizabeth Chilcott, this independent family firm prides itself in delivering friendly customer care and professionalism. 

Principal Valuer, Duncan Chilcott, has gained his expertise during a thirty five year career which started in the top London Auction Houses before being appointed, at the age of 32, to the role of Managing Director at Bonhams West Country.  He has been auctioneering in Honiton for twenty-one years - the longest established fine art auctioneer in the town! Duncan will be familiar to you from his appearances on BBC Radio programmes and The Antiques Roadshow.

Elizabeth Chilcott is responsible for the Company's business development and marketing. After her Degree in Fashion Design and Marketing, Elizabeth joined Marks and Spencer's Head Office as a Buyer. She brings an eye for detail and attractive display to Chilcotts, has high standards of customer care, and is keen to de-mystify the Auction process; in 2011 Elizabeth instigated the successful Honiton Antiques Festival. Outside the world of Antiques Elizabeth loves France and lets out a Holiday Cottage in Normandy.

Chilcotts has consultants covering the full spectrum of the Art and Antique world, and also benefits from experienced Saleroom and Administration staff.  The Company's Press Officer, Christopher Proudlove, has worked Nationally and Internationally at the highest levels in the industry.



"We have been very pleased with the sale prices you have achieved for us, and with your outstanding professional service.  I was told that you are the best auctioneers in the Honiton area, and we would certainly recommend Chilcotts.   As we live at a distance, it has been particularly reassuring to be kept informed at all times."
- Mrs. M., Norwich



We have just received our final cheque from you and therefore now wish to thank you wholeheartedly for your services during 2014.  We clearly made an excellent choice in Chilcotts.  You have been most kind, friendly and fair at all times.  Whenever we rang we felt valued and that every question or query was treated with patience and understanding.  We felt we were among friends. As you know we had over 60 lots to sell with you and to our delight all but one of those lots sold with the most treasured and valuable items reaching their estimate and far beyond in some cases.  Duncan's years of experience and expertise certainly won the day for us.  Thank you so much.  We wish you continued success for the future and if we are ever in Honiton we shall surely pop our heads in. (Not to auction them of course!) Bless you all, 
- Jonathan and Jenny B (Sidmouth)


"Chilcotts recently sold my whole collection of Honiton Pottery.


From our very first meeting to Auction day they have acted in the most sensitive, expert and professional way.


They not only kept me informed at every stage of the process, they went the extra mile to ensure a successful auction.  They were able to arrange newspaper articles, local publicity and leafleting as well as a talk.


I assure you that you would have to look long and hard to find an Auction House with a better or more personal image or range of services than Chilcotts.  I am extremely pleased with every aspect of the service they provide."

- Mr Carl Rosen, North London


"Dear Duncan/Diana/Debbie
Thank you very much  for the cheque and for selling our  things for more than we anticipated in quite a few cases! Your company has been a real pleasure to deal with.
Many thanks
- Helen, Mid Devon



"I was very impressed with the way you and Liz and all your staff managed the auction.  It was beautifully displayed and labelled which made it easy for people to view.  It looked splendid.

You handled the auction brilliantly and managed to control and hold everyone's attention, commanding authority which made it the success it proved to be.  It was riveting.  I was also very pleased and impressed with all the publicity, and that must have made a huge difference to the Sale."
Mrs P, Guildford


"The results brought a big smile to my face - Thank you! I can't believe that you polished things up for me and took such care! I am really pleased, thank you so much. I can't believe all those items were mine - I just remember three big bags of heavy clanking metal! I am very grateful, and have been throughout the year, for all your help. I enjoy bringing things in and chatting with Duncan, finding our what they are etc."
- Mr. S, East Devon


"Two very big thank yous, - first the superb result of the sales, - I am really delighted, - and second for the cheque for £35 contribution towards the parking fine; - that is extremely kind.  If I come across any other items I wish to sell, I will get in touch."
- Mrs. A-B, North Devon


"Thank you so much for your efforts on my behalf. I really enjoyed my day at the auction and I am delighted with the results."
- Mrs. B, Tiverton


“I was dreading the Probate Valuation and having someone pick through my Mother’s possessions.  Your Valuer worked quietly, with sensitivity and consideration, making the process less painful.”
– Mr. P, North Devon


"After you opened your Saleroom in Tiverton, I soon realised that you and Liz were providing a personal quality service, I must say that all the people I have recommended to you have been more than satisfied with you and the personal service they have received. 
Mrs V., Mid Devon

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