Below is a list of
businesses and organisations with whom we are proud to be
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.
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
the world of Antiques Elizabeth loves France and lets out a
Cottage in Normandy.
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.
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.,
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)
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
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
- Mr Carl Rosen, North
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.
- 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."
“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.
A BIG THANK YOU."
- Mrs V., Mid Devon