Edward VIII - Wallis Simpson "Love Seat" for sale
The sofa of Lady Thelma Furness on which Edward Prince of Wales first became acquainted with Wallis Simpson, for a relationship that would change the monarchy, is to be sold by JP Humbert Auctioneers in their May 2014 sale. "The seeds of one of the 20th century's greatest love affairs that would trigger a constitutional crisis were sown on this pink sofa in a hunting lodge in Leicestershire back in 1931" said Jonathan Humbert. An important and intimate piece of restored British Royal History, with excellent provenance that could fetch in excess of £3000.
Read the full BBC NEWS story about this HERE
As High Net Worth individuals continue to fuel the alternative investment markets in search of better returns, so Jonathan Humbert's expertise is increasingly in demand by a growing number of prestige auctions looking to secure the best bids possible in specialist high value sales. First up is SIlverstone Auctions' 2-day Classic Motor Show Sale on the 15th and 16th November at the UK's NEC. As always for these much-anticipated events, global buyers will be bidding on some of the rarest and most sought after cars in the market, including an Aston Martin DB5 "Bond" saloon estimated at £280-310,000.
Then on Tuesday 19th, the the city's cigar aficionados will gather at Boisdale of Canary Wharf for The Spectator's prestigious "Cigar Smoker of the Year" reception & dinner hosted by Andrew Neil and featuring C.Gars Ltd's "Vintage Cigar Auction". Jonathan will be selling over 300 lots of the finest and rarest cigars, such as a box of 25 Davidoff Dom Perignon at £5000-£6,500 (Lot 232).
For more details click the links above or if you require Jonathan's services for a high profile or specialist high value auction, contact email@example.com
Continuing our increasing global reach, in addition to The-SaleRoom.com, online bidding for our buyers is now also available at:
Iron Bus for the Iron Lady!
Jonathan Humbert leads Chris Evans' CarFest North & South sales with Silverstone Auctions, raising £90,000 for Children in Need.
THIS STORY WAS ALSO FEATURED ON BBC NEWS
CarFest North, Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire, Sept 8-9
New free valuation service to launch in the Cotswolds
The 9th of February 2012 sees J.P. Humbert Auctioneers Ltd launch another free valuation day, this time in Stow-on-the-Wold, Glos, in the heart of the Cotswolds. Valuations will be held at The Preston Room in the upstairs lounge of Huffkins Tea Rooms on The Square on the same day as the Farmers Market.
There is no charge although donations to the Oxford based children and young adults hospice Helen & Douglas House will be welcomed.
Managing Director Jonathan Humbert commented: "Following the huge successes of our monthly St.Albans' valuation days we are delighted to now extend our free valuation service to this beautiful part of our catchment area where our expert team is confident there are all sorts of treasures waiting to be uncovered"
"We will be happy to assess any interesting items including gold & silver, jewellery, coins, medals & militaria, paintings, antique furniture, etc. You'd be amazed in these challenging economic times, what value can be released from overlooked items just gathering dust at home"
Drop-in valuations will offered on a first-come basis from 10am to 3pm in The Preston Room, upstairs at Huffkins, Stow-on-the Wold on Thursday, 9th February and on the second Thursday of every month thereafter.
For more details contact us on 01327 359595 or visit www.helenanddouglas.org.uk
St.Albans welcomes launch of monthly free valuation day.
Wednesday Oct 5th 2011 saw the launch of a new monthly free valuation service at the St.Albans Town Hall, St.Peter's Street, on the first Wednesday of each month (and on 30th November). Starting at 10am until 3pm, drop-in valuations will be done at no charge, although donations to the designated charity for this event (RNLI) are welcome.
MD Jonathan Humbert commented: "The Humberts have a had a very long standing professional and social association with the community of St.Albans. I grew up here, my family's firm had an office here for decades and my Grandfather (Col.Robert Humbert OBE, Former Senior Partner of Humberts) was both a magistrate here and Chairman of the Herts CC, so I'm delighted to be bringing the family brand 'back home' ".
He added: "Although it is an affluent region it is poorly serviced by expert valuers and auctioneers so it will be fascinating to see what treasures residents can uncover in their homes, while hopefully raising some money for a good cause along the way"
The next St.Albans Valuation Day is January 4th 2012
For details, call our St.Albans number:
Huffkins, Stow-on-the-Wold, Glos. Venue of new free valuation day.
St.Albans Town Hall, Venue for the Valuation Days.