Auction House Details

Duke's

Auction House Name Duke's
Site URL https://www.dukes-auctions.com/
About Us Duke’s is recognised as one of the leading auction houses in the United Kingdom, with an enviable reputation for outstanding customer service and achieving record prices. We conduct specialist auctions across all categories, so whether you wish to sell a diamond necklace, a Picasso, a Chinese jade or a classic car, our dedicated team of specialists are on hand to help. Our regular Avenue Auctions enable us to sell lower value collectibles, meaning that, unlike many of our competitors, we have the capacity to deal with complete house contents. This comprehensive and inclusive service is particularly helpful for solicitors and those dealing with Estates. In addition to our in-house team of specialists, a number of whom are regulars on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, we have access to an impressive array of external consultants. We are fortunate that many of these specialists are recognised as leading experts in their respective fields. Our illustrious history stretches back over 200 years. We held our first auction when George IV was on the throne in 1823 and since then we have conducted a number of landmark sales - the Estate of Thomas Hardy OM and the contents of a number of Stately Homes including Melplash Court, Milton Abbey, and Athelhampton House, are notable examples.
Who do I contact if I have questions? enquiries@dukes-auctions.com
City Dorchester
Country United Kingdom
Zipcode DT1 1GA
Contact Number +44 (0) 1305 265 080
Buyer's Fee buyer’s premium is 25% (plus VAT)
Consigner's Fee

  • Sotheby’s, July 11: Galileo, Document annotated and signed by Galileo, dated Padua, 1595. £500,000 to £700,000.
  • Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: Rowling (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, first hardback edition, 1997. £40,000 to £60,000.
    Forum, July 18: Binding.- Lucian of Samosata Opuscula Erasmo Roterodamo interprete, first Aldine edition, Venice, Heirs of Aldus Manutius and A, 1516. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Bacon (Sir Francis). De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarum Libri IX, Pierre Gassendi's copy gifted him by Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Paris, Typis Petri Mettayer, 1624. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: Shakespeare (William). The First Part of Henry the Fourth, with the Life and Death of Henry, Sirnamed Hot-Spurre…, Printed by Isaac Jaggard, and Ed. Blount, 1623. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Darwin (Charles). On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, third edition, presentation inscription 'From the Author' in a secretary's hand, John Murray, 1861. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Teague (Violet). Geraldine Rede. Night Fall in the Ti-Tree, first edition, Melbourne, Sign of the Rabbit, 1905; and another. £10,000 to £15,000.
    Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: India.- Primrose (Gen. James Maurice). Collection of 24 original drawings from his time in India with the 43rd Regiment of Foot, circa 1855 to 1864. £10,000 to £15,000.
    Forum, July 18: Manet (Édouard). Trente Eaux-fortes originales, the complete portfolio, Paris, A. Stroelin, 1905. £8,000 to £12,000.
    Forum, July 18: Bible, English. [The Holy Bible], first edition of the King James Bible, the Great 'He' Bible, [Robert Barker], [1611]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    Forum Auctions
    Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
    18th July 2024
    Forum, July 18: America.- Mathews (Alfred E.) Pencil Sketches of Montana, first edition, New York, Published by the Author, 1868. £6,000 to £8,000.
    Forum, July 18: Bawden (Edward). Original dust-jacket artwork for 'The Outsider' by Albert Camus, [c.1946]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    Forum, July 18: World.- Fries (Laurent). Tabula Nova Totius Orbis, woodcut map, [c.1541]. £3,000 to £5,000.