The Winterton family name has been synonymous with auctioneering in Staffordshire for seven generations since 1864.
From our early beginnings in the Smithfield livestock market in Lichfield, we have evolved and expanded whilst staying true to our family-run ethos.
Today, the company is run by Richard and Janet Winterton from The Lichfield Auction Centre and handles regular general, specialist and fine art auctions together with bespoke house clearance, probate and valuation services.
Our meticulously-catalogued sales deal in anything from jewellery, watches and furniture to specialist items such as coins, medals, vintage toys, rare whisky and vehicles.
More than 3,000 bidders from all over the world took part in our first online-only Fine Arts Sale and subsequent auctions have achieved record-breaking selling rates.
Our comprehensive, bespoke clearance service for entire estates of all types and sizes is managed equally meticulously.
Whether you are an executor clearing a deceased estate, investigating downsizing options, administering probate, emigrating or just tired of clutter, our reliable and sympathetic team can help.
We are also delighted to be The National Association of Jewellers’ newest approved member for all auction requirements.
Alongside his day job, Richard Winterton is a familiar figure on television through his appearances as auctioneer on programmes such as BBC Bargain Hunt and Dickinson’s Real Deal on ITV.
In his local community he is a passionate supporter and sponsor of charities including We Love Lichfield, the Lichfield Garrick theatre, Lichfield Cathedral, Burton Albion Community Trust, Support Staffordshire and The Hub at St Mary’s above the library in Lichfield city centre. The firm is headline sponsor for Staffordshire Best Kept Village Community Competition and runs successful valuation events across the area.
Richard’s wife Jan and two of his sons, Tom and Ben, also work within the company – a proud family business.
The Lichfield Auction Centre
Our spacious, purpose-built headquarters is located just outside Lichfield at Fradley Park.
We offer valuations, viewing and collections by appointment and there is a large car park for visitors.
All sales are held online, with digital catalogues presenting full description and photographs of each lot.
Our auctions are broadcast online with a live video feed allowing allow potential buyers to participate from anywhere in the world.