COVID-19 update – a new way of working

IN line with the latest Government advice on Covid-19 [January 4 2021] The Lichfield Auction Centre remains closed to the public but online-only auctions and professional services are permitted to continue.

At Richard Winterton Auctioneers, safety of our staff and clients is paramount and we continue to build upon the numerous ways we have adapted the business since the advent of coronavirus.

Professional services
Estate/letting agents and removals firms can continue to work in the latest lockdown, so if you are moving, downsizing or administering an estate, we are still available to help.

Under the current guidelines, house clearances and probates should continue so please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice or to book a free, Covid-secure quotation on 01543 251081 or by email to

Virtual valuations
We have been offering free and professional contactless digital auction estimates since June for all manner of items and can set up virtual valuations in numerous ways to suit individual clients. Start the ball rolling by emailing images of your items plus details directly to our valuers as listed below:

Jewellery – Heather Callaway
Watches – Ben Winterton
Silver and fine art – Sarah Leedham
Pictures – David Fergus
Furniture – Tom Winterton
Medals and militaria – Nick Thompson
Toys and railwayana – Jon Price
Wine, whisky and port – Robert French
Cameras, technology, records and instruments – Stuart Hay
House clearances, ceramics, coins and multiple items – Richard Winterton
We also offer a free, secure contactless pick-up service for jewellery, watches and silver consigments.

Collections by appointment only
Post-sale collections on a ‘click and collect’ basis are permitted. All items must be paid for in advance and pick-ups operate strictly by appointment only – telephone 01543 251081 or email

Appointment slots are offered from 10am-4pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

We request anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 not to visit The Lichfield Auction Centre under any circumstances.

Online auctions behind closed doors
The latest guidance permits auctions to be held online. Our online-only Antiques & Home Sales most Mondays are proving increasingly popular and feature a range of items including jewellery, silver, watches, militaria, coins, vintage toys, records, memorabilia, ceramics, pictures, furniture, collectables, technology, household electricals and more.

They are safe, secure, efficient and reach bidders across the globe.

All sales continue to start at 9.30am – information on upcoming auctions and links to online catalogues can be found on our Auction Dates page.

Lichfield auctioneer Richard Winterton said: “We have looked at the latest Government advice very carefully and would like to reassure our customers that safety for everyone is absolutely paramount in everything we do.

“We would like to thank all our clients for their ongoing support during these protracted, unprecedented times.”

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