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Find out what your antiques are worth at the historic Bishop’s Palace!

Bring your treasures along to be valued by a team of specialists from Fieldings Auctioneers, who have years of expertise in everything from ceramics to collectables and toys. We’re delighted that the team includes Will Farmer, who has been a specialist on the Antiques Roadshow for 20 years.

What’s more, by joining us at this fundraising event, you’ll be helping to keep Hartlebury Castle alive for future generations to enjoy.

Explore the South Wing of the Castle and enjoy a slice of cake and tea or coffee on this exciting afternoon – what will you discover?

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This is a fundraising event for Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust. All proceeds will go towards preserving Hartlebury Castle.

Donations on the door – suggested donation of £5.

£2 per item valued.

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The Fieldings Team

Will Farmer

Director

Will’s love of antiques can be traced back to the tender age of just six months when he was taken to his first auction by his mum. Parked underneath the auctioneer’s rostrum in his Silver Cross pram he slept soundly and only cried on leaving the saleroom, a clear indication of a future career! His childhood was spent scouring auctions and antiques shops around Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire with his mum and gran with the weekend of hunting rounded off by settling down to watch the Antiques Roadshow before school the next day. Back then Will’s dream was to one day appear on the show, with something from his own collection…

Fast forward forty (or so) years and you’ll find a career auctioneer whose passion for ceramics, glass and 20th Century design goes well beyond the working day. A keen collector himself, Will’s idea of time off is, well…more of the same! Will is never happier than when searching out the things he loves, from Deco to Danish or Mid-Century to Modern! And the Roadshow dream…that came true back in 2004 when a chain of events led Will to be invited to join the Antiques Roadshow team as a specialist in ceramics, glass and 20th Century design.

What started out as a childhood interest has become a life’s passion and as Will always says, his job is his hobby and his hobby is his job! Even to the point that when he is being lowered into the ground, he would like the priest to say ‘going, going, gone’!

(https://fieldingsauctioneers.co.uk/staff/2/will-farmer)

Mark Hannam

Senior Valuer & Auctioneer

Mark’s passion for collecting started way back in the 1970s when most of his spare time during summer holiday breaks were spent digging for bottles in Victorian refuse tips – he still has his much beloved stoneware ginger beer bottle collection to this day!

At the tender age of 15 years old he had his first taste of the auction business when he started work experience at a firm of Bournemouth auctioneers. After many years gaining experience with various firms he joined Phillips Auctioneers in 1984 and was immediately sent to London to start his training. Phillips, which then became Bonhams was his home until 2010 when he joined Fieldings Auctioneers. Mark looks after a large majority of the market, probate, private collections and professional services for the company and is a key member of the auctioneering team.

Mark specialises in Collectables and has a vast knowledge of all departments with particular interest in mechanical music, horn gramophones and phonographs.

His passion for Roman and medieval history is second to none and he gives specialist talks on this area, particularly his passion for metal detecting as well as regular lectures on the current art market. His challenge would be to find the next Staffordshire Hoard or equivalent, just watch this space!

(https://fieldingsauctioneers.co.uk/staff/3/mark-hannam)

Specialist Kayleigh Davies holding up three dolls

Kayleigh Davies

General Valuer & Toy and Model Railway Specialist

Kayleigh started her career in 2012 with Aston’s Auctioneers in Dudley, where she was head of the toy and model railway department. She joined Fieldings in December 2018 to develop a specialist toy department as well as hone her skills as a general valuer.

Kayleigh has recently completed a Masters degree with the University of Central Lancashire with a distinction in Antiques, writing her dissertation on the value of unlicensed toys. She is now about to study for a Doctorate in Heritage, focusing on the preservation of the history of the British toy industry.

Outside of work Kayleigh has a young family, so weekends are spent playing with even more toys – she’s currently working on building up a complete run of vintage Star Wars action figures with her son!

(https://fieldingsauctioneers.co.uk/staff/17/kayleigh-davies)

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