Fifty Not Out
8th January 2020
As we enter 2020, Marc Burridge, Managing Director of Clevedon Salerooms in North Somerset, celebrates his fiftieth year in the auction business.
In 1969 Marc commenced work in Clifton, Bristol for Lalonde Auction Rooms, and made the move to Clevedon in 1974 when the saleroom was part of Alonzo Dawes & Hoddell (later Hoddell Pritchard).
Marc undertook joint ownership of Clevedon Salerooms in 1991, and has since overseen its development from in-town premises in Herbert Road to today’s more convenient location outside the town.
Recent advancements in the business have seen included photography and online bidding for every lot, a re-vamped website, and an increased social media profile to reflect the changing times and demands of buyers and sellers alike. Marc actively continues to sell and value, with a particular passion for watches.
Furniture prices soar at Clevedon Salerooms
Clevedon Salerooms held the first of two fortnightly auctions in February on Thursday 6th at the Kenn Road Auction Centre. The sale was bolstered by a significant consignments: one being from a Chew Valley property, and the other an email valuation request from photographs, of the type received daily by the auctioneers - but this one proved to be better than most. One interesting revelation in this instance was that a relative of the vendor had been a London furniture retailer.