Wokingham's Auction Room Since 1846

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Martin & Pole
The Auction House
Milton Road (opp. Bird Mews)
Berkshire RG40 1DB

Call Us 0118 979 0460  0118 9071921

Email Us antiques@martinpole.co.uk

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Martin & Pole have been successfully conducting regular antique auctions in Wokingham for over 170 years, and our team today has a combined experience of over 100 years in the Fine Art and Antiques market.

Our dedicated antiques saleroom was formerly the British School, opened in 1841, and is located within walking distance of Wokingham town centre, with easy access to the railway station and shops.

Our monthly sales typically comprise 400/500 lots with sections devoted to antique and later furniture, pictures, ceramics, silver, collectables, jewellery and objet d'art.

We also undertake valuations for probate (Inheritance tax) and insurance purposes. Click here for further details on valuations.

Next Timed Online Auction



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Next Auction

Wednesday 12th June 2024

As attendance on sale day may be limited, please bid via our live online bidding service.

Catalogue & Online Bidding

Starting at 10am


Saturday 8th June 2024 9-1pm

Monday 10th June 2024 9-5pm

Tuesday 11th June 2024  9-5pm


Collection of Purchases:

All items must be paid for and collected by the Friday after the auction.  

Any items not collected will incur a storage fee of £1 per lot per day.

All auctions with online bidding available at the-saleroom.com and easy live auction.

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Next Valuation Days

No appointment required


Monday 20th May 2024 - 10am to 4pm

Tuesday 21st May 2024 - 10am to 4pm 

Wednesday 22nd May 2024 - 10am to 4pm


We are looking for antique and vintage jewellery, silver and watches.

We can also assist you with valuations by e-mailling images of your items to antiques@martinpole.co.uk. 

Open Monday to Friday

(or by appointment - contact the Auction House above)

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Recent Highlights


An extensive single-owner model train collection of over 500 lots.

 Sold for £47,000 (plus buyer’s charges)

seamaster omega

An Omega Seamaster 2011 model 600 Co Axial. Chronometer 600m. Black dial/date on a stainless steel bracelet with original case and paperwork with perpetual movement watch winder box

SOLD for £1,800 (plus buyer's charges)

Bavarian chest of drawers

A Bavarian figured walnut chest of drawers. 88cm x 120cm x 68cm.

SOLD for £480 (plus buyer's charges)

water fountain

A fibre glass/ resin decorative garden water fountain / feature, decorated with a lion visage, above water trough. 150cm x 65cm x 53cm.

SOLD for £420 (plus buyer’s charges)

pocket watch

A 9ct yellow gold pocket watch, by J W Benson & Son, with Arabic numeral dial and second subsidiary dial, hallmarked to case, the case with blue enamel chapter ring.

SOLD for £480 (plus buyer’s charges)

Tunbridgeware wooden writing slope

A 19th century Tunbridgeware wooden writing slope with a red velvet inlay, the hinged lid opening to reveal twin glass ink bottles with marquetry inlaid lids. 30cm x 36 cm.

SOLD for a total of  £260 (plus buyer’s charges)

sunrise tea set

A Shelley porcelain 11678  'Rising Sun' pattern, 1929, tea set comprising of tea pot, milk jug, bowl, nine cups, eleven saucers and nine plates. (32)

SOLD for £360 (plus buyer’s charges)

sapphire and diamond ring

A large and impressive sapphire and diamond ring, set with a mixed cushion-cut natural sapphire, of approximately 17 carats, surrounded with a double border of round brilliant-cut diamonds, of approximately 3.0 carats combined, mounted in 18ct yellow gold, size Q, 13.7 grams.

 Sold for £5,800 (plus buyer’s charges)

niels Erik From

Niels Erik From (1908-1986), Danish. A mid century silver and amber necklace and matching bracelet, of floral and foliate design, with oxidised finish, each segment set with a rounded cabochom amber, the clasps marked 'Sterling Denmark NE From', necklace 38.5 cm long, bracelet 19.5 c

SOLD for £480 (plus buyer’s charges)


A collection of rare stamps with receipts from Warwick & Warwick, including Sierra Leone, St Vincent, Dominica, Rhodesia. Barbados, Germany, Falkland 1929-36, Monserrat 1903, GB 1911-13, Australia 1946-47, South Africa 1930-45, GB 1924-34, Gambia 1909, GB 1858-79, Gold Coast 1913-21, Sierra Leone 1912-16, SAAR 1929.

SOLD for £850 (plus buyer’s charges)

football badges

A large collection of Football/Supporter Club pin badges, dating from the 1950's until present, approx. 120 in total.

SOLD for £650 (plus buyer’s charges)


A Hammersley & Co 'Queen Anne' pattern No. 13166 dinner, tea, and part coffee service (39) Consisting of six dinner plates, six tea cups and twelve saucers, six coffee cups and saucers, a tea pot, a milk jug and a sugar bowl.

SOLD for £1,200 (plus buyer’s charges)


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