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

A timed auction of fine jewellery

Starts: 29th November 2023 13.00 BST
Ends: 12th December 2023 (staggered finish) from 18.00 BST




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Next Auction

Wednesday 13th December 2023

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

Catalogue & Online Bidding

Starting at 10am


Saturday 9th December 9-1pm

Monday 11th December 9-5pm

Tuesday 12th December 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 18th December2023 - 10am to 4pm

Tuesday 19th December 2023 - 10am to 4pm 

Wednesday 20th December 2023 - 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)


A collection of watches: Rolex Oyster wristwatch, a gentleman's Seiko automatic wristwatch, a lady's Tudor on bracelet circa 1950, a lady's Grand Prix Cocktail watch, a Novoris fob watch, a lady's Seiko cocktail watch circa 1970, a lady's Majex watch circa 1950, a lady's Tressa cocktail watch, a fob watch circa 1910, a lady's Emka watch without strap, and a Marvin watch circa 1930 without strap. 

SOLD for £1500 (plus buyer's charges)

sapphire ring

An 18ct white gold ring set with rectangular cushion sapphire surrounded by Round Brilliant Cut and baguette diamonds, with baguette diamond shoulders. Sapphire 5.22ct. Diamonds 0.96ct (RBC 0.52ct/ bag 0.44ct). Certificated. Cert no WGI962410918. Size N.

SOLD for £4,600 (plus buyer's charges)

Railway posters

Vintage railway Posters. Circa 1930's.

SOLD for £8,000 (plus buyer’s charges)


A white colour metal pin set with 16 round diamonds.

SOLD for £2,250 (plus buyer’s charges)

SS Francis Fladgate

18ct white gold baguette and Round Brilliant Cut diamond bangle. Diamonds 2.71ct. 

SOLD for a total of  £2800 (plus buyer’s charges)

18ct white gold diamond line bracelet

An 18ct white gold diamond line bracelet, boxed. Round Brilliant Cut diamonds 5.00ct. Certificate number WGI9624139424

SOLD for £3,200 (plus buyer’s charges)

Yellow gold ring

An 18ct yellow gold round brilliant diamond trilogy ring. Diamonds 4.79ct. original WGI Cert no. WGI9624140503. Size M.

 Sold for £7,000 (plus buyer’s charges)

Tiffany ring

A Tiffany & Co. Solitaire Diamond ring.  Colour H. VS2. 0.9 carats. With certificate, box, papers and bag.

SOLD for £4,000 (plus buyer’s charges)

sapphire ring

An 18ct white gold large oval sapphire and Round Brilliant Cut diamond cluster ring and shoulders, boxed. Sapphire 4.77ct. Diamonds 2.04ct. Certificated. Cert no. WGI9624140117. Size N.

SOLD for £4,600 (plus buyer’s charges)

lady portrait

Oil on Canvas. Signed and dated upper right' 92. Half-length portrait of a young Lady. A Dora Ratcliffe is listed as being American.  Inscribed To Dora Ratcliffe. Signed possibly Halkin Jackson. 

SOLD for £7000 (plus buyer’s charges)


A 1980 Gold proof set. £5 to Half sovereign. Fitted case.

SOLD for £2,800 (plus buyer’s charges)


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