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

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.


To keep our clients and staff safe we have social distancing measures in place. For valuation days, auction viewings and collection of lots please use our online booking service below to make an appointment. Please be aware you will be required to wear a face covering and use the hand gel provided on entering the saleroom.

We request that any payments are made by bank transfer or we can take payment by credit/debit card over the telephone. We are not accepting cash payments at this time.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Next Auction

Wednesday 9th December 2020

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

Online Bidding

Starting at 10.00am




Book a viewing time or collect lots here 

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

Click Here for future auction dates and valuation days.

Next Valuation Days

No appointment required

ALL OUR VALUATION DAYS ARE CURRENTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please use the button below to book a time. Dates may be subject to change, but we will notify you in advance.

COVID-19: Please be aware that social distancing measures will be in place during our valuation days, including limiting the number of clients in our premises.

Monday 14th December - 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 15th December - 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 16th December - 10am to 4pm


Book a valuation day appointment here


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

(or by appointment - contact the Auction House above)

Click Here for future valuation days and auction dates.

Recent Highlights

Alfa Romeo

A CIJ clockwork painted tinplate model of an Alfa-Romeo P2 racing car

SOLD for £14,000 (plus buyer’s charges)

Diamond Ring

A three stone pear shape diamond and sapphire ring

SOLD for £4,800 (plus buyer’s charges)

Toby Jug

A late 18th century 'Midshipmite' Toby Jug

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

George III Table

A George III Irish mahogany side table

SOLD for £7,800 (plus buyer’s charges)

Omega Watch

A 1960s Gentleman’s stainless steel Omega Speedmaster Chronograph

SOLD for £12,000 (plus buyer’s charges)

Gilbert & Sullivan

A collection of Gilbert & Sullivan and other theatre memorabilia

SOLD for a total of £23,900 (plus buyer’s charges)

George III Silver Teapot

A late George III silver teapot and milk jug by Paul Storr, 1811

SOLD for £2,000 (plus buyer’s charges)

Alfred de Breanski Painting

Alfred de Breanski Snr (1852 – 1928) Highland view with cattle, oil on canvas

SOLD for £6,000 (plus buyer’s charges)

Plywood Chair

A 1930s plywood model 403 chair, designed by Alvar Aalto, imported by Finmar

SOLD for £950 (plus buyer’s charges)

Chinese Bowl

A Chinese Imperial yellow and green dragon bowl

SOLD for £7,200 (plus buyer’s charges)

Louis Vuitton cabin trunk

A 1930s Louis Vuitton cabin trunk

SOLD for £2,200 (plus buyer’s charges)

The Incredible Hulk

First UK issue of the The Incredible Hulk

SOLD for £2,100 (plus buyer’s charges)


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