Auctioneer Fellows has announced that its first post-lockdown sale surpassed all expectations.

The fine jewellery sale, which took place in Birmingham on Thursday 23 July, ran from 11am until 5pm and resulted in a total hammer price of over £1 million.

Bidding took place via telephone, commission bidding and across three live venues.


The auctioneer also offered free shipping on all items in the 448-lot sale.

Fellows managing director and auctioneer Stephen Whittaker commented: “It was an exciting time yesterday as we held our first public auction in Birmingham for over four months. I am proud of our hard-working team who pulled together to ensure we had a brilliant sale.

“As the auctioneer for the entire sale, it was a pleasure to witness so many items fly above their estimates. We now have a flurry of timed auctions in the coming weeks, and we are hopeful that these will follow the positive trend that has been set.”

Fellows has been holding timed, online-only auctions throughout lockdown, which it said have broken house records and generated huge interest.

See some of the more notable sales below: