As from Thursday 5th November 2020:

1. No payments can be made in person.
Please pay by Bank Transfer

2. Collections are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Please contact the office either by ‘phone on +44 (0) 118 950 8611 or email

Upcoming Auctions & Sales

All sales for the foreseeable future will be ONLINE ONLY
The online auctions will be run constantly between 2 dates specified within the auction details

Links to upcoming auctions are listed below
Please click on the auction in which you are interested and you will be taken to the full auction details.
Thank you

Thu 26

International Reading Contractors Plant Auction – ONLINE ONLY

Monday 23rd November 2020 from 9:30 AM ending Thursday 3rd December 2020 from 12:00 PM
Thu 26

Catering Equipment Auction – ONLINE ONLY

Wednesday 25th November 2020 from 4:30 PM ending Wednesday 9th December 2020 from 12:00 PM
Fri 27

Monthly General Household Auction – ONLINE ONLY

Friday 27th November 2020 from 1:00 PM ending Sunday 13th December 2020 from 4:00 PM
Dec 01

Auction of Plant, Farm Machinery & Equipment – ONLINE ONLY

Tuesday 1st December 2020 from 9:30 AM ending Tuesday 8th December 2020 from 12:00 PM
Dec 18

Monthly Antiques and Collectables Auction – ONLINE ONLY

Friday 18th December 2020 from 1:00 PM ending Sunday 3rd January 2021 from 4:00 PM


All sales for the foreseeable future will be ONLINE ONLY.  Please regularly check the website for exact sale details.

The protection of our staff and customers is paramount so please be aware of the following:

All collections and deliveries are by appointment only;
If the person delivering is showing any signs of Covid-19 infection, or living with anyone showing such signs, then they MUST NOT come to our premises;
All those delivering must wash their hands with soap and water or hand sanitiser as soon as they arrive on site;
Prior to collection payment for goods must be made in advance by bank transfer, or debit card.  There will be no ability to pay on site;

Please contact us by email or telephone if you have goods that you would like to enter for any sales.

We look forward to continuing to provide our services and assisting in every way in these challenging times.

Thimbleby & Shorland,
31 Great Knollys Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7HU, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 (0) 118 950 8611


Remote Valuations

Remote Valuations

We are now able to make valuations based on submitted photographs. Please use the form below to submit your information and photographs for a valuation

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