Country House Auctions by Alison Edwards

14th August 2017

Over the last twenty years or so, my late business partner, Trevor and myself attended many country house auctions and sales. One that particularly stands out is the Saddington Hall sale in 2002, including Harold Smith's wonderful collection of mechanical musical instruments and of course, his extensive collection of Country Life magazines.

This was not the first time I had visited the Georgian mansion of Saddington, as in 1997 in my first two weeks of working with Trevor, we had both been invited for lunch and to peruse Mr Smith's large collection of early Country Life. We spent an afternoon at Saddington...