THE HARBOUR SALEROOM
PENZANCE CORNWALL
Barbara Kirk Auctions Terms of Business & Conditions of Sale...
It is advised that all clients read my Terms of Business & Conditions of Sale.Copies of these are available upon request. They are also shown with my online & printed catalogues. They include General Conditions as well as specific Conditions of Sale for Sellers & Buyers. E&OE. 

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AUCTIONS
BARBARA KIRK
We measure success by quality service & client satisfaction... not just auction results...

Some of our Gold 5 Star Google Reviews...all unsolicited, genuine & from real clients... not friends or family!

"My experience dealing with Barbara was excellent. She is very knowledgable & will take time to tell you about the items. Many bigger auction houses could learn much from her"...

"Execellent Penzance auction house. Extremely friendly & helpful staff"...

"Took some jewellery for her opinion, she is very generous wth her time & happy to share her expertise"...

"Barbara came to our house to appraise some items... incredibly personable & professional... very impressive service"...

"Really happy with this auction house - highly professional, courteous, excellent packing service.  Would highly recommend and will definitely be using again."...

"I buy from art, antiques, and collectibles auctions across the UK. In my experience, for service (very helpful, a pleasure) and cost (very low buyer's premium) there is none better than Barbara Kirk Auctions."




Visiting us...
Currently visitors by appointment only... please telephone first to arrange an appointment. Our Monday Valuation Open Day is temporarily suspended.

Every Monday is a Valuation Open Day (except Holiday or auction view Mondays). An appointment is not required, just call in between 10.00-12.30 & 1.30-4.30. Free & informative, appraisal, valuation & advice, without obligation to sell...
You are always welcome to call in on any other weekday morning, but we advise making an appointment first to ensure Barbara will be there to meet you ...

Parking...
Parking for visitors is available outside our entrance in Trinity House yard...

Directions by road...
Take the route into Penzance town centre from the A30, follow the road past Penzance Station & keeping left, follow Wharf Road between the Harbour Car Park & The Wharfside Shopping Centre.
After crossing the Ross Bridge with Holmans Dry Dock on your right, Trinity House, a large cream coloured building on your right.
Turn right in front of the Dolphin Tavern & immediately right again behind the Isles of Scilly Steamship booking office. The gates into Trinity House yard & entrance to our office & saleroom are directly in front of you.
Our saleroom...

The oldest saleroom building in Penzance?... now into its third century!

Our office & saleroom in Trinity House is situated in the heart of one of the oldest parts of Penzance, the town's historic harbour area.

Formerly a Trinity House Depot & later the National Lighthouse Museum, the building is on the list of Grade II listed Penzance buildings. The site was originally used by Trinity House for the construction of Wolf Rock lighthouse in 1862. The depot was built later in 1898 & used for the maintenance of lighthouses, lightships & buoys.

Trinity House has now been fully restored & provides a bright, modern, comfortable auction venue. It stands on The Quay, opposite Penzance Harbour. The only Promenade in Cornwall is just around the corner, as is the 1930's open-air Jubilee Pool. Penzance town centre is just a short walk away.

How to contact us...

If you wish to discuss selling by auction or the valuation of single items, collections or complete house contents, we will be pleased to help & advise...

Telephone enquiries...
Your initial contact will usually be Ann or Lesley but if you need to discuss something private or specific, Barbara will available to talk to you personally or will return your call as soon as possible...

Email enquiries... 
We try to reply to general enquiries via email on the day received. Emails regarding information on identification or valuation are usually answered within 48 hours...







All about us...

All of us have many years local professional experience in all aspects of auctions & auction room process & management...

Barbara Kirk... has over 35 years experience in the antiques business in Cornwall, is an ISVA/RICS examination qualified valuer & auctioneer, with a wide range of experience & knowlege of all aspects of antiques, collectables, art & the auction business. She is a specialist with expertise in jewellery, silver, watches & small valuables...
She began with trading at local & national antiques fairs, followed by shop premises in Penzance. She spent 16 years as a valuer, cataloguer & auctioneer with another Penzance auction house & 9 years ago established Barbara Kirk Auctions.

Ann Jones... office manager & usually your first contact with BKA. More than 25 years in office managment including local auction house experience...

Anton Barnes... saleroom manager with over 20 years local experience of auction operation & saleroom management...

Lesley Gruzelier... office assistant with over 15 years auction house office experience. An important part of our operation especially on auction & post-auction days.

John Palmer... manages the live on-line auctions & assists in the saleroom...

Plus... many other invaluable, long-time friends who generously offer help behind the scenes & on viewing & auction days...
How to contact us
Barbara Kirk Auctions... The Harbour Saleroom, Trinity House,
The Quay, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BN, United Kingdom.
Telephone +44 (0)1736 361342. Email enquiries@barbarakirkauctions.co.uk



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Trinity House in the 21st century...
Trinity House in the 20th century...
Trinity House in the 19th century...
We are open again but...

We have put in place a personal appointment system for visitors with social distancing measures & safety arrangements. Please contact us by telephone or email before making a visit if you wish to discuss valuations & delivery of auction entries. Home visits & house contents appointments can also be arrarranged under safety measures...

Our Monday Valuation Open Days are still suspended until further notice...