THE HARBOUR SALEROOM
PENZANCE CORNWALL
AUCTIONS
Contact us direct...

Telephone...  01736 361342...

Email...
enquiries@barbarakirkauctions.co.uk

Address...
Barbara Kirk Auctions
The Harbour Saleroom
Trinity House, The Quay,
Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BN

Office hours...Monday to Friday.
9.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4.30pm.

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AUCTIONS
BARBARA KIRK
Visiting us...

Monday Valuation Open Days...
Every Mondays is a Valuation Open Day (except Holiday or auction view Mondays) just call in between 9.30-12.30 & 1.30-4.30, an appointment is not needed. Sometimes there may be a short wait if there is a queue & afternoons are often less busy...

Other weekdays...
You are always welcome to call at our office on any other weekday but we advise making an appointment first to ensure Barbara will be there to meet you & so we can give you all the time your visit requires...

All appointments are always with Barbara herself...
Appraisals, identification & valuations for auction & all other advice & information is always free of charge...

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






How to contact us...

Telephone enquiries...
If you wish to discuss anything concerning selling by auction or the valuation of single items, collections or complete house contents, we will be pleased to help & advise...
We can also arrange by telephone, valuation appointments as a home visit or at our office...
Your initial contact will usually be Ann or Lesley... but if you need to discuss something private, specific & in detail, Barbara is normally available to talk to you personally when you telephone 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...






Barbara Kirk Auctions
Terms of Business & Conditions of Sale...

Copies of these are available by post or e-mail.  They are also shown with my online & printed catalogues. They include General Conditions as well as specific Conditions of Sale for Sellers & Buyers.  It is advised that all clients read my Terms of Business & Conditions of Sale.
How to contact us & all about us...
All of our team have auction house experience totalling over 60 years...
All about us...

Barbara Kirk... is proprietor of The Harbour Saleroom, has spent over 30 years in the antiques business in Cornwall... an ISVA/RICS examination qualified valuer & auctioneer...always your personal contact for valuations & consultations...antique, collectors items, art of all kinds & specialist expertise for jewellery, silver. watches & small collectables.

A wide range of experience & a deep knowlege of all aspects & areas of antiques & the auction business... began with standing at local & national antiques fairs... followed by dealing from retail premises in Penzance... & continuing with 16 years experience with another Penzance auction house... now over 7 years as proprietor of Barbara Kirk Auctions... over 30 years in the antiques business, over 20 as a valuer, cataloguer, auctioneer & in auction house management...


Our team...

Anton Barnes... saleroom manager... with over 20 years local experience of auction operation & saleroom management... & most importantly, a wide overall knowledge of antiques & collectables & auction house operation & procedure.

Ann Jones... office manager... with more than 25 years in office managment including local auction house experience... usually your first contact for help & assistance with general enquries & other information.

Lesley Gruzelier... office assistant... with over 10 years auction house office experience....an important part of our office operation... especially on auction & post-auction days.

John Palmer... our IT specialist...manages the live on-line auctions & assists in the saleroom... a constant reminder that not everyone is easily replaceable.

Plus... many other invaluable, long-time acquaintances & friends who help behind the scenes & on viewing & auction days...
Let others tell you about our service... genuine commendations & endorsements for Barbara Kirk Auctions... "...the entire service...from request for additional information...telephone bidding process...accounts...dispatch...has been very good... these days I find the service from the vast majority of auction houses pretty disappointing..." (S**** H******)       "Thank you for such a smooth & efficient service for a buyer not able to view or attend... if I could leave feedback it would be 5 stars"... (J*******S******)     "I buy from dozens of auctions across the UK every week & I have to tell you I get the best service from you"... (T*** S******)      "...thank you for your most excellent & professional service & approach"... (A*****T****)...   "Many thanks for your wonderful service... dealing with friendly, reliable, proffessionals such as yourself is a pleasure"... (B**** J****)   We measure success by customer satisfaction... not only auction results...
All-round, on-the-spot expertise always available...
for antiques, jewellery, collectors items, paintings & other art...
a complete, professional service supported by knowledge & experience...






Directions by road to The Harbour Saleroom...

Take the route into Penzance town centre from the A30, follow the road past Penzance Station & keeping to the 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 & Penzance Harbour to your left, look for the large cream coloured Victorian building on your left which is Trinity House. 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 the office & saleroom are directly in front of you.
My saleroom...

The oldest auction house saleroom in Penzance...
My office & saleroom in Trinity House are situated in the heart of one of the oldest & most interesting parts of Penzance in 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. Later, a depot was built by Trinity House for the maintenance of lighthouses, light ships & buoys. The depot buildings were rebuilt in 1898 as the buildings that can be seen today.

Trinity House has now been fully restored & provides a bright, modern, comfortable auction venue with a difference & historic interest. 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.

The black & white photgraph ,left, shows Penzance harbour in the late 19th century with Trinity House, the light building top right, probably soon after it was built.