Auctioneer & Valuer
Philip has over 40 years experience in the world of antiques, fine art and auctioneering. A self confessed ‘failed' Geography teacher, Philip entered the world of antiques and fine art when he joined a firm of local estate agents and cattle auctioneers. Finding his interest piqued in the eccentricity of the provincial auction world, he followed a path which led him to buy his current saleroom and business. His passions lie with Worcester porcelain from the 18th, 19th & 20th Century. Philip travels the length and breadth of the country to undertake valuations of single items or entire collections.
Sophie first joined Philip Serrell Auctioneers as a school leaver before she embarked on a three year course at Southampton University where she attained her BA Hons in Fine Art & Chattels Valuations. After working at other provincial salerooms Sophie returned to Philip Serrell’s over 10 years ago. Sophie has a broad knowledge of the antique market and specialises in silver, ceramics and objets d’art.
Charles has been with Philip Serrell’s for over 10 years, managing and coordinating the saleroom. He joined the company after graduating from Edinburgh University where he studied Fine Art. Working his way up through the ranks, Charles has a good knowledge of antiques which spans all specialist areas. He is in attendance at the saleroom valuation days.
Sarah joined Philip Serrell’s after working in school administration and she oversees all aspects of day to day office management including advertising and organisation of pre and post sale auction administration. Sarah also organises Philip’s media diary and is the primary contact for all enquiries concerning talks, charity events and television work. Sarah is also responsible for all advertising and the organisation of valuation events.
Tom joined Serrell’s after many years working in a managerial capacity in the banking industry. He oversees all areas of financial management and has a good working knowledge of the antique auction industry.
Tim joined Philip Serrell’s on a part-time basis whilst also running his own successful printing business. Tim has developed a good working knowledge of the antique auction business and assists in the smooth set up of the auction sales.