June 2016

David Fletcher His talk was entitled ‘Behind the Scenes in the Saleroom’

At our most recent meeting we were entertained by David Fletcher, a local auctioneer and TV valuer, who told us something about his working life and how he had become an auctioneer.

His anectdotes were very amusing and gave us an insight into art from a different perspective. As he spoke, he sent some artifacts round for us to handle and assess, and later he gave us the chance to share our 'knowledge' of the objects and their values. Some of us were good at this and others not so good.

He then moved us on to an auction setting where he showed us how an auction sale was conducted, thus gaving an interesting insight into this world, and telling us of some of the amusing things which he has experienced during his career in this field.

An interesting, entertaining and different evening for us.

Diane Bell