Annia Zalewski
Annia Zalewski

Independent Textiles Valuer

As a child Annia could be found rummaging in forgotten boxes in dusty corners of attics, or with her nose in an antiques guide.

Her main passion is for antique textiles, vintage clothing and accessories. Her self taught knowledge has led to a special focus on the 1930’s through to the 50’s.

She is also interested in a range of mid century items including ceramics and anything slightly unusual.

Rob Kerr
Rob Kerr

Consultant Book Valuer

Rob is an expert in volumes of all types. He provides valuations and catalogues the regular book and antiquarian volumes sections in our weekly and two-day auctions.

Rona Cartwright
Rona Cartwright

Saleroom Assistant

Rona, along with Alison and Amy, handles hundreds, if not thousands, of lots on a weekly basis. It’s non-stop for the saleroom team as they unpack and display items for sale, take most of the photography for use on our website and online bidding platform pre-auction, present the saleroom at its best, keep the valuers and auctioneers on track, and oversee lot collection with the admin team.

Amy Read
Amy Read

Saleroom Assistant

Amy, along with Alison and Rona, handles hundreds, if not thousands, of lots on a weekly basis. It’s non-stop for the saleroom team as they unpack and display items for sale, take most of the photography for use on our website and online bidding platform pre-auction, present the saleroom at its best, keep the valuers and auctioneers on track, and oversee lot collection with the admin team.

Alison Nelson
Alison Nelson

Saleroom Assistant

Alison, along with Amy & Rona, handles hundreds, if not thousands, of lots on a weekly basis. It’s non-stop for the saleroom team as they unpack and display items for sale, take most of the photography for use on our website and online bidding platform pre-auction, present the saleroom at its best, keep the valuers and auctioneers on track, and oversee lot collection with the admin team.

Sean Eatherden
Sean Eatherden

Expert Valuer

Sean will happily assess your vinyl collections. He has a real passion for vinyl and works with Kev on our specialist auctions of music, memorabilia and vinyl.

Jackie Stephens
Jackie Stephens

Administrator/Auctioneers Clerk

Jackie is the cornerstone of 1818 Auctioneers, she has been with the company for 26 years, working mainly as a clerk. She keeps the payments up to date and our accounts straight.

Dawn O’Sullivan
Dawn O’Sullivan

Administrator

Dawn is a Receptionist and Administrator with a keen personal interest in buying and selling. She is mentoring Katie in her role and has been with 1818 Auctioneers for two years. Dawn has helped reorganise many aspects of the office, helping put new systems in place to deal with the demands of our growing auction business.

Katie Waine
Katie Waine

Apprentice Administrator

Katie has joined our admin and reception team and helps to keep our social media followers updated. As part of her apprenticeship, she studies Business Administration at Kendal College.

Andy Langdale
Andy Langdale

Salesroom Assistant

Andy is our process man. He’s in charge of receiving goods for auction, keeping them in excellent order prior to sale, and ensuring that they’re sold in the correct sequence. Andy carries out most of our PAT testing.

Garth Drinkall
Garth Drinkall

Trainee Valuer

Garth is an enthusiastic cataloguer and trainee valuer with a passion to learn. He, and his sharp tweed suit, has quickly become a firm favourite with clients. He love music and works with Sean and Kev on our specialist auctions. But his interests span many areas, particularly things covered in rust.

Bill Nelson
Bill Nelson

Saleroom Manager. FLAA, FIA (Scot), FNAVA

Bill joined 1818 Auctioneers in late 2016 and took up the role of Salesroom Manager around that time. An experienced auctioneer, he says he’s still enjoying learning something new every day. Known as Grandad throughout the building, he and his team are working hard to implement his development plan for the 200-year old business.

Ken Payne
Ken Payne

Expert Valuer

Ken is our specialist in coins, stamps, postcards, and small militaria including medals, badges, small arms and uniforms. He’s also our man for alcohol, wines, spirits and all ephemera including football programmes.

David Hunter
David Hunter

Office Co-ordinator. ANAVA

David will value toys of all eras and has specialist knowledge of railwayana, models and tin plate. He also collates our specialist auctions of figurines and will gladly evaluate your Beswick, BFA, Lladro etc.

David Brookes
David Brookes

Auctioneer. ASFAV

David is a generalist valuer with many years of experience in the industry. He has the knowledge to value any item of any type and period.

Kev Kendal
Kev Kendal

Saleroom Co-ordinator. FIA (Scot)

Kev welcomes submissions of musical instruments and heads up our specialist auctions of music, memorabilia and vinyl. He’s also a very capable generalist valuer.

Jackie Rothwell
Jackie Rothwell

Expert Valuer. ANAVA

Jackie is our in-house expert for all items of silver and jewellery. She catalogues the well-followed silver and jewellery sections in our bi-monthly specialist auctions.

Latest News

Ken Baily Collection

A fantastic collection of Ken Baily memorabilia is due to go under our auctioneer’s hammer. It will be sold at auction on September 10th and includes: his trademark costumes, autographs from his meetings with the Beatles and Bob Hope, personal effects, and an amazing file of photos and clippings – including photographic records and correspondence … Continued