Antiques News

17th May 2018

Kivells Online Auction at Holsworthy Auction Room on 15th May saw 600 lots offered to an enthusiastic audience in the room and over 250 worldwide bidders Online.

1st May 2018
Black and white photo of Kivells livestock market in Holsworthy square

Kivells can be traced back to 1885 when William Thomas Kivell set himself up in business as an auctioneer and land agent, first in Pyworthy and then in Holsworthy. Kivells is organised around five divisions, Agricultural sales and auctions (including the 3 livestock markets at Holsworthy, Hallworthy and Exeter and on farm sales throughout the Westcountry). Farm, Residential and Commercial Property (covering sales and lettings).

17th April 2018

Kivells antiques & collectors auction at Holsworthy Auction room on 17th April saw 100 lots of jewellery keenly contested with many happy vendors.

20th March 2018

Kivells held a collectors auction at Holsworthy on 20th March being instructed by the Executors of the late Derek ‘Derry’ Jones of Sutcombe to offer his Triumph motorbike, two Ventriloquist dummies and other stage related items.

15th March 2018

Kivells auctioneers are delighted to announce the recruitment of Andrew Varney as auctioneer and fieldsman.  Andrew joins the company after over 40 years’ experience selling at livestock markets across the South West of England.  Andrew is based at the newly built Holsworthy Livestock Market and will actively be involved in Furniture, Machinery & Livestock Sales on a weekly basis.  Speaking after he was appointed Andrew said, “I am looking

20th February 2018

Kivells 20th February Antiques & Collectors Auction held at Holsworthy Auction Room & On Line at, saw a glimmer of hope that furniture values are on the up. An Irish leather button back wing armchair with superb carved legs easily outstripped the pre sale guide to sell at the magnificent sum of £1400.

26th January 2018

Kivells auctioneers are delighted to announce that due to public demand, they are now holding fortnightly sales of household furniture and effects at the Holsworthy auction centre situated on the edge of the town.  Since moving to the new auction site the sales of furniture and effects have become really busy with between 1000 – 1200 lots becoming the norm.  One example of this was last week when over 1400 lots went under the hammer with 150+

23rd January 2018
Concertina sold at £300

Kivells first online Collectors Auction of 2018 on 23rd January attracted a huge entry of 1,040 lots which were offered to a packed Auction room and nearly 300 bidders registered online.

5th December 2017

Kivells Select Antiques & Collectors Auction on 5th December at Holsworthy Auction Room finished the Year on a high.

Great interest was shown prior to the Auction with over 250 bidders registered On Line from across the Globe.

15th August 2017

Eager bidders in the room, on the telephones and live On Line were the order of the day at Kivells Holsworthy Auction Room on 15th August.

Top price of the day was paid for a Breitling Navitimer wristwatch, the sellers’ brother having purchased it in the 1960’s. Bidding took off and the final bid of £2300 secured the watch for a bidder On Line in Austria.