How Antique Shopping with GTH Can Help You This Christmas 

Christmas shopping.
It should be a joyous act of thoughtfulness, but can turn into an exquisite form of torture. Joining the shop-floor scrum, wrestling with the agony of what to buy and queuing at the tills can all take the fun out of finding those special festive gifts. What if there was another way?

Well, there is.

Buying at auction gives you access to a vast variety of individual, quirky and stylish items, from the extravagant to the inexpensive, and the bidding process has never been simpler or more hassle-free. You will discover exclusive treasures you can’t get in High Street chain-stores and inspirational ideas for hard-to-buy-for relatives and friends, and it can all be done either in the saleroom or by the click of a button on-line.

Jewellery is a sure-fire winner but you can also choose from an ever-changing range of ceramics, Oriental works of art, pictures, books, maps and collectables; beautiful, historic pieces to cherish for a lifetime.

But why stop there? Auctions are also the perfect place to pick up dinner services and silverware with which to lay the Christmas table; smart occasional chairs to accommodate your guests; and decanters and glasses for your drinks parties. Hearth accessories, rugs, footstools and candlesticks will all help to create a welcoming mood-lit cosy atmosphere.

If you have loved ones who would appreciate an out-of-the-ordinary present, why not consider purchasing something at auction this year. Bag something unique and personal and ‘yule’ probably scoop enough brownie points to last until next Christmas.

Our final sales of the year are:
Antiques - Thursday 5th December
Collector's - Friday 6th December

Visit our friendly team at The Octagon Salerooms, Taunton. We have extensive experience in the sale of antiques and collectables and run a comprehensive programme of auctions. We specialise in monthly antique sales that include furniture, ceramics jewellery and collectables. Collector’s sales take place quarterly and our Sporting sales are biannual, in the spring and autumn. Online bidding is available at

Free valuations and advice are available at the saleroom every Monday 9.00am-1.00pm or at your home. We provide valuations for insurance, Inheritance Tax (probate) or family division purposes.
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