Historic auction house holding St Albans valuation day for Grove House
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An auction house with its roots deep in Hertfordshire’s history - and as old as the Herts Advertiser itself - is returning to St Albans for a charity valuation and auction next week.
J P Humbert Auctioneers, which was founded in the 1840s by Charles Francis Humbert and is now run by great-great-great grandson Jonathan Humbert, will be hosting an auction and an afternoon of free valuations to raise money for the hospice, Grove House.
The event – which takes place from 2pm tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Town Hall - returns after a three-decade absence and managing director Jonathan said: “It is good to be back”.
He added: “We are very excited to be bringing our family-run auction back to St Albans.
“St Albans is a fabulous area and a fantastic place to host an antique and fine art auction.”
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According to Jonathan, between 200 and 250 lots will be auctioned at the Town Hall including jewellery, diamonds, furniture and metalwork.
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