Wotton Auction Rooms

Celebrity Antique, Art & Jewellery Valuation Day

Posted On: 22 Apr 2024 by Wotton

11th May 2024 - 10am to 3pm

Izzie Balmer - Celebrity Valuer

Wotton Auction Rooms are delighted to invite you to a very special antique, fine art and jewellery valuation day.

Discover the true value of your items in the company of two of the nation’s best loved famous faces of BBC Television.

A rare opportunity made all the more alluring as we are privileged to be hosted by one of Gloucestershire’s finest country homes…

Wotton Auction Rooms auctioneer and director Joseph Trinder will be in attendance providing valuations and offering consignment to auction accompanied by independent jewellery specialist and auctioneer Izzie Balmer.

Recognisable from her regular appearances across the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip, Bargain Hunt, Flog It and The Travelling Auctioneer – Izzie brings a wealth of knowledge both within her specialist field of jewellery, diamonds and gemstones as well as a confident broad knowledge across the wider antiques market.

Joseph and Izzie will be joined by James Braxton, one of the nation’s best known and celebrated faces from the world of antiques on British Television, regularly appearing BBC programmes to include Antiques Road Trip, Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, Bargain Hunt, Flog It and more.  

 James will be in joining us following the highly anticipated release of his first book - Barty - A Tale of a Stolen Bronze - a warm and highly humorous tale perfect for those who love antiques and food- described by James ‘As a mixture of Lovejoy and P.G Wodehouse.’

 James will be on hand offering guests the opportunity to purchase signed copies of his wonderful new book, a very rare opportunity to meet the author and one of the nation’s best loved television personalities!

 All taking place in the beautiful grounds of Melksham Court – a unique miniature estate exquisitely situated, framed in mature parkland and sheltered by the wooded hills above – an ancient hamlet with a history stretching back as far as the 12th century.

 The current house itself is predominantly 17th century, with much of it being burned down during the civil war – although elements are believed to date back as far as around 1360. Melksham Court is understood to be the birthplace of William Tyndale – responsible for translating the bible into English.


  • Melksham Court, Stinchcombe, GL11 6AR
  • 10am – 3pm (fixed close time). 
  • Maximum 3 items per person. 
  • We will be collecting donations for Gloucestershire Food Banks and ask that guests provide a donation in exchange for valuations