Auctions & Valuations

Stories and history are brought to life with our books, manuscripts and postal history department, The joy of handling a beautiful leather-bound volume is something to behold in a modern word of digital media.

We specialise in rare and collectable first and early editions from antiquity to the present day - signed or unsigned. J.K. Rowling's first edition Harry Potter volumes are breaking record prices with examples fetching up to £70,000.

We are also keen to source and value early editions by celebrated authors Ian Fleming, Agatha Christie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Arthur Conan Doyle, Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, Bram Stoker, F.Scott Fitzgerald and Evelyn Waugh to name a few

The department also appraises all manner of leather and decorative bound editions, letters, early maps, prints, posters, manuscripts, printed ephemera, stamps and photography.
Kinghams BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS auctioneers & valuers.

For valuations and enquiries please contact our specialist:

Allison White



John Keightley

Associate Director / Senior Valuer


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