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Charles Hampshire FNAVA LLB (Hons)
West Wales Regional Auctioneer, Jewellery & Watch Valuer
Based at the Old Vicarage in Carmarthen, Charles is our regional auctioneer and valuer for West Wales and visits clients in Swansea, West Wales and up to Aberystwyth.
Following in his fathers’ footsteps, Charles is a second-generation auctioneer and valuer covering the beautiful South West regions of Wales for Rogers Jones Auctioneers. His enviable patch includes Swansea and Gower, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, and Ceredigion. Charles is a general valuer with specialist interest in jewellery, watches, coins, wines & whisky and comics.
Following completion of a Law degree from Aberystwyth University in 2008, Charles has lived and worked in West Wales residing just outside of Carmarthen with his wife and two children.
In 2010 Charles won the coveted National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA) ‘Auctioneer of the Year’ competition during his maiden year on the rostrum. He is also a previous committee member and consultant trainer for NAVA, promoting professionalism and high standards throughout our industry and assisting new auctioneers in becoming qualified, skilled professionals.
His most memorable find to date was a horde of vintage, prestige sports watches discovered during a routine visit in Swansea. The collection included six Rolex models and examples by Breitling, Cartier, and Omega. The sensational group sold for in excess of £100,000 when they came under his gavel in Cardiff.
Away from the saleroom, Charles is an avid Arsenal and Exeter Chiefs fan, a competent squash player who loves to swing a club on the local golf course. His favourite pastime is spending time with his young family on the glorious beaches of West Wales.
Discovered, researched and sold 'Dirty Dozen' Grana British Military wristwatch
£18,000 - Auction Record
The Old Vicarage
Our new prestigious valuation and consignment offices set on the edge of Carmarthen Town. Opened in January 2021, the Vicarage will increase our services to our west Wales based clients acting as an entry point for our comprehensive calendar of sales in Cardiff, while providing a safe and secure collection point for purchases.
Rolex Daytona 'Big Red' discovered, researched and sold
John Piper 'St Davids Cathedral' discovered for Ben Rogers Jones and The Welsh Sale
Discovered, researched and sold Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 1st Edition paperback
Discovered, researched and sold 'barn-find' 1963 Austin Mark I Mini with cherished number plate
Articles & features written by Charles Hampshire FNAVA LLB (Hons)
Special Timed Auction (1-26 September) Welsh Art & Welsh Pottery
26 September 2021 6:00 PM
Cardiff Saleroom, South Wales