As announced on the rostrum on 30th March Alan Aldridge, company principal of Henry Aldridge and Son after 50 years in the field of antiques and collectables has decided to devote a little more time to his hobbies of metal detecting and family life.
As a consequence of 12th April Henry Aldridge & Son Ltd will start to trade from Unit 1 Bath Road Business Centre. The company is a family run business owned and operated by husband and wife team Andrew and Chrissie Aldridge. Alan will retained by the new company as a consultant auctioneer.
Andrew Aldridge is a fourth generation auctioneer who is widely regarded as the leading authority in the world in the valuation of Titanic memorabilia. He is a specialist in the sale of iconic collector's items and has worked and presided over the sales of numerous world record breaking objects such as the Titanic violin at over £1m to the world's most expensive postcard at £90000. Andrew's expertise has been sought by museums worldwide and he continues to be in demand globally for his knowledge and expertise in several fields. He has a network of media contacts around the world that provides the company with the ability to promote suitable items to a wider audience. Andrew has an honours degree in fine arts valuation and is a full member of the Fine Arts Division of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and Society of Fine Art Auctioneers.
Chrissie Aldridge adds another dimension to the company, prior to the birth of her two children she travelled the world within her role working for a Music Production company but has swapped the glamorous locations of Las Vegas and Rome for rural Wiltshire to bring her unique skill set to the family business. Chrissie's dedicated role as Director of Online sales provides Henry Aldridge and Son Ltd with a proven operator for our online business, a vital element of the company which now accounts for over 40% of our auction sales.
Henry Aldridge & Son Ltd combine a friendly and relaxed atmosphere at their auction together with a 21st century attitude towards their clients and business. With access to a client base of collectors from all over the world and the benefit of live online bidding via your phone, tablet or computer we have the expertise to ensure that your prized tem(s) are marketed to an international audience. We look forward to welcoming you to our first auction, a sale of iconic Titanic and Liner memorabilia on April 27th at 1pm. The catalogue can be viewed online at www.henry-aldridge.com