C&T Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd were formed in 2013 by Glen Chapman and Matthew Tredwen. They started in a small office in the Kent town of Strood, near Rochester. They held their first ever sale of Vintage Toys and Militaria on 2nd October 2013. The sale was an online and postal only auction with a viewing option at The Larkfield Priory Hotel, Larkfield, Kent. Highlights from this sale included a sealed pack of No 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB-5 models from Goldfinger which hammered at £5,500 and a Historically Important Great War Gallipoli Campaign Archive Belonging To Captain J H Lawson, Royal Engineers which hammered at £7,000.
C&T Auctioneers held their first live room auction on the 8th January 2014, it was from this auction on that the venue was chosen as The Spa Hotel in Royal Tunbridge Wells. This sale was also very successful with a number of lots performing well above estimate in both departments.
The auctions continue to take place at The Spa Hotel, Royal Tunbridge Wells, but as with all industries the Internet now plays a vital role, with many successful bidders choosing to bid on the various online bidding platforms as opposed to joining us in the room, with this we have made the decision as a company to offer a lot more dedicated Webcast & Postal auctions from 2020.
Glen Chapman, Founder & Specialist in Vintage Toys & Police Memorabilia
Matthew Tredwen, Founder, Specialist in Arms, Armour, Militaria and Auctioneer