Charlie Ross - The Auctioneer
Charlie Ross, an auctioneer with unparalleled rostrum experience, is available to conduct auctions worldwide - in any field.
He has worked with some of the world's most famous names and broken numerous world auction records. Last year he held over 70 auctions in various countries around the world, which grossed in excess of $200 million.
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Latest News about Charlie Ross
15th February 2014
Charlie in Cape Town
- Charlie has been invited to Cape Town later this month to conduct the Stepan Welz and Co fine art auction which contains a collection of art relating to the late Nelson Mandela.
Talent runs in the family!
- Charlie's brother, Stewart Ross, a prize-winning author of fiction and non-fiction books, has recently released his latest novel. The Soterian Mission explores what the World would be like without adults. Set in 2106 AD in a post-apocalytic world where no-one over the age of 19 is left. A horrific mutation in human DNA has resulted in a world of children and adolescents, struggling to survive with no science, art or learning of any kind. Each has only nineteen years to live: nineteen years in which to be born, grow up, grow old and die. Legend has it that the mysterious Soterion holds the key to centuries of lost knowledge. But will it really be their salvation?
Watch a video trailer for the book and buy it on Amazon.
My latest news
- My training for The Great North Run is progressing as well as can be expected for one so old!!
- My latest Road Trip (with Thomas Plant... what a delightful fellow ) is proving to a lot of fun except for the fact the Thomas is winning rather too easily! The highlight so far has been a trip round the Morgan motor works in Malvern ending with an exciting drive in one of their new 3 wheelers.
- I recently conducted a very jolly auction in my brother's village of Blean to raise money for their new hall and even had time to visit the lovely Peggy at Bagham Barn in Chilham.
- A few weeks ago I conducted another very successful charity for The Chiltern M.S. Centre and finished the Sunday with The Lord's Taverners at the beautiful Wormsley. Sadly the game was ruined by the rain but not before Andrew Strauss had scored a delightful 80-odd. However the rain did save me from being hit round the ground by a series of ex-England players!
- Off to Monaco soon to conduct another charity auction before the Grand Prix... a gig not to be missed!
STOP PRESS!! Charlie's biggest test yet!
- Charlie is set to join 16 other Antiques Road Trip experts and crew members in the Great North Run in September, raising money for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. 17 runners have been chosen to symbolise the 17 stillbirth and neonatal deaths in the UK every day. All money raised will go towards memory boxes for parents affected by such tragedy. Charlie and the Antiques Road Trip runners hope to raise as much money for the charity as possible. If you'd like to sponsor Charlie and the team, you can do so at http://www.justgiving.com/antiquesroadtrip.
Charlie makes Antiques Road Trip history with an elephant:
- Charlie recently sold at a Staffordshire china elephant for £2,700 at an Antiques Road Trip auction, making it the biggest sale of the series so far. Having paid just £8 (down from the original £12) for the 9" high elephant, Charlie not only won the episode but made one woman who had been searching for such an item for 25 years, very happy. You can read the full article in the Daily Mail.
Filming with the BBC:
- Having filmed a new series of Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is earlier in the year Charlie is now embarking on two new series of The Antiques Road Trip. He has recently joined the Bargain Hunt team with the presenter Tim Wonnacott and when he has a free moment he fits in the occasional Flog It! (which of course is where his television career started).
The Celebrity Road Trip:
- A new programme, commissioned by the BBC to generate funds for Children in Need, called The Celebrity Road Trip was filmed last autumn with Charlie Ross and Charles Hanson.
The pair travelled round the countryside buying and selling antiques with Terry Wogan and Caroline Quentin, Toyah Wilcox and Tony Blackburn, Peter and Dan Snow - and finally two of the Bond Girls - Honor Blackman and Britt Ekland. Seldom has a man had such a licence to enjoy himself!
Fortunately, the popularity of the programme has ensured that the BBC have recommissioned the making of a new series, which they will start to film over the summer.
Gooding & Company auctions break more world records!
- Last year, Gooding & Company conducted their annual Pebble Beach Auctions, officially tied to the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and realised extraordinary $78 million results with two significant world records.
The 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype sold for $16.39 million, making it the most valuable car ever sold at auction, and The Whittell Coupe, a bespoke 1931 Duesenberg Model J sold for $10.34 million, making it the most valuable American car ever sold at auction.
You can see pictures and video of Charlie in action at the Pebble Beach auction.