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Jewellery, Pictures and General Valuer
The Great Western Auctions Team
Senior Specialist & Auctioneer – Sporting Memorabilia – Collectables – Pictures - Wine & Whisky
David brings over 25 years of auction experience. Starting in the late 1980's, in Christie’s Glasgow picture department, before relocating to Christie’s South Kensington to head up the Sporting Memorabilia department. During his time in London, David had many high profile auctions and sold the collections of Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst and many other famous sportsmen. One notable highlight came in 2005 when he auctioned the second and oldest existing F.A.Cup which sold for a world auction record of £488,000. It still stands as the highest achieved price for a piece of football memorabilia at auction. In 2007 he set up Convery Auctions which built on the success of the London sales.
Auction Manager, Auctioneer and General Valuer
Ceramics, Glass & Furniture
Claire has been in the auction industry for over twenty years. She spent her formative years with Rosebery’s Auctioneers in South London and moved to Scotland in 2003 where she joined Great Western Auctions.
Senior Auctioneer and Valuer
Specialist - Asian and Ethnic Art, Scottish Art and Antiques, Furniture, General Valuer
Paul has been in the Scottish auction industry for 40 years. These years have assured a wide knowledge and expertise in all areas of Antiques and Art as well as a wealth of contacts with collectors, sellers and museum specialists.
He started his career with Christies Scotland in 1979 and later in major auction houses in Glasgow and Edinburgh including the organisation and management of the Fine Art and Antiques Auction Department within the prestigious William Hardie Ltd., Fine Art consultants and Valuers.
He secured, curated and sold the renowned Iris Fox Collection and also major pieces of the family collection of Phoebe Traquair.
In the 1980's he secured the most expensive piece of Chinese Art work to be sold at that time with a price £384,000.
Paul is a member of The Trades House of Glasgow and the Glasgow Antiques and Fine Art Society.
His hobbies include Rugby, hill walking and visiting museums and Galleries around Europe.
Jo Godwyn, BA (Hons), GA
Specialist – Jewellery & Watches
After qualifying in Jewellery Manufacture and Art History at Central St. Martins in London, Jo worked as a designer goldsmith in Hatton Garden for several high profile companies including DeBeers and the World Gold Council. A certified gemmologist, Jo has worked in the auction industry for almost 20 years.
John Youngman, F.I.A. (Scot)
Furniture, General Valuer & Auctioneer
John has had over 30 years experience in the auction and retail world in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. He became a fellow of the Institute of Auctioneers & Appraisers in Scotland in 1988 and attained the M.J Thompson award for the highest pass.