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 Specialist - Asian Art
Specialist - Pictures, Furniture and General Valuer
Paul has been in the Scottish auction industry for 36 years, starting his career with Christies Scotland in 1979, and later working with other Glasgow and Edinburgh salerooms. His main area of expertise is in Scottish Art and antiques, and Asian Art.
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.