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Freelance Auctioneer, Valuer, Probate Specialist, Speaker/after dinner Speaker. at True Values
About Gordon Brockman
Gordon Brockman lives in Melksham, Wiltshire and is an accomplished Probate Valuer, Auctioneer, Charity Fundraiser and Public Speaker. He is passionate about his work and how he can help people in all circumstances. Gordon can offer a comprehensive Probate & Independent Valuation Service where he can maximise the sale of any items for a client. Having worked for nearly 20 years at a number of Auction Houses as an Auctioneer and Valuer, he can usually tell at a glance what an item is worth and, if not, after his research, he can give anyone an accurate, realistic and True Valuation and can also detail where an item can be sold. true-values-gordon-brockman For many years, Gordon has also worked tirelessly, using his skills and knowledge to help charities raise essential funds for their cause. In addition, Gordon is a very popular public speaker and has entertained many people and organisations with his wit and expertise.
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It is a very difficult time when someone passes away – life can be very challenging and confusing. One of the many things that you will soon discover that you may need to do is to arrange a valuation of the contents of the deceased’s house and all their possessions. Sadly, in this day and age, not all beneficiaries from an estate receive all that is due to them. Gordon Brockman’s main aim is to provide a respectful and understanding service so that the family receive a True Value from the estate. “I get so upset when I hear about bereaved families that have had their loved one’s valuables under-valued,” says Gordon. So his first advice to the family is ‘don’t touch anything’ and his second is ‘don’t throw anything out!’ true-values-gordon-brockman Similarly, families should not rush into calling in house-clearance companies, but to first have an expert valuation of the contents. Having once sat in the Auctioneer’s Chair when a rare 15th century Roman Catholic Missal went under the hammer for £15,000, which then resulted in all the money going to a house clearance firm, Gordon is now determined to ensure that all monies go to the family where it rightfully belongs. If you want credible, professional and understandable advice given in a sympathetic and understanding way with a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION, this is what True Values can offer you.
Gordon Brockman has featured on the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip where he sat in the Auctioneer’s Chair auctioning items that the stars of the show had submitted. Having worked for nearly 20 years at a number of Auction Houses, including Chippenham Auction Rooms, he has undertaken freelance Auctioneer and Valuer roles. Specialising in jewellery, silver and gold, Gordon has a keen eye for furniture, glassware, ceramics, metalware, coins and collectables. He now offers an expert Probate and Valuation service.
Gordon Brockman’s motives as a freelance Auctioneer and Probate Valuer are principled and clear. Bereaved families are vulnerable to accepting the very first offer for their loved one’s possessions, which is often not necessarily the best one. In his years of auctioneering and valuations, he has found many valuable items such as a Paul Storr (1770-1844) silver punch cup, which sold for £2,000 and an Art Deco enamelled pocket travel clock with leather case in the form of a suitcase, which sold for £1,400.
CHARITIES AND SPEAKER
Another string to Gordon Brockman’s bow is his contribution to charity fundraising and, over the years, he has raised over £100,000 for good causes. He has taken part in many charity auctions such as with the national charity, Diabetes UK and several more local charities in his home county of Wiltshire. Gordon’s expertise has also led to appearances on television programmes such as Antiques Road Trip and Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. Gordon loves being on the Speakers’ circuit – it is a passion of his. He says it enables him to pass on useful information for buying antiques. When he paid a return visit to Dinton WI, a plethora of silver items awaited Gordon’s inspection. Almost the whole of the WI membership turned out for Gordon’s talk, which gives testament to him being a popular speaker.