About Thimbleby and Shorland
Thimbleby & Shorland is a firm of auctioneers, valuers, real estate agents and chartered surveyors that was founded in 1901 in Reading, Berkshire. TSAuction specialized in livestock, horse sales and agricultural auctions, but has diversified over the years to include a huge range of goods. Thimbleby & Shorland offer clients a range of services that includes appraisals, valuations and asset disposal and can conduct sales at their Reading headquarters or at the sellers own site or premises. For the past 25 years Thimbleby company has acted as agents for local and national Liquidators and Receivers, and also act as agents for the Reading Official Receiver and other local government offices.
Specialised Sales That Attract an International Clientele
Thimbleby & Shorland employ a professional team with specific experience in unique sectors such as livestock, vintage carriages or horses, enabling the company to offer solutions that fit the needs of sellers and buyers from a variety of backgrounds. The twice yearly auctions of Shetland ponies are the largest in the UK, and attract buyers from all over Europe and further afield. Thimbleby also conducts sales of heavy horses, horse brasses and farm implements on a regular basis which have a large international following.
Regular Auctions of a Vast Range of Goods
As well as important livestock sales which take place once or twice each year, Thimbleby Shorland also organise many auctions of horses & ponies, saddlery, antiques, home and office furniture and equipment, computers, cars, vintage goods, vintage and commercial vehicles and other industrial goods and memorabilia each month. Heavy construction machinery and plant is also disposed of by Thimbleby & Shorland at sales that are organised with clients such as Hewden Plant Hire. Unique and unusual lots are often featured in the company's general sales, such as the recent auction of a collection of books from 1900 to 1920 and the complete contents of a commercial hair & beauty salon. Prospective buyers need to register in order to bid at Thimbleby & Shorland auctions, and a refundable deposit is required for sales of vehicles, plant and equipment such as the Hewden Auction. Registration can be completed at the auction office prior to sales and a bidder number will then be allocated. TSAuctions also sells small goods such as hand tools in quick online sales that are created in conjunction with partner companies such as Speedy Auctions. There are details of upcoming events in the Calendar section of the Thimbleby & Shorland website, and subscribers can choose to be informed of TS auctions of interest by e mail. The web page also provides detailed information of current and previous sales, entry forms for sellers, catalogues and up to date news of successful Thimbleby and Shorland events and developments within the company.
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