A New Chapter for Diss Auction Rooms

TW Gaze is delighted to announce the appointment of Robert Henshilwood as Book Specialist at Diss Auction Rooms, as of 2nd January 2019.

Robert’s name as a trusted and successful book specialist spreads far beyond East Anglia. Having first travelled and worked abroad Robert began his career in the auction world in 2008 as saleroom assistant at Keys Auctioneers in North Norfolk. Fairly quickly he moved to their book department as a valuer and was subsequently Head of Department 2015 – 2018. During the last decade he has built up a fine reputation and is well-respected by private vendors, the book trade and prominent collectors alike.

Robert is passionate about books and has honed his skills handling the sales of a wide range of libraries and collections including that of John Herbert Spottiswoode which contained 15th Century and later rare and valuable volumes. He is very experienced in research and valuation work relating to books, be that for the purposes of sale, probate or insurance and similarly for the associated fields of ephemera, maps and postcards.

TW Gaze Director Elizabeth Talbot said "Robert’s arrival will enable us to reintroduce dedicated book auctions as required plus bespoke sections in other specialist sales. Book auctions used to be regular features at Diss Auction Rooms and they have been greatly missed by many people. Robert will provide the professional insight and knowledge necessary for those requiring help with books, including identification, valuation and marketing and we are delighted he has joined our team."

Robert is based at the Auction Rooms on Roydon Road, Diss, but will also be available by appointment at the firm’s Wymondham office and will make valuation visits when necessary.

For further details and all Book Enquiries: Tel 01379 650306