With approximately 1,800 garden gnomes going under the hammer for the Estate of the late Ron 'The Gnome' Broomfield of Alford, there was always going to be plenty of interest and appeal.
The saleroom was packed with many buyers looking to acquire either single gnomes or group lots from this impressive collection.
Whilst there were some individual lots making £40 to £80, there were inevitably many group lots of ‘gnominal’ value with the residual items selling for a few pounds.
Once all the lots were added up, the gross total for the sale of the collection was just over £1600. As the net proceeds of sale are going to charity, the auctioneers Golding Young & Mawer have added a very notable donation of just over £500, foregoing their vendor commission.
Auctioneer Colin Young said, "Invariably it was an enormous task of work to wrap, pack, remove and re-display such a massive collection. However, all the hard work paid off with such a good sale total courtesy of so many bidders."