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Antiques, Jewellery, Silverware & Collectables

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COVID-19 Restrictions:


  • This means we are not on the premises for collections. All goods on the premises are fully insured, and our property is covered by multiple CCTV cameras which we can remotely view, as well as our landlord living in very close proximity. If you were successful with bids on the 23rd March, please do not worry. All gold, jewellery etc. will be safely locked away. We are exploring the possibility of still being able to post items out. We will be in contact over the following days if this is possible.


This means;

  • We are not accepting items for auction
  • We will be contactable, our normal office number (01822 616992) will ring through to staff working from home
  • We we still offer valuations via email, or those sent through the website
  • We can offer house clearance estimates & advice via video chat, or video file (we will not be visiting premises during this hiatus).
  • There will be no-one at our offices effective immediately. 

We think this is in the best interests of our staff & customers. There is no precedent for this, and we thank our staff and customers for their support. We will be back, stronger & better than ever. We hope everyone stays safe during this hiatus.

These are truly stressful times for everyone, and although the items we sell may not be essentials (depending on your disposition!) we appreciate all those who will be supporting us over these next testing months. We are proud of the auction house we have built here, the staff who represent us and the reputation we have worked so hard to build, and are determined to see these tough times through. We wish the best of health to everyone, from all of us at Drake’s Auctions, and look forwards to seeing all of you in better times.

Buying & Selling

Buying and selling at our auction house in Tavistock, Devon is very simple. Read more about buying and selling items at our auctions.

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House Clearance

We offer experienced valuers, transparency, speed service and legal disposal. All with nothing to pay upfront.

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Collection for Auction

Can’t fit that large wardrobe in your car? We offer a low-cost local collection service. You don’t even need to pay anything up front.

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Online Bidding

All our auctions features responsive online bidding with full low-delay video & audio. Place bids & follow our live auctions, wherever you are.

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Drake's Auction House Devon

Welcome to Drakes Auction house in Tavistock, Devon. Dealing in antiques, jewellery, art, household & specialist auctions, with collection and delivery services available. Valuations & house clearances.

Aiming for integrity and honesty throughout the auction process. Prompt payment and excellent service for both customers and dealers alike.

My Parcels arrived Today. I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your impeccable service. I hadn't been to Drakes before and Bid Online. From start to finish your service has been absolutely faultless and i can't thank you enough. I will now be a regular bidder at your auctions (online) as you have truly set the benchmark for what an auction should be. I thank you again and look forward to bidding at the next Auction

Steve, June 2019

Just wanted to drop you a short note to say a ``BIG THANK YOU`` for the care you have taken over my purchase on Monday of (lot 255) - they arrived early this morning and it was obvious that you had taken great care with the parcel wrapping and organised the shipping super pronto. A service you should rightly be proud of - I'm very pleased with the little chaps and would not hesitate to purchase through your auction again. Thank you so much for the excellent service throughout. Best wishes

Mrs C - July 2019

Can I thank you for some great items and great service - if only all auctions houses were as efficient as yourselves. Many thanks, Nick

Nick - Feb 2020

From the Blog

Bronze & Ceramics steal the show

September 3, 2018 |

‘A Feast for the eyes’, in the words of a customer, on viewing our outstanding collection of Asian Bronzes, Ceramics amongst our specially selected collection of antiques, jewellery and collectables. Drake’s Auctions quarterly Antiques Auction, held on the 27th August was a huge success. Hosted on a bank holiday,...

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Quarterly Antiques & Collectables Auction, Monday 3rd December

With the final sale of the year fast approaching, the momentum doesn’t let up. Our quarterly Antiques & Collectables Auction will be held on Monday December 3rd               Impressive solitaire aquamarine ring with ruby shoulders. Est £700-£900   Whilst maintaining a 600-800 lot...

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2018 Stamps its presence

January 4, 2018 |

2018 Starts with a bang! There were a few sore heads for the 11am auction on new years day, but a packed auction house (and the tempting free mince pies & mulled wine) saw our first auction of the year turn into one of the best ever for Drake’s...

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