Fundraising

We are pleased to announce fundraising initiatives following the impact of the pandemic.  In each instance our standard vendor’s commission will be reduced from 15% to 10%, half of which will be given to the relevant organisation.  Vendors may choose to add further to the donation by matching our 5% contribution or more.  Should you wish to support this initiative but not participate in the auctions there are direct donation buttons for each organisation below.

The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection is delighted to be partnering with Olympia Auctions on a fundraising initiative to support the museum and its ongoing research into the collection of arms and armour from India, Iran and the Ottoman Empire. Inevitably, this project was paused at the beginning of the pandemic and we are now seeking to redress this.

Hertford House is home to one of the finest collections of arms and armour in the world. Beyond Europe, it provides an unusually comprehensive view of other key areas - India, the Ottoman Empire and Iran - spanning the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with star pieces dating from as early as the fifteenth century. The collection holds spectacularly important works, such as a bejewelled dagger thought to be the personal weapon of Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor who built the Taj Mahal. However, unlike their internationally renowned European Armouries, these pieces have been little studied - and the only existing catalogue was published in 1914. To address this gap, the Collection has been carrying out a major research project, which will study, conserve, and photograph each object and will culminate in a major landmark publication. This fundraising will support that project.

To enquire further about this auction, please email fundraising@olympiaauctions.com, mentioning The Wallace Collection in the subject line. Alternatively, you may submit images and further details of items you wish to sell on our Online Valuation Form.

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey has been heavily impacted by the imposed closure by the pandemic.   As 92% of our income comes from tourism, we have been particularly affected. In simple terms, no visitors means no income.  In the last 10 months, we have had only 16k visitors and an income of £247k, compared with the year prior to the pandemic of 1.3m visitors and £29.9m income.  There is the additional challenge that 85% of our visitors are international which leaves us even more vulnerable until people start to travel again. We also have a unique role to play on behalf of the nation for state occasions and special services and for this reason, the Abbey must be in good repair and voice at all times. To develop new sources of income to support the Abbey in these critical times, we are pursuing an exciting range of options.

To enquire further about this auction, please email fundraising@olympiaauctions.com, mentioning Westminster Abbey in the subject line. Alternatively, you may submit images and further details of items you wish to sell on our Online Valuation Form.

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The Grange Festival

The Grange Festival is delighted to be partnering with Olympia Auctions on a fundraising initiative to support the festival.

All funds we receive will help the Festival recover from the extreme challenges we have faced, and continue to face, as a result of the pandemic. They will also help us fulfil our long held dream to equip our theatre to match the needs of the 21st century. Being able to film our work to a high standard will have a game-changing impact on our work with students and schoolchildren in our community and further afield. We will also reach so many at home and abroad who are unable to come to the theatre. All of this requires digital resources, a fact that has hit home even more powerfully while our theatres are closed. Those of you who came to our 5* Falstaff in 2019 will understand why it is such a loss that this production was not filmed and recorded for others to enjoy.

To enquire further about this auction, please email fundraising@olympiaauctions.com, mentioning The Grange Festival in the subject line. Alternatively, you may submit images and further details of items you wish to sell on our Online Valuation Form.

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