Henry Aldridge & Son is a high-end auction
One of the top auction houses in Britain is Henry Aldridge & Son. They auction antiques, collectibles, iconic memorabilia and other confiscated items in a market where sellers and auctioneer can amass skyrocketing profits.
Alan and Andrew Aldridge run their family business privately. Their goal for clients and collectors is to feel the proper attitude while creating a relaxed, friendly, 21st-century ambiance. Artifact dealers and collectors from all over the world attend auctions at Aldridge.
An international market for the most prized items participates in their audience
This auction house cultivates media contacts via television, newspapers, and radio. Aldridge and Son are the premier marketers for White Star Line and Titanic memorabilia. Both father and son bring their knowledge and expertise to the company.
Alan is the managing auctioneer and valuer. His interests include Roman History, Numismatics, English Furniture, English paintings, and porcelain. Andrew is the firm’s consultant and works mainly with antiques. Andrew holds a degree in fine arts valuation. His expertise at the young age of 26 revolves around Titanic and White Star Line artifacts.
Some of the Titanic items available are
- Life Jackets
- First Class Accommodation plans
- Stewards badge
- Confiscated section of the boat
- Passenger lists, and much more.
Specifically, Titanic auctions take place bi-annually. Henry Aldridge & Son have a reputation as the top collector of Ocean Liner Memorabilia. Additionally, the high price sales relating to these auctions and artifacts from the iconic cruise liner have accumulated more than £3.1 million cumulative for various memorabilia. The high profile and network Aldridge cultivates press exposure to gain high prices.
One of the most recent sales in England reached $23,000. “The most valuable biscuit in the world” survived the sinking of the Titanic and a collector from Greece has the privilege of its presence. According to Andrew Aldridge, this most valuable biscuit found in one of the lifeboats, and there are no others in existence, according to his knowledge at this time.
I admit I might be a bit of a skeptic, but a cracker? Really? Who wants a hundred-year-old cracker? Moreover, who knows if this cracker is from the Titanic. Maybe it was from the Queen’s tea time in 2015. Of all the antiques in the world, this one is crumbs in your pocket or soon will be.
This business is all about perception
Collectibles can be fun. Who wouldn’t want to participate in an auction at least once to try out the atmosphere? In this case; however, the attitude isn’t conducive to fun and humor. Although the fact that these souvenirs allegedly made it from the Titanic, the high priced artifacts are only worth what the collector values. It’s true these items are priceless. As far as the value of the memorabilia, that is determined by the owner collector.
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