Young auctioneer takes to the rostrum in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 17:12 25 August 2016 | UPDATED: 08:42 05 September 2016

Archie Whitton.

Archie Whitton.

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Archie Whitton, 10, picked up the gavel last month and sold several items, including a mahogany mirror and a Lancaster bomber pilot’s suitcase.

A budding auctioneer has shown his impressive selling skills by hosting his first ever general sale auction – at the age of ten.

Archie Whitton, son of Honiton-based auctioneers Ed and Maria Whitton, picked up the gavel last month and sold several items, including a mahogany mirror and a Lancaster bomber pilot’s suitcase.

It was a dazzling introduction to the auction business for Archie, who confidently took to the rostrum at Whittons Auctions, in Dowell Street, Honiton. Archie said: “After I sold my lots, I got a round of applause.

“Then I helped people pack their cars with all the items they bought, and got £3 in tips.”

Ed Whitton said: “I am very proud of my son, and I had better watch myself on the rostrum in the future!”


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