The big mistake collectors make
Compared with Greek or Roman or English Hammered the market for Ancient British coins is small, very small. Always has been and maybe always will be.
The biggest mistake that a collector can make – or a finder selling a hoard – is to place a large Celtic collection in a single one-day auction sale. The demand on that day is rarely high enough and, almost inevitably, prices realised overall are lower than expected. This is great for buyers, especially dealers like us, but disappointing for the seller.
Sadly collectors (or their executors) keep making this mistake. It happened with the Mack collection in 1975. It happened with the Mossop collection in 1991. If you have a substantial Ancient British collection (or an Ancient British hoard) don’t make the same mistake.
Sell your collection (or your hoard) over time, in more than one sale. That’s why selling through Chris Rudd is less risky and potentially more profitable. Why? Because Chris Rudd offers you not one, not two, not three, but six Celtic auctions a year, each with a printed catalogue. Nobody else does.