Inviting Entries

for our August 25th Collectors’ Sale

which includes the medals of

Private T. Byrne VC, 21st Lancers

Exceptional Georgian Miniature

Sold for £1,950

Ancient Egyptian Cat

Sold for £52,000

Chinese Huali Wood Chairs

Sold for £7,800

Charles Walter Simpson

Sold for £9,200

Welcome to the Penzance Auction House

David Lay FRICS is one of the foremost auctioneers in the country and the Penzance Auction House is the largest and most prestigious auction house in Cornwall. Our sales are well attended by local bidders, but also reach international audiences via out global bidding platform.

Since 1979 our auctions have become an established and successful way of selling all types of antiques, paintings, fine art and collectors’ items, and of maximising the potential return on your property.

Most Important

Medals in our History


from our May Antiques sale


Something Quite Spectacular


for our July Antiques sale

Next General Sale

June 30th

Take in day July 2nd

Next Antiques Sale

July Thursday 9th – Friday 10th

Inviting entries until June 12th

Coming up in our next Antiques Sale



Online Catalogue

Mawnan Smith, Falmouth & Truro

Monday Valuations

News and Views

What’s coming soon

House Clearances

We’ll take care of everything

Oriental Extravaganza

Huge prices in our December Antiques sale