Phillip Knapper Started work in 1975 as a porter at Peter Wilson & Co. Nantwich Cheshire. Moved to Swetenhams Auctioneers Chester 18 months later. Worked for Sothebys from 1979 to 1987 in Ceramics then Silver and Jewellery Deptarments. Arranged Specialist exhibition of Chester Silver with accompanying catalogue. Appointed head of Clocks watches and Works of Art Sothebys Chester. Co founder of Rosebery Fine Art Auctioneers London 1987-1993. General Manager Stavros Mihilarias Art Athens 1994 -1997. Senior Vice President Freemans Auctions Philadelphia 1999-2003. Director Fine Art Auction Group England 2003-2006. Koller Auctions Zurich (UK representative) 2007-2011. London Auction Rooms (Director). Have held classic car auctions for past three years. consultant to Unique Auctions of Lincoln and Director of Fine Art and Classic Cars London Auctions Chiswick London. Chiswick Auctions West London. Now Managing Director of The Online Auction House.
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Thierry Flekier-Wathen is our consultant for Arms, Armour and Militaria. Thierry is a lifelong passionate student of history with a fascination towards the artefacts that connect us to our past and the cultures of the world. Whilst a collector and dealer in all antiques militaria and specifically swords have captured my interest as an incredibly personal item that can bring us close to the people who carried and used them. Working out of the South of England I have advised and sold to private collectors, galleries, museums and institutions as well as consulting to various media organisations whether supplying items as props or advising on historic accuracy. Among my inventory I like to keep the unique and wonderful, whether it be rare 16th century swords, English Civil War campaign furniture, fine works of art or items that have been modified in period.