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Marc Allum​​ ​BA, FSA.


Lecturing, Consultancy & Escorted Tours

Due to covid 19 the lecturing circuit is obviously not operating as it usually does. However, I am still taking future bookings on the understanding that the changing conditions may cause lectures and events to be cancelled. Please contact me for further details.

Marc is available for talks, PowerPoint lectures, charity auctioneering and after dinner engagements and is an Arts Society accredited lecturer. Past clients include Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, SAGA Cruises, The WI, NADFAS and The National Trust. He talks on a wide range of Art & Antiques related subjects and sample lecture titles include; The Anatomy of Antiques,On the Coat Tails of Lord Elgin - Collecting The Grand Tour, Cabinet of Curiosities, Collecting the 20th Century, Auctioneers Tales and Mythical Objects from the Natural & Supernatural World, 40 Years of Great Finds - Antiques Roadshow.

Marc supports various fund raising events and charities as an auctioneer and after dinner speaker. Using a professional auctioneer can make a substantial difference to your event. Previous clients include Cancer Research, Doorway, Wiltshire Museums, The WI, MediCinema, Action for Children, NSPCC and The Potteries & Glass Benevolent Institution. Please contact Marc to discuss your requirements.

Bespoke Escorted Tours, Auction House Views and Tuition

Do you find the idea of buying at auction rather daunting? If so,

why not employ Marc's services and spend the day enjoying

an insider's guide to the processes of buying (and perhaps selling)

at auction, including detailed tips on what to buy, what to avoid,

spotting fakes and restoration and making sound investments. This

is a popular way of gaining confidence in the market place and can

be tailored for your local salerooms and antique centres. Contact

Marc for tailored rates. Groups welcome. [email protected] 

Consultancy & Valuations

Marc is a freelance valuer and auctioneer and can conduct valuations for auction sale, insurance and probate with impartial advice for placing items for sale with reputable salerooms and collectors. Please enquire at or call 07553 751751


With twenty nine years of experience both as a collector and specialist Marc can advise on acquisition for collections, investment and purchasing for interior design projects.


Marc speaking at The Cheltenham Festival.