John Mauger - The Carriage Auctions


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John Mauger and the Reading Carriage Auctions

John Mauger (pronounced ‘Major’) entered the profession of auctioneer and valuer when he joined a firm of chartered surveyors in Lymington in Hampshire as an articled pupil in January 1953.  In August 1957 John joined Thimbleby and Shorland of Reading who were specialist agricultural and equestrian auctioneers and valuers.  In his previous DVD John tells of how he travelled the length and breadth of the country for the firm’s countless dispersal auctions of Ayrshire dairy cattle.

John now tells us, through story, of his professional life leading up to this pioneering work in establishing the world famous Reading Carriage Sales.  Here he would auction carriages and horse drawn vehicles of every type together with harness, lamps and all other accoutrements.  John brings to life, in his anecdotal account of the stories behind the rarest and most noteworthy carriages from over 17,000 horse drawn vehicles that had passed through his hands by the time he retired as senior partner in 1994.  This included handsome cabs, travelling chariots, coaches and horse drawn omnibuses.  He also includes an account of his advisory and valuation work in this pioneering field and recounts the early days of FEI competitions then known as combined driving.

Time:  2 hours approx.  Produced:  Spring 2009

Product Code: NLDVD60




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