8th Nov, 2020 18:00

The Captain Tom Foundation - Timed Auction

Lot 118


'Thumbs Up' acrylic on canvas, Justine Thomas

Justine Thomas
'Thumbs Up'
acrylic on canvas
60 x 80cm

This lot is not sold with copyright.

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Sold for £4,050



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Auction: The Captain Tom Foundation - Timed Auction, 8th Nov, 2020

Sworders are delighted and honoured to be able to support The Captain Tom Foundation. 

From Thursday 22 October - Sunday 8 November, Sworders will host a timed online auction of paintings and drawings, sent by members of the public to Captain Tom. Bidding will be available at www.sworder.co.uk. 

The paintings and drawings will be on view at our London Gallery, 15 Cecil Court, London, WC2N 4EZ from 22 - 30 October before being taken to our Stansted Mountfitchet Auction Rooms prior to the sale. 

All proceeds from the sale go directly to The Captain Tom Foundation. 

Captain Tom united the nation when it was needed most during the height of the Covid19 pandemic, raising £38.9 million for NHS Charities Together and becoming a national treasure in the process. 

Carrying on his journey, Captain Tom and family have identified causes close to their hearts which will benefit from the newly formed Captain Tom Foundation:

  • Combatting loneliness
  • Helping those facing bereavement
  • Supporting education and equality

Further information can be found at captaintom.org


The paintings and drawings will be on view at our London Gallery, 15 Cecil Court, London, WC2N 4EZ from 22-30 October before being taken to our Stansted Mountfitchet Auction Rooms prior to the sale.

You will be able to place bids from 7am on Thursday 22 October and the auction will close in sequential order from 6pm on Sunday 8 November.


Due to current social distancing restrictions, we will be offering viewing by appointment only.  One hour time slots will be available from:

Thursday 22 October, 10.30am - 4pm;

Friday 23 October, 10.30am - 4pm;

Monday 26 October, 10.30am - 4pm;

Tuesday 27 October, 10.30am - 4pm;

Wednesday 28 October, 10.30am - 4pm;

Thursday 29 October, 10.30am - 4pm;

Friday 30 October, 10.30am - 4pm


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