Out of the Ordinary

Out of the Ordinary

Mark Wilkinson is a man who moves with the times. Having launched Christie’s Interiors sales and Bonhams’ Important Design series, he now joins us in Stansted Mountfitchet to launch a new sales format, where he will be specialist in charge of ‘Out of the Ordinary’, an eclectic mix of art, antiques, design and collectables with a wow factor.

Mark’s business-getting experience and leading role in devising new sales strategies from thereon in has already stood him in good stead at both Christie’s and Bonhams, but now he is enjoying the taste of fresh Essex air as he builds his new vision at Sworders.

The first Out of the Ordinary sale will take place in February 2018, covering 20th century decorative arts, bronzes, glass, ceramics, objects, posters, prints, drawings, modern design, motoring art, pop and film culture, photographs and sporting art and things outside the norm that make people stop and stare!

To find out more about our forthcoming sales or talk further about potential consignments, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Forthcoming Sale Highlights

Gibeon Meteorite Individual Specimen 

Gibeon Meteorite Individual Specimen 

Est. £5,000-7,000

Grayson Perry Tapestry


Grayson Perry Tapestry

Est. £3,000-4,000

'Primrose Dame' - a taxidermy bulldog's head by Rowland Ward

'Primrose Dame' - a taxidermy bulldog's head by Rowland Ward

Est. £300 - 500 

Alun Heslop, ‘Kre’ bronze chair

Alun Heslop, ‘Kre’ bronze chair 1 of 9

Est. £12,000-18,000

A Dodo leg bone

A Dodo leg bone, property of Errol Fuller

Est. £2,000-3,000

David Linley for Dunhill architectural jewellery box

David Linley for Dunhill architectural jewellery box

Est. £6,000-8,000

Full size replica Dalek

Full size replica Dalek

Est. £1,200-1,800

Roger Birchall Oil Painting of Margaret Thatcher

Roger Birchall after Vladimir Tretchikoff, Baroness Margaret Thatcher oil painting

Est. £800-1,200

A 'FeeJee' Mermaid

A ‘FeeJee’ Mermaid     

Est. £1000-1,500    



Our specialists

Our specialists hold regular valuation days. Please contact us for more information, or complete the form below to enquire about the valuation of your items. 

Mark Wilkinson
Out of the Ordinary Sales 

Mark joined Sworders in 2017 having previously worked for Christies for 31 years and Bonhams for 2 years. During his time at Christie’s Mark helped to devise the ground-breaking Interiors sales, moving to Bonhams in 2015 to work his magic as European Head of Decorative Arts. He now heads up our ‘Out of The Ordinary’ sales, an eclectic mix of art and antiques with a wow factor, and acts as our regional representative for Kent. Outside of work he is a passionate collector, photographer and videographer.

T: 01732 757675
E: markwilkinson@sworder.co.uk

Request a valuation

If you're considering the sale of your items, we are happy to offer a free online valuation service. Please fill out the form and press the 'Submit' button below. Expect to hear from the appropriate valuer as soon as possible.

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