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 took place in February 2018, showcasing 20th century decorative arts, bronzes, glass, ceramics, objects, posters, prints, drawings, modern design, motoring art, pop and film culture, photographs and sporting art -  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.





Our specialists

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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

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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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News & Articles

Thatcher Unlocked | Inside a forgotten Storage Unit
Thatcher Unlocked | Inside a forgotten Storage Unit

Memorabilia given to Margaret Thatcher but found in a waste disposal site in London 20 years ago comes to auction next week in our 7 February Out of the Ordinary sale.

2 February 2023

One of a Kind Bakelite Coffin
One of a Kind Bakelite Coffin

The Out of the Ordinary department is extremely proud to offer in our upcoming sale on 7 February, a coffin made entirely of moulded brown marbled Bakelite.

16 January 2023

A Not So Bleak Midwinter at Sworders London
A Not So Bleak Midwinter at Sworders London

Currently on view at our London Gallery, we are delighted to present a 2023 preview; 'A Not So Bleak Midwinter'. With pieces on display from almost every department, the Cecil Court Gallery are hosting a super-preview, in which we will showcase some of the top lots of a range of sales coming up in the new year.

9 December 2022




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