Art on a Postcard Summer Auction 2020
CONGRATULATIONS - YOU HAD A WINNING BID! NOW WHAT?
Art on a Postcard is delighted to be partnering with Dreweatts Auction House established in 1759 with whom they have successfully partnered with previously.
Dreweatts is a leading UK auctioneer of Fine Art, Furniture, Sculpture, European and Asian Ceramics and Works of Art, Jewellery, Watches, Silver, Clocks, Wine, Manuscripts and Miniatures, Books and Live Steam and Model Engineering. Dreweatts operates from and holds auctions at Donnington Priory, the beautiful picturesque country house located close to Newbury in the Berkshire countryside, less than 1 hour from Heathrow airport and 1 hour from London by train. Western Manuscripts and Miniatures, Islamic and Near Eastern Books and Manuscripts and Book Collections and Libraries are offered under the Bloomsbury Auctions name with sales taking place in central London.
Dreweatts’ London office is on Pall Mall, St James’s, where weekly valuation days, exhibitions of auction highlights and client events are held. We offer a diverse and exciting calendar of specialist auctions along with single owner collection and house sales with pre-auction viewing at Donnington Priory in the days leading up to the auction itself. We also host monthly valuation days at Donnington Priory on the first Friday of every month and at other locations nationwide where clients can receive advice on buying and selling at Dreweatts from our market-leading specialists.
This auction will focus on The Hepatitis C Trust’s helpline which is staffed entirely by people who have had hepatitis C. The helpline has become a key component in the current Tainted Blood Inquiry, the largest public enquiry in British history, which was launched to investigate why infected blood products were being used to treat NHS patients prior to 1992. Helpline manager Samantha May is providing supporting evidence to the Inquiry team based on statistics and common facts drawn out by the numerous calls to our helpline over the years. The number of calls from people who have received infected blood during transfusion and subsequently been misdiagnosed for years only to find they have cirrhosis or liver cancer have snowballed and keeping up is increasingly difficult.
‘The helpline one of the most difficult and important jobs at The Hepatitis C Trust and the Trust. In the coming months we expect to be inundated with calls as the Tainted Blood Inquiry is set to be the biggest Inquiry this country has seen. The generosity of the artists who contribute to the auction will go a long way to raising both awareness and funds and ensuring there are fewer unnecessary deaths of hepatitis C’ - Samantha May
To find out more about the work of the helpline team and their involvement in the Infected Blood Enquiry, listen to our Art on a Podcast episode with helpline manager Samantha May.
The Infected Blood Enquiry trial resumes 22nd September 2020