New auction house opens doors for a sneak peek

By Anita Jaynes on 24 November, 2023

The new team at RWB Auctions on Royal Wootton Bassett’s High Street are opening the doors this Saturday for the first time – allowing Wiltshire residents the opportunity to have a sneak peek.

This auction house has been a passion project for entrepreneur Jon White who first opened his Old Bank Antiques next door almost five years ago. He’s now invested around £3m in this new project and his team has swelled to almost 30 people.

Jon, said, “It’s fantastic to be able to open our doors for the first time and allow people to see what’s been going on behind the scenes. We’re all proud that this project reflects the investment we’ve made in our own High Street and also for the employment opportunities that have already arisen. We’re very excited to welcome anyone who wants to come along for our very first valuation day.”

At 10am doors will open, and visitors can bring items for valuation and they will also see the purpose-built modern auction house for the first time. The building was formerly a grocery shop and it now features a two selling rooms, a events and art gallery upstairs and, in due course, a bistro will be opening too on the ground floor. 

The valuation day is to prepare for the very first Antique & Fine Art auction which will take place on Wednesday January 17th and Thursday 18th January next year. The team will hold regular auctions specialising in various areas of interest including: coins; toys; film and entertainment memorabilia; home and interiors; cars and militaria. 

This Saturday there will also be a vintage Christmas fair on site being run by an independent business running their own festive event. 

Freya Wood, the new marketing manager, said, “The vintage fair will be a wonderful event for our community to come and experience our new space for the first time alongside our valuation day. It’s a perfect way to showcase this new addition to the High Street.”

RWB Auctions will be the main business run by serial entrepreneur Jon White as he brings together his enterprises under one roof including Gold Traders, Britannia Coin Company and Old Bank Antiques which will continue to operate from next door. For more information visit

Pictured above: Jon White owner of RWB Auctions.