Charlie Ross, an auctioneer with unparalleled rostrum experience, is available to conduct auctions worldwide - in any field and is the BBC resident auctioneer for the Antiques Road Show
He has worked with some of the world's most famous names and broken numerous world auction records. Last year he held over 70 auctions in various countries around the world, which grossed in excess of $200 million.
"I've never witnessed another auctioneer with such an unrivalled ability to charm a crowd..."
Source: Andrew T. Ramer
Past President of Ocean Tomo Auctions, LLC
NSPCC Annual City Ball at the Dorchester Hotel
NSPCC Annual City Ball at the Savoy Hotel
Ben Kay's Testimonial Event in Battersea
Lord's Taverner's Christmas Lunch and Dinner
The SWAPS Ball at the Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane
The Breast Cancer Ball at Grosvenor Hotel
The CLIC Sergent Golf Day at Sunningdale
Sir Elton John's Winter Ball in Battersea
The NSPCC Fine Wine Challenge
Filming with the BBC:
- Charlie has recently finished filming a new series of Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is and two new series of The Antiques Road Trip was shown on BBC2 in Autumn 2011 and in Spring 2012.
The Celebrity Road Trip:
- A new programme, commissioned by the BBC to generate funds for Children in Need, called The Celebrity Road Trip was filmed this autumn with Charlie Ross and Charles Hanson.
The pair travelled round the countryside buying and selling antiques with Terry Wogan and Caroline Quentin, Toyah Wilcox and Tony Blackburn, Peter and Dan Snow - and finally two of the Bond Girls - Honor Blackman and Britt Ekland. Seldom has a man had such a licence to enjoy himself!
Charlie Ross ran his own auction house in Woburn for over 25 years and has conducted a wide variety of auctions ranging from antiques, commercial and residential properties, through to vintage cars and Intellectual Property. He is also resident auctioneer for MacDougall's - London's leading Russian Art specialists - whose December 2010 sale totalled £21 million..
He is much in demand at charity auctions, which he conducts throughout the world, and he has raised millions of pounds over the past few years for numerous charities such as UNICEF, CLIC Sergent, S.I.A, Sparks, GOSH, Anthony Nolan Trust, The Variety Club of Great Britain, The Lord's Taverners and the Elton John Aids Foundation.
Just prior to the demolition of the old Wembley Stadium, Charlie conducted a two hour live on-screen auction of Wembley memorabilia for Sky TV.
He was invited to conduct the auction of the Otis Chandler Collection of Vintage Cars and Motorcycles in Los Angeles, setting a world record $33 million for a one-day auction of motor vehicles. This was closely followed by a patent auction in New York where he sold a Catalogue of Jimi Hendrix Songs for $15 million.
Each year he conducts the official Pebble Beach Vintage Car Auction for Gooding and Company in California and in August of 2011 he surpassed his previous record of $65 million by raising $78 million over a two-day sale - yet another world record. He now holds the record for the highest price ever achieved for a car sold by auction in the USA. The car, a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype, sold for over $16 million. Another car, The Whittell Coupe, a bespoke 1931 Duesenberg Model J, sold for over $10 million, the highest price ever achieved for an American car sold at auction.
In June 2010 he helped to raise £3 million for Sir Elton John's Aids Foundation charity and later in November he conducted an Intellectual property auction in the Napa Valley, which totalled several million dollars.
He is a regular on-screen expert for BBC TV's 'Flog It!' and has also appeared on other BBC programmes such as the Antiques Roadshow, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, The Antiques Road Trip and, more recently, Rewind the 60's with Lulu.
In his spare time (if any), Charlie puts his natural theatricality to good use by singing with Akeman Voices, an Oxford-based classical choir, and as a member of Oxford Operatic Society, an Oxford-based amateur dramatics society that performs in the New Theatre and Oxford Playhouse.