Henry Aldridge & Son

The Devizes Auctioneers

"The Wiltshire Auctioneers with the Worldwide Reputation"



About Us


The Local Auctioneers with a Global Reputation


Henry Aldridge and Son are one of the South West’s premier auctioneers of antiques and collector’s items.  A family run business operated by father and son team Alan and Andrew Aldridge.  They were described recently by the top collector of Ocean Liner Memorabilia world-wide as the  “Leading source of high end ocean liner collectibles in the world”  and are universally accepted as the premier auctioneers in the sale of Titanic and White Star Line Material.


Both Alan and Andrew pride themselves on Henry Aldridge and Son combining a friendly and relaxed atmosphere at their auctions together with a 21st century attitude towards their clients and business.  Henry Aldridge and Son hold a number of world records for sale of items at auction.  These include over £1 million for the Wallace Hartley collection and over £400,000 for the Stone Collection of Titanic Memorabilia.


Alan Aldridge is Principal Auctioneer and Valuer and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the company.  He has been involved in the antiques business for over 30 years and following his father and grandfather Henry into the trade.  Alan's personal areas of interest are Roman History, Numismatics, 19th Century English Paintings and English Furniture and Porcelain 1780-1930.


Andrew Aldridge is a consultant to the firm and carries on the family tradition of working in antiques.  He has an honours degree in fine arts valuation and is a full member of the Elite Fine Arts Division of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, having been one of the youngest members ever to gain full membership at the age of 26.  His specialist area of expertise is the valuation of Titanic and White Star Line Memorabilia, where he is thought of as one of the leading authorities in the World.  His expertise has been sought by major museums, authors, documentary makers and the BBC's Antiques Roadshow during his career.  Other interests include transport collectables, militaria and British history.


Henry Aldridge and Son hold dedicated Antiques and Collectors Auctions each month as well as two specialist Titanic and Ocean Liner sales in April and October. These Collectors and Antique sales have yielded some splendid lots in so far in the last twelve months. They have included a Sir Alex Ferguson's first Manchester United Team sheet which made £19,500, a collection of Tibetan photos £12,000 and two Tibetan deities which sold for £122,000.


We can provide you with advice on attribution, value and how to obtain the best possible price at auction.  We advertise our Auctions locally, nationally and internationally if necessary.  From Furniture to Works of Art, Ceramics and Collectors' items to Titanic and Ocean Liner memorabilia, Henry Aldridge and Son have the experience and facilities to deal with your every requirement.  With advanced digital photography services, a client base numbering over several thousand specialist collectors, dealers and high net worth individuals from all over the world.  Henry Aldridge and Son possess the ability to constantly achieve National, European and World record prices at their purpose designed Salerooms on the outskirts of the idyllic Wiltshire Market Town of Devizes. 


Alan and Andrew Aldridge have a network of media contacts worldwide that provide us with the ability to promote suitable items in our auctions to a wider audience. This can be via television, radio or newspapers having appeared in shows around the world such as NBC's Today Programme, ABC’s Good Morning America and BBC, SKY, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 television in the UK.  This knowledge has seen Henry Aldridge establish themselves as one of the premier auctioneers in the South West of England and the leading auctioneer of Titanic and White Star Memorabilia in the World.



Wallace Hartley Titanic Violin

Sold for a world record £1.1m.