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David Lay's Monday Auctions

David Lay

Every Monday morning at 11am, David brings his knowledge and experience to the Falmouth Hotel and holds an hour long, free, drop-in valuation session where you can bring along your treasures for appraisal. This is a relaxed, no obligation meeting, where you can enjoy a coffee in the pleasant surroundings of the Hotel’s bar, whilst benefiting from the knowledge of one of the most experienced auctioneers and valuers in the country.


Should you decide to sell your items with David Lay you can be sure that with sales broadcast to an international audience, we routinely achieve record prices for significant works and collections. No matter what you intend to sell with us, we will always treat your lots with the utmost care, and will do our best to achieve the highest possible price for your consignment.

If you have items that are too large to bring to the hotel, contact David’s offices to arrange a home visit: Please call 01736 361414


The Egyptian cat was an item that made headline news a couple of years ago. David discovered it doing a routine valuation appointment in Penzance. The owners had no idea it was valuable and had been about to throw it in a skip they had outside. It was 2500 years old and sold for £52,000.

Terms & Conditions
Over 18’s only and subject to availability. Prepayment is required at the time of booking, the 4 course dinner is a set menu therefore please advise any dietary requirements at the time of booking.  You will be seated on shared tables of up to 10 guests. Menu choices are required a minimum of 7 days prior to the event.