Welcome to Cumbria’s Longest Established Auction House.

Are you searching for a reputable, well-established Cumbrian auction house? Look no further than PFK. Our comprehensive and complete auction solutions are renowned locally and, as the first auction house in Cumbria to offer live online bidding, our popular auctions attract a truly global audience.

PFK auction house Cumbria offers a complete auction service for a wide range of items. Whether you want to buy or sell fine art, antiques, architectural salvage, general household goods or even cars and motorbikes, make PFK’s auction house your first port of call. Items are bought and sold for anything from a few pounds up to thousands of pounds, so there’s always something for every budget, across a wide variety of categories and tastes. With 140 years of experience in the industry, you’ll receive nothing but a reliable, professional and honest service with competitive fees charged for our services.

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PFK Auctioneers

We provide complete Cumbrian auction solutions

Auction Dates

2018 Sale Dates

To view our next available online auction catalogue, please visit our dedicated website. To consign entries for any sale, please contact the office on 01768 890781 or email Here are the dates for this years Auctions: 


Feb 21st – Interiors Featuring: Clocks, Pocket Watches & Scientific Instruments

March 7th – Interiors Featuring: Militaria 

March 21st – Interiors Featuring: Sporting & Taxidermy 

April 4th – Interiors Featuring: Beswick, Border Fine Arts, Worcester & Doulton 


April 25th – Interiors Featuring: Jewellery, Wristwatches & Silver 

May 9th – Interiors Featuring: Vintage & Collectable Toys 

May 23rd – Interiors Featuring: Garden & Statuary 

June 6th – Interiors Featuring: Art & Design including Mid Century Modern

June 20th  – Interiors Featuring: Cameras, Photography & Scientific Instruments 

July 4th – Interiors Featuring: Coins & Medals 

July 18th – Interiors Featuring: Books, Ephemera & Postcards 

August 1st – Interiors Featuring: The Lake District Sale 


August 22nd – Interiors Featuring: Vehicles & Automobilia 

Sept 5th – Interiors Featuring: Militaria 

Sept 19th – Interiors Featuring: Sporting & Taxidermy 

Oct 3rd – Interiors Featuring: Clocks, Pocket Watches & Scientific Instruments 

Oct 17th – Interiors Featuring: Vintage Wines & Spirits 

Oct 31st – Interiors Featuring: Music – Recordings & Instruments 

Nov 14th – Interiors Featuring: Oriental Works of Art & Ethnographica


Nov 24th – Interiors Featuring: The Chritsmas Sale: Jewellery, Toys & Gifts 

Dec 5th – Interiors Featuring: Vintage Wines & Spirits 

Dec 19th – Interiors Featuring: Tools, Machinery & Commercial Vehicles 



Auction Dates

Where is the Auction Room?

Our Auction Room is located just off the M6 motorway and our online auctions attract buyers from across the globe.

Hosting 26 auctions and selling over 20,000 lots annually, PFK offers a complete auction service for vendors and buyers locally, nationally and internationally.

PFK’s Sale Room is one of Cumbria’s best established auction houses. Our services include:

  • Free verbal current market valuations on goods
  • Formal valuations for insurance, probate and inheritance tax
  • Delivery, collection and postage of purchase and sale goods
  • Sales of single items to full house contents

We pride ourselves on being able to offer a huge variety of items, including vehicles, household goods, fine art, vintage pieces, second-hand electricals, fine wine, jewellery and antiques. The list is endless. Recent sale highlights include a fine collection of vintage wine sold for £13,000, an early Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson armchair sold for £2,250 and an impressive pair of 9ft cast iron Campana Urns sold for £4,000. Put us to the test and see if we can sell your items too.
With a purpose built 1500 square metre auction house, browsing at PFK is an enjoyable experience for private collectors, professional dealers and those looking for affordable household goods alike. With an easy to reach location (Junction 40 M6), we are extremely well positioned to help advise and support customers from Scotland, Newcastle, Manchester and Liverpool. In fact, we’re only 3 hours away by train from London – so an ideal destination for a day out to hunt for new treasures.
All of our items are accurately described, illustrated and also available to a global audience through online bidding, ensuring sellers achieve the best possible prices for the sale of their items, whilst buyers can look forward to an interesting and good quality selection of items to buy at our sales. Take a look at PFK’s catalogues online or visit our Cumbria-based auction house to see our unrivalled experience and professionalism for yourself.

Honest, dependable valuations

Whether you are looking for advice on selling family heirlooms or need assistance with an estate sale, we’re here to help.

Our team of experienced valuers can offer free verbal current market valuations on a wide range of auction goods and, thanks to our expert knowledge of antiques and items of historical value and commitment to honest, accurate estimates, you’ll have all of the information you need to make an informed decision about your items.

We can even produce formal valuations for probate, inheritance tax and insurance purposes.

Why choose PFK?

• We offer honest market valuations and expert advice.

• Our items are extensively marketed, accurately described and available to buy internationally online through internet bidding.

• Our commission is competitively priced.

• We are within easy reach of major UK cities including Manchester, Liverpool and London.

How can we help you?

To discuss your requirements with our Cumbrian auction house team, please contact Sarah Mulheron on 01768-890781. To email us, you can click on the link above to visit our dedicated auction website, which features a direct email link. Alteratively, you can manually type our email address which is

Our address is Skirsgill Saleroom, Skirsgill, Penrith, CA11 0DN and our usual opening hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

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