Exclusive Hermes Birkin bag to go under the hammer with no reserve

Wilsons Auctions Newport to feature sought-after designer bag in government auction on Wednesday 31st January!

A designer handbag, favoured by the rich and famous, is set to go under the hammer with no reserve at Wilsons Auctions' first Unreserved Government Auction at its newly acquired Newport branch.

The red Hermes Birkin handbag, which is sought by fashion lovers across the world, is the toast of the auction which will take place at the South Wales auction house on Wednesday 31st January.

Not easily available to the average fashionista, the bag is known to have an element of exclusivity to the rich and famous. The auction, which will be available online, will allow the general public to bid on the designer bag and with no reserve it will go to the highest bidder.

Regularly seen on the arms of celebrities including Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker and the Kardashian's, the handbag is made by specialist craftsmen in France and retails from approximately £6,000.

In addition, the auction will feature over 100 Lots including a selection of luxury items including designer shoes for ladies, men and infants as well as designer clothing, high-value watches, cars and electrical goods and a framed and signed Liverpool 1977 European Cup Winners shirt will also be going under the hammer.

Wilsons Auctions is more than just an auction company, managing the whole asset realisation process for a number of government agencies and over 40 law enforcement agencies across the UK and Ireland.

Many items featured in this auction are the result of a successful investigation by the North East Regional Fraud Team. Wilsons Auctions has been instructed to sell items so that the resulting proceeds can be paid as compensation to the victims of fraud which saw over £250k stolen from innocent victims' bank accounts.

The auction will be available to a worldwide audience through Wilsons Auctions' online bidding facility, LiveBid and will take place alongside Newport's already established weekly car auctions.

Wilsons Auctions' Group Asset Recovery Manager, Aidan Larkin said, "Following Wilsons Auctions acquisition of Newport and with our ever-growing portfolio of government agency clients we felt it was a natural progression to expand our Unreserved Government Auction to mainland UK. Newport seemed the obvious choice with its location in South Wales and close links to the South West region of England and beyond.

"In addition to the current offering of cars and vehicles in Newport, this type of auction is always very exciting and gains a lot of attention from our customers, especially when it features items such as the Hermes Birkin handbag and is a great opportunity for bidders to purchase high-value, quality goods for an affordable price.

"Wilsons Auctions is proud to facilitate government auctions each month. The role we play in realising these important assets is vital to our clients as well as the process in raising the money which ultimately goes straight back into the public purse. In recent years we have been responsible for returning in excess of £85 million to government coffers. Items include government repossessed assets, proceeds of crime related assets as well as corporate liquidation stock, all of which are sold to the highest bidder with no reserve," he added. 

A family owned business, Wilsons Auctions was formed in 1936 in Northern Ireland and has grown to become the largest independent Auction Company in the British Isles with sites in the Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

Physical viewing of Lots will take place within Wilsons Auctions' Newport branch on Tuesday 30th January from 12-4pm and Wednesday 31st from 9am - 5pm. All Lots can be viewed at any time online with additional images available on request.

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