Having run his own auction house in Woburn, England for 25 years Charlie Ross has spent the last 12 years travelling the world conducting many high profile and high value auctions. He is the resident auctioneer for Gooding and Company, the leading American vintage automobile auctioneers, who now hold annual sales in Pebble Beach (California), Scottsdale (Arizona) and Amelia Island (Florida). Last August’s Pebble Beach auction totalled in excess of $116 million with a 1935 Duesenberg selling for $22 million – a world record for a US car sold at auction.
He is also resident auctioneer for MacDougall’s, the Russian Fine Art Auction House who hold two multi-million pound auctions every year in central London. The last three years have also seen him conduct auctions in South Africa, Australia, India, France and Belgium, as well as his numerous auctions in the UK.
His well-known charity auctions have raised many millions of pounds for a large number of charities. Charlie continues to conduct many charity auctions both in the UK and abroad, of which there have been many highlights. This includes getting in the ring with two-time world heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko, and ‘knocking out’ the robe he wore at his last professional fight against Anthony Joshua for £150,000.
In 2018 his auctioning skills raised in excess of £1,000.000 for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. He also regularly conducts a charity auction in Monaco for Princess Charlene in the presence of His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II. Other highlights for 2018 have included fundraising auctions for: Caudwell Children, the National Youth Theatre, The International School of Brussels, the Tim Henman Foundation, the Ubuntu Foundation, Breast Cancer Now, Clic Sargent and the Shooting Star Chase Hospice. Charlie is regularly seen on a number of BBC television programmes including the Antiques Road Trip, Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, Flog It and Bargain Hunt, for which he is one of the four presenters.
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“This is just a small note to say a huge thank you for Wednesday evening. We raised a large amount of money which is a huge help for the athletes going to PyeongChang and you played a huge part of that. Your enthusiasm and skill to working the room was incredible. It was a hard room, and I know you were poorly during the day but you would have never known. I have had so much positive feedback about the night and your engaging section of the evening, even to those who weren’t bidding.”
“Charlie did a fabulous job on the evening and we have received many letters of thanks for the evening with Charlie mentioned on more than one occasion. Charlie was also a delight to work with and has a charm which many would die for.”
Annie – LEX (On behalf of Team GB).
“As you can imagine Charlie was fabulous, a real character and added much to our Ball last week.”
Sylvia – Jersey Hospice Care