Peaker Pattinson Auctioneers near Stamford offer 1,200 lots from the BBC World Service

A SPECIALIST auction company will be disposing of surplus equipment from the BBC World Service.

Peaker Pattinson Auctioneers, which is based in Aunby near Stamford, has been instructed through its London office to dispose of the surplus equipment from Bush House on the Strand.

The BBC World Service broadcast from Bush House for the last time on July 12 as its lease expired and has relocated to new studios at Broadcasting House near Oxford Circus.

More than 1,200 lots will be auctioned online on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week.

Chairman and senior auctioneer at Peaker Pattinson Calvan Player said there had already been “considerable interest” in the items from buyers across the world.

Mr Player said: “We are privileged to have been selected by the BBC World Service to handle this sale.

“This is a most exciting online auction of broadcasting equipment and memorabilia, and in this first phase we are offering more than 1,200 lots which includes complete recording studios, mixing desks, hundreds of individual broadcast items, retro record and tape decks, studio and art deco furniture, artwork, photographs and much more.

“Interest ranges from individuals, collectors, student radios, hospital radios, independent studios to many overseas radio stations.”

There will also be a second phase of bidding from September 18.

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