A POPULAR Stourbridge auction house has been immortalised in a new jigsaw produced by Ravensburger as part of its much-loved Best of British series.

The Auction House is the latest offering in the sought after series and it captures fictitious auctioneers Gavel and Lotte but is based entirely on the Stourbridge saleroom of Fieldings Auctioneers, owned by Nick Davies and Will Farmer.

Stourbridge artist Geoff Tristram is the creative genius behind the artwork which features characters based on the entire team at Fieldings based on Mill Race Lane.

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Geoff, of Wollaston, is a regular at Fieldings Auctioneers and is the father of auction house photographer Jay.

Auctioneer Will Farmer, a director at Fieldings, said: "Geoff is a good friend of the saleroom, when he approached us to be involved, we jumped at the chance.

"His witty, humorous characterisation really encapsulates the staff and the day to day running of a busy saleroom."

Geoff, a professional artist of more than 40 years, has created the artwork for getting on for 100 Ravensburger jigsaws which are sold worldwide and he said: "They've gone absolutely through the roof! Since lockdown Ravensburger has been doing 24-hour shifts in Germany to keep up with demand."

The Auction House has been released for the Christmas period and is expected to prove a popular gift this festive season and Will, a familiar face on TV's The Antique's Roadshow, said: "Everyone here at the saleroom is chuffed to bits with the finished product.

"It's going to be great fun making it and I think its safe to say that we all know what our family and friends are getting for Christmas this year."

The Auction House jigsaw, a 1,000-piece puzzle, is the first to feature real-life characters although it's not the first to have a Stourbridge link.

The Charity Shop was inspired by the Compton Hospice charity shop in Wollaston, The High Street took inspiration from the village shops in Wollaston's Bridgnorth Road and the classic puzzle The Doctor's Surgery was inspired by the former Meriden Avenue GP surgery in the village.

Jigsaw fans can buy The Auction House puzzle for £12.99 from Fieldings by emailing info@fieldingsauctioneers.co.uk or calling 01384 444140.

All proceeds will be donated to Birmingham based charity - Edwards Trust.