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It's a done deal! SAS Acquires Midlands auction premises

Special Auction Services of Newbury, Berkshire are pleased to announce that they are expanding their business. Following on from their successful move and growth to a brand new purpose built premises in Newbury, a second auction room in the Midlands is their latest venture. The Grade II listed building currently known as Astons in Dudley is set to become the SAS Midlands auction premises.

Special Auction Services started auction life some fifteen years ago holding six auctions selling around 4,000 lots in their first year, fast forward to today where they hold at least fifty auctions annually and sell over 40,000 lots and will continue to grow especially with the acquisition of a second premises.

Director Thomas Forrester has enthused that ‘it is a great building steeped in history and the name and reputation Astons have made for themselves is a mantel we are keen to carry’. The juxtaposition against the new purpose built premises in Newbury means the two couldn’t be further apart in appearance and although both being specialist toy auction houses there has always been a very positive relationship between the two.

Director Neil Shuttleworth explains ‘although perhaps a bit sooner than we would have envisaged growing our business further Astons was too good an opportunity to miss’. The auction calendar and format will remain largely the same with SAS keen to keep Phil Aston on as a consultant for as long as his retirement enjoyment permits!

Special Auction Services are currently taking enquiries for valuations by appointment and to consign goods for auction mail@specialauctionservices.com

SAS Acquire Midlands Auction Premises

Online Valuations between 10:00 and 13:00 gmt

Talk to Neil Shuttleworth

Talk to Neil Shuttleworth

You can arrange an appointment to Call or Talk to Neil via Whatsapp, FaceTime or Skype 01635 580595 or neil@specialauctionservices.com. He can look at your items live over video calls or we can look at pictures by email. Neil can help you with Antiques, Watches, Silver and Collectables

Talk to Thomas Forrester

Talk to Thomas Forrester

Make an appointment to speak to Thomas regarding Jewellery and other Antiques and Collectables. Call 01635 580 595 or mail@specialauctionservices.com. Thomas will help by Telephone, Whatsapp, Video or Email

Talk to Hugo Marsh

Talk to Hugo Marsh

Make an appointment to speak to Hugo regarding Toys, Trains, Cameras and Collectables. Call 01635 580 595 or mail@specialauctionservices.com. Hugo will help by Telephone, Whatsapp, Video or Email

Special Auction Services LIVE Auction Online

We are delighted to bring you a host of exciting up and coming auctions live from our saleroom. Come and join the action and see Neil or Thomas live with our video link. Please click on the below button to view and register for our next auction

Special Auction Services LIVE Auction Online
Valuation Events 2020
Valuation Events Currently we are carrying out remote valuations where possible via Wattsapp, Facetime, Zoom and email. Call us on 01635 580595 or email mail@specialauctionservices.com to make an appointment.

Auction highlights

  • Toys for the Collector -DAY 1
  • 27th October 2020

Lot 3

A Pre-War Dinky Toys 28b 'Pickfords' Delivery Van, type 1

Price realised

£1,600

Lot 427

Pokémon Trading Cards, including complete base

Price realised

£4,600

Lot 444

A Wondermatics Allwin Penny Slot Machine

Price realised

£850

Auction highlights

  • Toys for the Collector -DAY 2
  • 28th October 2020

Coming Up!

Coming Up!

Coming Up!

Auction highlights

  • The Coin Auction
  • 22nd October 2020

Lot 2

A set of eight modern 1/4 oz fine gold collectable coins

Price realised

£2,500

Lot 78

A rare George III gold Coronation medallion by L. Natter

Price realised

£4,000

Lot 102

An Edward VI shilling coin

Price realised

£400

Auction highlights

  • The Coin Auction
  • 22nd October 2020

Lot 175

A folder of US and World bank notes

Price realised

£4,900

Lot 11

A modern Royal Mint The 2009 UK Kew Gardens 50p Gold Proof Coin

Price realised

£2,900

Lot 59

A modern Royal Mint The 2002 UK Gold Proof Four Coin Sovereign Collection

Price realised

£2,800

Auction highlights

  • Photographica & Camera
  • 20th October 2020

Lot 163

A mid-19th Century lacquered brass Smith & Beck 'First-Class No. 2

Price realised

£1,400

Lot 7

A Technicolor Technirama 35mm Motion Picture Camera

Price realised

£14,000

Lot 115

A fine late 19th Century Cloth Folio Travel Album of Fijian Interest

Price realised

£2,800

Auction highlights

  • Photographica & Camera
  • 20th October 2020

Lot 588

A Leitz Wetzlar Summicron 50mm f/2 Lens.

Price realised

£600

Lot 548

A Reid III Rangefinder Camera

Price realised

£1,200

Lot 401

A Nikon Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 AI Lens,

Price realised

£1,700

Auction highlights

  • The Camel & Zippo Lighter auction PT2
  • 15th October 2020

Lot 68

A Collection of Camel Zippo Lighters from the 'Pleasure to Burn' series

Price realised

£2,700

Lot 45

A 2004 Zippo Lighter World Stamp Series

Price realised

£2,200

Lot 91

A group of ten various Camel Zippo Lighters, from various sets

Price realised

£1,900

Auction highlights

  • Collectors Auction
  • 13th October 2020

Lot 82

Cigarette Cards, a large collection of various sets

Price realised

£1,600

Lot 246

An extensive collection of vintage unused Marmite jars,

Price realised

£230

Lot 516

A Third Reich Germany Adolf Hitler silver 'Blood Medal

Price realised

£3,000

Auction highlights

  • Antiques & Fine Arts
  • 6th October 2020

Lot 221

A 19th Century porcelain lamp base in the manner of Minton

Price realised

£190

Lot 289

Bernard Leach (1887-1979), a stoneware ovoid vase

Price realised

£1,200

Lot 275

Ruth Pavely a 20th Century Art Deco design Poole Pottery vase

Price realised

£380

Auction highlights

  • Music & Entertainment
  • 22nd September 2020

Lot 88

David Bowie LP, David Bowie LP - Original UK Stereo release 1969

Price realised

£800

Lot 115

Led Zeppelin LP, Led Zeppelin LP - Original UK First Pressing 1969

Price realised

£2,400

Lot 254

Rock / Metal LPs, approximately eighty albums of mainly Rock and Metal

Price realised

£400

Auction highlights

  • Music & Entertainment
  • 22nd September 2020

Lot 545

Violin, a quality violin with interior hand written label - Maker: G Hancock

Price realised

£1,600

Lot 521

Gibson Les Paul Guitar / Peter Green, a Gibson Standard Les Paul model 1998

Price realised

£1000

Lot 385

Godzilla Film Poster, Godzilla (1956) Style-B US ½-Sheet movie poster

Price realised

£800

Auction highlights

  • Jewellery,Silver, Watches, Coins, Watches & Objets d'Art
  • 17th September 2020

Lot 323

A pair of Bvlgari 18ct white gold and diamond encrusted clip earrings

Price realised

£1,800

Lot 489

A diamond baguette cut 18ct gold tennis bracelet

Price realised

£10,500

Lot 434

A continental white gold and diamond encrusted curb linked bracelet

Price realised

£3,400

Auction highlights

  • Jewellery,Silver, Watches, Coins, Watches & Objets d'Art
  • 17th September 2020

Lot 133

A Pobjoy Mint Isle of Man 1974 Legal Tender Gold Proof four coin set

Price realised

£2,500

Lot 110

A modern Royal Mint United Kingdom Gold Proof Four Coin Sovereign Collection set,

Price realised

£3,200

Lot 121

A Royal Mint George V ten coin Specimen Coins set

Price realised

£2,600

Auction highlights

  • Jewellery,Silver, Watches, Coins, Watches & Objets d'Art
  • 17th September 2020

Lot 39

A set of 1920s silver travel or campaign beakers by HEB FEB

Price realised

£480

Lot 66

A part canteen of Victorian silver cutlery by George Adams,

Price realised

£600

Lot 63

A set of four George V silver presentation Naval flat hats

Price realised

£300

Auction highlights

  • Grandma's Teddy Bear Museum
  • 9th September 2020

Lot 337

A rare and fine Steiff Record Teddy circa 1915

Price realised

£7,800

Lot 346

Ruskin a rare Steiff teddy bear

Price realised

£1,200

Lot 268

Blackie a rare Deans Rag Book, black bear

Price realised

£1,500

Auction highlights

  • A Natural Eye
  • 1st September 2020

Lot 127

A Tudric pewter, enamel and glass claret jug

Price realised

£1,700

Lot 367

A Rene Lalique Sauterelles ovoid glass vase

Price realised

£3,800

Lot 512

A Charles and Ray Eames 670 lounge chair and ottoman

Price realised

£2,100

What's going on on social

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Nick has taken to the rostrum for the first time today at our #toy and #train #auction Well Done 👍�#hammertimempic.twitter.com/xk2I4hpkAQAQ

IMPORTANT STATEMENT FROM SPECIAL AUCTION SERVICES:

PLEASE CONTACT US REGARDING DROPPING OFF ITEMS FOR AUCTION AND COLLECTIONS FROM 10:00 TO 13:00 MONDAY TO SATURDAY APPOINTMENT ONLY. 

WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AND SUPPORT AT THIS DIFFICULT AND CHALLENGING TIME. IF YOU ARE BUYING IN THE AUCTION, PLEASE BEAR IN MIND YOUR INVOICE MAY NOT ARRIVE WITH PACKING & POSTAGE. WE WILL GET YOU AN INVOICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE PAY BY BANK TRANSFER!

PLEASE CHECK THE AUCTION CALENDAR FOR LATEST DATES

You can contact us via email: mail@specialauctionservices.com

If you have purchased lots please arrange payment by bank transfer and we will get items sent out as soon as possible.

VALUATIONS:
You can make an appointment to speak to a valuer by telephone, Skype or FaceTime. We can then look at items for you and give you some ideas if we can sell them for you or other advice. Please email mail@specialauctionservices.com and we can help you.

Thank you in advance, stay safe and we will keep you updated. Take care and many thanks!

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