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Meet our Team & Specialists

Special Auction Services was established in 1991 and became famous for its auctions of Staffordshire Pot Lids, Prattware, and Commemoratives. In April 2002 the first Toys for the Collector auction was held, and the company became a leading auction house in these two specialities.

On 1st September 2006 Special Auction Services was acquired by Specialist Auctions Ltd and the first Jewellery, Antiques and Fine Art auction took place overseen by the new directors Thomas Plant and Neil Shuttleworth.

Special Auction Services (SAS) has since expanded and now holds over 40 specialist auctions and up to 12 monthly auctions each year. In 2012 we were invited to become a member of Society Of Fine Art Auctioneers (SOFAA).

Our team prides itself on combining a high level of honesty, expertise and professionalism. Our friendly attitude and personal service sees buyers and sellers returning regularly time after time.

Hugo Marsh

Director, Specialist for Scientific Instruments and Photographica, Toys and Trains

Before joining Special Auction Services in June 2009 as a Director, Hugo worked at Phillips and later became a Director at Christies, where he ran the Toy and Train Department from...

Jessica Forrester MA FNAVA

Auctioneer and Auction Manager

Jessica joined the SAS team in early 2017 having some ten years previous experience as an auctioneer and valuer.

Austin Farahar

Camera Specialist

Austin joined the SAS team in the summer of 2017. Although a relatively new member of the workforce, Austin has really come into his own...

Daniel Agnew

Doll and Teddy Bear Specialist Consultant

Daniel Agnew joined the SAS team in March 2013, and is a World-renowned expert in Dolls, Dolls’ Houses, Teddy Bears and Traditional Toys.

Dave Kemp

Toy Specialist Consultant

From an early age Dave has been fascinated by toys and figures.

Dominic Foster BA Hons

Toy and Train Manager and Auctioneer

Dominic began his career at the age of eighteen working at Andover Saleroom along- side his degree.

Bob Leggett

Toys and Train Specialist

Bob joined the Specialist Auction team in January 2011, he works closely with Hugo, meeting clients and undertaking valuations for the Toy and Train Department.

Graham Bilbe

Toy and Train Specialist

Graham joined the SAS team in 2014, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge of railways, toy and model trains, and road transport- especially trams and trolleybuses.

Adrian Little

Toy Specialist

Adrian is a key member of the SAS Toy Department, his speciality lies in cataloguing and valuing lead and other figures.

Robin O’Connor

Express Toy Cataloguer

Robin joined the SAS Toy Department in March 2016 and predominantly catalogues the express toy auctions as well as helping with processing and collection of lots for sale by auctio...

David Martin

Music Specialist

Dave has been with SAS for a couple of years now working on the Music and Entertainment auctions.

David Howe

Sport and Music Ephemera

David heads up sport memorabilia and the ephemera side of the music department. Outside of work, David is a keen sportsman...

Christopher Proudfoot

Mechanical Music Specialist

Christopher joined Christie’s in 1970, after Cambridge, and took over the cataloguing of musical boxes and gramophones, which he developed into a stand-alone subject at Christie’s...

Adam Inglut

Militaria Cataloguer, Catalogue Production and Photographer

Adam commenced his career at SAS some ten years ago. From learning the ropes as a porter, he then worked his way up to helping catalogue the Antique and Fine Art sales.

Harry Douglas

Field Sport, Automobilia, Postcard and Ephemera Cataloguer and Porter

Having joined us at SAS some five years ago, Harry brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to cataloguing the field sport, automobilia, postcard and ephemera sales.

Harriet Mustard

Saleroom Assistant and Photographer

Harriet joined SAS a couple of years ago as a junior toy cataloguer. Having previous experience working with watches, jewellery and antiques...

Laura Inglut

Accounts Administration & Cigarette Card Cataloguer

Laura has been with Special Auctions Services since its inception. Her role has grown enormously since she used to organise the preparation of the invoices on Auction Days.

Jane Hill

Administration and Catalogue Production

Jane joined SAS in September 2012 as a part time receptionist. In 2013 Jane took over the role of catalogue production both hard copy and electronic...

Julie Pullen

Administration

Julie has worked with Special Auction Services for just over two years. You will find Julie at the helm, manning the front desk...

Lynne Butcher

Administration

Lynne has been part of the SAS team nearly five years. Lynne is often the first point of contact for enquiries...

Ken Britton

Packing Room Manager

Having nearly four years under his belt, Ken heads up the packing team here at SAS ensuring packages are not only sent out safely and securely...

Sue Douglas

Porter

Sue joined SAS nearly five years ago. Sue takes great pride in lotting up the jewellery sales and ensuring they look tip top.

Mike Spencer

Camera Cataloguer and Porter

Mike has recently taken on the role of cataloguing the express camera auctions. He has a keen interest in photography and cameras and has experience with buying and selling them pr...

Deborah Rosenthal BA Hons

Photographer

Deborah joined SAS just over two years ago after leaving Christie’s having been their fine art photographer for 19 years.