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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 Forrester 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

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.

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.

Helen Eames

Dolls & Teddy Bear Assistant

Helen joined SAS in March 2022 to assist Daniel in the Doll and Teddy Department

Dominic Foster BA Hons

Toy and Train Manager and Auctioneer

Dominic began his career at the age of eighteen working at Andover Saleroom alongside his degree.

Dave Kemp

Toy Specialist Consultant

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

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

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.

Michael Foulds

Catalogue Production and Administration

Michael joined SAS in November 2021 in the Toy and Train department

David Martin

Music Specialist

Dave has been with SAS since 2016 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 & Collectables Valuer & Cataloguer

Adam commenced his career at SAS in 2007. From learning the ropes as a porter, he then worked his way up to helping catalogue the Antique and Fine Art sales.

Julie Pullen


Julie has worked with Special Auction Services since 2016. You will find Julie at the helm, manning the front desk...

Lynne Butcher


Lynne has been part of the SAS team since 2014. Lynne is often the first point of contact for enquiries...

Sheena Rampton

Office Administrator

Sheena joined SAS in the summer of 2019. Sheena has taken on the vital role of the client account within the business as part of the administration team.

Ken Britton

Packing Room Manager

Since 2014 Ken has headed up the packing team here at SAS ensuring packages are not only sent out safely and securely...

Mike Spencer

Camera Cataloguer and Valuer

Since 2018 Mike has 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...

Deborah Rosenthal BA Hons


Deborah joined SAS in 2015 after leaving Christie’s having been their fine art photographer for 19 years.

Tom Hurst

Tribal Specialist

Tom joined SAS in 2019 as a Tribal Specialist. Tom has antiques in his blood and having grown up in such a diverse environment

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