Historical & Collectable, the only auction house in the world to regularly hold specialist auctions of Commemoratives and Staffordshire Pot Lids, is owned and run by Andrew Hilton who personally has forty years experience of these popular Collectables.
Commencing his career in 1973 with international auction house Phillips Son & Neale, Andrew Hilton, already responsible for the auctions of Staffordshire Pot Lids, identified the growing popularity for Collectors Items. He went on to establish, in London’s Mayfair, what became by 1980, the world-famous Collectors Department. Auctions as diverse as toys and dolls, rock and pop memorabilia, cars and boats proved hugely popular appealing to a worldwide audience. He was appointed a Director of Phillips in 1983.
In 1991 Andrew Hilton established his own auction house Special Auction Services and under his leadership, the variety and success of the sales flourished. Driven by his passion for Commemoratives, Staffordshire Pot Lids, Fairings and Baxter Print, dating back some thirty years, he chooses to concentrate solely on these ever-popular subjects setting up the specialist auction house Historical and Collectable in 2006.
Regarded as the leading authority Historical & Collectable continues to host regular auctions of Commemoratives and Pot Lids. Notable collections sold by Andrew Hilton include those of both the authors of the works of reference on Pot Lids: Abe Ball and more recently Keith Mortimer as well as the collection of the celebrity Leslie Crowther. Andrew Hilton also held the auctions of the Shnayerson Collection of British Political Commemoratives, the Wood and the Colbert Collections of Commemoratives.